Saturday, October 18, 2014

Goats Grow In Popularity As Farmers Diversify

Goats are growing in popularity among Mississippi livestock producers who have limited acreage or want to diversify their farming business.

“Since 2012, the overall number of meat goats in the southeastern region of the state has increased,” said Mitch Newman, Greene County agricultural agent with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. “More small farmers want to raise livestock to supplement other income, and some landowners have fragmented property, which makes raising cattle unrealistic.”

Compared to cattle, goats that are managed well can thrive on fewer acres, reproduce more quickly and mature faster, Newman said.

Friday, October 17, 2014

County High School Scores

County Finals: Louisville 37 - Aberdeen 6**Winston Ac 19 -
Manchester 21 ** Noxapater 54 - Ethel 16**Nanih Waiya 27 – Sebastopol 20

3 for 4 tonight! Louisville started slow but finished strong over Aberdeen. Noxapater just seems to be getting better and better as they absolutely demolished Ethel. Nanih Waiya had a tough fight but remains undefeated with a win over Sebastopol and Winston dropped a tough, tough one after leading 19-0 over Manchester. Everyone be prepared for Thursday night as cross county rivals, Warriors and Tigers face off in Noxapater.

Leave you with this tonight:What’s Forrest Gump’s computer password?


Thursday, October 16, 2014

LHS Student Excels in TSA

Shaquarius Rayford, 2014-2015  is the Louisville High School TSA
chapter president. TSA (Technology Student Association)  has over 200,000 middle and high school students nationwide aspiring to be future engineers, scientists and technologists.

From district competition to state conference, Shaquarius has won several awards and scholarships in events such as Video Game Design, Engineering Design, and Chapter Team. TSA has taught her to be a confident leader and believe in herself. Living in the new age technical world she will have future challenges to face, but thanks to TSA and its motto: “Learning to Live in a Technical World” she will be prepared.

High School Football Games Friday Night

Here's the rundown on Friday night high school football in Winston County:

  • Louisville will be on the road as they travel to Aberdeen.
  • Noxapater will be on the road as they travel to Ethel.
  • Nanih Waiya hosts Sebastopol for homecoming
  • Winston Academy will host Manchester.
All game times are 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"Stop The Violence Campaign"

Submitted: On behalf of NFusion 7, UTurn and LINK, we are
delighted to invite you to participate in oour "Stop the Violence--Unite the Community" event taking place at the Mississippi National Guard Armory in Starkville,Ms on October 25 at 10 a.m.  The mission of the event is to promote awareness of community resources available to youth to stay on the right track and prevent youth from turning to violence.

NFusion 7, UTurn and LINK are innovative new state-wide projects in Mississippi aimed at linking youth 14-21 with resources in their communities to help them transition into a positive adulthood.  These projects offer a variety of support including assistance with living skills,educational support, mental wellness, employment skills, and cultural enrichment.  NFusion 7, UTurn and LINK offer a novel system of care approach which wraps the youth,family, and community into one.

We hope you can join us on October 25, 2014.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Lakicha Jernigan at 662-773-2600 or email her at

Rays of Hope and Healing Workshop Service Oct 28

On April 28, 2014, God brought our community together when a F-4 tornado tore across 34 miles of our beautiful Winston County.

On the six month anniversary of the tornado, citizens of Winston County will gather together to praise God for bringing us this far.  We will recieve strength,courage, and hope to continue healing our hearts,our homes and our beloved community.

On Tuesday, October 28, the Rays of Hope and Healing Workshop Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. at South Louisville Baptist Church, 933 South Church Avenue, Louisville, Ms. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend this community-wide service.  We will honor the memory of those we loved and lost in the storm. We will hear God's powerful word and be inspired by special music. Through our recovery we will create something strong and beautiful together.

Let the Light of Christ shine on us so that we may keep going, keep healing, and keep helping each other.

Paint Sale At Bennett's Do It Center!

Through The Month Of October!!

  Benjamin Moore, And Do It Best Best Look Paints 30% Off!! 


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.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pet of The Week

This is Janie.  She is spayed and is a lab/hound mix. She is housebroken, playful, and loves back scratches.  Come by the Louisville Animal Shelter today and check out all the animals that are ready for adoption. The shelter is located on 110 Thompson Street or call Barbara at 662-705-0398. Thank you.

Monday, October 13, 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:

Kirk Sisson

Winston Academy
Logan Webb

Tyler Miles
Strong Safety

Nanih Waiya
Jamarlo Smith
Senior Running Back
& Defensive End #3

Weather Update as of 1:15 pm - 10-13-14

According to the National Weather Service -  SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS can be expected this afternoon in central Ms. -- mainly between 3:00 pm and 10:00pm as a squall line pushes through the area. Damaging winds are possible in excess of 60 mph. There are chances of tornado activity and hail.
Many area schools have dismissed early as a precaution as storm activity could possibly hit areas near normal school dismissal times. These include all public schools in Winston Couny as well as Winston Academy.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for weather updates throughout the day.

LMSD Schools Dismiss Early Today!!

Attention!!LMSD Schools will be dismissed today at 12:30  due to risk of bad weather. Pre- K students will be dismissed at 12:00. All after school activities have been canceled for Monday, October 13, 2014.

