Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Baker-Hines Runs For District 42

To the voters of District 42, I take this opportunity to ask for your vote on November 3rd for the position of State House of Representatives.

 Leadership experience:

  • Executive Director of the Noxubee County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Authority for 16 years.
  • Mayor of Macon / Main Street Director 2001-2005
  •  Built working relationships with MDA, TVA , local colleges and State Legislatures
  • Myself and the Board of Supervisors secured 1 million dollars from our Legislatures in Washington DC to build Civic Center.

I have many years of experience and many projects and events under my belt, too many and not enough space to list. I do want you to know I will work hard for District 42.

Some of you might remember Mr. Tommy Hammill who was from Macon and was kidnapped by the Iraq army. At the time, I was serving as Mayor for 2 weeks. I was interviewed by every network and was seen all over the world . It was quite an experience but I handled the pressure and Praise God, Tommy escaped and we held a parade in honor of our Veterans and Tommy.

I want to serve You, the people - not be served. Please contact me by e-mail, dottietab@bellsouth.net FB Dorothy Baker Hines or phone 662-361-5996.

Please vote Dorothy Baker Hines for State House of Representatives. District 42 !!!!
November 3rd, 2015

Thank You!!!


2015 Wings Over Winston Is Overwhelming Success

You couldn't have asked for better weather this weekend for the 2015 Wings Over Winston Air Show as a record crowd came from all over to enjoy the day and watch some fantastic aerobatics. Last year's show was a big hit in our community but this year's was a break out event that will set the stage for the future. 

This years show featured two of the top aerobatic performers in the south, Greg Koontz out of Ashville, Alabama, and Randy Harris from Tulsa, Oklahoma, along with Frank Kimmel of Greenwood, MS, performing in his T6, Mac MacNeer of Greenwood in his T28 and Dan Fordice of Vicksburg in his P51 and more. There were formation flights of vintage aircraft like last year, and a very, very special finale act honoring our veterans with the P51 and the Devil Dog.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Great Day for Noxapater's Cotton Gin Festival

Beautiful weather, wonderful arts & crafts and great cars were all there to greet the visitor at Noxapater's Cotton Gin Festival on Saturday, September 25, 2015.

At the time this picture was taken, there were 110 cars displayed in the car show.

Small Business Incentives Save Businesses Over $1M

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced today that due to the success of Commission-led small business aid programs with the state’s largest investor-owned utilities, small businesses across the state have saved over one million dollars in less than four years.

Furious Comeback Falls Short as No. 19 East Central Falls to No. 1 Co-Lin 31-28

A furious second half comeback by the East Central Community College Warriors fell short as the No. 1 ranked Copiah-Lincoln Wolfpack escaped Bailey Stadium on the Decatur campus Thursday, Sept. 24, with a hard-fought 31-28 Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges South Division victory.

Winston Plywood Weekly Update-9-25-15

The City of Louisville is posting progress reports on the construction of the Winston Plywood facility on a weekly basis. Click here to view the report submitted on September 25, 2015

Information can also be found on the Economic Development Partnership page at: http://chamberupdates.blogspot.com/

Friday, September 25, 2015

High School Football Finals

The Louisville Wildcats easily defeated Amanda Elzy 44 -2. Cats are now 4-2 on the season and face Leake Central next week at R.E. Hinze Stadium. Winston Academy played tough but fell to Leake Academy 21-3. Nanih Waiya rolled as they defeated Montgomery County 63-26. Noxapater took care of business over Sebastopol 37-13.

Other Finals: Amory 7, Northpoint 42***Houston 34, Eupora 0***Vardaman 48, Biggersville 7***East Webster, 42 South Pontotoc 14***Forest 36, Leake Central 22***Baldwyn 35, Okolona 12***West Lowndes 26, Falkner 21***Winona Christian 24, Oak Hill Academy 7***Columbus 23, DeSoto Central 21***Starkville Academy 35, Heritage 14***Water Valley 20, Winona 9***Pontotoc 17, Ripley 14***Pontotoc 17. Ripley 14***Kosciusko 32, Itawamba AHS 26***Shannon 21, Aberdeen 20***Tupelo 31, Hernando 17***Lafayette 26, Charleston 0***South Panola 50, Horn Lake 20***Choctaw County 38, Bruce 21***Oxford 50 West Point 28***Bayou Academy – 41, Kirk Academy – 22***Starkville 49 Callaway 7***Holmes County Central 51, Neshoba Central 0***Kemper Co 29, Noxubee 28

Wings Over Winston - Big Day Set For Saturday!!

