Monday, December 30, 2013

Top Local Stories of 2013 in Winston County

Here are some of the top stories in Winston County during 2013. There are links to our articles on each event. These are just a few of the hundreds of events that occurred that we feel had some direct impact on most of us as citizens of the County.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Notes on Holiday Closings and Schedules

CHRISTMAS:  The Winston County Courthouse and the Noxapater City Hall will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (Tuesday & Wednesday) for the holidays. Louisville City Hall will close at noon on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day.

There will be no changes in holiday week solid waste (trash) pickup inside the city limits of Louisville. Louisville residents do not need to change their schedules. County residents will need to be aware of a change however. There will be no solid waste pickup on Wednesday (Christmas Day). Wednesday pickup has been moved to Thursday and Thursday pickup has been moved to Friday.

NEW YEARS: The Winston County Courthouse,Louisville City Hall and Noxapater City Hall will be closed on New Year's Day only. There will be no changes in solid waste pickup for city or county residents during the New Year's week.

CAPPS After School Program

The CAPPS after-school program is currently in its fifth year of service to the students in the Louisville Municipal School District. Students in grades five through 12 continue to receive tutorial services for mathematics and reading. Students attending the CAPPS program also have the opportunity to complete art projects, participate in various learning games, develop good character through character education, and participate in PE activities.

DREAMS After School Program

The Dillard’s Reading, Enrichment, Art, Mathematics, and Science (DREAMS) Program is in full swing in the Louisville Municipal School District. Kindergarten through Fourth Grade students enrolled in DREAMS receive 30 minutes of reading tutoring during the day. During the after-school program, they have the opportunity to participate in various learning activities including reading games and activities, mathematic tutoring, homework assistance, PE, character education, and art.

WMC Staff Donate to Angel Tree

Winston Medical Center (WMC) is committed to giving back to the community we serve. The WMC
family adopted local children through the Junior Auxiliary Angel Tree to provide Christmas gifts. These children are part of families that may have faced hardships this year and are not able to create a memorable holiday for their children.

This year, staff from Winston Medical Center purchased dolls, clothes, balls, games, drawing materials, books and much more for children. Our employees' generous gifts will help make some of the families in Winston County holiday wishes come true.

(from WMC Website)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Cider Sippin' Winners


Winners from the Cider Sippin', City Shoppin' event held Thursday, December 19. First Place Cider Winner- Johnny Wooten - Market Cafe' **Second Place Cider Winner - Ellouise Bane - Fashion Boutique **Third Place Cider Winner - Elizabeth Ragan - B. Davis Shoes


Friday, December 20, 2013

Local Law Enforcement Receive Seized Funds From Traffic Stop

The Winston County Sheriff's Office and the City of Noxapater each received a check on Tuesday, December 17 for $8400 as their share of funds seized in a traffic stop in Noxapater. Officers from Noxapater and the Sheriff's Office were involved in the stop back in February 2013. A large stash of money suspected to be used in drug activity was discovered.

Pictured are Ronnie Graham, Noxapater Police Chief, Mike Perkins of MBN who presented the checks to the Departments and Winston County Sheriff, Jason Pugh.

Noxapater Clinic Now Open!

Winston Medical Clinic is pleased to announce the opening of its second location!!  Winston Medical
(Lto R)  Debbie Edwards, Registered
Nurse, 
Nancy Jordan, Family Nurse Practitioner,
Deidre Coleman, LPN/Lab Technician, and Jinny
Lynn Rodman, Front Office Clerk
Clinic-Noxapater 
located at 90 East Main Street, Noxapater, Ms opened its doors this week. The clinic accepts walk-ins and the public can schedule an appointment by calling 662-724-4051.

The clinic is staffed by Nancy Jordan, Family Nurse Practitioner. Mrs. Jordan received her undergraduate degree from Hampton University in 1996.  In 2006, Jordan received her graduate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Master of Science in Nursing. 