Louisville Fire Department Responds to Commercial Building Fire on S. Church

The Louisville Fire Department responded to the scene of a fire at a commercial property in the100 block of South Church Avenue around 9:15 this morning (Oct 13)  A blaze was extinguished in the rest room area.

 An employee of the business indicated that the fire started from a lit cigar in the restroom area of the property now used for carwash and detailing. Damage appears to be limited to the restroom and/or smoke damage.

Utility Deposit Waiver for Domestic Violence Victims Now in Effect

Jackson, Mississippi (October 10, 2014) Mississippians who are victims of domestic violence can receive additional relief to help them flee from violent homes and dangerous situations. A new Public Service Commission rule which requires utilities to postpone collecting initial deposits for sixty days for certified victims of domestic violence goes into effect today. The rule, authored by Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley, is modeled after similar measures in Louisiana and Texas.

“This is a monumental day for those who struggle to leave a violent situation. These deposit waivers provide real assistance for real people. Our purpose today is to get the word out to those who are financially trapped in a violent home that some additional help is out there and that one more hurdle to leaving a situation of domestic violence has been taken away” Presley said.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

What Channels will the Auburn -MSU Game Be On?

Due to technical difficulties, the local CBS afilliate, WCBI in Columbus is off the air. This has created quite a concern locally about the broadcast of the MSU- Auburn Football game scheduled for 2:30 pm today. WCBI is not expected to be back on the air by game time. Here's what we know at this time:

WCBI has worked a deal with satellite and at least some cable providers to broadcast the game. We are uncertain at this time which channels will carry the game for each provider. Major sattelite providers in our area include Directv and Dish network. These providers have nationwide CBS affiliates available. At this time I do not have the channel numbers but a quick search should be easy to complete.

We are uncertain as to cable providers such as Metrocast but will keep you updated as we find out more,. WCBI is currently not responding to phone calls.

Friday, October 10, 2014

County High School Finals

County Finals: Louisville 52 - S. Pontotoc 0 **  Nanih Waiya 49 - W. Lowndes 34   ** Pelahatchie 47 -  Noxapater 14  ** Tri-County 56, Winston Academy 21

Winston County goes 50/50 tonight. Louisville took off and never looked back for a big homecoming win. Nanih Waiya had a scare in the 1st half but took control in the 2nd half to remain undefeated on the season. Noxapater fought hard in the 1st half but a young team couldn’t hang with an experienced Pelahatchie team and Winston Academy fought hard early but Tri-County was too much for another young team.. Leave you tonight with this:

A young man was interviewing for a job as a police officer, "What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?"

He said, "Call for backup."

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High School Football Tonight!!

Lots of home games on tap this evening as all the public schools host tonight's games. Here's the rundown:

  • Louisville hosts South Pontotoc for homecoming.
  • Noxapater comes off a bye week to host Pelahatchie.
  • Nanih Waiya welcomes West Lowndes
  • Winston Academy will be on the road as they travel to Tri-County
All game times are 7:00 pm. Temperatures  should be in the mid 60's with overcast skies and a 30% chance of rain.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Louisville Alderman Consider Discounted Building Permits

City of Louisville officials are expected to approve a 20% discount
in city building permits for those affected by the April 28th tornado. The 20% discount would be retroactive to the first permits issued after the tornadobut would only apply to properties and individuals who are rebuilding and repairing storm damage.

The board chose to hold off on the vote until all information could be gathered relating to already issued permits.   Individuals who have previously been issued building permits and who qualify,  will receive a refund.  The City is working on the preparation of a list of qualifying permit holders.

If the changes pass at the next Board of Alderman meeting, future permit holders will see a 20% reduction in the permit amount, but again this will only be for properties that are being rebuilt or repaired due to the tornado damage.  There is some questioning concerning the wording of the order and whether permits thafor electrical,plumbing, connection fee, etc. are to be included.

Veterans Harvest Festival Set for Nov 1

Mark November 1 on your calendars for a day of celebration, recognition and fun as Winston County celebrates the 2014 Veterans' Harvest Festival. The day will be filled with events highlighted by the Veterans Parade and program at 11:00 am as area veterans march down Main Street to South Columbus.

The day kicks off with a 5K Color Run starting at 7 am and a Veteran's Brunch sponsored by the Louisville Pilot Club at 9 am.

There will be arts and crafts vendors from 8 am til 3 pm on South Columbus Avenue and entertainment by the ECCC Collegians from 12:00 til 1:00 pm.

Saturday Special at Bennett's Do-It Center!!

SATURDAY ONLY!! 10% Off All Sporting Goods at Bennett's Do It Center in Louisville, open 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

Decoding Dyslexia Documentary Shown on 10/14

Decoding Dyslexia-Ms will be in Louisville on Tuesday, 10/14 to present an educational documentary about dyslexia and a question and answer session at Northgate Cinema. All LMSD personnel, board members, and Head Start have been invited to attend.

 On Wednesday, 10/15, the Mayor and City Officials have agreed to "Light it up RED" at City Hall and the Courthouse that night in support of dyslexia awareness and the 1 in 5 that are affected by this disability. Both buildings will be lit up with red lights. This event is going on all over the country on 10/15 .

There will also be red bows on all the light posts on Main Street for the entire week next week in support of Dyslexia awareness. All schools and city employees have been encouraged to wear red on that day, along with numerous other businesses that are participating.