USDA grant will direct Extension disaster efforts

A specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service surveys agricultural damage with a Winston County resident following the tornado that hit on April 28, 2014. A grant will enable Extension to re-evaluate disaster efforts in communities across the state. (File photo by MSU Ag Communications/Linda Breazeale)

By Linda Breazeale
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE — A new grant will enable Mississippi State University Extension Service leaders to refine the organization’s efforts to help communities prepare for and recover from disasters.

With offices in all 82 Mississippi … Read more

Tornado survivor to celebrate 5th birthday

Mitchell little girl from tornado

From staff and press

A four year old who survived the direct path of the April 28 tornado will celebrate her 5th birthday Saturday, October 18.

Ashtyn Rose Mitchell, daughter of Quinesha Mithell, survived the tornado in the arms of … Read more

Plans underway for 13th annual Thanksgiving event

Submitted by Aline Haynes

Plans are in process for the Thanksgiving Luncheon to be held Thanksgiving Day at South Louisville Baptist Church Family Life Center.

“As we begin to approach the Thanksgiving season, it brings to my mind the kindhearted … Read more

Eiland Middle School hosts grand opening for gym

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By Daniel Brunty
The Winston County Journal

The faculty and staff of the Louisville Municipal School District and Eiland Middle School held an official grand reopening of Eiland Middle School Gymnasium this past Friday, October 10, at 10 a.m.

The … Read more

East Central pulls off stunning Homecoming win over Jones

Members of the 2014 Homecoming Court at East Central Community College in Decatur included (front row, from left) sophomore maids Cara Beth Jackson of Nanih Waiya, Anna Katherine Nowell of Philadelphia and Mallory Turner of Collinsville; maid of honor MaChasity Leflore of Carthage; queen Nikki Triplett of Forest; and freshman maids Skylar Davidson of Morton, Courtney Hamilton of Philadelphia, Kaley Bufkin of Decatur and Sydney Keith of Philadelphia; and (back row, from left) escorts Clay Jackson of Nanih Waiya, Zach Butler of Philadelphia, Reagan Warren of Decatur, Javon Yarbrough of Louisville, Bryce Power of Forest, Miles Johnson of Louisville, Caleb Brown of Philadelphia, Peyton Cain of Decatur and Wes Brown of Carthage. The queen and her court were presented Saturday, October 11, during halftime of the ECCC vs. Jones County Junior  College football game. (EC Photo)

From staff reports

DECATUR — A 100-yard interception return by freshman defensive back Trey Sloan and a stellar defensive performance helped provide East Central Community College’s Warriors with a stunning 14-7 homecoming victory over nationally ranked Jones County Junior College … Read more