Saturday, February 28, 2015

ECCC to Host JSU Jazz Band

As part of the inaugural season of East Central Community College’s Cultural Arts Series, the Fine Arts Department will host the Jackson State University Jazz Ensemble at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in Huff Auditorium on the Decatur campus.

The public is invited and there is no charge to attend.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Full List Of Candidates For Office

The last day to qualify and file for office across Winston County and for state offices was Friday by 5 p.m. This is the completed list from the Winston County Circuit Clerk's Office.  This is a complete list that includes all candidates. This list will be accessible throughout the election cycle from a page tab above.

Candidates do not have to pay to be included on this list, however candidates who advertise with Winston Web News will be highlighted.  Candidates for State Senate and Representative in our area are also included and this list may be further updated.

To see all candidates - click here or our Candidates Tab on our menu bar.


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Winston County Supervisors Agenda - March 2

The agenda for Winston County Supervisors next board meeting scheduled for March 2, 2015 is now available on their website. Click here to view




Open House & Ribbon Cutting At Winston Medical Clinic-Noxapater


The Winston Medical Clinic-Noxapater had their open house and ribbon cutting on February 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Noxapater Mayor Sammy Carter gave the welcome and a brief background on how the clinic came into being and thanked those who were instrumental in making it possible including Grady Suttle, Larry Duran, Paul Black and Lee McCall among others.

 David Harris, Pastor of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church gave the invocation.

Also speaking at the ceremony were Grady Suttle, President of
Winston County Partnership, Larry Duran, Winston County Board of Supervisors, Al Porter, Winston Medical Center Board and Delbert Hosemann, Mississippi Secretary of State.

The Secretary of State graciously attended the event in spite of the poor weather conditions. Hosemann spoke of his visits to Winston County after the April 28 tornado and the impact it had on our local hospital. He emphasized how the clinic in Noxapater was used after the disaster and how small rural clincs help keep the cost of healthcare down. He presented the clinic with The Mississippi Blue Book to be left in their waiting room for patients to read while waiting.

The open house was well attended by Noxapater residents, County and City officials.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Health Department Urges Residents to Take Precautions After the Storm

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) continues to monitor the health impacts of recent severe winter weather.

Significant power outages, home repairs, and flooding can create dangerous and potentially life-threatening situations.

MSDH urges residents should take the following precautions:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Winter Storm Causes Major Impacts in Mississippi


PEARL – The State Emergency Operations Center has received reports of close to nine inches of snow in some parts of the state causing major travel problems and significant power outages. Estimated snow totals being reported to the National Weather Service include:

  • Houston (Chickasaw)                     9 inches
  • Tupelo (Lee)                                      8 inches
  • Tremont (Itawamba)                      7.5 inches
  • Grenada (Grenada)                         6 inches
  • Calhoun City (Calhoun)                 6 inches
  • Columbus (Lowndes)                     6 inches

The Mississippi Department of Transportation and Department of Public Safety are asking citizens to stay off the roads where ice and snow have accumulated unless it is an emergency.

Thursday Closings and Delays

All schools in Winston County are closed on Thursday. This includes Winston Academy, Grace Christian, and all LMSD schools including Noxapater, Nanih Waiya, and Louisville.

Taylor Machine Works first shift will report at 9 a.m. on Thursday.

Winston County will not pick up solid waste on Thursday. Thursday's pick up will be done on Friday.

Winston County Weather Update - 11:00 am Wednesday

Light rain is spread throughout much of Winston County as
temperatures remain at or near the freezing mark this morning. Icing has occurred on elevated structures in much of our area. Roadways remain basically clear of ice but expect that to change as temperatures will drop later today.

The National Weather Service is still projecting snow - heavy at times, later today. Originally projected for mid- late morning, snow is now expected sometime after noon today. Projections are broad but still indicate 2-4 inches in general.

As temperatures drop below freezing and as ground temps fall, icing will become more of a problem for the traveler. Many governmental offices and most schools in the area have closed for the day. Travel this afternoon and evening is discouraged.

