Friday, October 31, 2014

High School Football Finals

County Finals: Louisville 35 -  Nettleton 6  *** Nanih Waiya 34  French Camp  7 ** Sebastopol  36 Noxapater  20


Two for three tonight for Winston County. Louisville had no problem with Nettleton as they started substituting in the 2nd quarter. Looks like they are ready for the playoffs – Tentatively will face Holly Springs at R.E. Hinze stadium next week. Nanih Waiya continues to roll as they avenged last year’s loss to French Camp. Noxapater fought hard but gave up too many points in the first half and dropped one to Sebastopol. Noxapater and Nanih Waiya have one more division game in regular season.

Leave you tonight with a couple of Halloween jokes:

What do witches put on their bagels?

Scream cheese!

What do ghosts use to clean their hair?

Sham-boo!

Have a great weekend and turn out tomorrow for the Veterans' Harvest Festival in Downtown Louisville!!



Thursday, October 30, 2014

Exxon/Cock of the Walk Ribbon Cutting


Local officials and Chamber members attended the ribbon cutting for Exxon/Cock of the Walk October 29, at 11:00 p.m. Local Joy Clark is now the new manager of Exxon. A few of the attendees enjoyed a delicious lunch after the ribbon cutting.




Sheriff's Office Investigating a Rash of Burglaries

The Winston County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a rash of burglaries that have occurred over the past few days. Sheriff’s investigators are investigating 7 burglaries that have occurred since Sunday night. 

 One residence that entry was made into was occupied by an 84 year old woman. No harm was done to her as the suspect fled from the residence. Items such as laptop computers, televisions, jewelry and guns were taken. 

 If anyone has any information pertaining to these burglaries please call the Winston County Sheriff at (662) 773-5881 or Crimestoppers at(662) 773-9999.


Crimestoppers Asking for Assistance with Eiland School Burglaries

The Louisville Police Department and Winston County
CrimeStoppers are asking for your assistance in the following ongoing investigations:

On October 8, 2014, Louisville PD responded to Eiland Middle School to find that the 5th grade hall had been vandalized and several items taken. Entry was made on the north entry of the alternative/5th grade hall. Items taken include:

Come Be A Part Of The 2014 Veterans Harvest Festival--Nov. 1

On Saturday, November 1, 2014 we will celebrate our Veterans and the sacrifices they gave to insure our freedoms.

The day will be filled with events highlighted by the Veterans Parade and program.  Let's show our appreciation and support to our Veterans by being on Main Street at 11:00 a.m. cheering them on as they walk or ride down to South Columbus Avenue.

Below is the itinerary of events for the day:

Winston County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda Available

The Winston County Board of Supervisors Meeting is now a available click on the link for more information. http://www.winstonms.com/2014/10/winston-county-board-of.html

Sixteen to Twenty One? - Not in School?- Looking for a Job?

If you are 21 or younger, not in school and searching for
employment, there may be a program to get your foot in the door and get paid in the process. The Counseling to Career Out of School Job Training Program is a federally funded program that gives youth an opportunity to train for a job and prove themselves on the job at no cost to an employer. Here's the details:

There are 20 slots available in Winston County and only a few have been filled for the Fall. Youth must be 21 years old or younger and not currently enrolled in school. ( You may be in GED classes) This includes those who dropped out before getting their high school diploma, those who got their diploma but did not attend college, those with some college or those with associate degrees who have had trouble finding a job.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cochran Makes a Campaign Stop in Louisville

As Tuesday's election approaches, incumbent U.S. Senator made a campaign stop in Louisville today. Cochran met with supporters and local officials on Main Street in the showroom of Winston Furniture.

Mayor Will Hill took the opportunity to thank the Senator for his support during the storm recovery in the area.


What's on the Ballot in Next Tuesday's General Election?

Most residents are familiar with the U.S.Senate race that matches
incumbent Republican Thad Cochran against Democratic challenger Travis Childers and the U.S. House of Representative race for the 1st Congressional District but there are a number of other elected positions on the ballot for Tuesday, November 4.

In addition to unopposed Judge positions in the Court of Appeals, Circuit and Chancery Courts, there will be a new LMSD School Board member from District Two as Mark Dillard and Jerry Hemphill seek to fill the position currently occupied by Bobby Moody who is not seeking re-election.