Entergy Electric Grid to Move to MISO at Midnight, December 18, Bringing Savings of $284 Million



Jackson, Mississippi:
Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced an early Christmas gift for customers of Entergy Mississippi. At midnight, December 18, Entergy will relinquish control of its electric transmission grid over to the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), pursuant to an order by the Mississippi Public Service Commission, saving customers up to $284 million dollars over the next ten years and allowing for independent control of the electric grid.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Holiday Store Hours

Mainly Music will be closed Dec. 24- January 1 and will reopen on January 2nd 2014

Market Café - closed December 25th and 26th. (Dec. 23 and 24 Christmas Boxes only) The week of New Years we are closed all week

Uptown Lily - closing at 3:00 on Christmas Eve. Closed on Christmas Day and the day after. Closed New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

B.Davis Shoes close at 4 on Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day. Closed New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

Fair Propane – Close 2pm Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day. Close 2pm New Years Eve and
Closed New Years Day.

The Jewel Shoppe - closed Christmas Day . Closed New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Woody’s - Will Not Close. Is Open 24/7



Wednesday, December 18, 2013

No Adoption Fees at Louisville Animal Shelter Til Christmas

There are no fees for any animal adopted from the Louisville Animal Shelter through Christmas. WWN staff visited the shelter on Wednesday and took these photos. Adoptions are up this week for puppies and kittens but the shelter still has a large number of grown and older dogs available. Older dogs make great pets as they are calmer and often housebroken. To adopt call the shelter at 662-773-4320 The shelter located at 110 Thompson St. is open Mon-Fri 8am-12pm. After hours call 662-705-0398 to adopt.

ECCC Announces Evening Class Schedule

East Central Community College is again offering numerous evening classes at various locations in the five-county district during the 2014 spring semester.

LOUISVILLE:
In Louisville, evening classes are held at two locations. Course offerings at the Winston-Louisville Vocational Complex include Human Growth and Development, Personal and Community Health and American History I. College Algebra is offered at the Louisville Career Advancement Center.

ECCC Again Ranked Among Nation’s Fastest Growing Community Colleges

For the second straight year, East Central Community College in Decatur is included in the list of 25 Fastest Growing Community Colleges in the United States, according to the Dec. 9, 2013, issue of Community College Week, a national publication located in Selmer, TN.

East Central was ranked 20th in the list of two-year institutions with student enrollments from 2,500 to 4,999.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

BearHugs Website Set Up For Local Accident Victim

Chris Higginbotham was injured in a motorcycle accident on November 5, 2013. Due to the injuries he sustained, part of his right leg had to be amputated and he is undergoing long term physical therapy and more operations are expected.
Due to ongoing medical bills and loss of income, friends and family have established a website and a method to make donations.

To find out more about Chris, his accident and his medical situation, visit the website at
http://bearhugs.webnode.com/

Donations can be made through the website by PayPal, Credit Cards or through The Citizens Bank in DeKalb.

ECCC Surgical Technology Graduates


Ready to begin careers in the healthcare field are the above graduates of East Central Community College’s Surgical Technology program who were recognized at the annual pinning ceremony held Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in the Vickers Fine Arts Center on the Decatur campus.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Living Nativity Drive Thru at Flower Ridge United Methodist Church Dec.22nd and 23rd

Flower Ridge United Methodist Church will hold it's 31st Annual Living Nativity Drive Thru on December 22 and 23rd starting at 6:00 pm on Sunday, Dec. 22 and at 6:00 pm on Monday, Dec 23. Come see the story of Jesus' birth come to life. See Mary and Joseph as they are told of the babe and the turning away at the Inn, the Angels tell of His birth, the Shepherds in awe of the Heavenly visit, the Wise Men as they travel to see Jesus, and Mary and Joseph as they hold Jesus in their arms.

Thomason Receives ECCC Surgical Technology Honor


Montana Thomason (center) of Louisville was selected East Central Community College’s “Surgical Technology Student of the Year” and received special recognition at the program’s annual pinning ceremony held Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in the Vickers Fine Arts Center on the Decatur campus. Thomason earned the award for excelling in the classroom and clinical settings. Also pictured are program director/instructor LeAnn Shirley (left) and instructor Kristie Pilgrim who made the presentation. For more information on the ECCC Surgical Technology program, contact Denita Thomas, dean of healthcare education, 601-635-6294 or call toll free, 877-462-3222, ext. 294. The email address isdthomas@eccc.edu. (EC Photo)

GOVERNOR BRYANT ANNOUNCES “YEAR OF THE CREATIVE ECONOMY: MISSISSIPPI HOMECOMING”

Yearlong Celebration to Showcase Creative Enterprises along with Mississippi-born Artists, Performers and More
 JACKSON—Gov. Bryant proclaimed 2014 as the “Year of the Creative Economy: Mississippi Homecoming” during a ceremony with renowned pianist Bruce Levingston, a Mississippi native.