Louisville and Winston County is working hard to prepare for the
Wings Over Winston Airshow scheduled on Saturday , September 26 at the Louisville-Winston Airport. Building on last year’s event, Saturday’s show features a bevy of entertainers and events. For additional information including parking, a map to the event, schedules and photos, visit the website at http://wingsoverwinston.com or their Facebook page “Wings Over Winston”

Gates open at 10:00 am and the airshow begins at 11:30. Bleachers will be provided but bring your lawn chairs as well. This is a free event.

PARKING: Parking is not allowed at the airport during the airshow and Airport Road will be closed at the intersection of Joe Cannon Rd. Parking is available at the ball parks on Joe Cannon Road and at the Louisville Coliseum. Shuttle buses and golf carts will be provided to transport visitors to the airfield. Pick up and drop off will be available at tents at each location. Once the Airshow begins, traffic in and out will be limited to emergencies only.

CONCESSIONS: BBQ, hamburgers and hot dogs will be available at the airfield.

PROGRAMS: There is a great printed program available at the airshow. Be sure and save yours to make a beautiful poster!!. A pdf of the program is available on the website or by clicking here.

DEVIL DOG RIDES: A few rides are still available on the Devil Dog!! Book your ride in a vintage WWII B-25 at the Wings Over Winston Airshow. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Tickets are $400 prior to 9/26 and $450 on the day of the show. Rides will be provided on Friday, Sept 25 and prior to and after the Air Show. For more information, contact Pam Kirk at 662-803-9297.

Entertainment: The following folks will be performing:

Wings Over Winston Would like to thank all of their sponsors: PLATINUM**The Taylor Group, Hughes Management, Inc. &Hughes Construction, Rives and Reynolds Lumber Co., Inc., Hardwire Inc.

GOLD*Curran Properties, Easter Aviation & Rebel Services, Lake Tiak O’Khata, Mainly Music, Market Cafe, Northgate Cinemas- Hollywood Premier Cinemas, Winston County Journal, Winston Medical Center, Winston Web News, WLSM.

SILVER* 4D Construction, Baker Ready Mix, Beck Funeral Home, Bennett’s Do-It Center, Bullock Toyota, Clearwater Consulting, Crowson Auto World, Custom Air, Davidson Hauling, Delta Aviation, Hogue Forest Management, H.B. Hudspeth, Alan and Bernadette Hurst, Kimmel Insurance, Kirk Law Office, Louisville Bankers Association, Louisville Medical Clinic, The Nabers Companies, Pearson Plumbing, Polo Custom Products, Inc. Rackley Oil Co., Rebel Services, U-Save Rental Car, Winston Plywood, Video courtesy of John, Carol and Cameron Clark

DONORS*Sammy Carter, Crossroads Store, Jamie Eaves, Fair Oil Co., Patrick Irvin, K& W Auto & Appliance Co., Kemp Associates, LLC, M& N Computers, Sid Massey, Charley & Beth McCool, Moody Furniture, Fred Nabers, DVM, Porter Funeral Home, Rebel Auto Supply, Renasant Insurance, Vowell’s Marketplace, Wal-Mart, Western Auto, David Wilson, Esq.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

LMSD Moves Toward Agreement with Winston Medical for On Campus Clinic

The Louisville Municipal School Board of Trustees met in a special session this evening (Tuesday, Sept 22) with representatives from the Winston Medical Center (WMC) to consider the establishment of a health clinic at the Fair Elementary School.

The idea has been in the works for a period of time and a clarification of an Attorney General's opinion paved the way for the matter to be brought before the school board.

WMC Chief Operating Officer Paul Black spoke to the Board and explained the possibilities. Under the plan, the school would provide space at Fair Elementary with an entrance on East College Street that would encompass the existing school nurse’s office plus an additional room to establish an actual clinic run by WMC. This clinic would house a nurse who will take on the role of the school nurse and a nurse practitioner who can actually treat students and employees as needed.