Also on the ballot is a Ms. Constitutional Amendment that seeks to establish hunting and fishing as a constitutional right within the state. This amendment was prompted to oppose pressure from some animal rights groups in the state and across the country. Seventeen other states have some form of constitutional guarantee.

A sample ballot is shown below:

Documentary on MPB - Mississippi By Storm

Last night's (Tuesday) documentary aired on Mississippi Public Broadcasting relating to the tornadoes across the state on April 28. The video can be seen online below or on Youtube.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fresh Markets Athlete 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!!

Fresh Market Grill's Athletes of the Week:

Louisville
Corey McCullough
Field Goal kicker,
Punter and kick off man

Winston Academy
Logan Webb
Quarter Back

Nanih Waiya
Jamarlo Smith
Senior Running Back/Defensive End

Noxapater
Vonta Woods
Running Back

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What's Happening This Week in Winston County

Lots going on in Winston County this week!!. Tonight (Tuesday) "Rays of Hope" Service at South Louisville Baptist to mark six months since the April tornado. The service will be a praise service and to remember those lost in the storm. Time is 6:30 pm and all are welcome.

There will be an open house at Legion State Park on Thursday to celebrate the completion of the rebuild of the picnic pavillion at the Park. The structure has been restored with historical accuracy and is a fine example of craftsmanship. The public is invited and the time is 11:00 am.

The Extension Office will hold a Basic Landscape class on Thursday at 6:00 pm. To sign up, contact the Extension office at 773-3091.

There are several "Trunk or Treats" planned including Evergreen Church on Thursday at 5:30 pm. Check with your local churches for more info.

Friday brings a Halloween Festival at Dean Park from 3:30 to 5:30. Lots of fun planned. Bring a non-perishable food item.

Saturday is a big day in Louisville as we honor our Veterans with the Veterans' Harvest Festival. There will also be a 5K Run/Walk. We'll have more details coming up later today.

Saturday night features a benefit concert by the Reed Brothers at Wess Chapel Baptist Church at 7:00 pm. Love offerings are accepted with proceeds going toward rebuilding the playground.

And don't forget to "fall back" on Saturday night as Daylight Savings Time ends.

Information on all these events can be found on the Local Events page of WinstonWeb and on our calendar.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Louisville, MS Resident Graduates from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute

PRESS RELEASE  
Emmitsburg, MD- William King graduated from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Emergency Management Basic Academy at the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) on September 18, 2014. EMI has created the National Emergency Basic Academy to produce a comprehensive curriculum that provides the foundational knowledge and skills needed to support the unpredictable challenges in the field of emergency management. Additionally, for those who are new to emergency management or for those who are transferring from another profession, this Academy provides a unique opportunity to build camaraderie and establish professional contacts.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Recent AL Weather Radar Oddity was Mayfly Swarm

Southern storms mean a lot of unusual things show up on weather radar, but swarming insects usually are not the first thing that come to mind.

Jason Simpson, chief meteorologist at WHNT-TV in Huntsville, Alabama and a 2001 geosciences graduate of Mississippi State University, noticed some trends on live radar Sept. 4 that made him and other professionals wonder if they were seeing insects. Colored areas that typically indicated precipitation appeared on screen on a sunny day.

“Based on radar returns, there was a high concentration of some type of flying insects showing up over north Alabama,” Simpson said. “They appeared to be radar-reflective insect swarms.”

He said weather radar often captures patterns that have nothing to do with precipitation. Weather radar can differentiate between precipitation and other things in the air.

Friday, October 24, 2014

High School Football Finals

County Finals: Louisville 31, Kemper 24*** Canton 38, Winston Academy 7*** Nanih Waiya 42, Noxapater 14

Exciting night of high school football in Louisville tonight!! The Wildcats made a great comeback and win in the final seconds against divisional opponent, Kemper County. Winston Academy suffers another loss at the hands of Canton. On Thursday night, Nanih Waiya took it across the swamp to defeat Noxapater and remain undefeated.

Note: Great job by Corey McCullough as he kicks 3 field goals including a 47 yarder.

Leave you tonight with this one: What do you do if you make a mistake carving your pumpkin?



Take it to a pumpkin patch!!



Ya’ll have a great weekend. Enjoy the Whitehall Bazaar in the morning and head down to Nanih Waiya for a great time at the NW Festival!!


