Thursday, February 28, 2013

Site Allows the Public to See State and Local Government Spending

The Mississippi Center for Public Policy has just updated their "See The Spending" Website that categorizes state and county spending by fiscal year. The website provides information on overall State and County spending

EC Diamond Warriors Drop Twin Bill at Pensacola

Feb. 28, 2013 News Release: A trip to Pensacola, Fla., did not work out as planned for East Central Community College’s baseball team, which dropped a pair of contests


Silent auction held at Grace Christian is coming up Saturday morning....also the DYW Program is set for Saturday at 6pm at Louisville High....folks selling at the County Yard Sale can come by the Louisville

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

More on The Black History Exhibit at Winston Co. Library

(submitted by Elmetra Patterson) An Open House for a Black History Exhibit was held at the Winston County Library on Saturday, February 23, 2013.  The 2013 Black History Theme: At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality

Eiland Dances to the Beat

Delta State University's Drumming and Dancing Experience brought their beat to Eiland Middle School

EC Softball Team Posts Second Sweep of Marion Military

Feb. 27, 2013 -News Release: East Central Community College’s fast-pitch softball team recorded a second-straight double-header sweep of Marion Military Institute Tuesday in Decatur, cruising 12-2 in the opener and 6-3 in the second contest.

from WTOK

Governor Signs Kemper Settlement Bills into Law: Gov. Phil Bryant has signed bills codifying a settlement between the Public Service Commission and Mississippi Power Co. over the company's Kemper County power plant.

from star-herald

Two wanted in attempted robbery:
The Attala County Sheriff’s Department is looking for two men wanted in an attempted theft in McAdams.

Check It Out At The Winston County Library!

The following FICTION BOOKS are now available for checkout at the library for the month of February:

NEWS IN A NUTSHELL for Wednesday

J.C. Higginbotham's appeal of his conviction in a 2007 murder in the County was denied by the State Court of Appeals......Black History Program at Eiland Middle School at 9:30 in the gym this morning......Senator Thad Cochran was one of only four

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

from WCBI....Murder Appeal Denied for Winston County Man

see WCBI Story here: Court of Appeals denies Higginbotham's here

MDWFP Now has Phone Aps for Hunters and Fishermen

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has recently issued Hunting and Fishing apps for your smart phone. The iPhone app came first and has just been followed up with an android application.

Vandals Strike Dean Park Over the Weekend

Damages at Dean Park
The Winston County Sheriff's office reports that Dean Park was struck by vandals sometime over the past weekend. Someone entered the women's bathroom facility and destroyed fixtures. The damage was discovered sometime on Sunday

ECCC Intensive Term II Starts March 4

East Central Community College is offering numerous classes as part of its Intensive Term II Schedule, which begins Monday,


Now's the time to register a booth at the County Yard Sale on Saturday. See info in previous article....The worst of last night's weather passed us knew it was coming- some are advocating a "fat tax"

Winston County Flea Market and Yard Sale

The Winston County Flea Market and Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, March 2 at the Louisville Coliseum.

Monday, February 25, 2013

WMC Recognized for Patient Satisfaction Scores

Press Ganey, the nation's preeminent surveyor of health care patients, recently recognized Winston Medical Center for their efforts and success in improving their patient satisfaction scores.

Winston County Under Tornado Watch Til 10:00pm

Winston County is included in a Tornado Watch issued by the National Weather Service until 10:00 pm this evening. The watch covers much of southern and central Mississippi. Other area counties

EC Diamond Warriors Sweep Lawson State

Feb. 25, 2013, News Release: After trailing 4-0 in the first inning, East Central Community College’s Diamond Warriors rallied for four runs in the third


MSU and Ole Miss baseball remain undefeated thru the weekend......the P-16 Council to LMSD will meet at Fair Elementary at 6:30 on Tuesday in the cafeteria.....Jimmy Johnson wins at Daytona..

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Library Display for Black History Month

The Winston County Library has recognized February as Black History Month and on Saturday, February 23, the Library was festooned with displays, photographs, posters and fabrics to mark the event.

Sunday's Weather

Sunday starts out great as temperatures will approach mid 60's and mostly clear skies and light winds. Lows will only drop

Saturday, February 23, 2013

from Clarion Ledger

MHSAA: 7 p.m. football kickoffs in 2013: MHSAA football season doesn't kick off until August, but several noteworthy changes been put in place

Weekend Weather

After a soggy week around Winston County, it looks like the weekend will give us a chance to dry out- at least for a day or two.Saturday and Sunday should be clear with highs in the low 60's and lows in the mid to lower 30's. But be pepared as clouds move back in on Sunday evening and rain is expected again on Monday.


Ms Legislative leader takes heat for encouraging gun makers to move to Ms.......this day in 1945 was the iconic flag raising over Iwo Jima...

Friday, February 22, 2013

Welding Program at Louisville Vo-Tech Gets Boost From Community Cooperation

Dr Nola Bryant, Shelly Thomas,
Shane McDaniel, James Webb
The Louisville Vo-Tech Center was a bit busier than usual on Friday morning as school officials, economic development personnel and local business and government leaders gathered to see what combined effort can accomplish. Mike Armour, the State Program Director of the Appalachian Regional Commission


Ex cop Drew Petersen receives 38 year sentence for the murder of his wife....Some colleges are testing the use of fingerprints for on campus purchasing....a retreat is planned at the Refuge

Thursday, February 21, 2013

WinstonWebNews Requests a Moment of Your Time, Please

If you haven't noticed our changes, take a few minutes to take a look at  AND check us out on your smartphone at the same address. Our mobile version makes it quick and easy to check out the latest news, obits and events in the area. At least - Once in the morning and once at night to keep up with what's happenin' in Winston County!!

