Thursday, October 30, 2014

Exxon/Cock of the Walk Ribbon Cutting

Local officials and Chamber members attended the ribbon cutting for Exxon/Cock of the Walk October 29, at 11:00 p.m. Local Joy Clark is now the new manager of Exxon. A few of the attendees enjoyed a delicious lunch after the ribbon cutting.

Sheriff's Office Investigating a Rash of Burglaries

The Winston County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a rash of burglaries that have occurred over the past few days. Sheriff’s investigators are investigating 7 burglaries that have occurred since Sunday night. 

 One residence that entry was made into was occupied by an 84 year old woman. No harm was done to her as the suspect fled from the residence. Items such as laptop computers, televisions, jewelry and guns were taken. 

 If anyone has any information pertaining to these burglaries please call the Winston County Sheriff at (662) 773-5881 or Crimestoppers at(662) 773-9999.

Crimestoppers Asking for Assistance with Eiland School Burglaries

The Louisville Police Department and Winston County
CrimeStoppers are asking for your assistance in the following ongoing investigations:

On October 8, 2014, Louisville PD responded to Eiland Middle School to find that the 5th grade hall had been vandalized and several items taken. Entry was made on the north entry of the alternative/5th grade hall. Items taken include:

Come Be A Part Of The 2014 Veterans Harvest Festival--Nov. 1

On Saturday, November 1, 2014 we will celebrate our Veterans and the sacrifices they gave to insure our freedoms.

The day will be filled with events highlighted by the Veterans Parade and program.  Let's show our appreciation and support to our Veterans by being on Main Street at 11:00 a.m. cheering them on as they walk or ride down to South Columbus Avenue.

Below is the itinerary of events for the day:

Winston County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda Available

The Winston County Board of Supervisors Meeting is now a available click on the link for more information.

Sixteen to Twenty One? - Not in School?- Looking for a Job?

If you are 21 or younger, not in school and searching for
employment, there may be a program to get your foot in the door and get paid in the process. The Counseling to Career Out of School Job Training Program is a federally funded program that gives youth an opportunity to train for a job and prove themselves on the job at no cost to an employer. Here's the details:

There are 20 slots available in Winston County and only a few have been filled for the Fall. Youth must be 21 years old or younger and not currently enrolled in school. ( You may be in GED classes) This includes those who dropped out before getting their high school diploma, those who got their diploma but did not attend college, those with some college or those with associate degrees who have had trouble finding a job.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cochran Makes a Campaign Stop in Louisville

As Tuesday's election approaches, incumbent U.S. Senator made a campaign stop in Louisville today. Cochran met with supporters and local officials on Main Street in the showroom of Winston Furniture.

Mayor Will Hill took the opportunity to thank the Senator for his support during the storm recovery in the area.

What's on the Ballot in Next Tuesday's General Election?

Most residents are familiar with the U.S.Senate race that matches
incumbent Republican Thad Cochran against Democratic challenger Travis Childers and the U.S. House of Representative race for the 1st Congressional District but there are a number of other elected positions on the ballot for Tuesday, November 4.

In addition to unopposed Judge positions in the Court of Appeals, Circuit and Chancery Courts, there will be a new LMSD School Board member from District Two as Mark Dillard and Jerry Hemphill seek to fill the position currently occupied by Bobby Moody who is not seeking re-election.

Also on the ballot is a Ms. Constitutional Amendment that seeks to establish hunting and fishing as a constitutional right within the state. This amendment was prompted to oppose pressure from some animal rights groups in the state and across the country. Seventeen other states have some form of constitutional guarantee.

A sample ballot is shown below:

Documentary on MPB - Mississippi By Storm

Last night's (Tuesday) documentary aired on Mississippi Public Broadcasting relating to the tornadoes across the state on April 28. The video can be seen online below or on Youtube.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fresh Markets Athlete of the Week

The Fresh Market Grill is sponsoring "Athletes of the Week" during high school football season. Let's recognize these young men for their outstanding performances on the gridiron!!

Fresh Market Grill's Athletes of the Week:

Corey McCullough
Field Goal kicker,
Punter and kick off man

Winston Academy
Logan Webb
Quarter Back

Nanih Waiya
Jamarlo Smith
Senior Running Back/Defensive End

Vonta Woods
Running Back

Register To Win!!!




To Enter, Complete The Official Entry Form Found In Your Catalog Mailing And Then Submit Your Completed Entry To Bennett's Do It Center Or Fill Out Entry Form In Store And Drop In Sweepstakes Receptacle. Must Be 18 Years Or Older To Enter. Giveaway Ends November 15, 2014. Limit One Entry Per Household Per Day.

What's Happening This Week in Winston County

Lots going on in Winston County this week!!. Tonight (Tuesday) "Rays of Hope" Service at South Louisville Baptist to mark six months since the April tornado. The service will be a praise service and to remember those lost in the storm. Time is 6:30 pm and all are welcome.

There will be an open house at Legion State Park on Thursday to celebrate the completion of the rebuild of the picnic pavillion at the Park. The structure has been restored with historical accuracy and is a fine example of craftsmanship. The public is invited and the time is 11:00 am.

The Extension Office will hold a Basic Landscape class on Thursday at 6:00 pm. To sign up, contact the Extension office at 773-3091.

There are several "Trunk or Treats" planned including Evergreen Church on Thursday at 5:30 pm. Check with your local churches for more info.

Friday brings a Halloween Festival at Dean Park from 3:30 to 5:30. Lots of fun planned. Bring a non-perishable food item.

Saturday is a big day in Louisville as we honor our Veterans with the Veterans' Harvest Festival. There will also be a 5K Run/Walk. We'll have more details coming up later today.

