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ECCC ADN Graduates

(front row, from left) Kristen Everett, Forest; Chelsy Ezell and Axie Jones, both of Decatur; Kristen Williams, Lawrence; Kelsey Lewis, Philadelphia; Brittany Edwards, Lake; Andrea Ezelle, Edinburg; Meghan Schmidt, Morton; Lacie Sessums, Carthage; Davina Smith, Jackson; Ashley Bishop, Hickory; and Holly Jones, Louisville; (second row, from left) Alyse Webb, Noxapater; Kim Round, Conehatta; Summer Spivey, Philadelphia; Chelsea Ricamore, Union; Bonnie Hedgepeth, DeKalb; Lindsey Adams, Carthage; Alex Stuart, Philadelphia; Rhonda Cooksey, Conehatta; Audrey Griffin, Louisville; Amber McDaniel, Forest; Kelsie Mann, Hickory; Wendy Burns, Carthage; and Whitney Bowden, Newton; (third row, from left) Jesse Stokes, Philadelphia; Ericia Blanton, Carthage; Yancey Tillman, Union; Sarah Stewart, Sharon McCown Hobby and Denise Boatright, all of Philadelphia; Whitney Owens, Brandon; Patti Ethridge, Hickory; Amy Haralson, Forest; Kelsi Gilmer, Sebastopol; Audriann Thomas, Conehatta; Erin Platt, Decatur; Jennifer Collins, Newton; and Elizabeth Satcher, Heidelberg; and (back row, from left) Alisha Jones, Carthage; Lauren Oakley, Sebastopol; Ava Marie Adkins, Union; Holly Schneller, Decatur; Jamie Lewis, Meridian; Heidi Colston, Madison; Irvin Chamberlain, Meridian; Micah Stewart, Philadelphia; Colby Rigdon, Little Rock; Justin Gates, Decatur; Shatorry Logan, Newton; Gabriel Harmon, Forest; Jeremy Nowell, Philadelphia; and Kalvin Smith, Decatur. Graduates will also receive diplomas during the College’s Commencement ceremonies scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, in the Neshoba County Coliseum. Denita Thomas serves as Dean of Healthcare Education. (EC Photo)

These East Central Community College students received their Associate Degree Nursing pins during a special ceremony held … Read more

Kids and Katfish weathers the storms for a fun day

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From staff reports

The annual Kids-N-Kats Rodeo sponsored by the Friends of Legion State Park was held Saturday, May 3 at Legion State Park in Louisville.
Tim Flake, Park Manager, welcomed everyone
“Over 57 fishing rodeos were held last year … Read more

Garden Club speaker

Winston Garden Club

Submitted Photo

President Shari Flake introduces speaker Mike Skipper to the Winston Garden Club for their April meeting. Mr. Skipper spoke… Read more

Winston County MS Scholars recognized

MS Scholars at Lake

From press reports

The annual Mississippi Scholars breakfast was held Thursday morning May 8 at Lake Tia O’Khata. Mary Snow, local business owner and county coordinator for the MS Scholars program, welcomed everyone to the breakfast.
“We have come a … Read more

Safety remains essential during tornado cleanup

Submitted by Linda Breazeale, PIO for Winston EMA

The tornado took 10 Winston County lives and caused countless injuries, but the risk did not end with the winds.
Cuts, sunburn, nail punctures, heat exhaustion and chainsaw injuries remain concerns for … Read more

SNAP benefits planned for storm victims 

Residents in the 12 counties affected by the April 27 – 29, 2014 severe weather, and who are not current SNAP recipients, can apply for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) beginning Monday, May 12 through Wednesday, May 14 … Read more

Insurance challenges remain an obstacle

Submitted by Linda Breazeale, PIO for Winston EMA

The Winston County tornado’s path is littered with debris, but the biggest obstacles may not be visible on the property.
Insured property owners need to understand their policy requirements before moving debris … Read more

County residents warned of fraudulent contractors

Submitted by Linda Breazeale, PIO for Winston EMA

Winston County residents need to protect themselves from another wave of tornado damage: fraudulent contractors.
Homeowners and landowners are anxious to get recovery efforts underway. Families may be displaced until repairs are … Read more