Saturday, January 30, 2016

Severe Weather info and Ackerman Weather Radio Update

Winston County and Central mississippi residents should monitor weather forecasts for the 48 hours. The National Weather Service is projecting a significant threat for damaging winds and possible hail and tornado activity for our area.  The current projected timeline is late Tuesday afternoon into the evening. This includes Winston, Choctaw, Attala, Oktibbeha and Lowndes counties among others in central Mississippi.

Residents should also be aware that Ackerman weather radio continues to have problems and may not broadcast during periods of high wind. Please make arrangements to follow all other sources of weather information as needed.

WinstonWebNews will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates from the Winston County EMA as they become available.

East Central Basketball Teams Continue Winning Ways with Southwest Sweep

The series of streaks continued for the East Central Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams as they went on the road Monday, Jan. 25, to sweep the Southwest Mississippi Community College teams in MACJC South Division match ups in Summit.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Counterfeit Bills in Louisville!!

The Louisville Police Department is warning local merchants and
citizens to be on the lookout for counterfeit $100 bills. Some bills have already been passed and an arrest was made earlier this week. The fake bills were passed and attempted to be passed at  two local restaurants and one retailer.

Devante Hoskins was taken into custody on Sunday and a number of counterfeit bills were in his possession at the time of arrest. He is currently in custody at the Winston Choctaw County Regional Correctional Facility.

Deputy Police Chief Andy Taylor provided a list of serial numbers of bills that may be counterfeit and that the public should check before accepting in any transaction:


If you have any information about these bills, this criminal activity or if you need more information, contact the Louisville Police Department at 662-773-3511 or Winston County CrimeStoppers at 662-773-9999.

Dr. Richard F. (Dick) Baldwin Book Signing

Dr. Baldwin is the President and CEO of the new plywood plant here in Louisville. He lives in Dallas and is coming here to the library for a signing of his new book , Plywood and Veneer-Based Products by Richard F. Baldwin on Tuesday, February 23rd from 3-6pm. The library is very honored at his request for a book signing at the Winston County Library and Beth Edwards was told that local and state community and political leaders will be in attendance. You can see a picture of his book on Amazon.

Richard F. ("Dick") Baldwin, a native of Oregon, draws on more than five decades of executive, supervisory, and hourly experience across the forest products industry. Currently Dick is Managing Partner of Oak Creek Investments LLC, Operating Partner for the private equity investor Atlas Holdings, Board Member of New Wood Resources Inc., and President of Winston Plywood & Veneer LLC.

From 2007 to September 2013, he served as Executive Vice President / General Manager for the Southeastern U.S. division of Wood Resources LLC prior to its successful sale to Boise Cascade. Previously Dick had operating authority over wood products factories in Latin America and Southeast Asia, been Managing Partner of an operator of seven wood products manufacturing plants, and been Senior Vice President of a Fortune 100 company with profit-and-loss responsibility for fifteen wood products manufacturing plants. Dick has carried out consulting assignments in many developed and developing countries including Brazil, Costa Rica, Honduras, Japan, Laos, New Zealand, Nicaragua, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam.

He has been a key participant in important industry innovations such as development of small log processing technology and the high-speed layup line, and has been deeply involved in innovative product mix development.

Dr. Baldwin graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Operations Management, from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Master of Science in Forestry, and from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Ph.D. in Public Affairs. He has completed advanced studies in Strategy and Complexity at the Santa Fe Institute and earned certifications in Mediation and Dispute Resolution from Southern Methodist University. He holds the Certified Forester designation from the Society of American Foresters.

Dick has held appointed public office including as a member of the Oregon State Board of Forestry and a member of the Angelina and Neches River Authority (Texas). He was a member of the Forestry Trust Advisory Committee at the Oregon State Board of Forestry, a member of the Forest Research Laboratory Committee at Oregon State University, and a curriculum advisor at the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Forestry.