Shopping Matters? Learn More with a Local Grocery Tour

What has your grocery bill been looking like lately? How about your diet – has your doctor made recommendations to cut back on salt and fat? The coalition for a Healthy Winston County is available to help teach area consumers how to make choices in their purchasing habits at the grocery store that will not only benefit their wallet but also their health.

ECCC Concert Series Begins with March 7 Performance

News Release: East Central Community College’s Band Department will begin its 2013 Spring Concert Series Thursday, March 7 with a performance by the Concert Band.

Relay For Life Meeting TONITE!

Winston Couny Relay for Life will have a meeting tonight (Thursday) at 5:30 in the Winston Medical Center dining room. There is still time to form a team and anyone wishing to do so is encouraged to attend. Team captains please be prepared to have someone present to give a report of your team!


A winter storm is headed across much of the central US-some of the heaviest snow and ice seen this year.....the body of 38 yr old Teresa Ware of Neshoba Co.was identified

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

WinstonWebNews Announces Site Changes

The growth of WinstonWebNews since we began has been phenomenal - from an idea to simply fill a need by posting current obituaries and local events in a timely manner to a full fledged news and information site.

City Joins with County in Crime Stoppers Program

The Louisville Board of Aldermen voted on Tuesday night (February 19) to have the city officially join Winston County Crime Stoppers program (WCCS).

Quick Notes Around Winston County- Feb 20

  • County Supervisors have reappointed Keith Alexander as the fire investigator for Winston County for an additional year.

Courthouse Security Discussed in Board Meeting

The Winston County Supervisors heard from courthouse personnel on Tuesday about concerns for security. Courthouse officials told of several recent incidents

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Morgan Freeman Scholarship Funds

MISSISSIPPI STATE – The generosity of one of Mississippi’s most famous residents attracts veterinary students from diverse cultural backgrounds to the Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Two Suspects in Winston Academy Case Arraigned

The two men arrested for the weekend's vandalism and theft at Winston Academy in Louisville were arraigned this afternoon in Winston County Justice Court. Hunter Glass (18) and Vernon Brown (20) appeared before Judge Robert Beck at 1:00 pm. Shackled and in prison jumpsuits

Tax Assessor Can Soon Take Credit/Debit Cards

In their regular meeting on Feb 19th, the Winston County Board of Supervisors agreed to a contract with Cash Flow Solutions that would provide for credit/debit card services in the Tax Assessor's Office.

Eiland Students Learn 4-R's of Recycling

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8th Grade science students at Eiland Middle School had the opportunity to learn about the 4-R's on Tuesday morning in a firsthand and practical way. The classes of Shannon Smith and Charlie Smith learned about recycling from an area artist, Katrina Estes Hill who used recyled and re-purposed material

Monday, February 18, 2013

EC Wins One of Four Contests in Rush Invitational

News Release:

After dropping their two Friday matchups in the annual Rush Invitational, East Central Community College’s baseball squad rallied to win one of two contests in Sunday competition of the three-day event held at the Clark/Gay Baseball Complex on the Decatur campus.

The Latest on Winston Academy Vandalism Investigation

The Latest on Winston Academy Vandalism Investigation: Local law enforcement indicate that media reports over the weekend that suggested that others may have been involved in Saturday's vandalism at Winston Academy and that retaliation or school rivalry were motives are not supported by evidence at this point in their investigation.

Prayer Vigil at Winston. as Cleanup Begins- Video

Prayer Vigil at Winston. as Cleanup Begins- Video:
Prayer Vigil at Winston Academy as Cleanup Begins
It didn't take long for Winston Academy to begin cleanup of Saturday's vandalism. After local law enforcement completed their investigation, work began immediately to repair the damages that were spread thoughout almost all of the school's building.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Tornado Season is Here

Tornado Season is Here: The recent events in South Ms. reminds us that in our area of the Country, almost any time of the year can be tornado season. Here's some tips to help you always be prepared:

MDWFP Holds Board Meeting at Legion Lodge

MDWFP Holds Board Meeting at Legion Lodge:
A crowd of more than 50 local citizens joined the Board and Staff from the Mississippi State Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks as the Commission conducted a scheduled meeting at the historic lodge at Legion State Park in Louisville.

Crowd of locals attend MDWFP Meeting
at Legion State Park

Sturgis rally cancelled for 3rd straight year

Sturgis rally cancelled for 3rd straight year:
Representatives from the city of Sturgis and the Sturgis South Bike Rally Board confirmed Thursday that plans for a 2013 Sturgis motorcycle rally are canceled, ending negotiations between the city and motorcycle rally boards for the year.
The Sturgis Board of Aldermen had planned a workshop Tuesday to develop

Senate Bill Would Tax Sugary Drinks

Senate Bill Would Tax Sugary Drinks: Pretty soon, popping the top on your favorite soda may cost you a little more in Mississippi, thanks to a tax proposal in the Mississippi Senate.
Suspect Arrested in Friday Shooting: Meridian police say they arrested a shooting suspect minutes after the incident Friday morning.

UPDATE: Club shooting suspect identified

UPDATE: Club shooting suspect identified:
Ronagal Lamar Outlaw II, 17, of 1859 Stowood Road faces one count of murder in connection to the death of 23-year-old Starkville resident