East Central Warriors Enter NJCAA Football Top 20 at No. 19

The East Central Community College Warriors are ranked No. 19 in the nation in this week’s National Junior College Athletic Association Top 20 football rankings released today.

East Central is 3-1 on the season following last Thursday’s 29-14 road victory over Holmes Community College in a game played at Grenada High School. The Warriors are 0-1 in Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges South Division play.

The Warriors host the nation’s No. 1-ranked team, the Copiah-Lincoln Wolfpack, in a pivotal MACJC South Division matchup this Thursday, Sept. 24. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. in Bailey Stadium on the Decatur campus.

Copiah-Lincoln is 4-0 overall on the season and 1-0 in South Division play.

Celebrate Your Library

It has been my privilege to have worked at the Winston County Library as a children’s librarian. The ladies I worked with have been a blessing and support to me while in college and now that I am a certified general education teacher. They have continued to support my endeavors in my classroom.

First Methodist Church Kindergarten Visit The Winston County Library

FUMC kindergarten visited several business and offices around Louisville this week. One stop was at the Winston County Library where they toured the Children’s Room and saw all the new books on display, in addition to the stuffed animals and children’s paintings!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Pet Of The Week-Katie

This is Katie.  She is 12 years old, spayed and is ready for her forever home. Katie is very loving and always loves attention. She is looking for a good home where she can spend the rest of her life. A lady has also offered to pay the adoption fees for 5 dogs if anyone is interested in adopting an animal. For more information on Katie or any of the other animals at the Louisville Animal Shelter,please call the at 662-773-4320 or come by the shelter located on 110 Thompson St. Thank you.

Pasture-raised Pork Grows in Popularity in Mississippi

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Specialty markets in pork production are cropping up across the U.S. in response to a growing interest in pasture-raised pigs.

Before the 1960s, most U.S. pork was raised in outside lots or on pasture systems. Commercial pork production today generally relies on large warehouse-like buildings or barns that house sows and pigs in stalls or pens.

As many consumers become more concerned about how their food is produced, outdoor production is becoming popular once again. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, the number of pigs raised in organic livestock operations rose from 1,724 in 2000 to 12,373 in 2011.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Winston Plywood Weekly Update-9-18-15

The City of Louisville is posting progress reports on the construction of the Winston Plywood facility on a weekly basis. Click here to view the report submitted on September 18, 2015

Information can also be found on the Economic Development Partnership page at: http://chamberupdates.blogspot.com/

Lions Club Accepting By-Pass Flag Sponsors - Proceeds to Purchase Body Camera for LPD

The Louisville Lions Club invites you to sponsor a flag on the by-pass in memory or in honor of a loved one or veteran. The flags are displayed for the weeks of Memorial Day, July 4th and Veterans Day. The cost to sponsor a flag at this time is $25(per flag) a year.

To sponsor a flag simply download the form by clicking here.    Forms are also available at the offices of WinstonWebNews at 116 S. Columbus or at the Chamber of Commerce Office on Park Street. Make checks payable to the Louisville Lions Club and mail to the address on the form by November 1, 2015. There are 60 flags available for sponsorship. Part of the proceeds earned for flags will be used to purchase a body camera for the Louisville Police Department.

If you need further info, contact William McCully at 662-773-5555 or any Lions Club member.

Louisville Lions Welcome New Member

Pictured left to right: Tim Flake, Shari Flake and Harry Tabor
The Louisville Lions Club welcome their newest member, Shari Flake at their Tuesday night meeting. The club meets at Lake Tiak O'Khata every third Tuesday of the month at 6:30. 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

East Central Community College Golf Team 2015-16

The East Central Community College golf team recently began the fall portion of its 2015-16 Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges conference schedule. MACJC tournaments will be played in the fall and spring this academic year. Members of this year's Warrior golf team include (front row, from left) sophomore Nathan Nance of Newton County High School, sophomore Andrew Joiner of Spanish Fort High School (Ala.), sophomore Graham Winstead of Neshoba Central High School, and sophomore Zack Hammons of Raleigh High School; (back row, from left) Golf Coach Chris Clark, sophomore Blake Miller of Ocean Springs High School, freshman Kade Mathner of Enterprise High School (Ala.), freshman Seth McCormick of Newton County Academy, sophomore Tristan Hernandez of Leake Academy, and sophomore Wes Brown of Leake Academy. (EC Photo)

