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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WLCTC TSA 2018 State Conference Winners

Video Game Design team (left to right)
Kenderius Green, Dontae Ball, Adam Thomas, Montravious Johnson, and Blake Wyatt

Congratulations to Winston-Louisville CTC Technology Student Association 2018 State Conference Winners.

Chapter advisor and Simulation & Animation instructor, Chawan Jernigan, and team are eligible to attend and compete in the 2018 National TSA Conference this summer in Atlanta, GA.

Submitted by: Kristi Smith

Louisville HS Students and Teacher Receive 2018 Mississippi Aspirations in Computing Awards

Shakindra Hunt and Sadiyah Matthews attended the 2018 Mississippi Aspirations in Computing regional affiliate award event held Saturday, April 15 in conjunction with the MS State University New Narrative Festival. The students were awarded along with 50 other Mississippi 9-12th grade female students who have demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post-secondary education. The regional affiliate program, an initiative of the National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT), provides encouragement, leadership opportunities, scholarships, and internships.

All Mississippi winners received recognition at the regional event, an engraved award for both her and her school, and will receive a $500 scholarship to MS State University for computer science, software engineering, or computer engineering majors.

Mrs. Kristi Jernigan, their STEM teacher, and Technology Student
Association (TSA) chapter advisor nominated both students for their achievements and participation in computing and technology. Mrs. Jernigan also received the 2018 Mississippi Distinguished Educator award for engaging and providing opportunities and support to young women in computing in the Louisville Municipal School district.

Dr. Sarah Lee, MSU Asst. Dept. Head for Computer Science and Engineering, presents 2018 Mississippi Aspirations in Computing awards to Louisville HS students and teacher.

Submitted by:  Kristi Smith

Monday, April 16, 2018

Storm Damage Reports to MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received damage reports from tornadoes and severe storms that occurred in Mississippi over the weekend. Initial assessments from county emergency managers show 60 residences were destroyed or sustained major damage with 193 total residences affected and one injury. Damage assessments continue.

The National Weather Service confirmed two tornadoes so far, an EF-1 in Rankin County (winds 90 mph) and an EF-2 in Lauderdale County (winds 115 mph). Additional NWS tornado surveys are ongoing.

Initial damage reports by county:
George: High water rescues for 81 people at an ATV Recreational Park from rapid River rise.
Lauderdale: destroyed/major damage - 45 homes, 14 apartments, four public buildings.
minor damage or affected - 72 homes, and 15 businesses, 8 public buildings. One injury. More than 60 residents displaced.
Lafayette: Seven homes affected; One home major damage, six homes minor damage. One business minor damage.
Lowndes: Three homes affected, one business minor damage.
Rankin: major/destroyed - One home minor damage or affected. 12 homes, 4 businesses.
Winston: One home major damage.

MEMA has staff deployed to Lauderdale County to assist with damage assessments, volunteer
coordination and recovery coordination.

Other state agencies assisting near Lauderdale:
MS Department of Human Services:
Coordinated with the American Red Cross for shelter operation over the weekend.
American Red Cross is coordinating with community partners to provide feeding in the affected areas.
MS Commission for Volunteer Service
Requested to deploy a volunteer coordinator Lauderdale County, to assist with any volunteer efforts in the impacted areas.

Residents and businesses are urged to report all storm damage to their county emergency management office.

The State Emergency Operations Center is staffed and monitoring any requests and unmet needs from the county emergency management level.

ECCC Baseball Falls Just Short in Quest for Sweep at Northeast

The No. 20 ranked East Central Community College Warriors grabbed a 12-2 run-rule win in game one, but fell short in the quest for the sweep in game two of a doubleheader against the Northeast Mississippi Community College Tigers Friday, April 13.

After the big game one win, the Warriors tied game two 5-5 in the top of the seventh with an RBI single off the bat of freshman Ken Scott of Clarkdale, only to see the Tigers get a walk-off, three-run homer in the bottom of the inning for the 8-5 win.

The MACJC league games were played at Corinth High School in Corinth.

With the split, East Central is 23-11 overall on the season and 12-6 in the league. The Warriors are in a three-way tie for third place in MACJC play with five league doubleheaders to play. The Northeast Tigers are 18-15 overall and 9-9 in the league.

The Warriors got a solid pitching performance in game one from sophomore right-hander Kolby Crowley of East Webster. The University of North Alabama signee threw all five innings, giving up just two runs on five hits. Offensively, East Central was led by Scott, who hit a three-run homer in the top of the first inning. It was his fourth of the season. The Warriors added nine runs in the top of the third, thanks in part to an RBI double from Wyatt Ball of Nanih Waiya, and three straight RBI singles from Alex Hay of Lewisburg, Deon Leflore of Leake Central, and Jacob Edwards of Newton County.

