Thursday, March 31, 2016

Weather Update - Tornado Watch in Effect Til 10:00 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch in effect for almost all counties in central Mississippi including Winston, Noxubee, Choctaw, Kemper, Leake, Attala and Oktibbeha til 10:00 pm this evening. Per NWS:


SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WIND GUSTS, LARGE HAIL, AND TORNADOES ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SOME OF THESE STORMS COULD PRODUCE HAIL TO THE SIZE OF BASEBALLS, AND STRONG TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE. IN ADDITION...ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN ARE EXPECTED WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE ON TOP OF RAIN THAT OCCURRED LAST NIGHT INTO THIS MORNING. THIS COULD RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING.


Winston Web will continue to monitor the weather over the evening hours with updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
If you have not already signed up for CodeRed Weather Alerts, now is a great time to do so. You can find a link on our main website page at http://winstonwebnews.com


Louisville PD Issues Missing Persons Bulletin - Found!!

FOUND SAFE!!
Andrea Dawn Shurden was released from a hospital in Meridian on an unknown date after 3-7-2016 . She has not been seen or heard from since. If you have any information on her whereabouts, please contact the Louisville Police Department at 662-773-3511.

White Female
DOB: 11/26/1976
Height 5'5
Weight 150
Brown Hair
Brown Eyes

Last seen by family members on 3-7-16





Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda April 4

The agenda for the Winston County Board of Supervisor's meeting on Monday, November 23 is now online. To view the agenda - click here


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

From National Weather Service, Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
327 PM CDT WED MAR 30 2016

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LEFLORE-GRENADA-CARROLL-MONTGOMERY-WEBSTER-CLAY-LOWNDES-CHOCTAW-
OKTIBBEHA-HOLMES-ATTALA-WINSTON-NOXUBEE-YAZOO-MADISON MS-LEAKE-
NESHOBA-KEMPER-
327 PM CDT WED MAR 30 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHERN PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
MISSISSIPPI.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT AND THURSDAY

FLOODING
THREAT...ELEVATED
TIMING...LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY

TORNADOES
THREAT...ELEVATED
TIMING...THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING (LIMITED THREAT LATE TONIGHT)

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
THREAT...SIGNIFICANT
TIMING...THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING (ELEVATED THREAT LATE
TONIGHT)

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND
QUARTER SIZE HAIL ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA OVERNIGHT TONIGHT
INTO THURSDAY MORNING. SOME TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE.

(WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/GRAPHICAST.PHP?SITE=JAN&GC=1)

ADDITIONAL SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WIND
GUSTS, LARGE HAIL, AND TORNADOES ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THURSDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SOME OF THESE STORMS COULD PRODUCE HAIL TO THE
SIZE OF BASEBALLS.

(WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/GRAPHICAST.PHP?SITE=JAN&GC=2)

MULTIPLE ROUNDS OF STORMS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON
WILL RESULT IN THREE TO FIVE INCHES OF RAIN ACROSS THE AREA, WITH
LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. THIS WILL LIKELY RESULT IN FLASH
FLOODING AND RIVER FLOODING ACROSS THE OUTLOOK AREA.

(WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/GRAPHICAST.PHP?SITE=JAN&GC=3)

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY

THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AND FLASH FLOODING WILL LINGER
INTO THURSDAY NIGHT. FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE PERIOD, THE PROBABILITY
FOR WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS LOW.

“Safety Town” Returns!

Last year, the Pilot Club of Louisville hosted its very first “Safety Town” event, and it was a wonderful success. The club decided to make “Safety Town” an annual club event, and this year “Safety Town” will be held inside the Louisville Coliseum on Saturday, April 23rd, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
“Safety Town” is a totally free public service event sponsored by the Pilot Club of Louisville in conjunction with many city, county, and state civil and emergency departments. The event provides a fun Saturday experience for the whole family that is both educational and entertaining. Children learn valuable things that can help them live more safely, and know how to respond more appropriately in emergency situations. Whether it’s learning what to do in a home fire emergency, a potential abduction, or how to protect themselves from internet crime or human trafficking, “Safety Town” is an event that Winston County families should not miss. The event is open to all Winston County children aged preschool to eighth grade, and we long to see a good attendance of all ages.