The “Year of the Creative Economy” will feature both ongoing events and new activities throughout the year and will highlight the state’s vast talent across the creative spectrum and the impact it has on the local economy.

ECCC Spring Semester Registration

Registration activities are scheduled Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, for new and transfer students planning to attend spring classes at East Central Community College in Decatur.

Students may register anytime from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Smith Student Union and Tucker Applied Technology Center, according to Dr. Randall E. Lee, Vice President for Student Services.

Friends of Dean Park’s Day at Walmart


The Friends of Dean Park, Inc. (FODP) had a very successful day at Walmart on Saturday, December

L to R: Tracy Grabher, volunteer firefighter and 
Richard Moncrief, president of Friends of Dean Park Inc.

7, 2013. Each person who donated to the nonprofit organization received a chance to enter the contest to win a jewelry box filled with jewelry. The winner was Tracy Grabher, president of the Louisville Fire Association and volunteer firefighter

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Winston County Supervisors Agenda - Dec 16

The agenda for the meeting of the Winston County Supervisors for December 16, 2013 is now posted on the County's website. To see the agenda, click here.

Students Enjoy Program with "Move To Learn" Star!

The kids at Fair and Louisville Elementary got the opportunity to visit and interact with Larry Calhoun
and others of the Move To Learn program on Friday (Dec 13) in the LES cafeteria. Calhoun, the star of the Move to Learn exercise videos and programs led each grade through exercises and fun programs throughout the day.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Deer Hunters Need Wild Hog Awareness

PONTOTOC  – Most deer hunters will not encounter wild hogs, but if they do, wildlife biologists want them to be prepared.

At a recent wild hog seminar in Pontotoc, wildlife biologists emphasized the trouble these disease-carrying pests can cause human and wildlife populations. Speakers addressed the environmental impacts, the threats to fawns and ground-nesting birds, hunting decisions and field-dressing precautions.

Bronson Strickland, wildlife specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said several factors are contributing to the rapid expansion of wild hogs across the nation.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sentence Handed Down for Brown and Glass in School Vandalism

Vernon L. Brown Jr. and Hunter R.Glass appeared in Circuit Court before Judge Morgan in a Winston County courtroom on Wednesday, December 11,2013 for sentencing on 8 felony counts.

Brown and Glass were arrested almost immediately in February, 2013 for the vandalism and theft that occurred at Winston Academy in Louisville on February 16. Extensive damage was done to multiple buildings and classrooms at the school as well as the theft of a number of items including computers. Both men pled guilty in the same courtroom on November 20.

Each defendant received the following sentences:

5 counts of Burglary of a building other than dwelling - 7 years for each count
1 count of automobile burglary  - 7 years
1 count of malicious mischief  - 5 years
1 count grand larceny  - 10 years

Required to pay restitution in the amount of $10,000 to Winston Academy and the Insurance Carrier and court costs.

Brown and Glass will receive credit for time served and some sentences run concurrent or are subject to early parole.

Louisville Native Brody Richardson Recieves Scholarship at ECCC

Brody Richardson recently recieved the Sylvia Graham Haywood Memorial Scholarship at ECCC. To read the article, visit the ECCC website by clicking here.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Coach M C Miller Recognized and Rewarded with Multi-Year Supply of Toothpicks

The Louisville Municipal School Board took a few minutes from their regular duties on Tuesday evening (Dec10) to recognize Louisville High School Football Coach M.C.Miller. Miller led the Wildcats to a 16-0 undefeated season and a State 3A Championship over the weekend.



Board members thanked Miller and acknowledged his hard work and discipline instilled in the team of young men and then poked a bit of fun at the Coach. Superintendent Ken McMullan presented Coach Miller with a gift from the administration and the Board  - six boxes of toothpicks. Coach Miller is famous for his habit of constantly chewing a toothpick.  " Coach Miller's response - " I won't live long enough to use all of these." The video above shows the fun and recognition of Coach Miller.

Scenes and Float Winners From Monday's Christmas Parade in Louisville

The rain and drizzle held off just long enough for Louisville's Annual Christmas Parade on Monday Evening (Dec 9) The following are some scenes from the event.  Video can be seen on the City of Louisville website by clicking here. Float and Entry winners of the 2013 All American Christmas Parade can be found below:.