Friday, September 18, 2015

High School Football Finals

Winston County Finals: Louisville ran into a bigger, powerful Lafayette County team and fell 27-10 to the Dores. Noxapater easily handled Leake County by a score of 39 to 7. Nanih Waiya rolled and rolled as they defeated Sebastopol by a score of 56-20. Winston lost a hard fought battle as Simpson pulled away in the 2nd half - Simpson 42 , Winston Academy 21

Other area scores: Smithville 46, Biggersville 20***East Webster 49, Ray Brooks 6***Eupora – 31, JZ George 0 ****Forest 25, Kosciusko 14***Vardaman 21 Thrasher 14***West Point 21, Noxubee County 6***Winona 20, West Lauderdale 7***Houston 40, Choctaw County 0***Kemper County 46, Neshoba Central 6***Bruce 41, South Pontotoc 0***Brandon 28, NW Rankin 21***South Panola 49, MUS 28***Mantachie 33 Hatley 10***Pontotoc 39, North Pontotoc 14***West Monroe (LA) 23 Madison Central 22***Newton Co.13, Union 12***New Hope 27, Caledonia 24***Philadelphia 21 Quitman 10*** Starkville Academy 31, Washington School 21***Winona Christian School 34,Columbus Christian Acad - 27***Oak Hill Academy 31, Marshall Academy 30***

Wings Over Winston Scheduled for Saturday- Sept 26

Winston County Garden Club Welcomes New Member

Winston Garden Club Vice President, Brenda Tabor, introduced Linda Waldren, from Evergreen Garden Center, to the Winston Garden Club members at their September meeting. Linda showed the ladies how to make and care for fairy gardens.

East Central Earns 29-14 Football Road Win Over Holmes Community College

East Central Community College scored two touchdowns in each half and the Warrior defense slowed down the top rushing attack in the conference to earn a hard fought 29-14 win over the Holmes Community College Bulldogs Thursday, Sept. 17. The game was played at Grenada High School as Holmes celebrated Military Appreciation Night.

East Central improved to 3-1 overall on the season. The Warriors remain 0-1 in Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges South Division play. Holmes fell to 1-3 overall. The Bulldogs are 0-1 in MACJC North Division play.

Behind two touchdown passes from sophomore quarterback Jesse Hosket and 133 yards rushing by freshman running back Tredarian Gamble, East Central built a 16-7 halftime lead.

The Warriors got on the scoreboard on their first possession of the game, taking the opening kickoff and marching 44 yards to the Holmes 15 before the drive stalled. Freshman kicker Aaron Garrett out of Meridian High School nailed a 32-yard field goal and East Central had a 3-0 lead with 11:42 left in the first quarter.

Eric F. Walker Promoted as University of Arkansas Law Dean

This young man, Eric F. Walker was recently promoted as one of the law school deans at the University of AR - Little Rock, effective July 1, 2015. Eric is a 1995 graduate of Morehouse College - a private, all-male, liberal arts, historically black College located in Atlanta, GA. Morehouse is among the highest ranking of all the historically black colleges and Universities. He later received his law degree from the University of Indiana - Maurer School of Law (Bloomington) in 1998 as a criminal attorney.

Thursday, September 17, 2015


Community Conversation about Mental Health with Nfusion 7

Nfusion 7 has scheduled an event with the community to have conversations about mental health and to provide data and information to help participants converse about key issues of importance to their community.  Nfusion 7 Community Conversation will take place:

Saturday, September 19, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lake Tiak-O’Khata, Louisville, MS
Free Registration
Free Lunch
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Louisville City Officials Meet - No Flag Vote

The Louisville Board of Aldermen met in a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday evening, Sept. 15 with a full agenda. While the issue of the state flag was not on the agenda or specifically addressed by the Board, there was a packed boardroom with supporters of the current flag and those who wanted to have the flag removed from city property.

After the completion of the agenda which included payment authorizations, setting hearings for unclean property, hiring and training authorizations for city employees, Mayor Hill acknowledged the presence of the crowd and their reason for attendance.

