Friday, September 17, 2021

DAR Celebrating National Constitution Week - Sept. 17-23

The local Nanih Waiya chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution set up a display at the Winston County Library. Celebrating National Constitution Week, the display teaches children and adults about the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787. Shown here (l-r) are DAR Treasurer Susan Clark, Regent Theresa Bridges, and Constitution Week Chair Emily Ware. National Constitution Week is September 17-23.

Ducks Unlimited Gun Bash - Oct. 21


Mid-MS Regional Library System Upgrades Internet Speeds

Internet Speeds of at least ten times faster than before are now available at all Mid-MS Regional Library System (MMRLS) locations. Residents in Attala, Holmes, Leake, Montgomery, and Winston counties can now take advantage of this new super-fast internet today by using one of the many public access computers or connecting to the free wireless internet at each branch. This increase in internet speed provides library guests with better resources for their educational, job, and leisure needs.

“We know our patrons depend on faster, more reliable internet now more than ever with virtual school and remote work becoming more common, and we are glad to make this improvement,” said Michael Davide, IT Coordinator.

MMRLS continues to grow and expand its offerings to the public. Whether it is faster internet, free online tutoring through Brainfuse HelpNow, or job search assistance with Brainfuse JobNow, we are here to meet our community’s needs.

For more information, call or visit your local branch library, or the library’s website at All library services are made possible thanks to the continued financial support of our local elected officials.

ECCC’s Wall O’ Sound Marching Band ‘Electrifying’ Fans With Fall 2021 Halftime Show

The 125-member East Central Community College Wall O’ Sound Marching Band is back on the field this fall entertaining fans with an “electrifying” halftime show.

According to ECCC Director of Bands Zach Langley, this year’s halftime show is titled “ECDM”.

“It’s a play off of the genre Electric Dance Music,” noted Langley, in his second year as director of bands. “The show features a mix of different songs from various genres and compiles them into one electric show.”

Songs featured include 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky, Firework by Katy Perry, Rolling in the Deep by Adele, Wobble by V.I.C., and Moondance by Van Morrison.

The band will perform its full halftime show at the annual Homecoming football game Thursday, Oct. 14. The football Warriors will face Copiah-Lincoln at 6:30 p.m. in Bailey Stadium on campus.

The Wall O’ Sound Band performs at halftime of all ECCC home football games. The full band travels to one away football game each year, and a Pep Band travels to all away football games and performs at all home basketball contests. The band also performs in holiday parades.

The Color Guard performs with the band during the fall semester and at select home basketball games in the spring semester. Members can also audition to be part of a group that competes in Winter Guard competitions in the state during the spring semester.

The Centralettes dance line performs with the band during the fall semester and at select home basketball games during the spring semester.

In addition to the marching band, ECCC students can audition to become members of the college’s Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and Percussion Ensemble as well.

Tryouts for all band positions are held each spring semester, and all members of the band receive at a minimum a full tuition scholarship.

Mandy Quinn serves as assistant band director, while Stacy Sanders coordinates the Color Guard and Julie Weaver coordinates the Centralettes.

The Wall O’ Sound Band will soon move into the new $3.5 million Thomas W. Carson Band Hall. The under construction, 13,000 square-foot facility on the north side of the Vickers Fine Arts Center is expected to open in Spring 2022. The building will house the Wall O’ Sound Marching Band practice hall, music practice studios, music teaching studios, instrument storage, a music library, and office space.

The building will be named in memory of the late Carson who was associated with East Central for more than half his life, including two years as a student and 30 years as Director of Bands and music instructor.

For more information on becoming a member of the ECCC Wall O’ Sound Marching Band, contact Langley at 601-635-6218 or

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Winston County Farm Bureau Players of the Week

Congratulations to Will Thompson for being chosen as the Winston County Farm Bureau Player of the Week for Winston Academy. Will had 2 receptions for 110 yards, 1 TD, and racked up 4 tackles and 1 tackle for loss on defense in the Patriots win over Central Holmes!

Congratulations to Kylan Tippett for being selected as the Winston County Farm Bureau Player of the Week for Louisville. Kylan had 5 Solo tackles, 3 assists, 2 Int’s and 1 pick 6 in the Wildcats win over Columbus!