Be mom enough to quit

Mothers play an essential role in protecting their children from the impact of tobacco. Tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure are a leading cause of death among women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 86,000 … Read more

Letters to the Editor

Alzheimer’s: Letter

By Lauren Varner Woodson

Dear Alzheimer’s,

First, I want to start off this letter by explaining to you that I do try to have the kindest heart towards everything. I try really hard not to judge, I bite … Read more

Editorial Roundup

Prepare for First grandma president

For 11 months, billionaire Donald Trump has upended conventional wisdom in his inexorable and unconventional march toward the Republican nomination for president.

When the GOP field was so crowded that you couldn’t get all the … Read more

Jail Docket

April 29

Jordan Sullivan, 9/10/91, WF, Mike Perrigan, CMDOC, violation

John Gale, 6/3/80, BM, W-4 Robinson, WSO, hold court

April 30

Hannah Steele, 7/6/94, WF, W-7 McCool, WSO, DUI 1st

Judy Rashad, 4/8/63, BF, W-33 Sullivan, WSO, family disturbance

Dekimbria … Read more


Michael Homer Box Jr.

May 4, 2016

Services for Michael Homer Box Sr., 65, were May 9, 2016, at Blythe Creek Baptist Church in Choctaw County near Mathiston. Burial was in the church cemetery. He was born April 5, 1961, … Read more

Byrd returns south to hometown

From press & staff reports

As workers work at a rapid pace to rebuild the Winston Medical Center so it may return to its original site, Winston County residents will also see the return of one of its native sons.… Read more

Youth Fishing Rodeo a success


Michael Delane Burt shows off his catch of the day. He caught three fish in all.


Participants were all smiles even though no fish were caught.

DSC_4374 From staff reports

Fishing has long been a popular outdoor activity but many people, … Read more