St. John/Waters Book Signing and Library Open House Huge Success

Winston County Library held their first Christmas Open House in several years on Sunday (Dec 8) and
Waters and St. John sign "An Italian Palate"
in spite of some cold and rainy weather there was a good turnout. To add to the event, Authors, Robert St. John and Wyatt Waters were on hand to sign copies of their book, "An Italian Palate". The book is a cookbook but also with a compilation of short stories of travels in Italy. The book was illustrated by Wyatt Waters.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ribbon Cutting for B. Davis Shoes

A crowd of family, friends, community leaders and local business people braved the rain and cold to celebrate the opening of B. Davis Shoes in Louisville on Friday, December 6. Owner and operator Elizabeth Ragan, along with store Manager Hannah Yates invite all to stop by and take a look at all the wonderful merchandise. B. Davis Shoes is located next door to The Jewel Shoppe.

Winston County Supervisors Minutes From Dec 2 - Now Online

The Board Minutes from the December 2, 2013 meeting of the Winston County Supervisors are now available online on the County's website. To view, please click here.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Wildcats Bring 3A Title Home!!

Fans who braved the cold on Saturday (Dec 7) at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson were rewarded with one of the best games of the year as Louisville defeated Hazlehurst for the 3A State Championship. The 30-28 win capped off an undefeated season for the Wildcats.
The game was not decided until the last few moments as Hazlehurst scored with under a minute to play to make the score 30-28. A 2 point conversion would tie  and likely send the MHSAA title game to overtime. Senior defensive tackle Malik Slaughter was able to bat down a pass in the end zone from Hazlehurst quarterback Jarvis Warner to preserve the win. The following onside kick was unsuccessful and Louisville was able to run out the clock.

As expected, Hazlehurst was the toughest opponent of the year for the Wildcats.  Louisville overcame two fumbles and a 87 yard punt return for a touchdown in the third quarter.  Hazlehurst also threw for 3 touchdown passes in the game.  Hazlehurst won the state title game last year and finished the season with a 14-2 record.

Louisville is one of only five teams in history in Mississippi to finish with the 16-0 record. With the win the Wildcats captured their 8th state title. Senior quarterback Wyatt Roberts threw for 159 yards and 2 touchdowns passes and also rushed for a touchdown. Avante Harris rush for 111 yards on the ground and Desmond Goss led the Wildcats with 72 yards receiving,  followed by Dontea Jones with 48.

Senior linebacker Jeremy Sangster also got into the act by rushing for a touchdown. In the end, it will be the big defensive plays that will be remembered from this game including 3 fumble recoveries, a safety and Slaughter's knockdown of the two-point conversion at the end of the game.

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MOVE TO LEARN TEAM COMES TO VISIT Louisville Elementary School

For Immediate Release: December 5, 2013
Louisville, Miss. – Coach Larry Calhoun, the star of the Move to Learn exercise break videos, will be at the Louisville Elementary School campus on Friday, December 13, 2013 to introduce administrators, teachers and students to the Move to Learn Initiative.

Coach Larry
Calhoun
A team from The Bower Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Education’s Office of Healthy Schools will accompany Calhoun to present a live demonstration of the Move to Learn videos. The presentation will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. Louisville Elementary School is located at 300 North Columbus Avenue.

ECCC Mourns Sudden Death of Student

East Central Community College is mourning the sudden loss of sophomore Early Childhood Education Technology major Marquitta Moore of Newton, who died in her sleep Monday (Dec. 2) night.
Marquitta Moore

ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart said Moore “touched many lives” while attending the college she “loved.”

“The college community was saddened to learn about the death of Marquitta,” said Dr. Stewart. “She was such a special young lady who touched many lives while a student here at East Central. When I contacted her mother to express our condolences, she told me that Marquitta just loved East Central. I told her that East Central loved her and will miss her greatly.”

Changes to Solid Waste Pick Up for Christmas Week

The solid waste pick up schedule for the County will change for the week of Christmas.  There will be no pick up on Christmas Day (Wednesday). Normal Wednesday pickup will move to Thursday and Thursday pick up will move to Friday. Christmas Day is the only day of the year on which schedules are adjusted.  There will be no changes in the county waste pickup for the week of New Years.This schedule is ONLY for Winston County Residents and not City of Louisville.

The City of Louisville Solid Waste will not change for the week of Christmas or New Years..



