Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tax Sale Information - Delinquent Tax List for Winston County

 State of Mississippi, Winston County,

I, Darlene Bane, Tax Collector of Winston County, in said state, will sell on the last Monday of August (Aug. 31st, 2020) at 8:30 A.M. and ending at 4:30 P.M. and continue from day to day until completed on the GovEase website, www.govease.com/auctions, pursuant to Mississippi Cole 27-41-49 to 27-41-89, as amended by the Winston County Tax Collector will conduct an online tax sale.  The GovEase website will allow bidders to submit bids, view, and download auction results. 

The tax sale listing of delinquent properties can be viewed, downloaded or printed by clicking the following link: 2019 delinquent tax list

Former LHS Student Meets with Chancellor Glenn Boyce and Other Black Student Leaders


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Asia Eichelberger


Asia Eichelberger, graduate of LHS 2017, was one of the nine Black student leaders to meet with Chancellor Glenn Boyce of Ole Miss. These students met with Boyce on July 20, 2020 to discuss the future of minority representation and administrational transparency at the University of Mississippi. Their requests included representation on every university committee and the construction of a multicultural building on campus. They also asked that efforts be made to increase Black student recruitment and retention at the university. These leaders are interested in more than just removing a statute or names from buildings but want to see more Black teachers and staff hired and more scholarships made available for Black students.

Nickolas Crasta, leader of Black Student Union stated that Black students represent 13% of the university which is the same as the population of the United States; however, Mississippi is 37% Black. The original meeting was to be about Boyce glorifying the confederacy cemetery but they broadened the meeting topics after the university confirmed on July 17 that it will not install headstones or other memorials in the cemetery. They were also concerned that Boyce had a history of working at segregated academies and also that he recruited students predominately from white private school on a recruitment trip to Jackson. Chancellor Boyce has agreed to meet with these student leaders monthly to discuss their concerns and to establish a meaningful relationship.

Asia exhibited leadership skills throughout her Louisville High School days serving as president of her class, president of the Wildcat Cheerleaders and starting her own Ambitions Cheerleader business. Presently, Asia is the president of the University of Mississippi Gospel Choir; member of the Youth and College Chapter NAACP, member of the Chancellor’s Leadership Class (CLC), and member of the Educated Successful Talented Evolving Empowered Motivated (ESTEEM). Asia stated that she is delighted to be on the leadership team representing Black students at the university. She is pursuing a BS Degree in Sports and Recreational Administration and will graduate May 2021. Asia is the daughter of Paul and Rita Eichelberger.

Submitted by: Elmetra Patterson

Holy Ghost Temple Thanks Donors

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The pastor, Rev. Lorene Guyse and members of Holy Ghost Temple would like to thank the family, friends and the community for making a dream come true by donating to help build the ramp to the front of the temple which has long been needed. There are many people that attend events and more who would attend at the temple if there was a ramp. Rev. Lorene Guyse continues to ask for donations to help replace the sign in front of temple which needs to be updated.

Rev. Charles L. Guyse founded the Holy Ghost Temple in 2000, where he remained faithful until his death on November 17, 2012. He preached his last sermon on October 21, 2012. Rev. Guyes was ordained on August 12, 1956 at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Chicago, IL. After his death Rev, Lorene Guyse, his spouse, became the pastor and continues with Early Sunday Morning Worship at 9:00 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

175 Hill Street
Louisville, MS 39339
Telephone 390.408-9880

Submitted by: Elmetra Patterson

Presley Announces $5.9 Million in Second Round of Broadband Grants for 13 North MS Electric Co-ops

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced that thirteen North Mississippi electric cooperatives have received more than $5.9 Million in a second round of funding from the MS Electric Cooperatives Broadband COVID-19 grant program. The program was established by the Mississippi Legislature to increase expansion of high-speed internet service to areas which lack service.

