Hugh Smith Whiteside to celebrate 95 years


A man of many names. Fours of us have the privilege to call him Daddy. Many more call him Granddaddy. Some say Smith, Brother Whiteside, or some have called him Whit.

God called his name in the late 1940’s … Read more

MLK parade and event set for Jan.19

From press reports

The Winston County Branch of the NAACP will celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Saturday, January 19.

Parade participants will line up at the Mt. MoriahBaptist Church’s parking lot at 9:00 A.M. with the parade … Read more

New of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago – January 10, 1913

NOXAPATER: Mrs. W. N. Kilpatrick entertained the old ladies of our town and community on New Year’s Day, with a dining and a most enjoyable time was spent by each one present. – … Read more

Let’s be Neighbors by Carolyn Mills

Apologies are due to Johnson Wells for leaving his name out of the list of “Steady On” in last weeks column and to Mary Snow for getting laughter changed to daughter in the column. Mary did not bring her daughter … Read more

Farmer’s Market volunteers earn Community Sparkplug award

From staff reports

A program lead by the Appalachian Regional Commission is helping volunteers and community resident make a better community. Recently the Mississippi Appalachian Community Learning Project selected 11 programs that each received a $3,000 mini-grant to implement ideas … Read more

Thigpen talks charter schools

From staff reports

The Retired Education Personnel of Miss. (REPM) in Winston County discussed the hot topic of Charter Schools during its December 6 meeting.

Forest Thigpen of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy discussed and answered questions on charter … Read more