Hill reiterated his position that changing or removing the state flag was a matter for the state. He noted that the community should be focused on the activities that were taking place in the aftermath of the tornado, including the expenditure of almost $62 million in industrial repair and infrastructure work over the upcoming budget years.

“My request is to defer to your state leaders and my request of you, regardless of what your position is- to talk to your state leaders. ……..If and when the state flag changes, it will be changed right here. I will personally change it if that will satisfy anyone. I humbly ask that we stand by the oath we took when we took office to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the State of Mississippi.

Hill asked for any further comments from Board members on the matter. The Aldermen did not add any input into the issue and the Board moved on to other items.

There was little public comment after the meeting as supporters of each position gathered outside Louisville City Hall.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Experience Works At Dean Park

Pictured here:Jerome Moncrief and Florence Thompson

In May 2010, Friends of Dean Park, Inc. (FODP) was approached as to its need for workers at Dean Park to help with the organization and its many functions in the community as well as beautification of Dean Park after years of it being an unkempt park. Of course, the officers jumped at the opportunity and FODP became a partner with Institute for Indian Development, Senior Community Service Employment Program with 2 slots being assigned to the park.  Jerome Moncrief and Walter ‘Boomer’ Boyd were the first to be hired.  On June 1, 2010, they began a training program as landscape assistances. In the beginning, most of their professional training came from Mike Skipper, county agent of Winston County and later from Winston County Master Gardeners. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Winston Sheriff Searching for Robbery Suspects

The Winston County Sheriff''s Office is investigating an early Tuesday morning break-in and robbery at Mali's Grocery on Hwy 25 South in Winston County.  The robbery occurred around 3:00 am when three individuals driving a white Dodge Charger (probably a 1998 model) used a rock to break the glass door on the south side of the building. Cigarettes, phone chargers, lighters and other miscellaneous items were taken. The suspects drove south on Hwy 25 after leaving the scene.

The three men wore bandanas over their faces and the tag of the vehicle was masked. They are believed to be two African American males and either a light skinned African American or Latino male. One individual can be seen here with tattoos on his left arm and hand. The tattoo on the hand appears to read "ERIC" or "ENDO".

If you have any information related to this case please contact Winston County CrimeStoppers at 662-773-9999 or the Winston County Sheriff's Office at 662-773-5881.
Image of Dodge Charger

two of the three suspects

Whitehall Bazaar Set for October 31

Whitehall United Methodist Church will host their 2015 Bazaar on Saturday, October 31st. Doors open for shopping at 8 o’clock sharp and will remain open until 1:00 pm in the afternoon. Workers will begin serving breakfast in the Fellowship Hall prior to the bazaar and will continue serving until 10. Come enjoy a bountiful meal of the tastiest breakfast around for $8. In honor of our Veterans, they may enjoy their meal for half price. Children discounts also apply. Pancakes, biscuits, sausage and tomato gravy, bacon, grits, and much more - All your favorites will be there!

Health Officials Confirm Three New Human Cases of West Nile Virus

Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) confirms three new human cases of West Nile virus (WNV), bringing the total for 2015 to 25 cases. The cases were reported in Hinds (2) and Washington counties.

So far this year, cases have been reported in Adams, Attala, Covington, Forrest (2), Hinds (6), Madison (4), Montgomery, Rankin (5), Simpson (2), Washington, and Yazoo counties. One death has been reported in Attala County.

The MSDH only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public. In 2014, Mississippi had 43 WNV cases and seven deaths.

Symptoms of WNV infection are often mild and may include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, a rash, muscle weakness or swollen lymph nodes. In a small number of cases, infection can result in encephalitis or meningitis, which can lead to paralysis, coma and possibly death.

State Epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Dobbs reminds Mississippians that the majority of WNV cases are reported in August and September, so it is important to protect yourself.

The MSDH suggests the following precautions to protect yourself and your environment from mosquito-borne illnesses:
  • Use a recommended mosquito repellent that contains DEET while you are outdoors.
  • Remove all sources of standing water around your home and yard to prevent mosquito breeding.
  • Wear loose, light-colored, long clothing to cover the arms and legs when outdoors.
  • Avoid areas where mosquitoes are prevalent.
For more information on mosquito-borne illnesses, visit the MSDH website atHealthyMS.com/westnile.