Woodmen of the World Plants Trees at Dean Park Oct 28

On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 4:00 p.m., the local Modern Woodmen of America Youth Service Club will plant trees in Dean Park, 3350 HWY 15 South, Louisville, MS. This will be the 6 Month Recovery Celebration. On April 28, 2014, Winston County was devastated by an EF 4 tornado during which Dean Park lost most of its beautiful pine trees of which some were 100 feet tall and 100 years old. These youth will plant trees in celebration of the 6 Months.

The goals of the Modern Woodmen of America Youth Service Club are to beautify the community and to help the environment by “digging in” and planting trees at every opportunity. This will be a great opportunity for the community to join in this celebration and further help Dean Park with its recovery efforts. Miss Ruth’s Babies’ Concession Stand will be opened for refreshments. This concession stand is a memorial mural for Ruth Eichelberger Bennett, daycare owner, who died during this tornado while clutching 4 year old Ashtyn Mitchell who recently celebrated her 5th birthday.


Please join your local Modern Woodmen of America Youth Service Club at Dean Park and have fun by planting trees on October 28, 2014, 4:00 p.m.



Contact Club Leader, Jean Harper, 662.773-3091 for further information.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

God's Pit Crew Volunteering in Louisville After April 28 Tornado

Like a swarm of busy bees, volunteers with God's Pit Crew are in
the process of constructing a home on McCullough Rd.   As many as 50 volunteers are working at any given time to construct the home with plans to have it ready for occupancy in as little as two weeks. These pictures show crews in action and the status of the home as of Thursday, October 23.

God's Pit Crew is a non-profit faith base group of volunteers who serve others during times of need and disaster. They are based in Danville, Virginia.

The crew was here after the storm and have since returned to construct the home of Randy and Diane Hodges.

More information on God's Pit Crew and the construction process of this home in Louisville can be seen on their website at www.godspitcrew.org.  Day to day photographs chronicling the progress of the  home can be seen on the God's Pit Crew facebook page.

ECCC Receives $2.5 Million Grant for Workforce Training

 East Central Community College was recently awarded a $2.5
million grant to provide workforce training opportunities in Winston County, one of the College’s five support counties.

ECCC is among 270 community colleges nationwide and the first announced Mississippi community college to receive the grant, which is provided by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program and co-administered by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education. The announcement was made Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, by Vice President Joe Biden.

ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart said the College applied for the $2,499.950 grant in response to the unemployment rate and the number of dislocated workers in Winston County.

ECCC Hosts JUCO Basketball Jamboree

A full day of men’s basketball competition is scheduled Saturday,
October 25, 2014, when East Central Community College hosts a men’s basketball jamboree in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education on the Decatur campus.

The pre-season contests get under way at 9 a.m. with East Central and Marion Military battling on the hardwood. Holmes Community College and Jones County Junior College meet at 11 a.m., followed by the Jones County and Marion Military matchup at 1 p.m. East Central and Holmes are featured at 3 p.m., and the Warriors take on Tougaloo College at 5 p.m. to conclude competition.

Nanih Waiya vs.Noxapater

The trash talking has begun as one of the biggest in-county rivalries in the state will take place tonight at 7 p.m. Nanih Waiya travels across the swamp to Noxapater as the Warriors take on the Tigers. The undefeated Warriors of Nanih Waiya will have a tough time against a surging Noxapater team.  The game can be heard on WLSM radio 107.1 and for those outside of the area, Winston Web News will have game updates  throughout the evening.  Game time is 7 p.m. and the weather looks great.

$43.5 Million in Grants to Rebuild in Winston County

FEMA Approves Grants Worth $43.5 Million to Restore Plywood Manufacturing, Medical Center and County Facilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), with Representative Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.), today announced approval for more than $43.5 million in federal grant awards linked to work to rebuild tornado-damaged Louisville and Winston County, including $34.5 million to support restoration of a plywood manufacturing plant.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) informed the lawmakers that four FEMA Public Assistance grants have been approved to offset the costs of recovery efforts related to the April 28 tornado that hit Louisville and Winston County. The largest award, worth $34.5 million, to the City of Louisville will reimburse 75 percent of the costs to reestablish a plywood manufacturing plant. Three other grants, totaling $10.8 million, for Winston County and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) are linked to continued work to restore medical care services in the region.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Woodmen of the World Makes Donation to Winston County Emergency Management

Monitoring storm activity and radar is vital for local Emergency Management personnel during times of unsettled weather. Now Winston County has another tool to help as Woodmen of the World, Chapter 102 recently made a donation of a 50" flat screen television.

