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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Town & Country Garden Club Display at the Winston County Library

The Town & Country Garden Club has a display at the Winston County Library throughout the month of January. It is a Garden Information Center and is filled with great information on all aspects of gardening from planting, pruning, selecting plants, pests, mulching and much more. All brochures are free to the public. Pictured here are (l-r) Club President Marie Shaw and Vice President Diane Luke.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Ribbon Cutting for Red Caboose Cork & Bottle

Partnership/Chamber members, city officials, family and friends attended the ribbon cutting and grand opening of Red Caboose Cork & Bottle in Louisville on Friday, January 18, 2019. The business is located at 1557 West Main Street and is owned and operated by Smith Ashley. 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Fortnightly Club hosts Sharon Dollarhide

Fortnightly Club hosted Sharon Dollarhide from the Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board this past week. She presented the book, “A Time To Honor: Vietnam War 50th Commemoration” to the Winston County Library. Pictured (l-r) JoAnn Brandt, Fortnightly Club member; Sharon Dollarhide and Winston County Librarian Beth Edwards. “We are so honored to be presented with this book,” said Edwards. “Sharon is doing wonderful work throughout our Congressional District for our veterans. I congratulate the Fornightly Club for highlighting her work and the work of the Mississippi Veterans Affairs”.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

LMSD Recognizes Teachers of the Year

Pictured l to r: Jenni Lee, Jenny Ming, Jessica Bonkowski, Penny Stalcup, Cylesha Hopkins, Jimmy Rushing and Gewndolyn Jordan.

In their board meeting on Tuesday night, the administration and the trustees of the Louisville Municipal School District recognized the 2018-2019 Teachers of the Year from each school in the district. Teachers are honored for their work and efforts throughout the school year. LMSD Teachers of the Year include:

Fair Elementary - Jenni Lee
Louisville Elementary - Jessica Bonkowski
Eiland Middle School - Cylesha Hopkins
Louisville High School - Gwendolyn Jordan
Nanih Waiya - Jenny Ming
Noxapater - Penny Stalcup
WLCTC - Jimmy Rushing
District Teacher of the Year - Penny Stalcup

Internet Access Expansion Bill Passes House of Representatives

Legislation expanding broadband access has passed the Mississippi House of Representatives by a vote of 115-3. House Bill 366, also referred to as the Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act, allows electric power cooperatives across the state to offer high-speed internet service to its customers. 

“This is a historic step to help the citizens of Mississippi. The House has worked in a bipartisan way to change the law and that change will help shape the future of our state for generations to come,” said Commissioner Presley. “I want to particularly thank Speaker Gunn, Chairman Beckett, and the entire membership of the House of Representatives for getting this passed.”

Commissioner Presley has been a champion of expanding high-speed internet access across Mississippi. Current state law prohibits rural electric cooperatives from providing internet service, although no such law exists anywhere else in America. Currently, 107 rural electric cooperatives are providing internet service across the country, including in all of the states bordering Mississippi.

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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ECCC Basketball Teams Swept by Co-Lin at Home

EC’s KeiMoya Walker vs. Co-Lin
The teams from Copiah-Lincoln came into Brackeen-Wood Gym in Decatur and left with a pair of basketball wins over East Central Community College in MACJC South Division action Monday, Jan. 14.
Trailing by 13 points entering the final period, the East Central Lady Warriors made a furious comeback before falling to the Co-Lin Lady Wolves 72-69.
In the men’s action, the Co-Lin Wolves came out on top 78-74 in a physical game that was close throughout.

The ECCC Lady Warriors fell to 10-2 overall with the loss and 1-2 in MACJC South Division play. The Lady Wolves improved to 11-1 and 2-1.

The East Central Warriors are now 7-5 on the season and 0-3 in league play. The Co-Lin Wolves improved to 8-4 and 1-2.

Lady Warrior freshman guard Jariyah Covington of Starkville led all scorers in the women’s game with 20 points. She also recorded five rebounds. Sophomore forward Whitney Waters of Heidelberg had 11 points and five steals in the game for East Central, and while sophomore forward Sharan Turner (Gonzales, La., East Ascension) scored 14 points, pulled down five rebounds, and had a pair of blocks. Sophomore guard Breanna Riley of Gulfport had a game-high nine assists.

East Central led 17-13 after the first period, before Co-Lin surged ahead 36-28 at the half. The Lady Warriors would win the fourth period 28-18, but it was not enough to overcome the Co-Lin lead. East Central shot just 38 percent from the floor for the game, while the Lady Wolves shot 54 percent.

The ECCC Warriors placed four players in double figures in the four-point loss to the Co-Lin Wolves.
EC’s JaQuarius Smith vs. Co-Lin

Freshman guard Nick Preyer (Mobile, Ala., Leflore) led East Central for the second straight contest, scoring 17 points before fouling out. Sophomore guard Roti Ware of Morton contributed 14 points, while freshman forwards Dontavious Smith of Terry and JaQuarius Smith of Noxubee County and 11 and 10, respectively. Dontavious Smith had a game-high 11 rebounds.

There were a total of 55 personal fouls called in the game, with two players fouling out for each team. The teams combined to shoot 64 free throws.

The ECCC Warriors and Lady Warriors will hit the road to face Jones College in Ellisville in games set for 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17.

Meridian Community College makes a trip to Decatur for games in Brackeen-Wood Gym at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22.