Extension helps shelters become child friendly

Four-year-old Mairah Haynes enjoys activities provided by Shandra Hurd, a Mississippi State University Extension Service staff member with the Mississippi Child Care Resource and Referral Network, on May 1, 2014. Haynes and her family relocated to the American Red Cross Shelter at First Baptist Church in Louisville, Mississippi, following the April 28 tornado. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Linda Breazeale)    

By Linda Breazeale
MSU Ag Communications

LOUISVILLE – Long before the dark clouds rolled across the state on April 28, the Mississippi State University Extension Service had been prepared to provide a silver lining for children displaced by disaster.
Louise … Read more

Deadly tornado destroys home of CCHS baseball coach

By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Andy Young is the first to admit he didn’t initially take the early warnings of a storm headed toward Winston County seriously.
As soon as Choctaw County High School let out early last Monday … Read more

American Red Cross disaster relief enters second week

Neighbors helping neighbors

From press reports

Over 300 Red Cross workers are providing shelter, emotional support, meals and relief supplies to people impacted by the storm that devastated parts of Mississippi last week.
The Red Cross has delivered over 37,000 meals and snacks … Read more

Nanih Waiya fares well in South State Track Meet

Warriors Win 4x200 relay. Ken McQueen, Tristian Cotton and Devain McQueen

By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal

Jamarlo Smith brought home three first-place finishes and Kenley McMullan picked up two first places and a second to lead Nanih Waiya High School during the MHSAA Class 1A South State Track Meet … Read more