Focus Manor residential facility opening soon

Focus Manor, 302 John C. Stennis Drive/Jones Avenue, Louisville, MS (photo courtesy of Elmetra Patterson)

Focus Manor, a residential facility, seeks physically handicapped applicants for 14 large one bedroom apartments which are scheduled to open on June 1, 2015. Dr. George A. Miller announced on Friday, April 24, that only 6 people have requested applications … Read more

Flying in blue skies for 53 years

Kirk receiving his award from Larry Wells of the FAA.

Rerun for readability from 4-22-15 edition

By Joseph McCain
Winston County Journal

“Your dreams can give your life wings,” anonymous.

Ben Kirk’s dreams gave his life wings.

As a young boy, Kirk dreamed of being a pilot while his father … Read more

Picking up the pieces and more

The house after repairs and one year following the storm.

By Daniel Brunty
The Winston County Journal

As we go about our everyday lives, we do not recognize the significance nature has on it. Sometimes nature must show us its significance by unleashing a natural disaster. Natural disasters – hurricanes, … Read more

ECCC student newspaper staff receives top awards at state competition

Award-Winning Newspaper Staff
Members of the East Central Community College award-winning The Tom-Tom staff display some of the awards they received at the O.C. McDavid Journalism Conference held March 26 at the Mississippi Craft Center in Ridgeland. Shown are (front row, from left) Madison Barnett of Noxapater, editor; and Hannah May of Little Rock, design editor; and (back row, from left) Wil Johnson of Morton; Allison Johnson, opinions editor, and Macken’z Smith, cartoonist, both of Philadelphia; and ECCC Publications Coordinator Gennie Taylor of Forest.

East Central Community College’s student newspaper, The Tom-Tom, received 11 awards, including second place in General Excellence, the top award granted for student newspapers, in the 2015 Mississippi Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest Student Division for Community Colleges.

The awards … Read more

Relay For Life raises funds, spirits

Hannah Freeman points out a luminary during the ceremony at the end of the Winston County Relay for Life.

From staff reports

Several hundred residents laced up their running shoes and opened their purses and wallets for the Relay For Life Winston County event April 24.

“We had a good turnout even with the threat of bad weather and … Read more