Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Rumors of Dog Thefts Appear Unfounded

Stories of dog thefts across Winston County appear to be nothing more than rumors. Recent reports, predominantly on Facebook, speak of traveling salemen coming to private homes in the County on the pretense of selling items (often meat sales), checking for dogs and returning at a later time to steal the animals.

WMC Hosting Art Contest

Winston Medical Center is hosting an Art Contest for a t-shirt design for the annual health fair that will be held on September 24, 2013. Any person of any age may submit an artwork design to be voted on by the Health Fair Committee. The theme for this year's health fair is, "Our community, Our Family, Your Health." Artwork can be emailed or it can to be mailed to WMC c\o Marketing, PO BOX 967, Louisville, Ms 39339. Entries must be turned in by August 12th.

Tuesday Morning Burglary/Water Association Funds Taken

The Winston County Sheriff's Department is investigating a break-in and burglary that occurred on Tuesday morning around 2:30 at a residence on Hwy 15N. The homeowner reported hearing a sound at 2:30 am but did not discover the break-in until 6:30 am at which time, he contacted law enforcement.

County/City Reach Agreement on 911 Operation

After months of discussion and debate, Winston County and City of Louisville officials have hammered out a new agreement on all management and responsibility of E911.  On Tuesday, July 30, the Louisville Board of Alderman adopted a resolution that creates a newly structured Oversight Committee for 911.  County officials signed  the document last week.

Under  the new structure, the previous 9 member board will be replaced with a 5 member board consisting of the following:

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Two MSU Alumni Growing Bright Future with Tribe

MISSISSIPPI STATE – A partnership between two Mississippi State University alumni and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is bearing fruit under three hoop houses next to Conehatta Elementary School.

For 10 years, Dick Hoy, Class of 1976, and Jim McAdory, Class of 1998 and an MSU Extension agent for the tribe, have been exchanging tips on agriculture and greenhouse operations. This year, they broke ground on the first of at least three school-based farms designed to teach students about gardening and healthier eating.

Sip-N-Shop Winner

Third Thursday's Sip N Shop was held on July 18 from 5:00 pm til 7:18 pm. Johnny Wooten of Market Cafe presented Sip-N-Shop winner Amanda Burdine with her prize in front of Winston County Courthouse.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Winston Co Sheriff Most Wanted

The Winston County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating Reginald (Reggie) Gerrod Moore. Moore is a 26 year old black male wanted for sale of a controlled substance, escape and probation violations. Anyone with any information concerning Moore is asked to call the Winston County Sheriff's Office at 662-773-5881.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Results of Board of Alderman Meeting

The Louisville Board of Aldermen and Mayor met on Tuesday, July 23 and conducted the following business:
A. Jason Stewart- discuss bike ride/rally--Mr. Stewart was not at meeting
B. Unclean Property: Hearing to determine if the following property is unclean

Winston County Board of Supervisors Meet in Wednesday Session

The Winston County Board of Supervisors met on Wednesday, July 24 as they continued in session throughout July for the public examination of tax rolls. The Board dealt with a number of issues including the WCCRCF, a 911 agreement with the City of Louisville, an advertisemen for bids on a new garbage truck and an agreement with a firm to provide electronoc monitoring for youth offenders. Click here to see the full unapproved Board Minutes.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

LPD Most Wanted

The Louisville Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating Cedric Deon Clark. AKA “Yung Bird Mane.”
provided by LPD - Cedric Deon Clark
aka "Yung Bird Mane"

Clark is wanted on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and resisting arrest by fleeing.

Any information should be forwarded to Winston County Crime Stoppers (662-773-9999) or the Louisville Police Department (662-773-3511)

Clark is on the run from law enforcement and any one who assist or aids him may also be committing a serious crime!

Hunt Promoted to Captain with LPD

pictured left to right
L.M. Claiborne, Edward Hunt, Andy Taylor
On July 24, 2013, Sgt. Edward Hunt, a 14 year law enforcement officer, was promoted to the rank of captain in the Louisville Police Department. Captain Hunt began his career in the Ackerman Police Department and moved to Louisville in 2003 where he has been employed by the Louisville Police Department for the past 11 years. Hunt's scores on written tests and interviews along with his seniority qualified him for promotion within the Department.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Louisville Leaders Attend League Conference

Press Release: Elected officials of Louisville recently attended three days of training and leadership development presented at the Mississippi Municipal League’s 82nd Annual Conference at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum & Convention Center.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Winston Co. Supervisors Board Agenda - July 24