THREE MEMBERS OF “TRASH BAG GANG” SENTENCED FOR CRIMES IN CHOCTAW COUNTY

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Press Release: February 24, 2015: Three members of the so-called “trash bag gang” have been sentenced for crimes in Choctaw County, announced MBN Director Sam Owens and Attorney General Jim Hood jointly today.

Leabrian Myers, 23, of Madison and Marcus and Maurice Taylor, 32, twin brothers from Jackson, appeared before Judge Clarence E. Morgan, III, in Choctaw County Circuit Court Tuesday.

Myers pleaded guilty to one count of business burglary involving a break-in at Ackerman Discount Drugs. He was sentenced to seven years to serve as a habitual offender, with seven years to serve to run consecutive to the eight years he is currently serving on a similar charge in Madison County.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Winter Weather Warning - Snow, Freezing Rain Predicted for Wednesday

The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a winter storm warning for our area in effect from 6 a.m., Wednesday morning till midnight, Wednesday night.

Winston County in the orange "elevated" band as of
2:30 pm Tuesday
 There is a possibility of heavy snow with this storm. Snow is expected to begin sometime in the mid morning hours between 6 and 10 a.m. and end in the early to mid evening.  Snow may be mixed with sleet or freezing rain at times.  Actual accumulation is difficult to predict but the Winston County area is currently projected to be in a band of  2 - 4 inches of snow with possible snowfall up to 6 inches in localized areas.

This amount of snow accumulation will create hazardous travel conditions and possible power outages. A winter storm warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. Travel is discouraged.

The projected weather has resulted in numerous closings and delays in and around Winston County. Individuals can view the list on our home page  below or click here


Winston County Closure List

With the possibility of more winter weather headed our way, closure information is already coming in to our offices. We will add to this list as necessary throughout the day and evening:

  • All LMSD schools will be closed on Wednesday - Feb 25 due to the expected weather concerns. This includes all Louisville schools, Noxapater and Nanih Waiya.
  • Winston County Courthouse - non-essential offices closed.
  • Louisville City Hall - non-essential offices close at 11:00 am
  • All classes at Winston Academy are canceled for Wednesday - Feb 25.
  • Grace Christian will be closed on Wednesday, Feb 25 due to possible weather conditions.
  • Winston County Head Start - Closed - Wednesday
  • Winston County Library closes at 11:00am on Wednesday
  • Tot Spot/ K4 in Winston County, Closed
  • Choctaw County Schools - closed Wednesday
  • Noxubee County schools closed Wednesday
  • Noxubee County Head Start closed
  • Choctaw Tribal Government Offices, Tribal Schools and Tribal day cares will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 25 due to weather and possible unsafe road conditions. Essential and emergency service providers will remain open and staffed with essential personnel.
  • MSU's Starkville and Meridian campuses will close Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015.
  • Neshoba Central will not have school on Wednesday, Feb. 25
  • Starkville Academy will be closed tomorrow February 25, 2015. A decision for Thursday will be made by 6 AM February 26, 2015.
  • All locations of ECCC will be closed on Wednesday, February 25. All offices will be closed & all classes & activities will be canceled.
  • All EMCC locations will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 25, due to impending severe weather. Tuesday night classes will meet.
  • MUW closed - all day and evening classes on Wednesday.
  • All services, supper and classes at South Louisville Baptist Church have been cancelled for tonight. Choir practice is also cancelled.
  • WIN Job Center is Louisville is closed
  • The Citizens Bank  & branches in Winston County close at 12:00 noon

Another Winston County Citizen Is Back Home

On  Monday, February 23 Winston County Citizen Rita Harris returned back to her property and a new  home on 1198 Young Crossing Road in Louisville.
Her home was destroyed in the April 28, 2014 tornado.

Winston Strong and Mennonite Disaster Services (MDS) completed the reconstruction process with a house dedication ceremony.

WinstonStrong in conjunction with Mennonite Disaster Services (MDS) continues to work on the reconstruction of  homes for individuals that lost their property during the tornado. Ivan Shirk of MDS and the MDS women present each family with a completion form, a quilted wall hanging and the keys to their newly constructed homes.