Health Department Advises Residents To Take Precautions After Flooding

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reminds all residents affected by recent flooding that there are precautions to take when returning home and cleaning up after a storm:

Personal Protection:
When cleaning up storm-damaged areas, be sure to wear protective clothing and sturdy shoes to prevent cuts and scratches from debris. Do not let children play in floodwater, and discard any items that come into contact with floodwater. Any food (including food in plastic or glass) medicines, cosmetics or bottled water that has come in contact with floodwater should be discarded. If in doubt, throw it out. Intact cans may be thoroughly disinfected with one-quarter cup of bleach to one gallon of water, and then used.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

March Highlights Forest Fire Prevention Efforts

Many people are conditioned to think that any fire in the forest is a bad thing, but controlled burns prevent wildfires from being a problem in the woods.

Humans are the primary cause of forest fires in Mississippi. In 2015, there were about 1,800 wildfires in the state; lightning caused only eight of them. These fires affected an average area of 13 acres, for a total of about 23,000 acres burned. February and March face the highest risk of forest fire in Mississippi.

According to the Mississippi Forestry Commission, prescribed fires controlled undergrowth across about 21,000 acres in 2015, with three-fourths of these burns on private lands.

ECCC, Itawamba Split Softball Doubleheader


East Central Community College scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to overcome a three-run deficit and pick up a 5-4 game two win over the Itawamba Community College Indians Friday, March 25.

The win allowed the No. 3 ranked Lady Diamond Warriors to pick up a split in the doubleheader with No. 8 Itawamba in games played at the Softball Park in Decatur.

Itawamba scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to pick up the game one win 8-6. The Indians' victory stopped East Central's nine-game winning streak.

East Central is now 28-5 overall and 12-4 in MACJC league play. Itawamba is 26-5 and 11-3.

Check Out The Paint Sale At Bennett's!!

Best Look Buy One, Get One Gallon For $5 (of equal or lesser value).

Includes all Best Look Interior & Exterior Paints & Exterior Stains!!
Sale Starts March 31 & Ends April 9, 2016
Excludes oil-based paints and floor enamels
Limit 5 gallons

Buy One Get One Free
Purdy White Dove Roller Cover
Includes 3/8" and 1/2" naps only
of equal or lesser value


Monday, March 28, 2016

ECCC’s Porter named MACJC Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year

East Central Community College head women's basketball coach Crandal Porter, in his fourth season with the Lady Warriors, was named the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Women's Coach of the Year for the 2015-16 season.

Porter's Lady Warriors completed the season with both the MACJC South Division title and MACJC State Championship, finishing 24-3 overall and 15-1 in the conference.

Porter helped lead his Lady Warriors to a 19-game winning streak.

His overall record at East Central is now 60-38.

Porter previously served as girls' and boys' head basketball coach at Newton High School from 2001-2012. He led the girls' squad to state Class 2A state titles in 2005 and 2010. His Tiger squad captured the state Class 2A championship in 2008.

He began his successful career at his alma mater Louisville High School, where he served as boys' head basketball coach in 2000-01.

Presley Announces $22,000 Fine for No Call Violations

Jackson, Mississippi (March 28, 2016) – Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced today that fines totaling $22,163 will be imposed against Caribbean Cruise Line and six other defendants for their alleged violations of numerous state’s No-Call laws.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Are We Winston Strong?

There was another house dedication on Wednesday by Winston
Strong and its current partner, Christian Aid Ministries (CAM) – another family ready to move back into a home. The ceremony was similar to many that have taken place before but this one felt different. This one had an air of melancholy that was enhanced by the on-coming twilight. The final electrical work had not been completed so the crowd of workers, family and well wishers stood under the night sky illuminated by the stars rather than in a dark living room lit by flashlights and blinking cell phones.

Some understood the significance of this dedication, not because of who the property owners were or the difficulty of the project but because it represented an ending – the last house, the last project, the last time most of these people who had developed such strong ties would work together.

