Category: News

New police offers take oath in February

From staff reports Three new police officers were sworn on February 7 prior to the first February monthly Louisville Board of Aldermen meeting. Glenda Sherrod, Dylan Alford, and Steffan McCall were all sworn in by Mayor Will Hill. The three…

Unemployment rate falls to lowest level in more than 15 years  

Mississippi’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.2% in February, which was three-tenths of a percentage point lower than a month earlier in January 2017.  The February rate is the lowest level of unemployment in Mississippi since May 2001.  The February…

Calendar of Events

Get Checked, Be Healthy workshop to be held The Family Center will host a workshop called “Get Checked, Be Healthy.” March is “Health Awareness” month at the Family Center. The Free Health Fair is opened to the public and will…

Volunteer Starkville seeks service records for 2017 Volunteer Awards Banquet

Volunteer Starkville and the MSU Maroon Volunteer Center co-host an Annual Volunteer Awards Banquet during April as part of our National Volunteer Week festivities and celebration of service in our community. Each year, we recognize individuals and groups for their…

Friends of the Winston County Library working to improve the county

By Joseph McCain The Winston County Journal   Local libraries have always needed ‘friends’ in order to properly function and in tight budgetary times for state and local governments ‘friends’ are essential. The Friends of the Library   Purchase books for…

Building inspections, building official proposed to be part of LFD

From staff reports Following the 2014 tornado, the city needed a building inspector full time to address the swath of new construction so that the city could rebound from the storm. After many of the houses and other structures were…

Jail docket

Chad Goodin, WM, 06/04/1997, Counterfeit instrument: Forgery/ Uttering, Phyllis Jenkins, Winston County Justice Court. Chinara Young, BF, 12/01/1988, Winston Co. Justice Court Warrant, Phyllis Jenkins, Winston County Justice Court. Michael T. Johns, WM, 10/24/1991, Accident/Hit/Run/Leaving the scene with injuries, Phyllis…

9-1-1 addresses changes underway

From staff reports   All 911 addresses should be transitioning over steadily to the new address system that all should have been notified by mail in the past few months. Toby Sandford, GIS Manager/Senior Analyst for the Golden Triangle Regional…

Kelley retires as county veteran’s officer

From staff reports   Winston County Veterans Service Officer Terry Kelley retired from his position after 15 years of service on March 24. Kelley began the post in 2002 after his retirement from the U.S. Army. “I always enjoyed listening…

Louisville DARE Program prepares for graduation

From staff reports   A generation of fifth grade students in Winston County will face the world with the tools to make better decisions and say no to drugs after participating in the classes of  Drug Abuse Resistance Education program…