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Friday, April 24, 2015

Elite Cheer Squad Wins in Regional Competition

The Elite Mississippi Cheer Tiny Squad competed at the Deep South Beach Nationals in Orange Beach, Alabama and won First Place in the Tiny Level One Division. The Tiny Squad accepts girls from ages 4-6. For more information call Lauren Tidwell 662-769-3033 The girls pictured in Tiny squad:  Zoey Perrigan, Avery Hazard, Averie Putnam, Mason Chipley, Anna Webber and Jacey Fuller and Kalie Meaders.


WinstonSTRONG in conjunction with Lutheran Disaster Response is planning a FREE Gearing - Up - Renew U! Day Camp for youth ages 14-18 in Winston County. The goal of this camp is to help youth affected by disaster build strength to face life's hardships. They learn to do this by dealing with their fears, experiencing relief from stress, connecting with God, and building practical preparedness skills through music, art, and recreational activities. The program will be held May 2, 2015 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at First United Methodist Church located at 300 West Main Street, Louisville.

The maximum number of youth for the program is 50, so please register early by phone. Registration can and will be accepted at the time of arrival, but spaces are limited. The priority will be youth directly affected through damage to their home, but since disasters affect communities, other youth from the community will be welcome as space allows.

Please call Stephanie Black at 662.312.5685 or Stacey Parvin at 662.694.1619 for more information, or if you would like to register your youth in order to attend. Deadline for registration is April 28, 2015.

Local Cheer Squad Wins Big

The Elite Mississippi Cheer Squad from Ackerman, Mississippi recently competed in Orange Beach, Alabama at Deep South Beach Nationals and won First Place in the Senior Squad Level Two division. Pictured above are:  Sara Davenport, Mary Beth Thompson, Chloe Jenkins, Chloe Weeks, Claudia Cade, Payton Channing, Katie Gookin, Celena Wyatt, Danielle Hunt,  Taylor Gregory, Laney Gregory, Katie Krajewski, Taylor Krajewski, Lindsey Krajewski, Braleigh Gregory, Ramsey Roberts an Maddie Turner The girls are coached by Lauren Tidwell, Payton Brown and Paige Perrigan. To learn about tryouts for the squad, which will be held on May 16th call Lauren Tidwell at 662-769-3033.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

LMSD Forum Looks at Personal Smart Phone/Tablet Use in School

The Louisville Municipal School District held a forum at the
Louisville High Auditorium on Tuesday for parent and public input concerning a possible Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)Program in the District.

The public was presented with information relating to the use of smart phones, tablets, etc in the classroom and given the opportunity to express their concerns and ask questions related to the control and administration of such a program.

Superintendent Ken McMullan told the attendees that education has no choice but to embrace technology, noting that it is part of the future and there is no going back. McMullan indicated that the Distrct was considering the program because, "financially, LMSD cannot afford to buy every student a device. What we can do is at least try to put a device in every student's hand."

Winston County Master Gardeners- Yard of the Month

Winston County Master Gardeners (WCMG) invite you to ride through the WCMG Yard of the Month for April--the home of Mrs. Peggy Baker. The park-like grounds are filled with azaleas, crepe myrtle, irises, pine trees and so much more to be discovered. There are numerous garden vignettes sure to please and inspire, along with places to sit and to stroll. A trip through Bakers Acres is a springtime must!

Friday's Relay for Life Moved to Coliseum!

Due to weather concerns, the Winston County Relay for Life Commitee has made plans to move the event to the Louisville Colisieum. Plans will continue with the event starting at 5:30. All survivors are asked to come to the registration booth at 5:30 and participate in the reception that will begin at 5:40. The night will kick off at 6:00 pm. There will be a lot of activities for kids. Parents are asked to bring a lawn chair and enjoy the night! The ECCC Collegians will be performing much of the night as well as local music being provided by Steady On. For more information call 803-4039.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Candidate Links for US House District 1 - Be a More Informed Voter

Gov. Bryant set May 12 as the special election date to fill the seat left vacant in Mississippi's first Congressional District due to the death of U.S. Representative Alan Nunnelee on February 6.

Given the short campaigning period and the lack of party primaries, many voters have very little knowledge about the 13 candidates who are vying for this position. In addition, short TV campaign ads provide little if any information.  Winston Web took the opportunity to list the candidates in alphabetical order and provide a link for the voter to the campaign webpage or Facebook page of each in hopes of attaining more information. Here is the list:

1st District Candidates:

· Boyce Adams (R)
~ Software Executive: to View Website Click here..

· Sam Adcock (R): to view website click here 
~ Businessman

· Nancy Collins (R): To view website click here
~ State Senator, Nurse, Speech Therapist

· Ed "Doc" Holliday (R): To view website click here
~ Dentist, Tea Party Activist

· Starner Jones (R) To view website click here
~ Emergency Room Physician

. Trent Kelly (R): to view website click here
~ Alcorn County District Attorney

· Chip Mills (R): To view website click here
~ Itawamba County Prosecuting Attorney

· Greg Pirkle (R) : To view website click here
~ Attorney

· Henry Ross (R) : To view website click here
~ Attorney, Ex-Eupora Mayor, Ex-Circuit Court Judge, Navy Veteran

. Daniel Sparks (R): To view website click here
~ Attorney

. Mike Tagert (R): To view website click here
~ State Transportation Commissioner, Economic Development Executive, USMC Veteran

· Quentin Whitwell (R) to view facebook page click here 
~ Attorney, Ex-Jackson City Councilor

. Walter Zinn Jr. (D): To view facebook page click here
~ City of Jackson Government Affairs Director, Political Consultant, Attorney