Sunday, June 30, 2013

City Of Louisville Meeting Agenda - July 2

Board of Aldermen Meetings begin at 5:30 pm at Louisville City Hall

A. Beth Edwards:  Library budget request-enclosed

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Fulcher Joins ECCC Cheerleaders for 2013-14

News Release: Cheerleading squads were recently selected for 2013-14 at East Central Community College in Decatur. Leading cheers for the Warrior football team will be

Friday, June 28, 2013

Bates Joins EC Football Staff

News Release: A former University of Alabama standout is the most recent addition to first-year head football coach Ken Karcher’s staff at East Central Community College in Decatur. Todd Bates will coach defensive linemen and serve as strength and conditioning coach, effective Aug. 1, 2013.

ECCC Student-Athletes Named NJCAA Academic All-Americans

These former student-athletes at East Central Community College in Decatur were recognized for their academic success in 2012-13 by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The NJCAA honors are presented in three categories – Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.0 Career GPA); Award for Superior Academic Achievement (3.79 – 3.99 Career GPA); and Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.60 – 3.79 Career GPA).

Thursday, June 27, 2013

McMullan Named LMSD Superintendent

LMSD Board President Cathy Edwards, McMullan and
Board Member Brenda Johnson
 After a lengthy search, multiple interviews and long hours, the Louisville Municipal School District Board of Trustees found their man on Thursday (6-27).

School Board Meets Again Tonight - Announcement Expected

Barring unforeseen circumstances, an announcement concerning a new Superintendent for the Louisville Municipal School District is expected from the Board of Trustees at a special public meeting scheduled for 5:30 pm this evening (6-27) at the LMSD central office on South Church.

Red, White and Blue Kids Parade and Fireworks Display- July 2

2012 Red White Blue Parade
Louisville's Annual Red White and Blue Parade will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2013  at 6:00 PM on Main Street.  All children, 12 years old or younger can participate by decorating their bikes, trikes, wagons, etc (no motorized rides) for the patriotic holiday.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

No Decision Yet on LMSD Superintendent

The Louisville Municipal School District Board of Trustees met this evening (June 26) to approve the 2014  school budget, deal with several personnel resignations and hirings and further discuss the hiring of a new Superintendent for the District. The Board entered into executive session for approximately an hour before returning.

CrimeStoppers Looking for Info on County Burglaries

The Winston County Sheriff is asking for the public's assistance concerning several robberies in the southern part of Winston County. Visit Winston County CrimeStoppers for more info.

LMSD Board Meeting Tonight- Superintendent Appointment on Agenda

The Louisville Municipal School District Board of Trustees will meet in a special session tonight (6-26). The Board has been working to find a replacement for retiring superintendent Dr. William Wade. Since late March, LMSD Trustees have been working with the Ms. School Board Association and have interviewed multiple candidates for the position. The meeting will be held at the District's Central Office on South Columbus Avenue at 5:30 pm.

"Snakeman" Visits Winston Co. Library

The Winston County Library was wriggling with excitement on Tuesday afternoon (6-25) as "The Snakeman" brought an array of

Hall Selected ECCC Drum Major

News Release: Sarah Hall (seated center) of Philadelphia was recently selected to serve as drum major for  he 2013 East Central Community College Wall O’ Sound Marching Band. Hall previously served as drum major for the Philadelphia High School Marching Band. Also seated are her parents, Keith and Elizabeth Hall, and standing from left are PHS Principal Jason

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Harper responds to Court's Voting Rights Opinion

Press Release - WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Section IV of the “Voting Rights Act of 1965”:

Rush Named ECCC Director of Admissions, Records

News Release: Deanna Bankston Rush of Union was recently selected Director of Admissions and Records at East Central Community College in Decatur, announced ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart.

Lipsey Attends ECCC Orientation

John Lipsey (left) of Louisville was among area students who attended orientation/registration activities held Friday, June 21 at East Central Community College in Decatur. Lipsey, a Nanih Waiya High School graduate, is shown receiving assistance in planning his fall class schedule from Danny Gressett, precision manufacturing and machining technology instructor. Orientation sessions are held for new and transfer students planning to attend the 2013 fall semester. Additional sessions will be held Friday, July 12; and Friday, August 9. Fall classes begin Wednesday, August 14. For more information, contact Student Services, 601-635-6205 or call toll free, 877-462-3222, ext. 205. The email address is  

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sheriff Department Makes Drug Arrest- Dog Instrumental in Search

Cade w Deputy Lovorn and
confiscated drugs
The Winston County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant on a residence at 202 South Street on Thursday (June 20). Deputies discovered a quantity of maijuana and made an arrest of Michael Dismuke at the scene.

