State House of Representatives addresses spending bills

MISSISSIPPI STATE HOSPITAL, HUDSPETH CENTER HONOR REP. HOODSupporters of Mississippi State Hospital (MSH) and Hudspeth Regional Center recently hosted an appreciation luncheon for the state’s legislators at First Baptist Church in Jackson.
Representative Joey Hood, District 35, Choctaw, Grenada, Oktibbeha and Webster, was one of the attendees. The legislative appreciation event is an annual program hosted by Friends of MSH and Friends of Hudspeth Center. The volunteer organizations are dedicated to raising funds and awareness for their respective programs and those Mississippians served through them. Employees, volunteers, advocates and other members of the Friends groups hosted the event in order to thank lawmakers for their work in the legislature and for their continued support of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health.
MSH, a program of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, was founded in 1855 and facilitates improvement in the quality of life for Mississippians who are in need of mental health, chemical dependency or nursing home services by rehabilitating to the least restrictive environment utilizing a range of psychiatric and medical services that reflect the accepted standard of care and are in compliance with statutory and regulatory guidelines. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission.
Pictured are (l to r) Kelly Breland, MSH Director of Support Services, Representative Joey Hood and Hudspeth Regional Center Director Mike Harris.

Submitted by Rep. Joey Hood, District 35

This week, members of the House turned their focus toward budget matters, with both the Appropriations and Ways and Means committees very active. The Appropriations committee deals with spending the state’s money and … Read more

Second Annual County Wide Black History Program set

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From press and staff reports

The members of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Louisville will host a Second Annual Celebrating Black History Month program on February 28, 2015 at 3 p.m.

The program will highlight the accomplishments of blacks … Read more

EC Centralettes

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EC Sophomore Centralettes Honored
Sophomore members of the 2014-2015 East Central Community College Centralettes were honored during “Sophomore Appreciation Night” held Monday, Feb. 16 in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building on the Decatur campus. … Read more

News of the Past – 02/25/2015

C.J. Johnson, who has deep genealogical roots to Winston County, provides news from past editions of the Winston County Journal.

100 Years Ago – February 26, 1915

LOUISVILLE: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Richardson, a fine boy on … Read more

Lady Tigers counting on mixture of experience and youth

By Ryan Satcher
Winston County Journal

The Noxapater Lady Tigers will need a young pitching staff and catching group to come together to help lead them this fast-pitch softball season.

The Lady Tigers lost their catcher and pitcher from last … Read more

WA Patriots open season with loss to Starkville

By Ryan Satcher
Winston County Journal

The Winston Academy Patriots were finally able to start their season after rain delayed their start to the season but fell to Starkville Academy 7-3 in their season opener.

The Patriots scored two in … Read more