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Friday, May 27, 2016

Alison Buehler Holds Book Talk & Signing

(l-r) Gerri Clark, Wanda Hunter and Barbara Howell talk with Starkville author Alison Buehler.

Starkville, MS author Alison Buehler recently held a book talk and book signing at the Winston County Library. In her new book, Rethinking Women’s Health: A Guide To Wellness, she addresses many health issues suffered by women and simple, healthy ways to overcome them. She suffered from many health issues for over twenty years, and through lots of online research, reaching out to other women, and being her own advocate, she is finally well. “She is so inspiring,” says librarian Beth Edwards. “Everyone enjoyed her talk and learned so much from her. We hope she’ll keep writing and come back again!”

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Public Urged to Attend Memorial Day Service - May 30

There will be a service held on Monday, May 30 on the front lawn
Scene from 2015 Service
of the Winston County Courthouse at 8:00 am. This Memorial Service will be to honor and remember those fallen soldiers who gave their live in the line of duty for their country.

There will be a raising and lowering of the flag to half mass followed by a prayer and an honor guard. Mrs. Joan Agent will read a history of Memorial Day.

Those who gather are asked to bring loose flowers to be placed at the base of the Monument to Fallen Winston County Servicemen located at the entrance of the Courthouse. Please do not bring vases or containers.

“Taps” will be played to end the ceremony. Please make an effort to attend and show your love, respect and appreciation for those who paid the ultimate price for their country.

2016 Acreage Reporting Dates - FSA

In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all
producers are encouraged to visit the Winston County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline.

July 15, 2016: is the acreage reporting date for all Spring Seeded crops.
The following exceptions apply to the above acreage reporting dates:

If the crop has not been planted by the above acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 15 calendar days after planting is completed.

If a producer acquires additional acreage after the above acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 30 calendars days after purchase or acquiring the lease. Appropriate documentation must be provided to the county office.

If a perennial forage crop is reported with the intended use of “cover only,” “green manure,” “left standing,” or “seed,” then the acreage must be reported by July 15th.

The Winston County FSA Office is located at 218 S. Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS 39339
Phone: 662-773-2207
Fax: 844-325-7006

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


This years Red Hills Festival in Downtown Louisville kicks off on Friday, May 27th - Here's some important info and schedules!!


 Friday night entertainment starts at 7:00 pm located behind the Winston County Courthouse on Park and Court Street. Kicks off with Paul Wells and headlined by Scott McQuaig and the TomCats. Come join us for a little Country and Blues!! Need more info! - click here 

Also on Friday Night , the carnival will be in town. Rides and games available starting Friday on Court Street just behind the 1st Baptist Church.

And you never know – some of our vendors may be ready for business!!


8:00 am - The Junior Auxiliary of Louisville will be hosting the 7th Annual Red Hills Festival 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 8:00 AM. The run will start on North Columbus – Sign in across from Post Office – Need more info – click here

8:50 am – Welcome by Mayor Will Hill, Invocation, Pledge and National Anthem – on the stage on S. Columbus Ave.

9:00 am – Entertainment begins - for a full schedule click here

(Close to our own heart , Winston Web News’ very own Tracy McCully will be singing some old favorites that you can sing along to – starting at 9:30)

10:00 AM - Jr . Auxiliary Awards from the 5K Run/Walk on stage.

10:00 am – 2nd Annual Red Hills Pet Show for ages 6-14 starts behind the Chamber of Commerce/Library. For more details – click here

11:30 am – Local folks gather for a group picture in front of the Presbyterian Church on S. Columbus for the annual Homecoming Photo!!

ALL DAY: - Don’t miss the Homecoming Tent on South Columbus and bring your photos, yearbooks and memorabilia to share. Who knows you just might see an old friend or two.

RED HILLS CAR SHOW – one of the best shows in the area – located in the 1st Baptist Church parking lot. Registration begins at 8:00 am til 11:00 am and awards given at 3:00 pm. If you need more info on this – contact the Chamber at 662-773-3921 or Jerry
at 662-803-4205.

Here are some important rules and information:

· Due to safety concerns, the Red Hills Festival Committee is asking folks not to bring their pets inside the festival perimeter on Friday and Saturday. This consists of South Columbus, Park Street, the carnival area and the Red Hills Car Show. The safety of your animals and festival go-ers is the main concern.

· Street barriers will be placed at the following locations -
S. Columbus and Main -(by monument)
Park Street and S. Church
S Court and Main (by courthouse)
S. Columbus and Academy (end of boulevard)
S. Court and Academy (behind 1st Baptist)

· The Festival area will be closed to all vehicle traffic during the Festival. Vendors will be allowed into the area before and after to set up and take down their booths.

Here is a map of the festival and events- you can download to your phone or print by clicking here.

Come out and enjoy – support your community and lets make this the best Red Hills Festival ever!!!

Mayhem in the Magnolia State Set for Saturday - May 28 at Louisville Coliseum

Louisville's own - 'The Outlaw" J.D. McKay
Mayhem in the Magnolia State comes to the Louisville Coliseum on Saturday May 28th at 6:30 p.m. It will be the pro wrestling event of the year for the state of Mississippi.

The wrestling extravaganza began as a benefit for the legendary pro wrestler James Harris "Kamala the Ugandan Giant" and Bobby “Pork Chop” Cash, but it grew into a tribute to all pro wrestlers who have chosen to make Mississippi their home.

"Pork Chop" Cash
In addition to “Kamala and Pork Chop” other legends being recognized include legendary ladies champion Anne Casey, Jack Curtis Jr.( Vicksburg), downtown Bruno (Walls), Brickhouse Brown(Jackson), Kenny Massey(Utica) and King Cobra(Tchula).

All these legends will be recognized and honored at Mayhem and many will be in attendance. The card itself will open up with an “Open Door” Battle Royal with the winner to face the Pride/ EGO heavyweight champion "The Nightmare called Jeremiah" later in the event. The main feature of the event will be an eight team “Legends” tag team tournament featuring the best Indy talent in the state.

Also, Louisville’s own “The Outlaw” JD McKay will team with “Brother” Heaven Lee Love and The Rainbow Warrior and a special six man tag team bout.

Plus, in a challenge match "The Lord Humongous" will face any opponent brave enough to step up and take on the challenge.

There will be 11 big matches in all. Advanced “Golden Circle” tickets and ringside tickets are available from Doug McKay at The Fresh Market Grill on South Church Avenue. You can also call him at 662-803-1963.

“On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” Summer Library Program

The Winston County Library is getting ready for three different reading programs for children and teens. “The theme for this summer is focused on sports and healthy activities, and we have some great programs lined up that will be lots of fun.,” said librarian Beth Edwards. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Louisville Police Respond to Home Invasion on Tuesday Morning

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 24, the Louisville Police Department responded to a 911 call in the 1000 block of North Columbus Avenue. Officers arrived on the scene almost immediately and found that the front door of the residence had been kicked in.

Upon talking with the occupant of the home, it was determined that a black male in a white T-shirt and jeans had kicked in the front door of the home and had taken a Ruger 9-millimeter semi-automatic pistol, $160 in change and the property owner's driver's license and credit cards.

The female occupant of the home did struggle with the perpetrator and suffered some minor scratches and bruises, but did not require medical care. The Louisville Police Department is asking anyone who has any information concerning this crime, please contact the Department at 662-773-3511 or the Winston County Crime Stoppers at 662-773-9999.