The Department's drug dog "Cade" was instrumental in the search. Officers recovered roughly a pound

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Mom Loved Her Dawgs!

I haven’t been to a Mississippi State baseball game in 29 years. I'm a big fan but sometimes in life you have to make choices. I lived out of state for much of that time and work obligations, family obligations and life in general just seemed to get in the way. When time allows, I always try to follow the Dawgs, especially in postseason.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Winston Medical Center Warns of Sunscreen Changes and Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States with more than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. Summer is here and it is very important to take care of the body’s largest organ when venturing outside. Dark skinned individuals often do not choose to protect his or her skin because they don’t think they are at risk of getting skin cancer. Dr. Sam Suttle, physician with Louisville Medical Associates, warns to always wear sun screen regardless of age, color, or history.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Fresh Produce at Barbara's Place

Didn't find everything you needed or wanted at today's Farmers Market? Come by Barbara's Place where a fresh shipment of : Watermelons,  Cantelopes, Tomatoes, Squash, Cucumbers, Okra and a limited supply of Peas just came in from South Mississippi. Come by early on Friday  for the best selection!

Lions Club Golf Tournament Set For July 20

The Louisville Country Club will be the scene for the Louisville Lion's Club annual 2 Man/Woman Scramble on Saturday, July 20. Registration for the tournament will begin at 8:15 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. Fees are $45 per person, and $90 per team. Businesses and organizations can also sponsor an individual hole for $120.

Camp Fire Academy at The Louisville Fire Department

The City of Louisville Fire Department is holding a Camp Fire Academy for young children to learn about fire safety . The camp will be held all this week (June 17-21) from 8:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m. The kids will be learning how to call 911,

Louisville Bans Open Carry on City Property/Deals with Unclean Properties

The Louisville Board of Aldermen met on Tuesday evening  and dealt with multiple issues including a large number of unclean property hearings and open carry issues on City property. After discussion of the law and questions about the recent Ms. Attorney General's opinion to Assistant Police Chief Andy Taylor and Board Attorney Taylor Tucker,

Lions Club Inducts New Officers

Outgoing President Vale Tabor passes
gavel to incoming President Mike Dowd
The Louisville Lions Club met Tuesday, June 18, to induct their new officers and members. New club officers are President - Mike Dowd, 1st Vice President - William McCully, 2nd Vice President - Terry Arnett,

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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 July 27.  Class size is limited to 25.

City Board Minutes from June 4th - Now Online

The Board Minutes from the June 4th, 2013 Louisville Board of Aldermen meeting are now available for viewing online at the City's Website. Click here

Pet of the Week

This sweet girl's name is Suzie Q and is a mixed breed. She has been spayed and  is two or three years old. Suzie is very shy and would be recommended  for  someone who does not have children. She is looking for a loving home and a good family.

Natron Moving Forward!

Natron Wood Products is working hard to upgrade and prepare the property at 861 S Church in Louisville for their plywood mill operation. The 265,000 square foot structure is undergoing major

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Board of Supervisors Meeting - June 17

Open Carry in the Winston County Courthouse was the major topic of Monday’s Board of Supervisor’s meeting.  Sheriff Jason Pugh raised the issue due to the upcoming open carry law changes effective July 1, 2013. In a 4 to 1 vote, Winston County Supervisors agreed to restrict the open carry of firearms in and on the grounds of the Winston County Courthouse.  For more details, see our previous article on this issue.

In other business:

P16 - Leading our Community Forward

The P 16 Engagement Council of Louisville Municipal School District is excited and determined to help make a difference in the Louisville Municipal School District (LMSD).

Notice To Delinquent Tax Payers

Julie Cunningham, Chancery Clerk of Winston County, is in the process of identifying and locating homeowners who owe delinquent taxes.  As mandated  by the Mississippi State Code of 1972, Mrs. Cunningham has mailed courtesy notices, certified letters, and has sent Sheriff’s notices to as many delinquent tax payers as can be found.  The next step will be to print a  list of delinquent taxes in the Winston County Journal on June 26 and July 3, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013

Storytime At Winston County Library, June 18th

Storytime at the Winston County Library, Tuesday, June 18th from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. for all children 3-5 years old.  Ms. Julie Chase has prepared a fun hour filled with crafts, stories and games.  Remember, storytime, Tuesday, June 18th from 10:00 – 11:00 for all children 3-5 years old, at the Winston County Library.