"The donation is part of our community service" said Jerry Hemphill of Woodmen. Shown below are: Buddy King- EMA Manager, Jerry Hemphill - Woodmen of the World, Sheriff Jason Pugh.

Mississippi Action for Progress (Headstart) 50th Anniversary Parade Oct 24

On Friday; October 24 at 9:30am, MAP, Inc.which stands for
Mississippi Action for Progress (Headstart) will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary with a Parade! The theme is, Past, Present, and Future Leaders & Educators of Headstart!

The parade will start from the coliseum and come up Main Street for this celebration! They hope you will take out time to join them during this event. They will leave the Headstart building at 8:45am, unload at the coliseum, and start the Parade at 9:30am.

Parade participants include all teachers and staff of Headstart, former students and employees, chief of police, Buffalo Soldiers, Louisville band, and many more. They hope to see you there.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Supervisors Receive Briefing on WMC Status

Winston County Supervisors met on Monday, October 20 in a
regularly scheduled meeting. Supervisors had a light agenda highlighted by Paul Black, administrator of the Winston Medical Center. Black provided a security collateral document needing Supervisors’ approval that is required for a Community Disaster Loan. Black noted that in past disasters such as Katrina, the type of loans were forgiven at a later date.

Black also briefed the board on the rebuilding status of Winston Medical Center and indicated that a RFP had been developed for possible land purchase and that negotiations were continuing with the insurance company and FEMA in terms of payment for damages sustained in the April 28 tornado. Black informed the board that there will not be a waiver on the mileage distance from other critical care facilities and that the hospital board would be taking a different tack on this issue.

Louisville, MS, Moves Forward to Achieve Retail Development Opportunities


PRESS RELEASE:
Tupelo, MS, October 20, 2014…As the largest city in Winston
County, Louisville has established itself as a regional hub for products and services in East Central Mississippi. With a prime location along Highway 25 and the community’s entrepreneurial spirit, Louisville leaders are eager to capitalize on these advantages to build a stronger community and economy.
The City was devastated by a deadly tornado in April 2014 that tragically took 10 lives and destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses. Yet, the resilient City continues to move forward with an attitude of optimism.

“Louisville has taken some tough blows in recent years with a down economy and a devastating tornado. However, we always get up, and I expect Louisville to continue making positive strides with a stronger economy,” said Louisville Mayor Will Hill.

To achieve Louisville’s goal, the City has partnered with The Retail Coach, a national retail recruitment and development consulting firm.

LMSD School Ratings Released

Ratings for Mississippi school districts and individual schools for
the 2013/2014 school year were released by the Mississippi Department of Education last week. The 151 school districts across the state were given a grade rating from A to F. However, because schools are converting to new Common Core standards, schools that got a lower grade in 2014 than in 2013 could keep their 2013 grade, because the MCT2 state test wasn't meant to measure what was being taught under Common Core.

For the Louisville Municipal School District, this meant that the District’s grade and individual schools ’grades were unchanged from the previous year. While the District’s grade remains a D, individual schools fared well. New standards next year may reduce the ratings for schools such as Nanih Waiya and Noxapater, which were rated A and B respectively.

In addition, Louisville Elementary and Eiland Middle School were rated as C and Louisville High School was rated D.

Monday, October 20, 2014

NW Fall Festival This Saturday

The Pumpkin Patch
Final preparations are still being made at this time and prayers for good weather are going up, but it looks like this years Nanih Waiya Fall Festival is going to be bigger and better than last year. “Things are really coming together and there is a lot of excitement this year,” said Jerry Hemphill, President of the Friends of Nanih Waiya Community Park board. “Unfortunately there are a couple of other events locally that day as well. This was just the only weekend we could all put it together. Hopefully everyone can come to ours and go to the other events as well.”

The festival kicks off bright and early at 7 am with registration for the Swamptown 5K Run/Walk sponsored by Premier Ford. Last year 43 runners/walkers participated in the race through the country on a relatively flat course. This year the top finishers will receive a cash prize as well as a medal. Just after the 5K begins the first ever Swamptown Kids Fun Run sponsored by the Tot Spot will start. The youngsters will race on a much shorter course and may encounter some obstacles or surprises along the way.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Goats Grow In Popularity As Farmers Diversify

Goats are growing in popularity among Mississippi livestock producers who have limited acreage or want to diversify their farming business.

