Category: News

Warriors take solid hoops win over rival Noxapater

Photos by Trenton Steele
No. 23 Matt Smith rebounds and adds two

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

The Nanih Waiya boys basketball team bounced back from a 66-59 road loss to Leake County earlier in the week to post a 63-43 region win over rival Noxapater on Friday night.

Nanih Waiya … Read more

Lady Warriors face SA in Mid-Mississippi Challenge Saturday

Photos by Trenton Steele
#34 Madelyn Wilkes & #22 Margretta Bridgeman provide defense against Nanih Waiya's #10 Marlee Parkes

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Jounrnal

ACKERMAN — Some of the best high school girls basketball teams in the state of Mississippi are set to converge at Ty Cobb Gymnasium on the campus of Choctaw County High School in Ackerman … Read more

The Annual Carr Reunion held

George/Hazel Carr Family
Front row, left to right: Angelia Taylor, Patricia Gauntt, Dorothy Taylor, Camille Carr. Second row, left to right: Amy Gauntt, Lena Dawkins, Luke Dawkins in Lena’s arms, Joshua Gauntt, with head down, Alayna Gauntt, Emma Gauntt, Clark Dawkins. Back row, left to right: Graydon Carruth, John Gauntt, J.C. Gauntt, Patrick Gauntt, Nicole Gauntt, Chris Green, guest of Nicole, George Gauntt. George Gauntt, and daughters, Alayna, Emma and son Joshua live in Georgetown, IN. All the others reside in Noxubee County.


Last summer the descendants of Robert Lafayette and Annie Mae Ingram Carr held their annual Carr Reunion.

The one pictured first Maxine Carr Hurt, the sole surviving member of the children of Bob and Annie Mae Carr.… Read more

Editorial Roundup – 01/20/2016

Hiding bad news
The federal government has this irritating habit of releasing bad news late on Friday afternoons. Its thinking, apparently, is that unfavorable disclosures will be, if not overlooked, at least downplayed because journalists and other watchdogs will … Read more

First United Methodist Church hosts IF: Gathering on February 5 and 6  


Tens of thousands of women worldwide will participate in the IF: Gathering on February 5-6, 2016, via a live stream from a live, sold out event in Austin, Texas.  With a variety of cultures and denominations represented, these women … Read more

NW Honor Roll

Nanih Waiya Attendance Center 2nd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

1st Grade – Honor Roll: Riley Scott Watkins, Leah Jenae Robinson, Addison Lane Moore, Carlee Lynn McDaniel. Distinction: Aneisyia C. Rush, Ryelee Cash Fulcher, Addison Jade Fulcher, John Walter Doughton. Special … Read more

Calendar of Events – 01/20/2016

New Dean Park Hours
The Dean Park Commissioners have set new hours for opening and closing of the park with the change of seasons.  The park will now be open from 7:30 AM until 6:30 PM, effective as of November … Read more

Tobacco Quitline provides personalized services

Barry Mason, a paramedic for Choctaw County EMS, started using smokeless tobacco at age 13. Before he knew it, he was hooked. He tried to kick the habit dozens of times, but always fell short. At age 30, he was … Read more

LHS honor roll

LHS 2nd nine weeks honor roll list:
9th grade
Maya Clay
Jaden Denson
Clinton Dooley… Read more

Noxapater honor roll

Noxapater Attendance Center 2nd Nine Weeks Honor Roll
Garrett Jackson Honor Roll
2nd Grade – Honor Roll: Wes Hamilton, Rafe Manning, Andrea Nunn, Luke Reynolds, Jy’kavius Riddle, Emily Stevens. Distinction: Mackenzie Bealis, Emma Cremeen, Noah Edwards, Kaiden Lewis, Jayden Porter, … Read more