County EMA director graduates training

Emmitsburg, MD, September 18, 2014--FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) graduate William King completed all requirements of the National Emergency Management Basic Academy.  Matthew Prager, Acting Integrated Emergency Management Branch Chief, is shown congratulating King as he graduates.

Emmitsburg, MD- William King graduated from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Emergency Management Basic Academy at the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) on September 18, 2014. EMI has created the National Emergency Basic Academy to produce a comprehensive curriculum … Read more

It’s Elementary – 10/29/2014


Jennie Caperton, Elementary Schools nurse, provides weekly news and tips for helping children at home.

The 2nd Grade Reading Fair was held at Fair last Wednesday, October 22nd. We’d like to recognize our winners: 1st Place – Chawan Jernigan; … Read more

WA Patriots end season with a loss

QB Webb avoiding the tackle in an earlier game.

By Wendell Womack

The Winston Patriots opened the season with a victory and ended it with a loss.

The 2014 season saw the Patriots finish with a disappointing 2-8 record and a final game loss to the Canton Panthers, 38-7. … Read more

5k winners

Pictured are (seated, from left) Griffin Bailey of Decatur (Kids’ One-Mile Fun Run), Matthew Nowell of Philadelphia (Male 0-12), Kiersten Selman (Female 0-12) and Lori McMullan (Female 40-49), both of Decatur; Lanette Hanna of Louisville (Female Overall Masters) and Donna Luke Pierce of Philadelphia (Female Overall Grand Masters); and (standing, from left) Charlie Creel of Sebastopol (Male Overall Masters), Hunter Collins of Noxapater (Male 20-29), Jerry Lewis of Lake (Male 30-39), Krissi Munn of Decatur (Female Overall), Erin Thornton of Walnut Grove (Female 20-29), Amanda Lewis of Lake (Female 30-39), Becky Monk (Female Walker Overall) and Stacy Monk (Male 50-59), both of Hickory. ECCC instructors Scott Hill and Susan Fox-Smith served as co-chairmen of the annual event. (EC Photo)

ECCC Homecoming 5K Winners

These participants captured first-place honors in their respective divisions of the annual East Central Community College 5K Race held as part of Homecoming activities Saturday, October 11, 2014 on the Decatur campus.… Read more

Taylor Visitors

Taylor group pic


FUTURE WELDERS –Students from John C. Stennis Vocational Complex-Kemper County Schools-visited Taylor Machine Works and the Big Red Fire Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 16. They all returned to campus with a greater knowledge about welding … Read more