The original address in this article was incorrect.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 


Update to Mississippi Winter Weather Conditions

Pearl— Counties are reporting significant icing impacts to bridges
and overpasses in north and central Mississippi. Travel is extremely hazardous. While the precipitation is ending, it will take some time for ice to melt on roadways, especially elevated surfaces.

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety is reporting major traffic issues in the Jackson area on Interstate 55 and along Interstate 20 in Jackson and Meridian due to accidents
Entergy Mississippi is reporting close to 6,700 power outages mainly in Hinds, Madison and Warren Counties.

Gov. Phil Bryant delayed the opening of state offices until 10 a.m.

The Mississippi Department of Education is reporting there are 25 school districts and colleges closed today with 31 more having delayed starts statewide.

For the latest on road conditions call MDOT at 511 or go to www.mdottraffic.com. Updates will be provided as necessary.


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Monday, February 23, 2015

Preparing for Winter Weather is Key

JACKSON, MISS.—The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has been notified by the National Weather Service (NWS) of the potential for winter weather conditions throughout the state during the next several days. Once icy conditions are reported in your area, travel should be limited to emergency situations only.


Area Should Brace for More Icy Weather Beginning This Afternoon

11:30 am (Monday) - Winston County should brace for another weather event this afternoon into the evening and through mid day on Tuesday (and then take a deep breath to prepare for Wednesday). Another batch of precipitation is approaching from the west (out of Texas and Louisiana) and is moving quicker than anticipated. The combination of precip and dropping temperatures increase the likelihood of freezing rain and sleet across our area beginning as early as late afternoon on Monday.

Again Winston County is on the southern edge of a freezing line across the state but some ice accumulation particularly on bridges and overpasses is expected by late afternoon into the evening hours as temps drop into the upper 20's.

Areas west of Interstate 55 across the central and north central parts of Mississippi are deemed elevated risk for ice while Winston and surrounding counties are considered limited risk. While ice accumulation on trees and power lines is a possibility.. at this time no major accumulation in our area is expected. Spot power outages are a possibility but  widespread outages are not expected as of this report.

Driving this evening and on Tuesday morning could be affected. Residents in and around Winston County should consider limiting travel until mid-day Tuesday if ice accumulates. If you must travel please use caution and allow yourself extra travel time.

Tuesday afternoon should reach well above freezing, however forecasts indicate the possibility of snow on Wednesday with accumulations of up to 4 inches in some areas of the state.

We will keep you updated...

Louisville Lions Welcome a New Member

The Louisville Lions Club recently welcomed a new member to its ranks. Tim Flake is shown here accepting a club pin from his sponsoring member, Kline Shepherd.

The Louisville Lions meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 at Lake Tiak O'Khata. If you would like to learn more about Lions and their service to our community, please join them or contact a current member for more information.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

State Preparing for Several Days of Icy Conditions

PEARL –The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is activating the
State Emergency Operations Center tonight at 11 p.m. as winter precipitation is forecast to affect the state throughWednesday.

The National Weather Service is calling for up to a half inch of snow for counties along the Mississippi-Tennessee border with freezing rain and sleet, up to a tenth of an inch, for north and central areas through the morning.  Monday’s forecast is for a brief break in the weather, but more freezing rain and sleet will be possible Monday afternoon through Tuesday from the Highway 84 corridor and all points north with up to a quarter inch of ice accumulation. 

“Right now the main threat appears to be very dangerous travel conditions,” said MEMA Executive Director Robert Latham. “We are hoping to avoid power outages with this system, but it is imperative people think about what they will do if their electricity goes out and you can’t travel because roads are iced over. Winter weather is the hardest thing to forecast in this state and a degree one way or the other can change things dramatically. Please don’t panic, just be prepared.”


Freezing Rain Advisory - Tonight into Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory
 for Central Mississippi beginning this evening (Sunday) at 9:00 pm. Falling temperatures during the evening hours along with light precipitation can create slick roadways, bridges and overpasses throughout the area by Monday morning.