Local Teams Participate in Bulldog Bash - Dizzy Dean Warmup

Louisville 7,8,9,10 year old All-Stars participated in the Bulldog Bash Warm Up Tournament in Starkville on Saturday and made a great showing as the 8,9 and 10 year old teams won their age brackets.  Dizzy Dean State Tournaments will begin in July.
8 Yr Old Louisville AllStars

Winston County Supervisors Vote to Restrict Open Carry in County Courthouse

In a 4 to 1 vote, Winston County Supervisors agreed to restrict the open carry of firearms in and on the grounds of the Winston County Courthouse. With the open carry law changes that take effect on July 1, 2013, Sheriff Jason Pugh raised the issue with the Board on Monday after clarification of the Sheriff's authority from a recent Ms. Attorney General's Opinion.

LMSD Budget Presentation Now Available Online

On June 14, 2013, the Louisville Municipal School District held a public hearing for it's annual 2014 budget. WWN previously reported details of this hearing and agreed to publish the presentation made by the District when made available. The 18 page presentation can be accessed in pdf form by clicking here

LMSD Budget Presentation Available Online Later Today

On Friday, June 14, the annual public budget hearing for the Louisville Municipal School District was held. At the Board and the public's request, Winston Web News will make a pdf version of the presentation available online later today. Several graphical changes (color schemes) will need to be adjusted for readability but no content data will be modified. Check our site later today for this 18 page report.


 TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013  
Regular Meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.

A. Revival Apartments by Reddy Development (Beall Street closure)

Friday, June 14, 2013

LMSD Holds Budget Hearing - Projected Revenue and Expenses Up

The LMSD Board met in an annual Budget hearing this morning for the District's 2014 FY Budget. The budget must be completed by August 15 for the 2822 student district. The District's Business Manager, Tracy Luke provided overall budget details as Special Education Director Steve Eiland provided information on the Special Education Budget.

Noxapater Suspect Turns Self in to Authorities

The Winston County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant on a residence on Beryl Street in Noxapater on May 31. At that time, a number of guns, cocaine,drug paraphanalia, computers and cell phones were confiscated.


1. Open board meeting
2. Prayer
3. Approve minutes from June 3, 2013 meeting
4. Approve cash in bank report
5. Accept bids on supplies for 2013-2014 FY

Robbery in Early Morning Hours on Friday

A local business owner was robbed around 4:30 this morning (6-14). Pat Cannon, owner of Northwood Grocery was approached from behind by a single suspect wearing a ski mask. A purse containing an undisclosed amount of cash and checks from the business were taken along with the victim's cell phone. Cannon was shaken but uninjured.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Winston County Crime Stoppers Now Active! 662-773-9999

 The Winston County Crime Stoppers are now active. After more than a year of planning  and organizing, the local group is now actively providing resources for local law enforcement.  The Winston County Sheriff and Louisville Police Department were previously affiliated with the Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers (GTCS) , however the multi-county nature of GTCS and distance from the organization were not always beneficial to local law enforcement.

Summer Storytime Program at Winston Co. Library

This is the  Summer Weekly Storytime program that Mrs. Julie Chase holds each Tuesday at 10:00 in June and for two Tuesdays in July (7/2 & 7/16 ). Storytime is centered around children three to five years old, and this week’s theme was Pirates! These participants enjoyed making pirate ships, pirate hats, and a puppet show. Anyone can bring their child or children, ages three to five, to Storytime this summer at the Winston County Library. Shown here (l-r) are Landon Clark; Jayson McMillin; Tyshyanna Clark; Savanna Grace Johnson; Thea Blair; Jordan Miller; and Addison Moore.

Farmers Market Opens

The first Louisville's Farmers Market opened on Thursday at the Louisville Coliseum. A number of vendors had locally grown produce for a good crowd.
The Market will be held each Thursday from 4 to 6 pm.

Friends of Legion Annual Picnic Draws Crowd

More than 60 folks enjoyed some great BBQ and entertainment in the Lodge at Legion State Park on Tuesday evening (June 11). The annual picnic sponsored by the Friends of Legion State

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

LPD Receives Title to Drug Seized Vehicle

This 2010 Lexus is now the possession of the Louisville Police Department! Through forfeiture laws, this vehicle was seized during a drug bust earlier this year and after legal procedures were recently completed, LPD received the title and can use or sell the vehicle as needed.