East Central took an early 4-0 lead after two innings in the nightcap. A single from Edwards brought in two of the runs. Northeast got to within 4-3 after three, and then tied it with a solo home run in the fifth.

Trailing 5-4 going to the top of the seventh, Ball singled and was sacrificed to second. Scott came on to pinch hit and singled to centerfield to tie the score 5-5. With two on and one out in the bottom of the frame, Northeast would get the 8-5 win on a three-run home run from Tyler Samaniego. Sophomore right-hander Dylan Marsh of Lake Cormorant took the loss in relief.

East Central returns home after three straight road series to host Copiah-Lincoln Community College on Wednesday, April 18, at Clark-Gay Baseball Complex in Decatur. Doubleheader action begins at 3 p.m. The Warriors will travel to Fulton on Saturday, April 21, to face Itawamba at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Most home baseball games can be heard on WKOZ Cruisin 98.3 or via audio stream and live stream video at www.eccc.edu/eccc-media.

No. 15 ECCC Softball Sweeps Mississippi Delta on Sophomore Day

The No. 15 ranked East Central Community College Lady Warriors
outscored Mississippi Delta Community College 31-1 over two games to earn a doubleheader sweep in the last regular season home games for 18 sophomores.

East Central won the opener 21-1 in five innings, and took the second game 10-0, also in five innings, Friday, April 13, at the Softball Park in Decatur. It was Sophomore Day for East Central, as 17 Lady Warrior players and a manager were honored after the game. Together they have posted a 71-17 record the past two seasons. With the sweep, the East Central Lady Warriors improved to 29-9 overall on the season and 16-8 in MACJC play. East Central is currently in third place in the league standings. The Mississippi Delta Trojans are 2-28 overall and 2-22 in the league.

East Central scored in every inning of game one. The Warriors got nine runs in the first inning, three in each of the second and third innings, and six in the fourth for the game one win. The nine-run first included RBI triples by sophomores Eva Scott (Burleson, Texas, Centennial) and Shelby Walters of Northwest Rankin, and a two-run double from sophomore Ali Gartman, who prepped at Loyd Star. Sophomore Marlee Parkes out of Nanih Waiya also drove in a pair of runs with a single in the first.

Gartman hit a two-run homer for the Lady Warriors in the bottom of the second. East Central collected 20 hits in the opener, including a four-for-four day for Gartman and five RBI. Parkes had three hits in four trips to the plate and three RBI. Sophomore Kaitlyn Oswalt out of Heritage Academy (Columbus) got the win pitching the first three innings and giving up five hits and striking out five batters. Sophomore Anna Norris (Grove Oak, Ala.) pitched the final two innings of one-hit ball.

In game two, East Central led 1-0 before scoring six runs in the bottom of the third and three more in the bottom of the fourth to get the 10-1 run-rule win. Sophomore Tagen Remmel of Clinton went out with a bang, blasting a pair of solo home runs. Sophomore Cassie Obman of Caledonia had a two-run homer and Scott brought in two runs with an inside-the-park home run. Obman also singled in a run in the ballgame. Mackenzie Rousseau (Houma, La., Vanderbilt Catholic) picked up the win in the circle for East Central, tossing a two-hit shutout. The sophomore had a no-hitter through two outs in the top of the last inning. She struck out eight batters.

East Central will close out the regular season at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, and at Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia on Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

UPDATE - Shooting in Winston County

Bo Miller
More information concerning the shooting that occurred on Pearson Road on Saturday..... Law enforcement is searching for Bo Miller in connection with the incident.

Just before noon today, the Winston County Sheriff's office responded to a call in the 1100 block of Pearson Road located just west of Louisville. Forty two year old Kevin Edward Duell was the victim of a single gunshot wound and was transported to Winston Medical Center and later to the University Medical Center in Jackson. His condition is unknown at this time.

Bo Miller is wanted for questioning in the incident. Winston County Sheriff Jason Pugh indicates that the shooting was the result of an argument between the men who were living in the residence. It is believed that Miller fled the scene and that Duell exited the house after being wounded and a neighbor called 911.

If you have any information on this incident or the whereabouts of Miller, please contact the Winston County Sheriff's Office at  662-773-5881 or CrimeStoppers at 662-773-9999.

One Wounded in Shooting in Winston County Today

Winston County Sheriff's officers responded today to a reported shooting on Pearson Road just west of Louisville. Details are yet sketchy but the victim was a white male who was shot once just before noon today possibly in his yard. The victim was taken to Winston Medical Center and then transported to Jackson.

Various reports indicated that the suspect ran into the woods in the area after the shooting. Representatives from local law enforcement indicate that a suspect has been identified and that it is unlikely that he is still in the area and was known to the victim.

We will have more details as they become available.