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Winston County Youth Court Judge Hugh Hathorn has released statistics for the Winston County Youth Court for calendar year 2019.
The Winston County Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program will soon be underway for 2021 honoree.
Robert Jones was took the oath of office as the new member of the Louisville Municipal School District Board of Trustees at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, January 14.
This past Friday night, January 17, the Dollar General located on East Main Street in Louisville was robbed by three gunmen who remain unidentified at press time.
WALTHALL — The Webster County Grand Jury that was empaneled Jan. 13 issued this report of its investigations:

Mrs. Anna Fant Morgan


Mrs. Anna Fant Morgan, 99, retired homemaker, died January 4, 2020 at Brooklyn Hall Personal Care Home in Mathiston, MS. Funeral Services were held 3:00PM Monday January 6, 2020 at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Choctaw County, MS. Rev. Travis Gray and Rev. Rob Faulk officiated.

Mr. Henry Kent Roberts


Mr. Henry Kent Roberts, 76, passed away on January 10, 2020, at his home in Louisville.  Funeral services were held on Monday, January 13th, at 3:00 P.M., at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating.  Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter  Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Patrick Wayne Nevels


Mr. Patrick Wayne Nevels, 66, passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2019, at his home in McCool, MS. He was born November 19, 1953, in Memphis, TN.   He had worked at the Silver Star Casino in several capacities, most recently in maintenance.  He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Wayne Nevels.   

Mr. Herbert M. Conn


Mr. Herbert M. Conn, 82, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at his home in Macon, MS. Graveside services and internment were held Sunday, January 12th at 2:00 P.M., at Yellow Creek Cemetery.  Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Vergie M. Shaw Earvin


Vergie M. Shaw Earvin was born in Ackerman, MS to the late Mr. & Mrs. Willie & Mary Lois Shaw. Vergie was the fourth born of ten girls.

Vergie was a member of Mt. Salem M. B. Church, Ackerman, Ms and was a product of Choctaw County High School where she was a graduating member of the class of 1967-The Mighty Eagles!

Mrs. Allene Hamm Peters


Mrs. Allene Hamm Peters, 94, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020, at the Lexington Manor Nursing Home in Lexington, MS.  Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, January 9th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Charlie Long and Rev.

Veteran journalist Randy Bell to donate papers to MSU Friday


STARKVILLE, Miss.—A Mississippi State alumnus and veteran journalist is donating his papers to the university’s Mitchell Memorial Library during a Friday [Jan. 17] ceremony.

MSU will honor Randy Bell’s 45-year-career at 2 p.m. in the library’s third-floor John Grisham Room. The event is open to the public.