“Since 2012, the overall number of meat goats in the southeastern region of the state has increased,” said Mitch Newman, Greene County agricultural agent with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. “More small farmers want to raise livestock to supplement other income, and some landowners have fragmented property, which makes raising cattle unrealistic.”

Compared to cattle, goats that are managed well can thrive on fewer acres, reproduce more quickly and mature faster, Newman said.

Friday, October 17, 2014

County High School Scores

County Finals: Louisville 37 - Aberdeen 6**Winston Ac 19 -
Manchester 21 ** Noxapater 54 - Ethel 16**Nanih Waiya 27 – Sebastopol 20

3 for 4 tonight! Louisville started slow but finished strong over Aberdeen. Noxapater just seems to be getting better and better as they absolutely demolished Ethel. Nanih Waiya had a tough fight but remains undefeated with a win over Sebastopol and Winston dropped a tough, tough one after leading 19-0 over Manchester. Everyone be prepared for Thursday night as cross county rivals, Warriors and Tigers face off in Noxapater.

Leave you with this tonight:What’s Forrest Gump’s computer password?

1Forrest1


Thursday, October 16, 2014

LHS Student Excels in TSA

Shaquarius Rayford, 2014-2015  is the Louisville High School TSA
chapter president. TSA (Technology Student Association)  has over 200,000 middle and high school students nationwide aspiring to be future engineers, scientists and technologists.

From district competition to state conference, Shaquarius has won several awards and scholarships in events such as Video Game Design, Engineering Design, and Chapter Team. TSA has taught her to be a confident leader and believe in herself. Living in the new age technical world she will have future challenges to face, but thanks to TSA and its motto: “Learning to Live in a Technical World” she will be prepared.

High School Football Games Friday Night

Here's the rundown on Friday night high school football in Winston County:

  • Louisville will be on the road as they travel to Aberdeen.
  • Noxapater will be on the road as they travel to Ethel.
  • Nanih Waiya hosts Sebastopol for homecoming
  • Winston Academy will host Manchester.
All game times are 7:00 pm.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"Stop The Violence Campaign"

Submitted: On behalf of NFusion 7, UTurn and LINK, we are
delighted to invite you to participate in oour "Stop the Violence--Unite the Community" event taking place at the Mississippi National Guard Armory in Starkville,Ms on October 25 at 10 a.m.  The mission of the event is to promote awareness of community resources available to youth to stay on the right track and prevent youth from turning to violence.

NFusion 7, UTurn and LINK are innovative new state-wide projects in Mississippi aimed at linking youth 14-21 with resources in their communities to help them transition into a positive adulthood.  These projects offer a variety of support including assistance with living skills,educational support, mental wellness, employment skills, and cultural enrichment.  NFusion 7, UTurn and LINK offer a novel system of care approach which wraps the youth,family, and community into one.

We hope you can join us on October 25, 2014.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Lakicha Jernigan at 662-773-2600 or email her at Lakicha@nfusionms.org.


Rays of Hope and Healing Workshop Service Oct 28

On April 28, 2014, God brought our community together when a F-4 tornado tore across 34 miles of our beautiful Winston County.

On the six month anniversary of the tornado, citizens of Winston County will gather together to praise God for bringing us this far.  We will recieve strength,courage, and hope to continue healing our hearts,our homes and our beloved community.

On Tuesday, October 28, the Rays of Hope and Healing Workshop Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. at South Louisville Baptist Church, 933 South Church Avenue, Louisville, Ms. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend this community-wide service.  We will honor the memory of those we loved and lost in the storm. We will hear God's powerful word and be inspired by special music. Through our recovery we will create something strong and beautiful together.

Let the Light of Christ shine on us so that we may keep going, keep healing, and keep helping each other.

Paint Sale At Bennett's Do It Center!


FALL PAINT SALE!!
Through The Month Of October!!

  Benjamin Moore, And Do It Best Best Look Paints 30% Off!! 



REGISTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN 1 OF 2 $500 DO IT BEST FALL 2014 SHOPPING SPREES.

To Enter, Complete The Official Entry Form Found In Your Catalog Mailing And Then Submit Your Completed Entry To Bennett's Do It Center Or Fill Out Entry Form In Store And Drop In Sweepstakes Receptacle. Must Be 18 Years Or Older To Enter. Giveaway Ends November 15, 2014. Limit One Entry Per Household Per Day.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pet of The Week

This is Janie.  She is spayed and is a lab/hound mix. She is housebroken, playful, and loves back scratches.  Come by the Louisville Animal Shelter today and check out all the animals that are ready for adoption. The shelter is located on 110 Thompson Street or call Barbara at 662-705-0398. Thank you.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fresh Markets Athlete 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!!

