Category: News

ECCC SkillsUSA participants win

During the 2015-16 Mississippi SkillsUSA Competition, East Central Community College students captured top awards in 15 areas of competition. All first place winners advance to the SkillsUSA National Conference in Louisville, Ky., this summer.

NW Honor Roll

Nanih Waiya Attendance Center Honor Roll 3rd Six Weeks K5: Special Distinction – Logan Cockrell, Artizia Culberson, Joy Paige Eaves, Zoey Ewing, Vanessa Fulton, Tramiya Grant, Kali Rae Johns, Hailey Kemp, Khloe Little, Kayten Miles, Aubrey Miller, Brody Ming, Faith…

Unemployment rate falls as jobs grow

Mississippi’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 6.5 percent in February, a decrease of two-tenths of a percentage point from the January rate of 6.7 percent. As the unemployment rate fell, the number of people working in Mississippi climbed for…

Over half of all Mississippi babies born to unwed mothers

From press & staff reports   The 2012 Mississippi Health Department report on live births provided some disturbing trends.   55 percent of all live births are born to unmarried mothers.  The statistic provides mirrors the racial divide in Mississippi…

Editorial Roundup – 04/13/2016

What bill is Bryant reading?    If you read Gov. Phil Bryant’s explanation for signing House Bill 1523 — the controversial law that, depending on your perspective, either defends religious freedom or encourages discrimination against gays — you have to…

Are you ready for the 2016 ‘Safety Town’ event on April 23?

Are you ready, Winston County parents and young people?…..because “Safety Town” is less than two weeks away! What’s on your calendar for Saturday, April 23rd?…..because if it isn’t “Safety Town,” you could miss Winston County’s most unique children’s event of…

Aldermen receive Winston County library report

The Louisville Board of Aldermen received the Librarians’ report as well as Retail Coach and Winston Plywood during its April 5 meeting held at City Hall. The board met with Librarian Beth Edwards of the Winston County Library to receive…

Consider motivations for buying local food

By Beth Baker MSU Extension Service STARKVILLE, Miss. — As the movement toward buying local food continues to grow, consumers may wonder if this trend is actually benefiting the environment. A 2011 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends Survey reported that consumers…