(Agenda is subject to change)




Louisville P.D. Hires Two New Officers

Mayor Will Hill swears in two new Louisville Police Department Officers on July 23, 2013. The new officers were hired to fill current vacancies within the force.New hires are Constance Crosby and Joseph Chad Williams.
Constance Crosby takes oath from Mayor Hill
(photo by Joseph McCain)
Joseph Chad Williams with Mayor Hill
(photo by Joseph McCain)

Louisville PD Seize Drugs in Traffic Stop

On Wednesday July 17th, 2013 Officers of the Louisville Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Garrigues Road. The smell of green marijuana lead to the search of the the vehicle and the discovery of this large quantity of marijuana.The driver fled on foot and warrants have been issued for a MarQuis Davis.Pctured with the marijuana is Officer Toby Lee.
Pctured with the seized marijuana is Officer Toby Lee.

ECCC Courses Available in Louisville

ECCC now offers a full array of online courses and videoteleconference and evening classes right here in Louisville! You can be a full-time student and never leave your area! click here for available courses.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Dean Park Installs New Officers

On Saturday, July 13, 2013, Friends of Dean Park, Inc. (FODP) installed its newly elected
L To R: Christine Waldrip, Treasurer, Elmetra Patterson, Vice President, 
Elder Richard Moncrief, President, Annie Hudson (not pictured), Financial Secretary,
 Macilean Jordan (not pictured), Secretary (photo by Eddie Littleton)
officers at the regular monthly membership meeting.  The installation was done by member, Rev. Henry Donald of Noxapater.  The new officers:

City of Louisville - Meeting Agenda - July 23

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013   
Regular Meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. 

I.              CALL TO ORDER
II.             INVOCATION
V.             NEW BUSINESS
A.    Jason Stewart-  discuss bike ride/rally
B.    Unclean Property: Hearing to determine if the following property is unclean

Winners of 2013 Lions Club Golf Tournament

submitted: The annual Louisville Lions Club Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, July 20. The following are the winners of each flight:
Championship Flight Winners - John Wright, Deacon Jones

Sunday, July 21, 2013

ECCC Football Schedule

The schedule for East Central Community College Football has been set and is included below. ECCC games will be included on WWN's Community Calendar  as well.

Rainbow Over Lake

This photo was recently submitted by Babs Fulton. This was snapped at Lake Tiak O'Khata.

The Jewel Shoppe

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Winston County Child Dies In Tragic Accident

A 3 year old Winston County child is dead after being run over by a car in his home driveway. 3 year old Jaylen Jones was pronounced dead at University Medical Center in Jackson, MS at 8:01pm on Friday during surgery to save his life.

ECCC Cheerleaders Announced 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, July 19, 2013

ECCC Day Set July 29 at Neshoba County Fair

East Central Community College invites its many alumni, students and prospective students to attend “EC Day” activities scheduled Monday, July 29 at the Neshoba County Fair. Activities begin at 1 p.m. at Founders’ Square Pavilion and features performances by

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Winston Co Supervisors Unapproved Board Minutes - July 15

The unapproved minutes of the July 15, 2013 Winston County Board of Supervisors meeting are now available online on the County's website. To view the minutes - click here

Inspection of Tax Roll Available Prior to August 1

The Winston County Board of Supervisors will remain in session for the month of July 2013 for the public inspection of the Tax Rolls of Winston County for 2013. Any interested person may come to the Board of Supervisors room in the Courthouse to inspect the rolls. Any objection to the assessed value of your property must be made in writing

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

LFD Conducts Live Burn on 7-20- Public Advised

The City Of Louisville Fire Department will be conducting a Live Burn Training Exercise at 121 North Height Street on July 20, 2013 from 07:00am to the afternoon. Please avoid North Height Street as it will be blocked from West Main Street to East College Avenue for the time needed in the training event.

NOTICE OF LANDS SOLD FOR 2010 - Delinquent Taxes

DELINQUENT TAXES THAT WILL MATURE TO PURCHASER August 26, 2013 NOTICE is hereby given that the following listed real property situated in Winston County, Mississippi, and sold August 29, 2011 for delinquent 2010 taxes will on the twenty sixth day of August, 2013 mature to the purchaser of said lands unless the 0END same are redeemed on or before August 29, 2013. Redemption can be made by paying the delinquent taxes and all penalties and interest at the Winston County Chancery Clerk's office located in the Winston County Courthouse in Louisville, Mississippi. Unless payment is made on or before August 29, 2013, said land will mature and a Tax Deed will be given to the purchaser of the same, or those not purchased at the sale will be stricken to the State of Mississippi. The name, address and legal description of said property is as follows:

WMC Hosts Art Contest

Winston Medical Center is hosting an Art Contest for a T-shirt design for the annual healthfair that will be held on September 24, 2013. Any person of any age may submit a artwork design to be voted on by the Healthfair Committee.