Winston Strong had a difficult start. Some immediately saw the need for an organization to focus on long term recovery after the April 28, 2014 tornado. Others, while well meaning, attacked the idea of gathering funds to be spent at a later date rather than providing immediate monies for those in need of everything from housewares to toilet paper. Some didn’t see the purpose. Those more cynical, envisioned a bunch of rich old men doling out the donated funds to their cronies.

The need for an organization such as Winston Strong was made more apparent than ever to community leaders after taking the time to listen to others who had been through similar tragedies, particularly the folks in Smithville, Ms. and along the Gulf Coast.

There are many groups that rush in and assist in a natural disaster providing food, water, shelter and cleanup. They were a godsend to our community. But after the storm calms and the immediate necessities of life are stabilized, these organizations move on to the next place of need. Those without a home to return to and lacking the ability to replace what they lost easily slip through the cracks left between insurance and FEMA payments and regulations.

Money and support to rebuild were in desperate need. More than 40% of the homes destroyed by the tornado were not insured and many of those that were insured did not provide sufficient coverage to replace a home at current construction costs. Without assistance, many people who did everything right regarding FEMA funds and insurance were not going to be able to rebuild, repair or restore their lives.

By the summer of 2014, Winston Strong was organized and collecting funds and by late July, construction had begun on the first rebuild. Donations came from local businesses and industry, civic groups and individuals and from all parts of the country. Local construction volunteers worked along with groups such as Mennonite Disaster Relief, Christian Aid Ministries, Samaritan’s Purse, World Renew, United Methodist Committee On Relief, and the Baptist Association to rebuild and repair. Local contractors and suppliers worked and provided supplies at below market rates. Local economic development and government sought to provide warehousing for supplies and housing for volunteers – all coordinated through the efforts of Winston Strong.

Twenty three months after the storm, Winston Strong has aided 156 families in their recovery, whether this was a complete rebuild (27) or a repair of a damaged home (56) or assistance in terms of providing other needs. More than $500,000 of donated monies have been allocated to complete these projects and more than 50,000 volunteer man hours.

There were many folks who played roles in Winston Strong – far too many to mention and to do so would invariably exclude someone unjustly.

At Wednesday’s ceremony, Winston Strong Chairman Reverend Mike Dowd summed it up well.

“This is our first night time dedication and I think that may be appropriate and fitting because this is our final dedication. This is the last house that Winston Strong has been a part of building. We didn’t build it- we simply helped put some of the pieces together. We want to thank CAM, all the people that are here tonight and all those that have been here before them working on this house and many others. These six houses that have been built since the first of the year were part of Winston Strong’s final effort. With the dedication of this house and a few other things, Winston Strong is going to close its doors. That’s what it was designed to do- it was put together to be temporary – to build houses to help people recover from the tornado and we feel like we have done that. We haven’t done everything but we have done all that we can do.”

“Tonight with this dedication, it is bittersweet. It is so good that you (the homeowner) were able to get a house, that you decided what you wanted to do in a timely manner and we were able to hook you up with CAM and that you have done what you were supposed to do with what FEMA provided. To me, it’s just God at work – he gets all the glory for without him we don’t accomplish anything. I think it is so appropriate tonight to be out here under the stars. It’s nighttime for Winston Strong and time to wrap it up and put it to bed. I want to thank all the volunteers over the last 23 months who have come to our community to help us. Some way, somehow, I pray that we are able to pay it forward.”

The April 28, 2014 tornado changed many things forever in Winston County. Lives were lost, homes and hopes were destroyed and heavy burdens both financial and emotional were placed on the backs of many of its citizens. Yet its aftermath yielded more than tragedy and despair. For those willing to see it and willing to participate in it, the yield was hope, promise of a better future, rebirth and expectations of bigger and brighter things to come for our community.

Maybe, most importantly, it yielded something else – something that I hope we can keep intact, something that’s bigger than fights over flags or mascots, bigger than church denomination or political ideology, bigger than race. That EF4 tornado taught us all something – that in spite of all the things that separate us, we are all one community and if we remain so - we are Winston Strong.





