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Tuesday, December 1, 2015
FEMA Approves $1.78 Million Grant to Continue Replacement of Tornado-Damaged Medical Center Buildings
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.)
and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today announced a $1.78 million federal grant to support continued work in Louisville and Winston County to replace tornado-damaged health care facilities.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) public assistance grant to the Winston County Medical Foundation will support the replacement of four buildings and fund other repairs at the Winston County Medical Complex, which sustained major tornado damage on April 28, 2014.
“Winston County leaders continue to work toward improving community health care facilities and the services they offer to residents. I appreciate efforts by FEMA to support this work and to help Louisville and Winston County rebound after that deadly 2014 storm,” said Cochran, who is chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and is the senior Republican on the subcommittee that recommends funding for the FEMA disaster relief fund.
Clinton, MS watercolorist Wyatt Waters (left) and editorial cartoonist for the Clarion Ledger Marshall Ramsay (right) at the Winston County Library Tuesday, December 1st. Waters brought his 2016 illustrated calendar, Oxford, MS book, coffee mugs and other items he had painted. Ramsey brought his new book, Chainsaws and Casseroles and his children’s alphabet book,Banjo’s Dream. The first story featured in his Chainsaws and Casseroles book is based on Louisville, MS after the 2014 tornado. Ramsey mentioned that he is doing a 20th anniversary book next year and would love to return to Louisville for another book signing. Waters also mentioned that he and Robert St. John are collaborating again on a Mississippi Cookbook, to be published next fall and would love to come to Louisville for a joint book signing, also. “It is always such a joy to have Wyatt Waters come each December to our library and we were so pleased that Marshall Ramsey could come at the same time. It has been a long time since Marshall was able to come to our library and everyone was so happy to see them both,” said librarian Beth Edwards.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), today praised passage of S. 611, the “Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Act,” by the House of Representatives. The bill –would help small and rural communities comply with “safe drinking water” regulations. Rep. Harper and Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) introduced companion legislation to Senator Roger Wicker’s S. 611 earlier this year.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Wyatt Waters paints a variety of subjects in plein air using transparent watercolor. His work has been featured in Art & Antiques, American Artist, Watercolor Magazine, Mississippi Magazine, and Delta Magazine. His paintings are held in private and corporate collections. He has had solo shows at the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, the Meridian Museum of Art, and the Jackson Municipal Art Gallery.
The City of Louisville is posting progress reports on the construction of the Winston Plywood facility on a weekly basis. Click here to view the report submitted on November 27, 2015.
Information can also be found on the Economic Development Partnership page at: http://chamberupdates.blogspot.com/