First year of ‘2020 Vision’ proves successful at ECCC

Lauren Peterson of Forest works on an experiment in the newly renovated Cross Hall chemistry lab on the Decatur campus of East Central Community College.

From press reports

According to Dr. Billy W. Stewart, president of East Central Community College in Decatur, the initial year of the college’s 2020 Vision is proving successful as the institution continues its desire to be nationally recognized and locally … Read more

Recongizing a Winston Countian with grit and more

Since 1990, four Alpha Delta Pi sorority sisters from MSU have faithfully gathered annually to celebrate good times past and present.  Here, Gail Hudson Donald, Vicky McNeel Eickerman, Susie Valentour Broadhead and Nan Wilkinson Hollimon are shown with their children on the MS Gulf Coast at their December 1996 "sleepover." All of the children pictured are now grown and gone from home, but the sisters still carry-on their 25 year tradition. 

By Susie Valentour Broadhead
On Friday, March 27, Jean McNeel of Noxapater will celebrate her 85th birthday.

Many Winston Countians remember Jean from her 25 years of loyal service to the Bank of Noxapater and some remember her even further … Read more

Dobbs named new CPD office manager and reporter


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The Choctaw Plaindealer has recently welcomed Jonathan Dobbs as their new Office Manager and reporter.
Jonathan grew up in the Choctaw County School District, graduating with Ackerman High School’s class of 2009.

Mr. Dobbs received a Bachelor’s … Read more

Assists at State Capitol

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Chandler Wells of Noxapater recently served as a page for the Mississippi House of Representatives.  Pages generally run errands for officials and House staff.  … Read more

The History of the Excel By 5 Certification Program

Featured entertainment performed during the Louisville/Winston County Excel By 5 Town Hall meeting held on March 23. Performing during the meeting were the Melody Makers of Fair Elementary School, who were directed by Choral Instructor Mark Goldbeck. Also performing were students from the Winston County Complex/Head Start, with instruction from WCC/Head Start Director Irene Smith.

From press reports

Several years ago, kindergarten teacher Debby Renfroe told her husband Steve about the problems many kindergarteners face when they start school—they just aren’t developmentally ready to grasp the material.  Debby asked Steve what could be done to … Read more