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 31, 1914

LOUISVILLE: Graver Linch brought us an open cotton boll from the farm of W. D. Frazier last Monday. – The Louisville Fishing Club received 500 black bass from the Government hatchery for the railroad pond Tuesday. Messrs. A. S. Harris and Dr. Suttle also received an allotment for their ponds. – John Gage, who has a railroad job in Texas, is here this week visiting his mother, Mrs. J. B. Gage. – H. H. Fox from Louisville Lodge and Messrs. Pucket and Eaves from Perkinsville Lodge attended the Masonic School of Instruction held at Newton this week.
75 Years Ago – July 28, 1939
FRONT PAGE: A photograph of the handsome, new, well-appointed dental office of Dr. Chas. G. Blue, located next to the Post Office, was at the top of the front page. – Miss. Association of Mail Carriers elected E. B. Dobbs of Ackerman as President, R. E. Gardner of Louin, Vice-Pres., F. M. Perry of Brooksville, Secretary-Treasurer. – Highway 14 West Materializing: This road has been graded by WPA workers under the supervision of Carlisle Woodward, with help of the Supervisors of Beats 1 and 4, and State Highway Commissioner Roebuck, and the 7 or 8 miles have now been graveled. When the road is completed, it will be gotten off the county’s expense. The completion of Highway 14 West will give our county hard surfaced highways entirely across from east to west and from north to south, besides graveled roads to Starkville and to the Kemper county line, and several county roads partly graveled out from the county seat. Only a few years ago there was not a foot of hard surfaced road in the entire county. Pretty good headway, don’t you think.
NOXAPATER: Lucien (Buck) Bryan of the U. S. Navy is here on a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Bryan. The Bryan family, including sons Lucien and Bernice of Philadelphia, all spent Wednesday in Meridian, guests of their sister, Mrs. M. Chisolm and family. – Mr. and Mrs. Otis Black of Liberty were afternoon guests of Mr. and Mrs. V. F. Stark, Sr. – Mrs. Murray Pennington and son Murray, Jr. of Longview, Texas, are here on a visit with her mother, Mrs. J. G. Lampley and family.
CALVARY: Bill Humphries left Monday with the Noxapater high school agriculture class on a vacation in Florida. – Carey Lee returned home Monday from E.C.J. College where he had joined the National Guard there on their camp the past two weeks in Hattiesburg. He reports a splendid vacation.
WEDDINGS: Mr. William B. Carothers of Bardstown, Ky. and Miss Elisabeth Richardson, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. E. L. Richardson, were married at the home of the bride’s parents. The 10 o’clock Monday morning ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. J. N. McMillin of First Baptist church.
Bernice DuBard of Winston county won second place in the Class 1 state health contest at the 4-H Club congress at State college. Obera Dempsey of Winston county was third in the Class 2 health contest. Girls at the congress are studying wiring and lighting the farm home, vegetable gardening, home management, meal planning, cooking, vegetable production, nutrition and crafts. The boys are studying animal husbandry, dairying, terracing, soil conservation, forestry, poultry production, soils and fertilizers, and horticulture.