Thursday, September 18, 2014

Halftime Ceremony for Coach Matthew “Bud” Turner

All friends, former athletes, and students of Matthew “Bud” Turner are invited to join Coach Turner and family on the field during the halftime ceremony Friday October 3, 2014 at Winston Academy. Coach Turner will be presented an appreciation plaque and WA shirt sponsored by the Winston Academy booster club. This will also be time for all former players and students to say a personal thank you to the man that touched so many lives through an exemplary example.

Twitter Can Show Wide Range of Activities at Winston-Louisville Career Tech Center

All of the schools in the Louisville Municipal School District are
participating in social media and active websites to keep students and parents up to date. Twitter plays an important role as administrators and teachers can easily and quickly post classroom activities, special events and information for any that follow their Twitter accounts.

Those who do not use Twitter can glean information from the school's website and from re-tweets and posts on WinstonWebNews but often miss many of the day to day activities.

For those who do not follow the schools on twitter or simply do not have twitter accounts, we are posting just a few examples from the Winston-Louisville Career Technical Center and a list of twitter accounts to follow.

Medical Foundation Receives $1.0 Million for Hospital Damaged by April Tornado

Press Release:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.)
Officials visit WMC after tornado  damage
today said a $1.0 million federal grant has been awarded to support medical service delivery in tornado-damaged Louisville and Winston County.


Cochran was informed Wednesday that the Winston County Medical Foundation has been awarded a $1,093,074 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for costs associated with the temporary relocation of the Winston Medical Center and the temporary facility to house its healthcare functions. The medical center sustained heavy damage during the tornado that hit Louisville on April 28.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Speaker Philip Gunn to Visit Louisville to Host Ms Solutions - An Ideas Tour

Jackson, MS—For the third year in a row, Speaker of the House
Philip Gunn will host a series of non-partisan town hall meetings around Mississippi for his MS Solutions—an Ideas Tour. Speaker Gunn will make various stops around the state during the week of September 22, 2014. Gunn is expected to host  a meeting in Louisville on September 24 at 1:00 pm at Louisville City Hall.

EMCC Offers Free GED Practice Test Event

COUNTDOWN TO LAUNCH

What: Free GED practice tests, plus the opportunity to earn vouchers to take the official GED free of charge. The fee for the official GED test is $120.

When: Monday, Sept. 22 to Friday, Oct. 3

Where: EMCC’s Golden Triangle, Scooba, Lion Hills, West Point and Macon locations

Questions: Call (662) 243-1985 or email launchpad@eastms.edu.

EMCC LAUNCH PAD OFFERS FREE GED PRACTICE TESTS, VOUCHERS FOR FREE GED TESTS!

WWII WarBirds Coming To The Louisville Airport!

A once in a lifetime opportunity for Winston County residents is rapidly approaching. On Saturday, September 27th of this year, a rare collection of airplanes that won the air war for the Allied Forces in WWII is coming to our local airport. Starting at 9 a.m., legendary P51 fighters, a F4U Corsair, the CAF Devil Dog Squadron’s B25 bomber and other vintage aircraft will be on the tarmac at Louisville-Winston County Airport.

VETERANS HARVEST FESTIVAL Set for Nov 1

This year, instead of the Stew Stomp, we are having the Inaugural Veterans Harvest Festival which we are extremely excited about!  The festival is Saturday, November 1st, and will begin at 8AM and will run until 3PM.  We will have arts and crafts, a Veterans Brunch, the Veterans Parade, and a Veterans program.  Arts and Crafts vendors along with Civic Groups are asked to be a part of the festival.  Registration forms may be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce or one can call 773-3921 to have one mailed.   We will also have a 5K Color Run, sponsored by the Fireman’s Association.  The festival will also have entertainment and an auction.  The auction will benefit Winston Strong.  For any merchant wishing to donate, please contact the Chamber of Commerce and ask for Linda Skelton or Frankie Sullivan.  We also would like the vendors to donate an item for our auction.  The only food to be sold will be from Civic Groups, i.e. church groups, school groups, etc.  Please contact the office for a registration form and booth information.  Electricity can be provided for an extra $15.  Please specify, on the registration form, that electricity needs to be provided.  We are excited about this year’s event and hope that everyone turns out and participates.  Only through participation, sponsorship and donations can we make this festival and Veterans program a success.  We would like to personally thank all the merchants, civic groups and vendors for your participation!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fresh Market Grill's Athletes 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!!

Nanih Waiya
Sophomore QuarterBack
Ben Cumberland

Noxapater
Vonte Woods

Winston Academy
Sam Ferguson
Line Backer

Louisville High
Rod Jackson
Corner Back

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE FOR A PROPOSED HOUSING PLAN FOR LOUISVILLE, MISSISSIPPI

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of Louisville, Mississippi will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 5:30 PM in the auditorium in the Louisville City Hall, at 200 South Church Street, Louisville, MS.  The purpose of the Public Hearing is to receive public comments regarding a proposed housing development plan at Academy Park in the City of Louisville, Mississippi.  This public hearing will be held for the specific purpose of informing the public of the proposed plans for housing development and to offer the opportunity for inspection of the plan, the plan map and the supporting documentation.

The proposed plan may be viewed at the Louisville City Hall from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Tuesday, September 23, and Wednesday, September 24, 2014.  Written comments can be mailed to: City of Louisville, P.O. Drawer 510, Louisville, Mississippi 39339.  Written comments received by the City of Louisville prior to the public hearing date will be acknowledged and shall become a part of the public record.  All comments shall be available for public inspection.