LMSD Begins Interviews for New Superintendent

The Louisville Municipal School District Board had a short agenda on Tuesday night (June 11) as they dealt with 16th section leases, consent agendas and the claims docket. Also in the meeting, the Board indicated that interviews for the position of a new school Superintendent would begin on

ECCC Receives $92,000 MDOT Grant for Campus Improvements

June 10, 2013 News Release: Several improvements will soon be made on the East Central Community College campus in Decatur as a result of a $92,000 Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) grant presented today (June 11) by Central Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Extension Office Offers Summer Programs for Youth

The Winston County Extension Service will be offering the following programs for the months of June and July, Arts & Craft, Character Counts, Science Experiments, Kids in Kitchen, and Financial Management. You must call the Extension Office to enroll you child at 662-773-3091 if you have any question contact Sandra Jackson at the above number.

LPD Makes Drug/Cash Seizure on Tuesday

LPD Chief Claiborne w
seized drugs/cash
The Louisville Police Department seized drugs and cash this morning during a routine traffic stop. LPD stopped a vehicle on West Main in Louisville around 10:00 am on Tuesday (June 11). Barry McWhirter with LPD indicated that as a result of the stop, officers discovered 3/4 of a pound of marijuana, an undisclosed amount of cash and drug scales in the vehicle.

Noxapater Alumni Game Raises Funds for Baseball Field

Fourteen alumni of Noxapater gathered together on Saturday, June 8th for a fundraiser for the baseball field. Players ranged in age from 19 to 44 and participated in a seven inning game and a five inning game with a home run derby squeezed in between the games. The home run derby was won by Andy Young of the class of 1998.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Duck Dynasty at Eiland? NO - But the Kids are Still Happy,Happy,Happy

 Ducks and other waterfowl were the main topics of conversation on Monday at Eiland Middle School in Louisville and while there was no Willie,Si or Phil on the scene,

Winston Co Supervisor's Board Minutes - June 3

The Board Minutes from the Winston County Supervisor's meeting of June 3, 2013 are now available online at the County's website. To view the minutes,  click here or go to

Friends of Dean Park, Inc. Winners

Clown Richard Moncrief of the Friends of Dean Park, Inc. 
gives the Gift  Basket to winner, Velma Hampton, 
at the Juneteenth Day Festival, June 1, 2013.
Basket was made by member Mattie Davis of the Friends of 
Dean Park, Inc. Moncrief earlier won First Place $100
 in the Winston County Voters LeagueGive Away at the festival.
 Juneteenth is sponsored by the Winston County Voters League. 
(photo courtesy of Elmetra Patterson) 

Friends of Legion Picnic - June11

2012 FOL Picnic
As part of the Friends of Legion State Park's (FOL) effort to increase the park usage and increase
membership in the organization, FOL will host a summer picnic at the Lodge at Legion on Tuesday, June 11 at 6:00. Folks are invited to come out and enjoy some great barbeque and music while learning more about the activities of Friends of Legion and this historic state park within the city limits of Louisville. Take this opportunity to visit Legion and see the changes and improvements made recently and to learn about some exciting projects.

Friday, June 7, 2013

EC Diamond Warrior Tim Anderson Chosen in First Round by White Sox

June 7, 2013 News Release: A career in Major League Baseball is now a reality for East Central Community College baseball standout Tim Anderson who was a first-round selection by the Chicago White Sox and 17th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft Thursday, June 6.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Louisville Alderman Updated on Airport Repair

In their Tuesday meeting, city officials were briefed by Mike Forster of the Airport Board on the status of the remedial runway slope stabilization project at the airport. The Board subsequently accepted a bid for the project and weather permitting, work should begin within two weeks.

Winston Co. Library Summer Reading Program

These are some happy, happy, happy kids waiting to go in to the “Shake Out Your Sillies!” Summer Library Program at the Winston County Library. This program was presented by Kelsey Barnett of the Mississippi Children’s Museum in Jackson, MS. Children entering first through sixth grades can still register for the Summer Library Program.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Light Turnout for Tuesday's Elections

There was a light turnout for the Cities of Louisville and Noxapater's general election on Tuesday. Only one race was contested in Louisville but a referendum on a hotel/motel tax was included on the ballot.