The grant program will enable awardees to begin construction in some of Mississippi’s most isolated and disconnected areas. Areas that received funding are certain census blocks not covered with broadband service as defined by the FCC (25 mbps download, 3 mbps upload). To be awarded the grant, the electric cooperatives must first agree to spend the monies in areas that lack service, match every dollar of grant funds with private funds and provide symmetrical speeds of 100 mbps upload and download to locations in the area. The portion of each project funded by the grant program must be operational by December 30th.

“The last round of grants completes the package to accelerate broadband expansion in some of our most disconnected communities,” said Commissioner Presley. “Many of the electric co-ops are already off and running on broadband expansion and these additional funds will help their mission of getting to the last house on the most rural road. Again, I want to thank Lt. Governor Hosemann, Speaker Gunn, Sen. Joel Carter, Rep. Scott Bounds and the members of the Legislature that fought so hard for this funding.”

The amount of each second round award is listed below.


Provider Name Award Amount
  • Alcorn County Electric Power Association                    $519,799.59
  • Delta Electric Power Association                                   $468,994.00
  • East Mississippi Electric Power Association                 $574,174.00
  • 4-County Electric Power Association                            $574,174.00
  • Monroe County Electric Power Association                  $402,559.00
  • Natchez Trace Electric Power Association                    $417,209.00
  • North East Mississippi Electric Power Association       $392,217.78
  • Northcentral Electric Power Association                       $263,163.00
  • Prentiss County Electric Power Association                 $478,478.00
  • Tallahatchie Valley Electric Power Association            $431,851.00
  • Tippah Electric Power Association                               $574,174.00
  • Tishomingo County Electric Power Association          $453,835.00
  • Tombigbee Electric Power Association                        $401,825.00

                                                                                     Total $5,952,453.37

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Thomson International Inc. Conducts Voluntary Recall of Red, Yellow, White, and Sweet Yellow Onions Because of Possible Salmonella Risk

Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, California is recalling Red, Yellow, White, and Sweet Yellow Onions shipped from May 1, 2020 through the present. The onions are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Onions were distributed to wholesalers, restaurants, and retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.

The onions were distributed in 5 lbs. carton. 10 lbs. carton. 25 lbs. carton. 40 lbs. carton, 50 lbs. carton. bulk, 2 lb. mesh sacks, and 3 lb. mesh sacks, 5 lb. mesh sacks, 10 lb. mesh sacks 25 lbs. mesh sacks, 50 lbs. mesh sacks under the brand names Thomson Premium, TLC Thomson International, Tender Loving Care, El Competitor, Hartley’s Best, Onions 52, Majestic, Imperial Fresh, Kroger, Utah Onions and Food Lion.

Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve red, white, yellow, or sweet onions from Thomson International, Inc. or products containing such onions. If you cannot tell if your onion is from Thomson International Inc., or your food product contains such onions, you should not eat, sell, or serve it, and should throw it out.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections that may be linked to these onions, so Thomson International is recalling the onions out of an abundance of caution. As of now no specific source of contamination or contaminated shipment has been identified, and FDA is also investigating other potential sources of contamination and has not yet reached a final conclusion.

State Health Officer Issues Immediate Statewide Order

JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs MD, MPH, issued a statewide order for the Isolation of Individuals Diagnosed with COVID-19 effective immediately.

The Order – issued to everyone living in Mississippi – stipulates that anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 must immediately isolate at home.

Dobbs explains, “We have a lot of COVID activity throughout the state right now, so it is absolutely critical that anyone infected with COVID-19, and not hospitalized, must remain in the home or other appropriate residential location for 14 days from onset of illness (or from the date of a positive test for those who are asymptomatic).”

The failure or refusal to obey the lawful order of a health officer is, at a minimum, a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $500.00 (41-3-59) or imprisonment for six months or both. If a life-threatening disease is involved, failure or refusal to obey the lawful order of a health officer is a felony, punishable by a fine of up to $5,000.00 or imprisonment for up to five years or both (41-23-2).

Persons infected with COVID-19 should limit exposure to household contacts. No visitors should be allowed in the home. Please stay in a specific room away from others in your home. Use a separate bathroom if available. If you need to be around others in your home, you should wear a facemask. Please see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html for guidance on preventing transmission in the home.

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