Counties include:

BOLIVAR-SUNFLOWER-LEFLORE-GRENADA-CARROLL-MONTGOMERY-WEBSTER-CLAY-LOWNDES-CHOCTAW-OKTIBBEHA- WASHINGTON-HUMPHREYS-HOLMES-ATTALA-WINSTON-NOXUBEE-ISSAQUENA- SHARKEY-YAZOO-MADISON MS-LEAKE-NESHOBA-KEMPER-WARREN-HINDS-RANKIN- SCOTT-

Winston and Noxubee Counties are on the extreme southern edge of the warning area and may not be as impacted as seriously as areas to our west and north. Travelers in Winston County should use caution but major travel issues are not expected on Monday morning (at this time) as precipitation is expected to taper off as temps drop. Little accumulation is expected by Monday morning (0.10" or less)

NWS has more concerns on Monday evening and Tuesday morning as rain could return on Monday afternoon as temperatures continue to fall resulting in more road issues.

As always, folks should continue to monitor the weather for updates and advisories. Travelers should use extra caution on bridges and overpasses and be aware of the possibility of black ice. Those traveling outside of Winston County on Monday morning, Monday evening and Tuesday morning should check road conditions with http://mdottraffic.com or call 511 for more info.

WinstonWeb will continue to monitor and keep you posted. Right now it appears that we should use caution on the roadways but at this time no delays or cancellations are known.


City Taking Applications for Court Clerk


Notice is hereby given that the City of Louisville, Mississippi, is now taking applications for employment to fill the position of Municipal Court Clerk with the City of Louisville. Job descriptions and requirements are available upon request at the City Hall. Applications may be filed at the City Clerk’s Office, 200 South Church Avenue, no later than eleven o’clock (11:00) A.M. on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. So ordered by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, this the 17th day of February 2015. Babs W. Fulton, City Clerk.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Rescue Your House from Residential Rodents

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“Say your prayers, varmint!”

If you recognize this quote, you know its source: Looney Tunes cartoon character Yosemite Sam, who never got the upper hand in his dealings with Bugs Bunny. Sometimes it seems we -- like Yosemite Sam -- battle with “varmints” that live around us. This column will give you a little insight into why the battle rages and what you can do to get the upper hand.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Arrest Has Been Made for Theft of Property in County

The Winston County Sheriff's Office has one individual in custody related to the theft of a bush hog in the Whitehall community of rural Winston County.  This theft occurred around February 1st.

 Steven Ingram is in custody at the Winston/Choctaw County Regional Correctional Facility and held on charges of grand larceny. The theft is still under investigation, but sources say that Ingram sold a bush hog that was not his property to other individuals.  Ingram is also being held for other charges and is awaiting trial.

 Sheriff Jason Pugh indicated that CrimeStopper reports and the media have been very helpful in solving this case and that Crime Stoppers would be paying out some rewards in this case.  Pugh took the opportunity to thank the public for their assistance.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Quick Action By Winston Sheriff and Louisville Post Office Saves a Local Woman from a Scam

Quick action by family members, the Winston County Sheriff's Office and the Louisville Post Office saved a local woman of the loss of $6000 last week from a phone scammer.  (To protect the privacy of those involved no names are disclosed.)

  The Winston County woman was contacted by an individual who  told a familiar story. Stating that she had won a prize of as much as $450,000, the phone scammer needed cash to hold/access the award  and that $8000 would be required to receive the $450,000. When the victim indicated that she only had $6000, the scam artist talked the victim into sending the full amount by priority mail to an address in New York state.

Monday, February 16, 2015

WINTER WEATHER UPDATE: TRAVEL REMAINS DANGEROUS



PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency urges Mississippians to exercise extreme caution during the ongoing winter weather event. Reports of icy bridges and roads are already coming into the State Emergency Operations Center in Pearl, and conditions are not expected to improve in some areas for the next several days.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service predict temperatures will remain near or below freezing through Thursday, as a storm system brings rain, freezing rain and sleet to areas just north of the U.S. Highway 84 corridor to the Tennessee state line. Areas south of the U.S. Highway 84 corridor have a limited threat for severe weather this evening. The primary threat in this area will be high winds.