WWM

Insurance - Landfill Dominate Supervisors' Meeting

The Winston County Board of Supervisors agenda on Monday,
March 21st was dominated by insurance issues and the City / County landfill. The Board was briefed by Steve Roberts of Renasant Insurance concerning the current property policy of the county. Roberts noted that there would be a significant Insurance savings and in some cases, lower deductibles on property. After a detailed discussion of items that are covered, deductibles and policy terms, the Board voted to renew the current policy.

The Board also spoke with representatives concerning employees health insurance. Supervisors were informed that there was some good news in terms of employee claims which should help possibly reduce premiums for the upcoming year. Jack Gordman of Gordman Insurance reviewed claim and employee statistics of the county and noted that like most other insured organizations , about 80% of claims were filed by only 20% of employees. Gordman indicated that Blue Cross Blue Shield look to be the best option but they were still shopping for the best price and the best policy at this point.


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

ECCC Lady Diamond Warriors Sweep Copiah-Lincoln


Katlyn Duke
Powered by the bat of sophomore Katlyn Duke in the 9-5 game two win, the East Central Community College Lady Diamond Warriors swept Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Tuesday, March 22 in Wesson.

The product of Neshoba Central High School, Duke racked up six RBI on three hits, including a home run in the second inning of game two.

In the error less game two win, ECCC scored five runs in the first and then added three more in the second to build an early 8-2 lead.

Chloe Thaggard of Leake Academy picked up her 14th win of the 2016 season. She struck out four over seven innings.

In a close game one, Mahalia Gibson of Oak Grove High School homered in the top of the eight to score Summer Lavender of Canton Academy for the 7-5 victory over Co-Lin.

Gibson racked up two RBI and got on base every time she came to bat. Maegen Ellis of Oak Hill Academy in West Point also tacked on two RBI.

The Lady Diamond Warriors led 4-1 until the seventh when Co-Lin responded with three runs to tie the ballgame and send it into extra innings.

East Central jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. A solo home run by Caitlyn Aldous of Petal High School started the inning off.

ECCC responded to Co-Lin’s comeback with three runs in the eighth for the win.

Lacey Hill out of Kilbourne (La.) High School got it done in the circle picking up the win in game one. She struck out nine, including three in the eighth to end the game, and gave up eight hits over eight innings.

The Lady Diamond Warriors improved to 27-4 overall and 11-3 in MACJC play. Co-Lin’s Lady Wolves dropped to 18-8 overall and 9-5 in the conference.

The No. 3 nationally ranked ECCC will face Itawamba Community College’s No. 10 softball team, Friday, March 25, in a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. in Decatur.

Listen to East Central softball games at: http://850amwqst.com.




Beautiful Quilt Display At The Library

Another beautiful quilt on display at the Winston County Library. Pieced by Martha Dubard and quilted by Gayle Wallace. The pattern is called “Wedding Ring Star”.


First Annual BLUE4MRSLOU WALK-March 26

The month of March is set aside nation wide and is know as colon cancer awareness month. The Blue4MrsLou is a non-profit organization that is bringing awareness concerning colon cancer to the community. This organization was developed in the honor of the lovable Mrs. Lucile Harris Metts. Mrs. Metts fought the battle of colon cancer for over 10 years.

4 Apartments Available At Focus Manor Residential Facility

Focus Manor, 302 John C. Stennis Drive/Jones Avenue, Louisville, MS (photo courtesy of Elmetra Patterson)
Focus Manor, a residential facility, seeks physically handicapped applicants as residents in these 14 large one bedroom apartments. There are four apartments available. Applicants are not confined to Winston County. They can be from any place in the United States.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Town & County Garden Club Makes Donation To Louisville Police Department

Pictured here: 
Chief L.M. Claiborne, Mrs. Debbie Moody and Mrs. Frances Ball

Members of The Town & Country Garden Club voted to make a donation to the Louisville Police Department toward the purchase of cameras for police cars. This is a very worthwhile project in that it helps in evidence whenever needed. This is another community project in which the club is involved.