ECCC Phi Beta Lambda Students Receiving National Honors

East Central Community College’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter received various honors at the 2013 National PBL Conference held in Anaheim, Calif.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

GED Graduation Scheduled July 18 at ECCC

East Central Community College will hold its Summer 2013 GED Graduation Thursday, July 18, 2013, on the Decatur campus. The semi-annual ceremony begins at 7 p.m. in Huff Auditorium.

Sip N Shop Coming on Thursday

Sip N Shop will be held this 3rd Thursday on July 18, 2013 from 5:00 pm until 7:18 pm with 18% off certain items in participating stores: Something Special, Mainly Music, Uptown Lily at the Framin Shoppe, Just Teasin Boutik, Becky's Antiques,The Jewel Shoppe (participating but will be closed at 5:00 pm), Market CafĂ© and Cibo Downtown will be open for your dining pleasure!!!

Monday, July 15, 2013

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.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

NAACP Back-to-School Rally

On Saturday,July 20, 2013, the Winston County Branch of the NAACP will hold its annual Back-to-School Rally at Dean Park in the Center Ridge Community from 5 to 7 p.m.
Every summer for the past seven years students and families of Winston County have had a chance to get "pumped-up" for school at the NAACP Back-to-School Rally.

Winners of Summer Library Programs

Kara Lynn Barnhill
Grand Prize Winner
Grand Prize Winner for the Summer Library Program, “Dig Into Reading”, which was a $50 gift certificate donated by Wal-Mart.

1st grade winners (left to right)
            Callie Dickerson, 3rd place (60 books)
     Bryce and Sam Nance, tied for 2nd place (61 books each)
                   Robert Hutto, 1st place (78 books)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Preliminary Agenda for Winston Co. Supervisors - July 15

JULY 15, 2013

Former ECCC Diamond Warrior Tim Anderson Named NJCAA Male Athlete of the Year

News Release: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The NJCAA national office announced Wednesday the winner of the 2013 David Rowlands Award, presented annually to the nation’s top male student-athlete. East Central Community College (Miss.) shortstop Tim Anderson earned the award after a remarkable season with the Warriors.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Presley Announces Effort to Bring High-Speed Internet Service to Rural North Mississippi

Press Release: Jackson, Mississippi (July 9, 2013) – Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced today a new effort to enlist the public in bringing high speed internet access to North Mississippi. In the vein of the highly successful Zap the Gap campaign which gathers information on wireless cell phone coverage, Presley introduced the Broadband Survey as a means of identifying areas lacking high speed internet.

One Arrested in Early Morning Search

The Winston County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant on Selma Avenue early this morning (July 11). During the search, deputies seized a quantity of marijuana, digital scales and cash.
Arrested was Larry Dixon, who has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell within 1500 feet of a church. Mr. Dixon is curently in jail awaiting bond hearing.

EPA Superfund Cleanup at Louisville Site Progressing

Cleanup underway in Spring of 2013
EPA official Michael Arnette provided detailed information on Wednesday (July 11) concerning the ongoing cleanup operation at the American Creosote Works site on Railroad and Baremore Streets in Louisville. Arnette, the Remedial Project Manager indicated that the project was 34% complete and barring any complications, cleanup should be completed by mid- 2015.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

4-H Winners Learn Business on Tour

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Some of Mississippi’s top young people will experience the business world through a four-day state tour known as the 2013 4-H Cooperative Business Leadership Conference.

The conference involves the state’s 4-H Leadership Team members and this year’s 4-H Congress first-place, senior-level competition winners.



Just a Summer Camp Kind of Thing

If you noticed the young cyclists lined up along North Church Street Avenue at the Fair Oil Building today (July 9), you might have thought there was a parade and they forgot to tell you about it.

ECCC Orientation Scheduled Friday, July 12

News Release: Students planning to enroll at East Central Community College for the 2013 fall semester are encouraged to registration/orientation activitiesFriday, July 12, on the Decatur campus. Those registering may arrive anytime between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Former ECCC Warrior Park Stevens Mourned by Hundreds

News Release: Several hundred mourners paid last respects to former East Central Community College football player Park Stevens who was laid to rest Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Columbus.