Several agencies have reported winter weather updates to the SEOC:

Winter Weather advisory in Effect for Winston County and Area til 9 pm Tonight

The National Weather Service has issued a "Winter Weather Advisory" until 9:00 pm for much of Mississippi including central Ms and the Winston County area. As temperatures drop, freezing rain may accumulate up to 1/10 of an inch,  particularly on bridges and overpasses. Sleet may mix with the freezing rain.

Driving conditions will worsen and the possibility of black ice exists. Drivers should be prepared for slick roadways. Precipitation is expected to end around midnight.

Highs on Tuesday should be above freezing but only in the upper 30's with partly cloudy skies. Next expected precipitation is possible on Friday.


ECCC Diamond Warriors Split Contests With St. Louis, Northeast

The East Central Community Diamond Warrior baseball team evened their record to 3-3 overall by splitting twin bills with St. Louis Community College and Northeast Mississippi Community College over the weekend.

During contests held Friday, Feb. 13, at the Clark/Gay Baseball Complex, the Warriors fell 10-6 to St. Louis in game one before rallying to defeat the visiting Archers 12-2 in the nightcap.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Trapping Wild Pigs Is A Process, Not An Event

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Wild pigs are a growing problem for property owners, land managers and farmers throughout Mississippi. Because of their high reproductive rate, they can be difficult to control.

Currently, trapping is the best method for controlling wild pigs. Some people may approach trapping by putting out a few portable cage traps and baiting and setting them all at once. But if you are serious about greatly reducing your wild pig problems with the hope of someday being “pig free,” then trapping requires a whole new approach. Here is a five-step process for conducting strategic and systematic wild pig removal.

Latest Weather Update for Winston County Area- 2:30 pm - Sunday

The National Weather Service has been monitoring a likely winter storm projected for parts of Mississippi beginning on Sunday evening. The latest info indicates that the likelihood of freezing rain and sleet has moved slightly to the north with the greatest chance of frozen precipitation on a line north of Hwy 82.

The most northern tier of Mississippi counties (along Tennessee border) are expected to be hit the hardest with ice accumulations up to 1/2 inch beginning after midnight on Monday. Areas further south across Mississippi including the Tupelo  and Clarksdale areas can also expect up to 1/4 inch of freezing rain.

Areas immediately to our north - Starkville, Columbus, Winona, etc are expected to see some freezing rain but with limited accumulation and mostly cold rain. Winston County is currently projected just below this line although there is always the danger of freezing on bridges and overpasses.

Those traveling north from our area should reconsider their options for the next 48 hours. A drop again in temperatures on Monday evening could refreeze roadways to our north.

In addition NWS is also projecting the possibility of strong thunderstorms on Monday afternoon into the evening for areas to the south of Winston County from a line from Jackson to Meridian and areas south. As always, this is subject to change so please continue to monitor.

To summarize: Winston County is at this time projected to miss the bulk of freezing rain and ice but travelers should be cautious on bridges and overpasses and continue to check for updates.

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HOW TO PREPARE FOR ICY CONDITIONS

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is asking residents to prepare themselves and their homes for a dangerous winter weather system that is expected to move into the state beginning Sunday night.

“Ice, snow and frigid temperatures can be killers,” said MEMA Executive Director Robert Latham. “Ensure that your preparedness plan is in place now before the weather begins to deteriorate. Once the freezing rain and snow begins you should travel only in an emergency. It was 21 years ago this month that the northern third of our state experienced a major ice storm that resulted indisruption of power for days to thousands of Mississippians. While we do not expect this storm to be anything like the Ice Storm of 1994, our citizens have to be prepared.”

STATE PREPARING FOR POSSIBLE WINTER STORM

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is coordinating advance response actions as it becomes more clear that a winter storm will affect the state beginning Sunday night. While the exact forecast is still developing, the National Weather Service believes snow, freezing rain and sleet are all probable for north and central Mississippi.