He is the author of seven books and has published dozens of journal articles concerning manufacturing practices, operating management, maintenance, and forestry issues.

Ashlie Thames Awarded "Player of The Game"

Ashlie Thames was awarded player of the game by Jeff King, owner of the High School Sports of MS website at the Crowson Auto World Mid-Mississippi Challenge at Choctaw County High School on Saturday, 1/23/2015.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Winston Plywood Weekly Update 1-24-16

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 January 11, 2016

Information can also be found on the Economic Development Partnership page at:

Friday, January 22, 2016

Ribbon Cutting For When It Really Matters

Local officials, Chamber members, family and friends attended the ribbon cutting for When It Really Matters on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.  The business is owned and operated by Shawn & Natali Sudduth, located at 217 W. Main St., between The Jewel Shoppe and Becky's Antiques. Come by and try their great food and pastries.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Hazardous Weather Outlook

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January Meeting Of The Winston Garden Club

Special guest, B.J. Kellighan, was the speaker for the January meeting of the Winston Garden Club. She is seen in the photo with member Brenda Hunt. B.J.'s topic was "Historical Preservation in Louisville".

Winston Medical Center Needs Your Help!

Winston Medical Center wants to reach the community and work together to build the strongest link of healthcare possible. Your input in our online survey will assist us in gathering the information we need.

Winston Medical Center has a Mission to improve the quality of life to the citizens of Winston County and surrounding communities. Our Vision is to be THE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER OF CHOICE! Together, we will build the strongest healthcare foundation for our community!

Please visit our website and complete our Community Outreach Form at:

Thank you!

Brandi Krajewski
WMC Marketing and Public Relations Director

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Aubrie's Angels Donate IPads

Pictured from (l to r) Beth Stoots, Martha Mills and Kelsey Hill
Ms. Kelsey Hill and Ms. Beth Stoots were gifted with 3 IPads each for their Special Needs class rooms. The IPads were donated by Aubrie's Angels, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to ensure every special needs child has access to toys and equipment that will allow them to thrive!. Etched on the back of each IPad is "Donated by Aubrie's Angels" which was done at no charge by Steven Moody.

If you would like to learn more about Aubrie's Angels check out there website at

Lions Induct New Member

Pictured (l to r) Benny Edwards, Harry Tabor, John Edwards. and Mike Dowd

The Louisville Lions Club welcomes newest member John Edwards, who was inducted into the club Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at their regular club meeting.                                                                                               

Giles Ward Guest Speaker at Lions Club

Giles Ward was the guest speaker at the Louisville Lions Club regular meeting Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Pictured are Lions Harry (Butch) Luke and Lion Mike Dowd as they present Mr. Ward with a Certificate of Appreciation for speaking to the club.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Relay for Life Holds Team Meeting

The Winston County Relay for Life held a team meeting on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Fresh Market Grill. Evergreen Baptist Church, Grace Christian School, Louisville Municipal School District, Mayor Youth Council and Winston Medical Center all packed the room ready to take on raising funds to beat cancer!

Winston County Relay for Life is scheduled to take place on April 22 ,2016 at the Winston County Coliseum. This year's theme is "Fighting For A Cure Under the Big Top!" Teams will decorate their campsites with a carnival theme. The event will begin at5:00 Friday and will end with the luminary service at 10:00 p.m.

All teams are asked to go online and register. If any business or organization could not make the meeting but plans to have a team, please register as quickly as possible! Visit… and register today!

Friends and relatives of cancer survivors, religious organizations, service clubs, schools and the public are invited to form teams, which raise money for the event. 