Fresh Market Grill's Athletes of the Week:

Louisville
Kirk Sisson
Center

Winston Academy
Logan Webb
Quarterback

Noxapater
Tyler Miles
Strong Safety


Nanih Waiya
Jamarlo Smith
Senior Running Back
& Defensive End #3

Weather Update as of 1:15 pm - 10-13-14

According to the National Weather Service -  SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS can be expected this afternoon in central Ms. -- mainly between 3:00 pm and 10:00pm as a squall line pushes through the area. Damaging winds are possible in excess of 60 mph. There are chances of tornado activity and hail.
 
Many area schools have dismissed early as a precaution as storm activity could possibly hit areas near normal school dismissal times. These include all public schools in Winston Couny as well as Winston Academy.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for weather updates throughout the day.

LMSD Schools Dismiss Early Today!!

Attention!!LMSD Schools will be dismissed today at 12:30  due to risk of bad weather. Pre- K students will be dismissed at 12:00. All after school activities have been canceled for Monday, October 13, 2014.

Louisville Fire Department Responds to Commercial Building Fire on S. Church

The Louisville Fire Department responded to the scene of a fire at a commercial property in the100 block of South Church Avenue around 9:15 this morning (Oct 13)  A blaze was extinguished in the rest room area.

 An employee of the business indicated that the fire started from a lit cigar in the restroom area of the property now used for carwash and detailing. Damage appears to be limited to the restroom and/or smoke damage.


Utility Deposit Waiver for Domestic Violence Victims Now in Effect

Jackson, Mississippi (October 10, 2014) Mississippians who are victims of domestic violence can receive additional relief to help them flee from violent homes and dangerous situations. A new Public Service Commission rule which requires utilities to postpone collecting initial deposits for sixty days for certified victims of domestic violence goes into effect today. The rule, authored by Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley, is modeled after similar measures in Louisiana and Texas.

“This is a monumental day for those who struggle to leave a violent situation. These deposit waivers provide real assistance for real people. Our purpose today is to get the word out to those who are financially trapped in a violent home that some additional help is out there and that one more hurdle to leaving a situation of domestic violence has been taken away” Presley said.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

What Channels will the Auburn -MSU Game Be On?

Due to technical difficulties, the local CBS afilliate, WCBI in Columbus is off the air. This has created quite a concern locally about the broadcast of the MSU- Auburn Football game scheduled for 2:30 pm today. WCBI is not expected to be back on the air by game time. Here's what we know at this time:

WCBI has worked a deal with satellite and at least some cable providers to broadcast the game. We are uncertain at this time which channels will carry the game for each provider. Major sattelite providers in our area include Directv and Dish network. These providers have nationwide CBS affiliates available. At this time I do not have the channel numbers but a quick search should be easy to complete.

We are uncertain as to cable providers such as Metrocast but will keep you updated as we find out more,. WCBI is currently not responding to phone calls.

Friday, October 10, 2014

County High School Finals

County Finals: Louisville 52 - S. Pontotoc 0 **  Nanih Waiya 49 - W. Lowndes 34   ** Pelahatchie 47 -  Noxapater 14  ** Tri-County 56, Winston Academy 21

Winston County goes 50/50 tonight. Louisville took off and never looked back for a big homecoming win. Nanih Waiya had a scare in the 1st half but took control in the 2nd half to remain undefeated on the season. Noxapater fought hard in the 1st half but a young team couldn’t hang with an experienced Pelahatchie team and Winston Academy fought hard early but Tri-County was too much for another young team.. Leave you tonight with this:

A young man was interviewing for a job as a police officer, "What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?"

He said, "Call for backup."

Thanks to all our sponsors.. we wouldn't be here without them!

High School Football Tonight!!

Lots of home games on tap this evening as all the public schools host tonight's games. Here's the rundown:

  • Louisville hosts South Pontotoc for homecoming.
  • Noxapater comes off a bye week to host Pelahatchie.
  • Nanih Waiya welcomes West Lowndes
  • Winston Academy will be on the road as they travel to Tri-County
All game times are 7:00 pm. Temperatures  should be in the mid 60's with overcast skies and a 30% chance of rain.