Saturday night features a benefit concert by the Reed Brothers at Wess Chapel Baptist Church at 7:00 pm. Love offerings are accepted with proceeds going toward rebuilding the playground.

And don't forget to "fall back" on Saturday night as Daylight Savings Time ends.

Information on all these events can be found on the Local Events page of WinstonWeb and on our calendar.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Louisville, MS Resident Graduates from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute

Emmitsburg, MD- William King graduated from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Emergency Management Basic Academy at the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) on September 18, 2014. EMI has created the National Emergency Basic Academy to produce a comprehensive curriculum that provides the foundational knowledge and skills needed to support the unpredictable challenges in the field of emergency management. Additionally, for those who are new to emergency management or for those who are transferring from another profession, this Academy provides a unique opportunity to build camaraderie and establish professional contacts.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Recent AL Weather Radar Oddity was Mayfly Swarm

Southern storms mean a lot of unusual things show up on weather radar, but swarming insects usually are not the first thing that come to mind.

Jason Simpson, chief meteorologist at WHNT-TV in Huntsville, Alabama and a 2001 geosciences graduate of Mississippi State University, noticed some trends on live radar Sept. 4 that made him and other professionals wonder if they were seeing insects. Colored areas that typically indicated precipitation appeared on screen on a sunny day.

“Based on radar returns, there was a high concentration of some type of flying insects showing up over north Alabama,” Simpson said. “They appeared to be radar-reflective insect swarms.”

He said weather radar often captures patterns that have nothing to do with precipitation. Weather radar can differentiate between precipitation and other things in the air.

Friday, October 24, 2014

High School Football Finals

County Finals: Louisville 31, Kemper 24*** Canton 38, Winston Academy 7*** Nanih Waiya 42, Noxapater 14

Exciting night of high school football in Louisville tonight!! The Wildcats made a great comeback and win in the final seconds against divisional opponent, Kemper County. Winston Academy suffers another loss at the hands of Canton. On Thursday night, Nanih Waiya took it across the swamp to defeat Noxapater and remain undefeated.

Note: Great job by Corey McCullough as he kicks 3 field goals including a 47 yarder.

Leave you tonight with this one: What do you do if you make a mistake carving your pumpkin?

Take it to a pumpkin patch!!

Ya’ll have a great weekend. Enjoy the Whitehall Bazaar in the morning and head down to Nanih Waiya for a great time at the NW Festival!!

Woodmen of the World Plants Trees at Dean Park Oct 28

On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 4:00 p.m., the local Modern Woodmen of America Youth Service Club will plant trees in Dean Park, 3350 HWY 15 South, Louisville, MS. This will be the 6 Month Recovery Celebration. On April 28, 2014, Winston County was devastated by an EF 4 tornado during which Dean Park lost most of its beautiful pine trees of which some were 100 feet tall and 100 years old. These youth will plant trees in celebration of the 6 Months.

The goals of the Modern Woodmen of America Youth Service Club are to beautify the community and to help the environment by “digging in” and planting trees at every opportunity. This will be a great opportunity for the community to join in this celebration and further help Dean Park with its recovery efforts. Miss Ruth’s Babies’ Concession Stand will be opened for refreshments. This concession stand is a memorial mural for Ruth Eichelberger Bennett, daycare owner, who died during this tornado while clutching 4 year old Ashtyn Mitchell who recently celebrated her 5th birthday.

Please join your local Modern Woodmen of America Youth Service Club at Dean Park and have fun by planting trees on October 28, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

Contact Club Leader, Jean Harper, 662.773-3091 for further information.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

God's Pit Crew Volunteering in Louisville After April 28 Tornado

Like a swarm of busy bees, volunteers with God's Pit Crew are in
the process of constructing a home on McCullough Rd.   As many as 50 volunteers are working at any given time to construct the home with plans to have it ready for occupancy in as little as two weeks. These pictures show crews in action and the status of the home as of Thursday, October 23.

God's Pit Crew is a non-profit faith base group of volunteers who serve others during times of need and disaster. They are based in Danville, Virginia.

The crew was here after the storm and have since returned to construct the home of Randy and Diane Hodges.

More information on God's Pit Crew and the construction process of this home in Louisville can be seen on their website at  Day to day photographs chronicling the progress of the  home can be seen on the God's Pit Crew facebook page.

ECCC Receives $2.5 Million Grant for Workforce Training

 East Central Community College was recently awarded a $2.5
million grant to provide workforce training opportunities in Winston County, one of the College’s five support counties.

ECCC is among 270 community colleges nationwide and the first announced Mississippi community college to receive the grant, which is provided by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program and co-administered by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education. The announcement was made Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, by Vice President Joe Biden.

ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart said the College applied for the $2,499.950 grant in response to the unemployment rate and the number of dislocated workers in Winston County.

ECCC Hosts JUCO Basketball Jamboree

A full day of men’s basketball competition is scheduled Saturday,
October 25, 2014, when East Central Community College hosts a men’s basketball jamboree in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education on the Decatur campus.

The pre-season contests get under way at 9 a.m. with East Central and Marion Military battling on the hardwood. Holmes Community College and Jones County Junior College meet at 11 a.m., followed by the Jones County and Marion Military matchup at 1 p.m. East Central and Holmes are featured at 3 p.m., and the Warriors take on Tougaloo College at 5 p.m. to conclude competition.

Nanih Waiya vs.Noxapater

The trash talking has begun as one of the biggest in-county rivalries in the state will take place tonight at 7 p.m. Nanih Waiya travels across the swamp to Noxapater as the Warriors take on the Tigers. The undefeated Warriors of Nanih Waiya will have a tough time against a surging Noxapater team.  The game can be heard on WLSM radio 107.1 and for those outside of the area, Winston Web News will have game updates  throughout the evening.  Game time is 7 p.m. and the weather looks great.