Sunday, December 8, 2013

City Adopts New Cemetery Ordinance

In the December 3, 2013 meeting of the Louisville Municipal Board , a new ordinance for cemeteries owned by the City was adopted. This ordinance changed the fee structure predominantly due to Open/Close Grave costs. Effective after January 1, 2013, the City will also no longer sell markers. To view the ordinance, click here and for a summary of costs and additional info, click here.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Beer License Application in Nanih Waiya Creates Questions

In their December 2nd meeting, Winston County Supervisors were notified of a beer license application for Warrior One Stop in the Nanih Waiya community . The license is for the sale of beer in the restaurant on the premises and not for retail sales. The property in question is located near the Nanih Waiya Attendance Center. The sale of alcohol must be in a property located at least 500 feet away from the main entrance of a school or church. There's a question concerning the legal requirement in this case as the distance from the main entrance of the restaurant to the existing main entrance of the school is at or near this 500 foot limit .

Winston County Native Fights Through Injury in National Finals Rodeo in Vegas

Check out this article on Winston County's Tyler Pearson as he fights through an injury on Tuesday
before his competition in the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Good Luck to Tyler as he "bulldogs" his way through the Finals. The Wrangle NFR started on Thursday and will contnue through  December 14. Each night's competition can be seen on the GAC network.
http://lasvegasnfr.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/mr-attitude-in-a-positive-way/

Friday, December 6, 2013

Tonight at 7 PM - LHS Wildcat Special on WLSM

If you are in the listening area - WLSM 107.1 will have a Wildcat Special at 7:00 pm tonight (Friday). Jerry Hill will interview players, coaches and school officials of this year's Louisville High School Wildcats before they head to tomorrow's 3A State Title game. There will also be some great memories of the history of Wildcat football and the winning tradition at LHS including the 1944 team and the Magnolia Bowl!  The program will be repeated at 9:30 am on Saturday prior to the 11:00 am kickoff against Hazelhurst.

Tomorrow's game will be broadcast on WLSM.

City Board Minutes Now On Line

Board Minutes from the City of Louisville's Municipal Meetings in November are now available on line on the City's website.  Click the following to view or print:

November 5, 2013 minutes

November 19, 2013 minutes

ECCC Students Collect Christmas Gifts for Area Children

These students enrolled in the “Warrior Path to Success” program at East Central Community College in Decatur took time away from their studies to collect Christmas toys and other gifts for children at the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson. Participating in the community service project were (front row, from left) Tania Rhodes of Conehatta and Rachel McCord of Newton; and (back row, from left) Johnias Ellis of Raleigh, Sharayne Walton of Carthage, Anthony McGee of Quitman, Erica Tubby of Philadelphia and Shanell Nick of Newton. April Watson serves as program instructor. 









Thursday, December 5, 2013

Results of City of Louisville Alderman Meeting

In Tuesday night's (Dec 3) meeting agenda, city officials received an update from Beth Edwards of the Winston County  Library on library activity and usage. Edwards indicated that an average of 7000 people utilized the facility on a monthly basis. She also noted that the usage of E-Books was increasing as availability improved.

The Board also heard from Airport Board President Mike Forster concerning the agreement with Clearwater Consulting to serve as Airport Engineer/Consultant. The Board approved the hire for a 5 year contract term.

Friends of Legion Show Holiday Spirit

A great time was had by all at the Friends of Legion's Christmas Party and Tree Trimming on Saturday,

November 30 at the Lodge at Legion. Entertainment was provided by Reverend Jason Gross who performed a mix of traditional Christmas music. Members joined in on a number of selections. There was also plenty of delicious food and desserts as members and friends celebrated the holiday season!

To find out more about the non-profit group "Friends of Legion" and our local Mississippi State Park, visit the group's web page and /or Facebook page.

County Faces More Increases in Health Insurance Cost

Winston County government is facing another increase in health care cost for employees according to Jack Gordon, who handles health insurance for the county. Under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, an increase of eight percent will take effect as of January 1st. This increase is due to a 3 percent tax fee and a 5 percent benefit requirement fee attached to Winston County employee health coverage.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Supervisors Accept Timber Bid

On Monday December 1st, Winston County Supervisors opened timber bids for the sale of all timber on county property surrounding the Winston/Choctaw County Regional Correctional Facility (WCCRCF) located  north of Louisville. The decision to sell the timber was based upon security reasons and the possible need to add additional fencing to the property. Supervisors accepted the high bid from B & G Timber. The bid was based upon tonnage and an exact dollar amount is not known.