“We don’t take any potential winter storm emergency lightly in this state,” said Gov. Phil Bryant. “Mississippians don’t have to deal with icy conditions very often so it is imperative our citizens be prepared and keep a close eye on the forecast to stay safe.”

Saturday, February 14, 2015

MEMA MONITORING WINTER WEATHER POSSIBILITY

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working closely with the National Weather Service and monitoring the possibility of winter precipitation that may affect parts of the state Sunday night and continue into Tuesday.MEMA is asking the public to please stay informed of the forecast for your area through the NWS or local media.


Local weather information and alerts are available through the NWS online at the following websites:
Northern Mississippi counties: www.srh.noaa.gov/meg.
Central Mississippi counties: www.srh.noaa.gov/jan.
Coastal Mississippi counties: www.srh.noaa.gov/mob or www.srh.noaa.gov/lix.



For detailed preparedness information, contact your county emergency management agency, or go to MEMA’s website atwww.msema.org. The best way to get up-to-date information is to “Like” MEMA on Facebook, or “Follow” them on twitter.





Friday, February 13, 2015

Winston Sheriff Searching for Persons of Interest in Area Theft

The Winston County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's
assistance relating to the theft of a bushhog in rural Winston County that occurred on or around February 1st. The individuals in the following video and photographs were in the vicinity at the time of the theft and Sheriff's investigators would like to question them for more information.  Please contact the Winston County Sheriff's Office at 662-773-5881 or Winston County Crimestoppers at 662-773-9999 if you have any information on this theft or the identity of these individuals. Video seems to indicate 3 white males and one black male.




Winter Storm Projection for Our Area Beginning Sunday

The National Weather Service is advising residents to prepare for a winter storm across much of Mississippi beginning on Sunday. Early projections indicate possible snow in the most northern counties of Mississippi with freezing and rain and sleet possible thru much of the north and central parts of the state. Winston County is currently projected on a line just south of Hwy 82 for rain and freezing rain beginning Sunday evening. Areas to our south can expect rain only. This projection can change over the next 48 hours... we will keep you updated.


There is Still Time to Sign Up For Relay For Life

Planning is well underway for this year’s Winston County Relay for Life. The Relay for Life event will be held on April 24, from 5:30 p.m. till 10:30 p.m. at the Louisville High School football field. This year’s theme is "Celebration of Hope." Relay for Life organizer Brandi Krajewski, indicates that so far seven teams have signed up to participate but there is still time for additional teams to sign up. Ifyour business, church, or non-profit group would like to establish a team, please contact Brandi Krajewski at  662-803-4039.


Thursday, February 12, 2015

TORNADO PREPAREDNESS: KNOW WHAT TO DO

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the National
Weather Service are highlighting the actions you should take in case of a tornado on this fourth day of Tornado Preparedness Week.

In 2014, Mississippi experienced 40 tornadoes, resulting in more than 200 injuries and 16 deaths. Tornadoes are one of the greatest weather threats Mississippians face each year, but knowing what to do during a tornado will increase your chances of survival.

Tornadoes spawn from powerful thunderstorms and can cause deaths and devastate neighborhoods in seconds, sometimes with little warning.

Latest Candidates Qualifying for Local and Statewide Offices

Those seeking office still have time to file and qualify for local and state offices. The filing deadline is the end of this month. A current list of candidates that have qualified in Winston County and for state offices that affect Winston County is included below.

Some offices should be hotly contested including Tax Assessor, Coroner, District 3,4 and 5 Supervisors, Constable West Post and County Attorney.





MEC’s Regional Round-Up to Stop in Louisville Feb. 18

Highlighting the strengths of regions throughout Mississippi is the goal of the Mississippi Economic Council’s Regional Round-Up meetings. The Louisville stop is set for Wednesday, February 18 at Lake Tiak-O’Khata, 213 Smyth Lake Rd.