Supervisors Meet with FEMA/Discuss Hiring Policies and Partial Tax Payments

The Winston County Supervisors held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, September 15th and reconciliation of projects and FEMA reimbursements were a major topic. FEMA representatives were able to sign off on 4 projects related to recovery and expenses due to the April 28 tornado. These included:

· Debris removal at the Teeters facility necessary for the mobile hospital placement at $676952.76

· Protective measures costs of $172,329.51

· Rebuild costs for Buildings K & L at the Teeters facility in excess of $6 millions dollars each. These costs may change as the County hires an architectural and engineering firm to estimate costs further.

The Board also heard from Carolyn Hampton who raised questions about the County’s hiring policies – specifically about job postings. Hampton asked if there was a standardized policy that would allow the public to be aware of job opportunities.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Biggest Show in the Woods - Set for Sept 19-20

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- The newest technology and machinery
used to advance the South’s timber industry will be demonstrated Sept. 19-20 at the Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show.

The event will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Held at the John W. Starr Memorial Forest off of Highway 25 south of Starkville, the show is sponsored by Mississippi State University’s College of Forest Resources, Hatton-Brown Publishers Inc., the Mississippi Loggers Association and the Mississippi Forestry Association.

City of Louisville Meeting Agenda Now Online

The agenda for the City of Louisville Board of Aldermen meeting scheduled for September 16 is now available online on the City's website - to view the agenda - click here

Devil Dog B25 Flights at Louisville-Winston Airport - Sept 27


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Winston Co. Supervisor Agenda for Sept 15

The agenda for the Winston County Board of Supervisors' September 15 meeting is available for viewing on line on the County's website. - The Supervisors meet each 1st and 3rd Monday  at 9:00 am in the Winston County Courthouse. To be placed on the agenda or for more information, contact the Winston County Chancery Clerk. To view the agenda - click here.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

ECCC Wall O’ Sound Band to ‘Rock’ in 2014

Another entertaining halftime performance is scheduled by the East Central Community College Wall O’ Sound Marching Band during the 2014 football season, according to Hunter Corhern, now in his third year as director of bands.

Corhern said the 175 talented musicians will perform several selections by the rock band Queen, as part of this year’s halftime show, titled “We Will Rock You.”

Friday, September 12, 2014

High School Football Results

Finals: Philadelphia 21 - Louisville 17** Oak Hill 14 Winston Ac 0** Nanih Waiya 49 - East Oktibbeha 0** French Camp 14 – Noxapater 13

Worst week of the season for Winston County football but some exciting games. The Warriors of Nanih Waiya continue their winning ways as they whipped East Oktibbeha and head into a bye week. Noxapater came oh-so close but dropped a 1-pointer to French Camp and fall to 1-3 on the season. Winston Academy hung tough but just couldn’t find the end zone as they fell to Oak Hill and the Louisville Wildcats dropped a heartbreaker to Philadelphia as their last drive ended in an interception and the Cats fall to 2-2 for the first time in a long time. County Wide season record is 8-8.

Leave you with this tonight: an antenna and a satellite dish met on the roof and fell in love. Soon they married. The wedding wasn’t well attended but the reception was excellent…no groans please- Have a great weekend!!


ECCC Warriors Hang Tough in Loss to Nationally Ranked Gulf Coast

DECATUR - For almost three quarters, East Central Community College’s football squad provided a tougher opponent than most expected against nationally ranked Mississippi Gulf Community College Thursday night at Bailey Stadium.

The Warriors trailed the No. 4 Bulldogs by only a 14-7 margin with a few minutes remaining in third stanza, but the visitors capitalized on EC miscues in fourth-quarter action and pulled away for a 35-7 victory in the MACJC South Division opener for both squads.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Presley Wins Approval of Rule Aiding Domestic Violence Victims

Rule will provide a temporary waiver of utility deposits for victims fleeing violent homes.

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI (September 9, 2014) – After extensive
review of comments and testimony from domestic violence shelters, public utilities, and other state agencies, today the Public Service Commission approved a major new rule designed to help domestic violence victims escape life threatening situations. The rule, which was introduced by Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley, provides a sixty day waiver of initial utility deposits for individuals certified by domestic violence shelters as victims of domestic violence.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Two Candidates Qualify for LMSD Board in District 2

The election for the District 2 trustee position for the Louisville Municipal School District will be held on November 4.

Last Friday was the qualifying deadline as two candidates completed the necessary requirements with the Winston County Circuit Clerk's Office.

The incumbent, Bobby Moody has chosen not to pursue the position and newcomers, Mark Dillard and Jerry Hemphill will be on the general election ballot.

Previously, school board elections had been held separately across the state but are now included on the general ballot.


Sheriff's Office to Provide Another NRA Handgun Class

Back by popular demand, the Winston County Sheriff's Office
along with the Citizen's Advisory Board and the Board of County Supervisors will be sponsoring another NRA Handgun Class on September 27.
Cost is $80 - this covers NRA booklet, targets, refreshment, etc.

Class begins at 8:00 am at the Winston County Annex Building for classroom instruction. Lunch is provided and afternoon training will be at the Winston/Choctaw Correctional Facility shooting range for live shooting of 50 rounds.