"We need businesses, churches, clubs, schools and people who desire to fight against cancer to join us today,” stated Brandi Krajewski, Winston County Relay for Life Chairperson. “This is a great opportunity for schools to get their students volunteer hours. BETA Clubs, honor society students…Get involved,” stated Krajewski. “If anyone knows of students in church, schools or other organization who wish to gain his or her volunteer hours, this is a great way according to Krajewski. The students will have to work supporting their team of choice and after Relay, they can be given a letter with volunteer hours,” said Krajewski.\

The 2016 Winston County Relay Committee is as follows:
Chair: Brandi Krajewski
Co-Chair: Amy Hillyer
Accounting: Matt Woodward & Laura Harris
Logistics: Matt Hillyer & Alan Krajewski
Activities: Kristi Stapp, Makeysha Glenn and LaCrystal Glenn
Sponsorship: Kiley Kirk & Taylor Krajewski
Team Recruitment: Brenda Johnson, Carolyn Hampton and Mellie Jordan
Decoration: Cindy Baker & Apryl Bane
Luminaries: Penny Crowson & Joann Clark
Survivors: Allison Shanabrough

The next team meeting will be held at Fresh Market Grill (formally Luigi's) Tuesday, February 9th at 5:30 pm. Contact Brandi Krajewski at 662-803-4039 for any questions.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

People lined the streets in Louisville for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade on Saturday, January 16, 2016.
The parade is sponsored by the Winston County Chapter of the NAACP.
Following the parade a short program was given by Rev. Dr. Isaic Jackson, Jr. of Canton in the court room of the Winston County Court House.

LMSD Rededicates High School Gym

The LMSD rededicated the newly renovated gymnasium Friday evening, January 15, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. The ribbon cutting was held prior to the basketball game.
Renovations include a new floor, roof, lobby area, restrooms, locker room areas and new stands.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Three Nanih Waiya Seniors Sign Athletic Scholarships To ECCC

Three Nanih Waiya Attendance Center Seniors signed athletic scholarships to attend ECCC, Friday, January 15, 2016. Mackenzie Johnson and teammate Marlee Parkes signed softball scholarships, along with Wyatt Ball who signed a baseball scholarship.
(l to r) Mackenzie Johnson, Wyatt Ball, Marlee Parkes

 Mackenzie is the daughter of Dr. Lee Johnson and Marla Johnson.

 Marlee is the daughter of Luke & Tammie Parkes.

  Wyatt is the son of Will & J.J. Ball. 

Ribbon Cutting For Drayer Physical Therapy

Local officials and Chamber members attended the ribbon cutting for Drayer Physical Therapy located at 110 N. Walmart Dr. Suite F. on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. Brian Kirby, Manager of Drayer P.T. stated, " Once you step through these doors you're family."

Friday, January 15, 2016

Two Injured in Louisville Shooting Thursday 1-14-16

On January 14, 2016, Louisville police officers were dispatched to South Johnson Ave concerning a person who had been shot. Upon officers' arrival, a male juvenile was found shot. He was transported to the Emergency Room at WMC for treatment. Moments later another male juvenile arrived who had been shot in the same incident. After talking to victims and witnesse,s it was determined both had been shot by Ladarious Kirk of Louisville. Anyone with information as to Ladarious Kirk's whereabouts, please contact the Louisville Police Department at 662-773-3511 or Winston County Crime Stoppers at 662-773-9999.

Louisville Lions Say Thanks

The Louisville Lions Club would like to take the opportunity to thank the following by-pass sponsors for the 2015-2016 year. Your sponsorship allowed us to purchase a body camera for the Louisville Police Department.
If anyone would like more information on Louisville Lions Club, sponsoring a by-pass flag or our city flag program, please contact Lion President William McCully at 662-773-5555 (if no answer call 662-705-1084)or drop by Winston Web News at 116 S. Columbus Ave. in Louisville.

Chamber of Commerce 2015 President Mike Dowd Solicits Nominations

It is time once again for the Annual Partnership/ Chamber of Commerce Banquet which will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm at Lake Tiak-O’Khata.

We have Retail Merchants that have gone the extra mile to make their customers shopping experience fun and favorable. Please take a few minutes to consider which one of our retail businesses have been committed to you, their business and to our community, then take a few minutes to write a very brief nomination as to why you think they are worthy of the title of Retailer of the Year.