LPD Reminds Public About Crime Prevention

Due to a recent rash in property crime (break ins involving cars, homes and businesses) and coupled with the holiday season, the Louisville Police Department would like to remind all of our citizens and visitors that we can all be of help to each other.

* Remain alert to your surroundings, whether home or out and about.
* Know the neighborhood where you live and work, report suspicious activity
* Trust your instincts, If something makes you uneasy avoid the situation.

Citizens Speak Out at Cable Public Hearing

Representatives of Metrocast met with local citizens in a public hearing on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.
The hearing concerned the proposed agreement by ordinance for 10 years with the City of Louisville for non exclusive franchise renewal. The agreement would allow MetroCast to maintain, operate and construct the existing cable system within the City.

A small group of citizens asked questions concerning service and local presence. Many expressed dissatisfaction with the loss of a local presence when MetroCast purchased Mediacom in 2012. The sale resulted in the closing of the local office on South Columbus Ave. and the loss of several jobs.

Annual Report Card Shows High Marks for ECCC in Student Success/Retention

East Central Community College (ECCC) in Decatur recently published its 2011 Performance Profile using data compiled by the Mississippi Community College Board (MCCB). The publication, referred to as the Community College Report Card, is an annual report made available by the college in compliance with House Bill No. 1071 approved during the 2010 Mississippi legislative session. The bill created an Education Achievement Council (EAC) which was established to set education achievement goals for institutions of higher learning and community and junior colleges in the state and toassist in monitoring progress towards those goals through the preparation of annual institutional and state report cards.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Wildcat State Championship Tickets On Sale Now!!

The Louisville Wildcats will face Hazelhurst  at 11:00 am on Saturday, Dec 7 at the Veteran's Memorial Stadium in Jackson for the overall State 3A Title.

State championship pre-sale tickets are on sale now at LHS office for $12.00

Robert St. John/Wyatt Waters Book Signing at Winston County Library

Robert St. John is a incredibly profound writer (as seen through his regular columns) and has developed
such a strong following and fan base over the years. An Italian Palate is Robert's 8th cookbook and what makes it more than just a cookbook is that it is also a compilation of short stories on the 10-week sojourn of his and his family's travels through Italy.

Louisville Aldermen Meeting Agenda for December 3

Tuesday night's (Dec 3) meeting agenda for Louisville City Officials is now available online on the City's website. Please click here to see the full agenda.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Suspect Apprehended

A suspect in Monday morning's (Dec 2) break-ins and robbery on Hwy 15 S was apprehended by local law enforcement at around 7:30 pm this evening.

Lakendrick Cunningham was spotted by law enforcement on Hwy 397 in Louisville and officers pursued the suspect on foot into a wooded area where he temporarily escaped. Through cooperative efforts with the Louisville Police Department, the Winston County Sheriff's Office and local citizens, Cunningham was found at a residence in the area and ultimately surrendered without resistance.

MHSAA Football Championship Press Conference with Louisville is Viewable Online.

The 2013 MHSAA Football Championship News Conference was held on Monday, Dec. 2 at 11:00 am. Included in the media event at the Ms Sports Hall of Fame in Jackson were representatives from the Louisville High School Wildcats, 3A North Champions. Coach M.C. Miller spoke for the team and the school as he was flanked by players, Wyatt Roberts, Jeremy Sangster, Principal Kyle Hammond and LMSD Superintendent Ken McMullan.

Rash of Burglaries Early Monday Morning

The Winston County Sheriff's Office reports that three properties on Hwy 15 south of Louisville were
Lakendrick Cunningham
wanted for questioning
broken into in the early morning hours on Monday, December 2nd.  Computers were taken, vending machines broken into and major damage occurred at Bakers' Ready Mix .A Church in the area and EMEPA facilities were also broken into as well. A vehicle was taken at the time but was recovered.

Winston Co Supervisors' Board Minutes - Nov 18 - Now Online

The Board Minutes from the November 18, 2013 Winston County Supervisors' meeting are now available on the county's website. All minutes are unofficial until approved. Click here to view.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Nanih Waiya School Newsletter Now Available

The Nanih Waiya Attendance Center's October/November newsletter "Nanih Waiya Times" is now available for printing or viewing on the school's website. Access by clicking here