Legion Hosts Nature Walk

The Friends of Legion State Park and Park Management hosted a nature walk at Legion on Monday, June 3.  The guided walk was led by Dr. Lelia Kelly, Professor of Horticulture at Mississippi State University.

ECCC Softball Players Receive Post-Season Honors

June 3, 2013 News Release: Several members of the East Central Community College fast-pitch softball team received honors following the squad’s successful season.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Louisville and Noxapater General Election Unofficial Results

Louisville unofficial totals with all 4 Wards reporting. These totals include abseentee ballots but not affidavits. Noxapater results are unofficial.

Supervisors Deal with Roads/Bids and Crime Stoppers

The Winston County Supervisors met on Monday, June 3 in their first meeting of the month. The Board handled a multitude of normal business items including approving minutes, claims docket, discussions with the County Engineer concerning road projects and employee and training issues.

PSC Issues $420,000 Fine to Telemarketer

Jackson, Mississippi (June 4, 2013) – Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley (D-Nettleton) announced today that the Mississippi Public Service Commission has penalized

ECCC Announces 2013 Football Schedule

June 4, 2013 News Release: Four home games and five contests on the road comprise the 2013 football season for the East Central Community College Warriors, who are led by first-year head coach Ken Karcher.

LMSD School Board Updates Public on Superintendent Search

News Release from LMSD Board - June 4, 2013: The Louisville Municipal School Board contracted with the Mississippi School Boards Association to conduct a search for the superintendent of the Louisville School District.

A meeting was held with the Louisville School Board on March 6, 2013, to discuss the procedures of the search and the development of the criteria for the superintendent.

Special Education Case Manager Carolyn Hampton Retires

Away she goes, after 15 years in the Department of Special Education, Louisville Municipal School District. Special Education Case Manager Carolyn Hampton is retiring. The staff, her family, friends and the community came to a reception in her honor on Friday, May 24, 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

Louisville Votes Tomorrow

Polls open tomorrow (June 4) at 7:00 am for the general election of City Offices in Louisville and other municipalities across the state. A sample ballot can be seen on the City's website by clicking here.  

Winston Co. Sheriff Adds New Staff - of the 4 Legged Variety

The Winston County Sheriff's Department recently added a new deputy to its staff - and he works for little more than room and board. Cade, a labrador mix, joined the force on May 24 and along with his human partner, Deputy Jimmy Lovorn, has already become an integral part of law enforcement in the county.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Louisville Residents Vote on Hotel/Motel Levy on Tuesday

Tuesday’s ballot, (June 4) will include a referendum on a tourism tax for the City of Louisville. The 2% tax would only be levied against motel/hotel room rentals within the city limits resulting in the vast bulk of the tax revenue coming from non-residents.

Meeting Agenda for City of Louisville - June 4


TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013  
Regular Meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Star-Herald becomes part of Emmerich family

The Star-Herald becomes part of Emmerich family:
The Star-Herald has become one of 20-plus papers in the Emmerich Newspapers, Inc., family.

Relay for Life Event on Friday Night

Winston County's Relay for Life was held on Friday evening as teams gathered at R.E.Hinze Stadium on the campus of Louisville High School. Event Organizer Brandi Krajewski indicated that the event was approaching its goal of $30,000 prior to tonight's activities. To see photos of the event - click here.

Friends of the Refuge June Newsletter

The Friends of the Refuge Newsletter for June 2013 is now available. Click here for a pdf version download. Also check out their website at:
NEXT Tuesday , June 4, is Election Day. I want to thank everyone who voted for me in the first Primary. Now, we have the opportunity to return to the polls and vote. Just look around and see all the progress being made. The new Industry, ‘Natron Wood Products’, two new businesses , Hibbetts Sports, Family Dollar Store all coming soon. Streets are being paved all over town. Our Sales Tax receipts are up considerably over this time last year. These accomplishments have come as a result of hard work and planning by the Mayor, The Board of Aldermen , and Economic Development Staff.

Please let my 16 years of experience and knowledge continue to work for all of us. I will continue to work as hard as I always have to ‘;KEEP MOVING LOUISIVLLE FORWARD’.

We have a bright future ahead and I want to continue to do my part to make it happen, I am asking you to please go to the polls on next Tuesday, June 4, and vote for:

Frances Ball, candidate for Re-Election for the Board of Alderman At Large.

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