Monday, May 29, 2017

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Joe Lee & Randy Pierce Book Signing At Library

Good turnout for the Joe Lee/Randy Pierce Mississippi Author event at the Winston County Library on Monday, May 22. (Randy Pierce is standing at the left, Joe Lee is standing next to him. Randy’s new book is The Peter Bay, a John Grisham-type thriller and Joe’s new book is Director’s Cut, the latest installment in his Oakdale, MS suspense/thriller series. (The Oakdale series is a fictitious name for Starkville, MS). Friends of the Library provided a free brown bag lunch for all the participants.

Law Enforcement Remembers Those Lost in Line of Duty

Officers from the Louisville Police Department, the Mississippi Highway Patrol and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics gathered at Memorial Park Cemetery at 2 p.m. on Sunday May 21, 2017. The officers took part in the statewide wreath laying ceremony to honor the lives and careers of local officers killed in the line of duty.

This service honored Trooper Joe Clay (MHP), Agent Hank McLeod (MBN) and officer Darrell Cooper (Louisville Police Department.)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

A & E Insurance Ribbon Cutting

Partnership/Chamber members, city officials, county officials, family and friends attended the ribbon cutting to welcome A & E Insurance to the community on Friday,  May 19, 2017. The business is the newest member to the Chamber of Commerce family and is owned by Mr. Alvin Smith.  A & E Insurance is located at 770 North Court Avenue.

Friday, May 19, 2017

WLCTC Forestry Teams Receive Recognition at State Event

On Friday, May 12th, the Forestry Program from the Winston-Louisville Career & Technology Center competed in the annual FFA State Forestry contest in Ellisville, Mississippi. This event is team-based with individual scores calculated in the areas of: general knowledge examination, forestry tool identification, tree identification, compass and pacing course, and sawlog volume estimation. Two teams represented the WLCTC in the competition. Team A consisted of Braden Estes, RJ Pierce, Jesse Boydstun, & Holland Humphries. This team placed third overall in the state. The members of Team B were Mack Ball, Lance Sanders, Peyton McCool, & Dylan Castle. Team B received the honor of placing in the top ten in the state. The various skills these students acquired through the Forestry program allowed them to represent WLCTC and Winston County well.
Pictured here are Third Place State Winners from Team A: Holland Humphries, Braden Estes, Jesse Boydstun, & not pictured RJ Pierce

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Search Warrant Leads to Drug Arrest

The Winston County Sheriff's Department with assistance from Louisville Police executed a search warrant around 9:30 am on Tuesday, May 16 on a residence in the 200 block of South Water Avenue. The search resulted in the recovery of approximately two pounds of marijuana and a quantity of a drug believed to be ecstasy.

Markuis Davis, age 28 was arrested on the scene and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of a schedule one narcotic with intent to sell. Other charges may be pending.

Ball, Massey Win Louisville Run Off Election

The two remaining city races in the Democratic Primary were decided on Tuesday as incumbent Frances S. Ball defeated challenger Gerald Hayes to retain her Alderman At Large position and Drew Massey defeated Beth Warner Chandler for the Ward One Alderman position. Incumbent Dickie Caperton did not run.

Voter turnout was extremely low. Initial estimates indicate that fewer than 20% of voters participated. In the Alderman At Large race, Ball captured 57% of the 952 votes cast while Massey won with 65.5% of the 296 votes cast in Ward One.

All candidates are unopposed in the upcoming general election. Last night's vote counts included absentee ballots. It will be several days before the vote is certified.

ECCC Baseball Advances to NJCAA Region 23 Tournament

With a sweep over Mississippi Delta Community College May 10 and May 11 in a best-of-three playoff series, the East Central Community College baseball team advances to the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 23 Tournament May 17-20 on the campus of Jones County Junior College in Ellisville.

The Diamond Warriors picked up two run-rule victories over the Trojans in the series. ECCC won game one 10-2 and game two with a 16-7 win at the Clark-Gay Baseball Complex in Decatur.In both games combined, ECCC outhit Mississippi Delta 26-15.