Winston County Pilot Club Winners


2016 Pilot Club 347 


Young Miss Winston County Group 1
From left to right:1st Alternate-Ariel Megan Joiner Winner-Kayleigh Jo Prisock 2nd Alternate-Mazie Turner 3rd Alternate-Ella Katherine Brown



Young Miss Winston County Group 2: 
From left to right: 1st Alternate-Mia Smith Winner-Marley Rhea Joiner 2nd Alternate-I'onnya Coleman 3rd Alternate-Nona Elizabeth Wilkes 



Tiny Miss Winston County
From left to right: 2nd Alternate-Thea Blair Winner-Sydney Kate Gilmer 1st Alternate-Sara Love James 3rd Alternate-Kayla Michelle Blanton 


Young Teen Miss Winston County
From left to right: 1st Alternate- Dakota Strait Winner-Addy Suzanne Webb 3rd Alternate - Callie Roach 2nd Alternate-Cortland Baker



Teen Miss Winston County
From left to right: 1st Alternate- Zoria A. Nicholson Winner-Emaree Rose Stone 3rd Alternate-Hope Alexandria Gladney 2nd Alternate- Kiera Phillips 



Wee Miss Winston County
From left to right:1st Alternate-Adeline Perkins Winner-Presley Jane Scrivener 2nd Alternate-Abby Laine Mayo 3rd Alternate-Adalynn Cole Snow 

Little Miss Winston County
From left to right: 2nd Alternate-Jodie Michelle Wilkes Winner-Ava Renae Chancellor 3rd Alternate-Aubri Carol Eaves 1st Alternate-Sophia Watkins


















ECCC Lady Diamond Warriors Sweep Mississippi Delta Community College

The No. 3 nationally ranked East Central Community College Lady Diamond Warriors blasted 15 hits in game one and 18 hits in game two to sweep Mississippi Delta Community College Saturday, March 19, at the Softball Park in Decatur.

ECCC improved to 25-4 overall on the 2016 season and 9-3 in the conference.

Maegen Ellis out of Oak Hill Academy in West Point brought home four RBI on three hits, including two doubles, in the 15-0 game two win.

East Central scored 10 runs in the first inning in game two, and then added three more in the third and two in the fourth in the run-rule game two.

Chloe Thaggard out of Leake Academy pitched one inning of shutout ball, struck out two, surrendered two hits and picked up the game two win.
The Lady Diamond Warriors’ five-run outburst in the first inning of game one helped boost East Central to a 9-1 win.

East Central scored in the first on a sacrifice fly by Ellis, an RBI double by Brittney McCray of Sumrall High School, an RBI single by Katlyn Duke of Neshoba Central, a groundout by Courtney Moore of Clinton High School, and an RBI single by Andi Hannaford of Magnolia Heights School in Senatobia.

Both Hannaford and Duke picked up two RBI in the win.

Lacey Hill, a product of Kilbourne (La.) High School, picked up the win for East Central in the circle allowing no hits in her two innings of work.

East Central’s Lady Diamond Warriors will be on the road to Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Tuesday, March 22, for a doubleheader at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. The Lady Diamond Warriors will return home to play Itawamba Community College Friday, March 25, in Decatur. The games are set for 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Listen to East Central softball games at: http://850amwqst.com.

Submitted by: Tierra Robinson






Monday, March 21, 2016

Ribbon Cutting for Louisville Trading Company


Partnership/Chamber members, family and friends attended the ribbon cutting for Louisville Trading Company on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. The business is owned by Brandon and Melinda Heard and is located at 112 South Church Street (the former Perry’s Department Store).






ECCC Softball Sweeps Doubleheader Against Hinds

Sophomore pitcher Lacey Hill’s one-hit shutout game allowed the No.3 nationally ranked East Central Community College Lady Diamond Warriors to win their softball series over Hinds Community College, Thursday, March 17, in Decatur.ECCC improved its MACJC conference record to 7-3 with the doubleheader sweep and is now 23-4 overall on the 2016 season.

Hinds dropped to 6-17 overall and 3-7 in the conference. Hill, a product of Kilbourne (La.) High School, struck out four batters to hold the Lady Eagles from getting on the scoreboard in the game one 4-0 victory. East Central scored three runs in the bottom of the third, sparked by Sumrall High School product Brittney McCray’s double that brought home Mahalia Gibson out of Oak Grove High School.

