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Choir Day July 14 Oak Grove #2 M.B. Church will celebrate Choir Day on July 14, 2013. Time: 3:00 PM. All choirs and soloists are invited. The public is invited to attend. Rev. Anthony Thames-Pastor. VBS set Mt. Pleasant #1…

CAPPS teaching a variety of skills

From press reports   Students participating in the CAPPS Summer Jam program have spent the summer exploring duck life in Mississippi. Faculty and staff from Mississippi State University’s Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture and the College of Education’s Department…

News of the Past

C.J. Johnson, who has deep genealogical roots to Winston County, provides news from past editions of the Winston County Journal. 100 Years Ago – July 11, 1913 LOUISVILLE: The Mayor and Board of Aldermen now have under consideration for immediate action…

Do you want some dirt with that?

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By Ellen Graves   An antique, faded green car that’s the size of a small tank drives slowly up the gravel driveway early one morning and parks by a garden that’s overgrown with weeds.  Ninety-one-year-old Inez Jenkins, of Ackerman, steps…

Family reunions scheduled for area

George Bell and Sallie Mayfield Cooper Family Reunion The annual George Bell and Sallie Mayfield Cooper family reunion is to be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013 in the recreation hall of Gum Branch Baptist Church. From Louisville take the…

Students are degree candidates at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – The following University of Mississippi students from your area are among 3,541 spring semester and summer semester candidates for degrees: May Austin M. Harrison, Bachelor of Arts Benjamin Caleb Crawford, Master of Criminal Justice Barbara Elisabeth McMillin,…

Obituaries

Mr. Joe E. Hooks Mr. Joe E. Hooks, 74, passed away on July 5, 2013, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi.  Visitation will be Sunday, July 7, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville,…

Hill-Smith

Connor Charles Hill and Karly Leigh Smith were married April 12, 2013. Connor is the son of Ricky and Leslie (Ward) Hill of Purvis, Ms. Groom’s grandparents are Troy and Wanda Ward of Louisville, Ms. and Richard and Vivian Hill…

NAACP to host Back to School Rally

From press reports   On Saturday, July 20, 2013, the Winston County Branch of the NAACP will hold its annual Back-to-School Rally at Dean Park in the Center Ridge Community from 5 to 7 p.m. Every summer for the past…

ECCC announcements for upcoming school year

ECCC Tuition Increase East Central Community College in Decatur is among the state’s community colleges to announce a tuition increase for the 2013-14 academic year. East Central is one of 11 community colleges to increase tuition and other fees, according…