Calendar of Events

La Leche League meeting   4th Sat. each month La Leche League of Louisville meets monthly on the 4th Saturday of each month from 1-2 p.m. at the County Extension Building. La Leche League offers mother-to-mother support, leaders accredited by…

Start 2017 off right by kicking the habit

If quitting smoking is your New Year’s resolution this year, then you’re in good company. Plan ahead and make this healthy resolution a reality. Quitting smoking can be challenging. Help is only a phone call or a click away for…

ECCC closed for holidays

East Central Community College in Decatur will close all offices for the Christmas holidays beginning Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. Registration for the spring 2017 semester will begin on Thursday, Jan. 5. Students…

Nanih Waiya hoops teams sweep Ethel

By Austin Bishop Winston County Journal Both Nanih Waiya teams came away with victories in a trip to Ethel last Tuesday night. Those wins helped the Warriors and Lady Warriors earn a split for the week, as each fell to…

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…

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…

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…