Saturday, August 17, 2019

Music Festival Sponsors Pre-Festival Event - Sept 27

Tickets available at Lake Tiak O'Khata, Winston Furniture and WinstonWebNews location

Sturgis Bike Rally Popscile Run

The Lion's Club of Louisville and the local Boy Scout troop served popsicles and cold water to the participants of the Sturgis Bike Rally Popsicle Run on Friday, August 16 at the Louisville Coliseum.

Friday, August 16, 2019

69th McMillin & Related Families Reunion ~ 2019

Ninety-four McMillin kin gathered for a two day annual reunion on July 28th & 29th at Lake Tiak O’Khata. There were 25 children attending this year – the largest number in many years. This annual gathering first began in 1951 and is a branch of the Clan McMillin Society of North America, which itself was founded in 1958. Both groups are branches of Clan MacMillan International. founded in 1892. The MacMillan clan is one of the oldest clans in Scotland.

Saturday evening, the McMillins enjoyed the traditional cookout in the Pine Ridge Lodge… and it was again gifted by an anonymous donor. President, David Carlton McMillin of Monroe, LA, pleased his group with hamburgers, hotdogs, and bratwurst. Mrs. Carol McMillin of Vicksburg, brought an entire sheet cake decorated in MacMillan colors depicting the 69th reunion. Once again, Mrs. Shirley McMillin, of Carthage, delighted all with her Vanilla Wafer Cake. Others brought side dishes and other desserts to share. MacMillan tartans and the McMillin banner hung outside to greet the guests.

Day two began on Sunday morning as Tim Gordon, native of Carthage and frequent traveler to Scotland welcomed the group under the pines with his melodious sounds on the bagpipes.

Bonnie Broadway of Pascagoula and Janet Donoho of Dallas, TX, once again assisted with the registration and name tags.

Presley Alerts Public of Scam Involving Local High School Spirit Items

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is alerting the public of an ongoing scam in the state. A person claiming to be with Concepts, Inc. is contacting local businesses and citizens asking them to sponsor the local high school by purchasing spirit items such as footballs, rally rags, pep rally items, etc. These calls are coming from a 678 or 404 area code or 1-866-397-7330 and are often asking for sponsorships over $800.

“I am asking for the public’s help in prosecuting this scam artist. Anyone called by this number or who has sent money to this fraudulent company should contact our investigators immediately,” said Commissioner Brandon Presley.

If you have been contacted by someone with Concepts, Inc. asking to sponsor a local high school please contact Commissioner Presley’s office at 1-800-637-7722 or

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Louisville Traffic Stop Results in Multiple Charges

On Tuesday August 13th, 2019 at approximately 532 PM, a Louisville Police Officer made a routine traffic stop at the intersection of Mill Street and North Martin Luther King Drive for failure to stop at stop sign. As a result of the stop, Officers seized a small amount of alleged marijuana and ecstasy.

The vehicle was then impounded and the driver transported to the Winston County Correctional Facility. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Latoya Porter. She was charged with failure to stop for traffic control device, suspended drivers license, no proof of liability insurance, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, and possession of scheduled 1 narcotics. She appeared in Louisville Municipal Court before Judge David Wilson where her bond was set $7,500. 

The Louisville Police Department urges anyone with information on a crime or illegal activity to please contact them at 662-773-3511. All information will be kept confidential and anonymous.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Presley Announces State’s First Two High-Speed/Broadband Providers Formed by Electric Power Cooperatives Following Passage of “Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act”

Commissioner Likens it to When President Roosevelt Brought Electricity to Rural Mississippi

Tupelo, MS (August 9, 2019) – Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced that Boards of Directors of Tallahatchie Valley Electric Power Association (TV EPA) in Batesville and the Tombigbee Electric Power Association (Tombigbee EPA)in Tupelo have voted and publicly announced that they will form an affiliate company to offer high-speed internet/broadband service to their members and to begin construction on the first phase of construction to offer broadband service to their regions becoming the state’s first two cooperative to begin offering high-speed internet service since the passage of the “Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act” in this year’s legislative session.

“In the last two days, we have begun bridging the digital divide in Mississippi for rural people. I feel as if we are standing at the same point in history as when President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the TVA brought electricity to rural North Mississippi. In the 1930s, Tombigbee and Tallahatchie Electric Power Associations brought the modern technology of that day, electricity, to the rural people who didn’t have it. In these past two days, they are embarking on doing the same for today’s technology, broadband internet service. These actions today will be a turning point in the lives of rural Mississippians and we will look back on this as the turning point in saving rural Mississippi.”

Tombigbee EPA is not affiliated with Tombigbee Electric Cooperative in Alabama, the example many Mississippi EPAs reference when looking to models of power cooperatives offering broadband service.