The event, which will be held from 11:30a.m.-1:00p.m., is in conjunction with the Louisville Rotary. It is co-hosted by Winston County Economic Development District Partnership.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Suspect in Neshoba County Case - Turns Himself in to Authorities

The individual wanted by the Neshoba County Sheriff and Winston County Sheriff has turned himself into authorities. The request yesterday for information on WWN and Crimestoppers is no longer necessary.

First Lady Deborah Bryant at Louisville Elementary


First Lady of Mississippi, Deborah Bryant read to Louisville Elementary 3rd grade classes today and launched MEMA's New Disaster Preparedness Campaign for Kids. The campaign is built around Delta the Disaster Dog, Pearl the Preparedness Pup and Jake the Mitigation Wizard. All third grade classes had their pictures taken with the characters along with some city and county officials. Mrs. Bryant was also presented with a book titled "The Storm Through the Eyes of a Child" written by PNC-CTC HOSA Community Awareness Team and the children of Winston County. To learn more about the preparedness campaign visit the current article on our website. Additional pictures below.

Small Business Incentives Renewed for Another Year/ Tops 2,200 Businesses Assisted

The PSC led incentives have saved small businesses over $835,000
in less than four years. Jackson, Mississippi (February 10, 2015) – Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced today that due to the success of Commission-led small business aid programs, the state’s largest investor-owned utilities will continue to offer the programs beyond their original expiration dates.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

LMSD Teachers of the Year

Pictured l to r: Bobby Butler-Nanih Waiya, Kristen Kirkland-Noxapater
Bille Jean Fulton-LHS, Penny Wells-WLCTC, Doris Jernigan-Eiland
Julie McKenzie-Fair Elementary, Amanda Wallace-Louisville Elementary

Local Law Enforcement Searching For Suspect

UPDATE: Rush has turned himself in to the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office.Winston County law enforcement is asking for the public's assistance in locating this individual. Nick Rush, born 7/24/1995 is wanted for questioning by the Neshoba County authorities for strong arm robbery.

 Rush is a resident of Winston County and is known to have been in the area.  If you have any information about Rush's whereabouts, please contact Winston Crimestoppers at 662-773-9999 or the Winston County Sheriff's Office at 662-773-5881. 

MEMA Launches New Disaster Preparedness Campaign For Kids

News Release:
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, with the assistance of First Lady Deborah Bryant, unveiled a new statewide disaster preparedness campaign for kids at Louisville Elementary School today.
The campaign is built around Delta the Disaster Dog, Pearl the Preparedness Pup and Jake the Mitigation Wizard. Delta and Pearl embark on a journey across Mississippi to learn about all the hazards we face and how to prepare for them. At the end of each trip Jake offers advice on mitigation, which is techniques to reduce the impact of a particular disaster, on people and property.

Black History is American History

By Elmetra Patterson
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Carter G. Woodson, Founder of Black History Month


Some might ask why celebrate Black History Month?  Real historians would tell them because most American History books include very little about the life, history and culture of African Americans. Prior to 1915, little was known about the African American in music, art, literature, science and education. It was universally believed that Africans and people of African descent had played no role in the development of civilization in American or in other parts of the world. Now, a century later many around the world know about the prominence achieved by African Americans, as well as other people of African descent.

Pet of the Week

This is Puss Boots. She is a 1 year old black and white cat and is very playful. She has been spayed and is looking for a home she will feel comfortable living in.  For information on this animal or others,please contact the animal shelter at 662-773-4320 or visit the shelter located on 110 Thompson Street. Thank you.













Monday, February 9, 2015

LMSD Superintendent Selected for MDE's First Superintendents' Academy

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education has launched its first Superintendents’ Academy, an advanced leadership training program to assist district leaders in their efforts to improve student outcomes.

The academy has been a priority of the MDE and the Mississippi Board of Education, and last year, the Legislature appropriated $500,000 to establish the academy. Superintendents from 19 school districts across the state will review the latest technology for enhancing student learning, participate in advanced leadership training from some of the nation's foremost trainers of company executives, and train to improve the speed and quality of management decision making.