These nominations are due by 4:00 pm, Thursday, February 18, 2016.

This Nominated Retailer should meet the following criteria:

1. Chamber Of Commerce Member (Members have plaques displayed)

2. Attractive Store (Interior And Exterior)

3. Involved And Visible In Community

4. Good Customer Service

5. Quality Of Merchandise And Manner It Is Displayed
6. Previous Retailer Of Year Not Eligible

7. Aggressively Promotes Their Own Business

Mail nominations to:
Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 551
Louisville, MS 39339

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Chamber Of Commerce/Main Street Is Soliciting Nominations For “MAN AND WOMAN OF THE YEAR” And “LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD”

The Partnership/Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet will be held on March 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm at Lake Tiak-O’Khata. The Chamber of Commerce/Main Street is once again asking you to seriously consider nominations for Man and Woman of the Year and Life Time Achievement Award. 2015 President, Mike Dowd asks that you please consider nominees for these awards as they are our county’s highest honors.

We are asking that nominations for “Man and Woman of the Year” be made for a person whose accomplishments have been in the past 12 months (2015) rather than over several years. Also, a person who has received the award in the past is eligible to receive the award again.

Nominations for the “Life Time Achievement Award”, which will not necessarily be presented every year, are also being solicited. This award will be presented to a person who, over the course of a lifetime, has helped make Winston County a better place to live.

Civic clubs, Church Organizations, and Individuals are encouraged to nominate persons they feel are worthy of consideration. Nominations should be in letter form and addressed to Awards, c/o Louisville/Winston County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 551, Louisville, MS 39339. Letters should be typed, and limited to no more than two pages. They may be mailed or hand delivered to the Chamber of Commerce office. The deadline for submitting nominations is 4:00 PM, Thursday, February 18, 2016.

Health Tidbits

People see a doctor for all sorts of reasons, but perhaps some of the most common – especially for
women – are for symptoms of urinary tract infection (UTI). These symptoms range from slight pain with urination and lower abdominal pain to mid back pain and fever. Other symptoms are nausea, vomiting, and increased frequency of urination. Adults who have collected many birthdays may also experience altered mental status and confusion.

The most common cause of UTI’s is a bacterium called Escherichia Coli and is usually treated quite easily by common and inexpensive antibiotics. It is best to catch the infection early before it spreads from the urinary bladder up the ureters and into the kidneys. Once the infection reaches one or both kidneys, it becomes more difficult to treat and can sometimes require hospitalization for intravenous antibiotics and fluids. In older adults, a syndrome called sepsis is a fairly common occurrence and signifies a more severe infection.

Samaritan's Purse Completion Celebration

First Baptist Church in Louisville hosted a Mississippi Rebuild Project Completion Celebration for Samaritan's Purse Sunday, January 10, 2016.

Samaritan's Purse is a Christian organization that provides spiritual and physical aid to hurting people all around the world. They have been in residence here in Louisville since the April 2014 tornado helping to rebuild homes and lives.

Photos courtesy of Diane Luke

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

LMSD Enters Into Agreement with Winston Medical

The Louisville Municipal School Board met on Tuesday, January
13, 2016 in a regularly scheduled meeting with one member absent. Trustee Mark Dillard was not present due to illness.

New Board member Bobby Pierce from District 5 was sworn into office at the beginning of the meeting. Pierce was elected in November to take the seat of Betty Byrd who did not seek reelection.

The agenda was dominated by policy items and test score information.

The Trustees approved a “Policy of Use” and a lease agreement with Winston Medical Center. These agreements allow WMC to place a clinic on school property at Fair Elementary. WMC CEO Paul Black thanked the Board for their action and indicated that the clinic would be ready to open for use as soon as January 19th.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Lady Warriors Win East Webster Tournament

Nanih Waiya Lady Warriors defeated East Webster and Choctaw County to bring home the trophy from the East Webster Tournament this weekend.

Ashlie Thames,Tournament MVP