Category: News

ECCC student-athletes receive recognition for academic performance

Several East Central Community College student-athletes received state and national recognition for academic performance during the 2015-16 academic year on the Decatur campus.

In all, 65 ECCC student-athletes were recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association, the Mississippi Association … Read more


In the July 6, 2016 edition of The Winston County Journal the article “Aldermen continue saferoom payments and honor Mills retirement” incorrectly stated the location of the city of Louisville and LMSD saferooom. The correct information should have stated that … Read more

Winston County Self Help Cooperative spotlights canning

By Daniel Brunty

The Winston County Journal

The children of Destiney Daycare in Louisville were given a valuable lesson in the benefits of growing their own fruits and vegetables when they participated in a canning workshop supported by the Winston … Read more

Locals part of SCT unplugged event

STARKVILLE – The vocal stylings of the Doobie Brothers, Sting, John Denver, Hall & Oats, Bonnie Raitt, the Eagles, the Beatles and more come to life starting Thursday as Starkville Community Theatre presents its annual summer fundraiser, SCT: Unplugged 2, … Read more

Louisville and Highpoint fire departments train to lower insurance rates

By Daniel Brunty

The Winston County Journal

The Louisville Fire Department and Highpoint Volunteer Fire Department recently conducted annual pump testing of its fire engines at Lake Tiak O’Khata.

Pump testing, once commonly referred to as service testing, is a … Read more

Winners of Garden Tour Prizes announced

Garden Tour WINNERS  2016

2nd prize winner; Anders Willers with his mother Jamey Willers won a treated wooden trellis.

Garden Tour WINNERS  2016

3rd Prize winner, Dot Porter won an outdoor metal butterfly.

By Elmetra Patterson

On Saturday, June 4, 2016, the 2nd Annual Winston County Master Gardeners … Read more

WMC to provide specialized stroke care

From press reports

Even in the face of tragedy, The Winston Medical Center has continued to provide the residents of Winston County the best medical care they could receive. The WMC is now going beyond the local level of providing … Read more

Three juveniles sought for robbery with a weapon

From press reports

The Winston County Sheriff’s Department is currently searching for three suspects in a strong arm robbery that occurred at 7:15 p.m., July 7 on Young’s’ Crossing Road near the intersection with Hwy 15. It is believed that … Read more

Jail Docket

Editor’s note: Unless otherwise noted or not applicable, defendants listed in this report have only been charged with the offenses listed and have not been convicted in court. The information contained herein is derived from public records. Persons are innocent Read more

News of the Past

C.J. Johnson, who has deep genealogical roots to Winston County, provides news from past editions of the Winston County Journal.

100 Years Ago – July 13, 1916

The three men involved in the murder of Miss Mary Miller of Plattsburg … Read more