Louisville City Board Meeting Minutes Now Online From June 18

Louisville City Board of Alderman Meeting Minutes from June 18 are now available online at the City's website. Click here to access.

Presley Elected President of Regional Association of Public Service Commissioners

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA- Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley was recently elected to lead the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (SEARUC) for the upcoming 2013-2014 year, as its President.

ECCC Joins Other JUCOs in Announcing Tuition Increase

News Release: East Central Community College in Decatur is among the state’s community colleges to announce a tuition increase for the 2013-14 academic year.

East Central is one of 11 community colleges to increase tuition and other fees, according to a recent published report from the Mississippi Community College Board.

MSU Appoints New Forest Resources Associate Dean

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- A veteran Mississippi State University faculty member is the new associate dean in the College of Forest Resources.

Ian Munn, a forest resource economist and professor, will lead the university’s natural resources program. MSU is the only university in the state that offers a bachelor’s degree in forestry and a bachelor’s degree

Monday, July 8, 2013

Sanders Speaks to Mayors Youth Council on College Readiness

Vice Mayor Zach Allen
Mrs. Judy Sanders
Mayor Macey Donald
On June 24th, Judy Sanders came and spoke to the Mayors Youth Council of Louisville about college readiness. Her topics varied from what to do in the ninth through twelfth grades to ACT prep tips. Such as in the ninth grade, find a career. Ask your counselor about making a course of study for that career. Also, take the PLAN test. It is a great way to prepare for the actual ACT test.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Red/White/Blue Parade 2013

In what may have been the largest crowd ever, kids and families gathered on Tuesday (July 2) for Louisville's annual Red/White/Blue Parade held on Main Street.

The Parade for kids up to age twelve is part of the community's Independence Day celebrations that included a fireworks display later in the evening.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

LMSD Selects New Principal for Eiland

In a special board meeting of the Louisville Municipal School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday (July 2), Mrs Juanna Young was named the Principal at Eiland Middle School. Young has been serving in an interim capacity at Eiland for several months.

The Jewel Shoppe

Redemption of Delinquent Tax Sale Property Scheduled for August 29

Property sold in 2011 for delinquent 2010 taxes will be released to the buyer on August 29, 2013 if it is not redeemed by the original owner. After that date the owner will have no recourse and a tax deed will be issued. To see the list of properties included, click the link below.

Supervisors Learn of Airport Grant and County Assessments

Winston County Supervisors received word on Monday that the Louisville/Winston County Airport had received a grant from MDOT to rebuild and repair the slope on the north end of the airport property. Heavy rains during the winter had caused the area to slide, endangering the north end of the existing runway. The grant for $289,000 should provide for dirt work and stabilization.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Louisville City Officials Take Oath of Office

Municipal Court Judge David Wilson swore in city officials today (July 1) at Louisville City Hall. The Mayor, City Clerk and Aldermen were reelected in June’s general election. Department heads, family members and media observed the ceremony.
Aldermen Crosby, McLeod, Mays, Caperton, Ball..
 City Clerk Fulton and Mayor Hill

ECCC Teams/Players Recognized for Classroom Success

News Release: Decatur – Seven East Central Community College athletic teams and numerous student-athletes were recognized for academic achievement by the National Junior College Athletic Association, according to a news release from the NJCAA Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Child Dies in Vehicle on Saturday

A two year old died on Saturday on the Crystal Ridge Reservation in southern Winston County. Sheriff and rescue personnel were called around mid-day to the home of Chris and Tammy Eaves in the Nanih Waiya area. A child was found unresponsive and transported to the Winston Medical Center where after initial efforts were made to revive the two year old, Winston County Coroner Scott Gregory pronounced the child dead around 1:00 pm.

Louisville 9 Yr Olds Win South Title

Submitted The Louisville 9U Allstars won the South Half State Championship in Winona on Sunday (June 30). They went undefeated this weekend as follows: Starkville 20-3 Columbus 30-5 Newton County 6-2 Starkville 16-0

Pictured: First row l to r: Bryce Woodruff, Jennings Fulton, Orian Evans, Aiden Fancher, Hayze Gregory Second Row l to r: Tatum Luke, Colby Allen, Brylee Wall, Burkett Gillis, Cash Hunt, Hagan Halfacre Third Row l to r: Head Coach Todd Allen, Assistant Coach T.J. Jennings, Assistant Coach Slade Fancher, Assistant Coach Chip Luke (photo by Zach Allen)