Category: News

EMCC students earn GED diplomas

Crawford resident Elizabeth Ross, 50, had worked at Sanderson Plumbing in Columbus for 24 years when the bankrupt toilet-seat maker shut its doors on April 29, 2014. Ross was finding it difficult to land a good job with no high Read more

Locals among the 350 plus graduates at EMCC

East Mississippi Community College held fall 2016 graduation ceremonies Dec. 9 at its Golden Triangle and Scooba campuses. The ceremonies included more than 350 academic and career-technical students who graduated from the Scooba, Golden Triangle, Columbus Air Force Base, Naval Read more

Mississippi unemployment rate falls again

Mississippi’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell again in November to 5.7%.  This is the lowest level of unemployment since February 2004 when the rate was also 5.7%.  The November 2016 rate is two-tenths of a percentage point lower than a Read more

Lady Pats move to 14-2 with narrow win

By Ryan Satcher

Winston County Journal

The Winston Academy Patriots split a pair of games this past week to move their record to 8-8 this season.

The Patriots fell to Oak Hill 59-50 and then bounced back to take a Read more

MDWFP and NWTF discuss wild turkey population declines

The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and the Mississippi Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) staff discussed the continual statewide decline in wild turkey harvests during its open Read more

Noxapater set to take basketball break until Jan. 3

By Robbie Robertson

Winston County Journal

Both Noxapater basketball teams got plenty of action this past week, playing three games each in the Union Tournament but only came away with one win on the week.

The Lady Tigers pulled out Read more

Winston County REPM gains new leadership

The local Retired Education Personnel of MS club gathered to celebrate their, Christmas party on December 1. President Tommie Joe Wylie announced the end of his tenure as president for the past 10 years.

“When I first became President of Read more

Local students earn statewide honors in MCEF Video Contest

Competition encourages greater understanding of career and technical fields

Members of the Winston-Louisville Career and Technology Center welding class captured second place overall in the statewide #MCEFWorks video contest.

Sponsored by the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation, the competition invited Mississippi Read more

Library staff gives annual update to Supervisors, city leaders

From staff reports


The Winston County Library recently gave their annual report to the Winston County Board of Supervisors on December 19. The report detailed activities from July through November 2016.

Circulation was at 23,145 or 4,629 per month. Read more

Christian Friends serve up annual food boxes

From staff reports


The community group Christian Friends held their annual Christmas Food Box deliveries on Dec. 13, which provides meals for the needy families during the holiday season.

The event is held every year and has become a Read more