Winston Garden Club March Meeting


Kim Ming, Winston County Circuit Clerk, spoke to the Winston Garden Club at their March meeting. Mrs. Ming spoke about the
duties she performs in the Circuit Clerk's office. She is pictured here with garden club member Gwynn Hall.



VOLUNTEERS ASSISTING MISSISSIPPI RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY FLOOD

PEARL – Thousands of volunteers are pouring into Mississippi’sflood affected areas to offer support to flood survivors. Volunteer efforts are often the first step of the recovery process and one of the most important aspects of long term recovery.To help with Mississippi’s flood response, go to www.msdisasterresponse.org. This portal is a place to register as a volunteer. For people who cannot volunteer but want to help, the portal also accepts monetary donations to assist with volunteer efforts.

Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda-March 21

The meeting agenda for March 21,2016 of the Louisville Board of Supervisors agenda is now available on the County's website. To view the agenda - please click here

LMSD Recognizes Parents of the Year

In their regularly scheduled board meeting on Thursday , Trustees of the Louisville Municipal School District recognized each school's Parent of the Year and the District Parent of the Year. Parents recognized for their work and involvement in their schools included:
Shundal Holmes   - Fair Elementary
Len Miller       - Louisville Elementary
Rachel Lyon    - Eiland Middle School
Cindy Lucas   - Louisville High
Bert Jones      - Nanih Waiya
Cindy Wilkes  - Noxapater

Cindy Lucas was also selected as the District Parent of the Year. Lucas has been selected as a Parent of the Year on five separate occasions. ( Photo not available of Bert Jones - Nanih Waiya Parent of the Year) more photos available below:

Friday, March 18, 2016

Groundbreaking of Shelter/Cafeteria at Nanih Waiya

LMSD board members, faculty with other county and state government officials attended the groundbreaking ceremony held at Nanih Waiya Attendance Center Thursday, March 17, 2016. The event begins the process of  building their new cafeteria/storm shelter.

LMSD School Board Representative Mark Dillard said, "This event is the initiative of a project where a group of people recognized the need within our district and sought out a solution. At the completion of this structure, this endeavor will provide our children with a safe place in which they will be sheltered from the storms of nature and will also provide parents with a peace of mind that their children are safe in times of trouble."

The total construction cost of the project is $1,349,000 of which LMSD’s obligation is $737,900. FEMA will fund 90% of the structure that is deemed to be storm shelter which will be used as cafeteria area. The remainder of the structure which will be the kitchen area and include kitchen equipment costs must be fully funded by LMSD.

The project architect, Joey Henderson told attendees that they are looking at having construction completed on or before the Christmas holiday season this year.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Louisville Garden Club Donates To LPD

Pictured L to R: Police Chief L.M. Claiborne and Alice Wooten
The Louisville Garden Club raised money toward the purchase of a body camera for the Louisville Police Department. The check was given to Police Chief L.M. Claiborne by Louisville Garden Club member Alice Wooten on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.

Skills USA State Competition Winners

Congratulations to the students that placed in the Skills USA State Competition in Jackson on March 3, 2016. Students who placed First in the State Competition will advance to the national competition at the Skills USA National Leadership & Skills Conference in Louisville, KY in June.

3rd Place – CNC/Lathe Turning – Charner Estes & 2nd Place – CNC Milling - Austin Reeves
3rd Place – Welding Sculpture  - Kyle Jones
2nd Place – Power Equipment Technology – Seth Cumberland
1st Place  - Welding Fabrication Team
Clark Sullivan
Brady Griffith
Drew Fulcher
1st Place -  Sheet Metal – Josh Watkins
1st Place  - Individual Welding – Brody Burchfield
1st Place – Plumbing – Cameron Miller
1st Place – Opening & Closing Team – Charlessia Mays, Tytiana Wraggs, Kwas Glenn, KeDarius Holmes, Joseph Berry, Romance Perry, & Marika Riddle

Great job, Skills USA!!