Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Large Crowd Enjoys Louisville's Red Hills Festival

Good weather and a great crowd came together to make the Annual Red Hills Festival a big success over the Memorial Day weekend. Kicking off on Friday night with live music and a carnival, the festival activities never slowed down on Saturday as a fine group of vendors hawked their wares along South Columbus Avenue and Park Street. Items ranged from yard art and sculpture, clothing, furniture, jewelry, health products, snacks, ice cream and some of the best food around.

In addition to vendors, several community civic groups and causes were represented including Cornerstone Clinic, the Louisville Lions Club and the Mississippi State Extension Service.

While a count of festival goers is not available, it did appear that this year's crowd was one of the largest in recent history as folks not only shopped the festival but also took time to listen to the entertainment and political speakers on center stage.

The morning started with a bang as athletes participated in the Red Hills 5K/ Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run sponsored by the Junior Auxiliary. Later in the morning, the 2nd Annual Red Hills Pet Show for Youth between the ages of 6 and 14 was sponsored by the Louisville Historical & Preservation Board.

And always a crowd pleaser, the Red Hills Car Show had a record number 118 entries on display
throughout the day.

The Red Hills Festival is a cooperative effort among many local entities that include; the City of Louisville, the Winston County Economic Development Partnership members, local law enforcements, area sponsors and businesses and of course, the numerous volunteers who make the events possible.

A slideshow of photos from the festival and events can be seen by clicking here or on any of the photos above.




Red Hills Festival Pet Show Winners


The 2016 Red Hills Pet Show, sponsored by the Historic Preservation Board committee, was held on the lawn behind the Chamber of Commerce Office, in front of the Girl Scout Hut. This is the location of pet shows held fifty years ago in the city park. 

Ashton Swain brought Sabrina, a white Umbrella Cockatoo, which was the Best Overall Pet. Sabina also won first place as the Most Unusual Pet and Most Talented Pet, and second place as Prettiest Pet and Most Personality.

Brayden Young, six years old, was proud of his pet, Sky, a brown and white American Beagle. Sky won first place as the Prettiest Pet and 2nd place as Friendliest Pet.

Ragen Watkins was showing Snook, a Jack Russell Terrier. Snook won first place with Most Personality, and second place as Most Handsome and Most Talented pet.

Julia Gregory and her dog Smokey, a Mini Australian Shephard, did a great job and won first place as Most Handsome Male Pet and first place as Friendliest Pet.

Many thanks go to the judges who are members of Grass Roots Animal Rescue Team, Amanda Beck, Jessica Thompson, and Johnathan Williams. The Pet Show was fun for all who participated and attended.


Winston County Sheriff Dept Busy Over the Holiday Weekend

The Winston County Sheriff's Department working in conjunction with the Mississippi Highway
Patrol (MHP) conducted numerous checkpoints on Saturday evening and into the early morning hours on Sunday along county roads and state highways in Winston County. The Memorial Day holiday is a busy time for law enforcement and a concerted effort is made to conduct safety checks that may reduce accidents and remove impaired drivers from the road.

Winston County issued nearly 30 tickets for a range of charges including DUI, possession of a controlled substance, suspended license and lack of insurance. The Department also recovered two weapons.

Across the state, MHP issued nearly 9000 tickets over the four day period but only two fatalities occurred in that time period.



Memorial Day Service in Winston County

A Memorial Day Service was held on the front lawn of the Winston County Courthouse on Monday morning. Area residents gathered to observe the holiday and remember those who gave their life in service to their country. The flag was raised and then lowered to half staff and Taps was played as a symbol of respect. 

A wreath was posted in front of the monument and flowers were placed by a number of individuals around the base of the granite column as an honor guard of veterans stood watch.

The monument at the entrance of the courthouse is inscribed with the names of those Winston Countians who lost their lives during WWI, WWII, Korea and the Vietnam conflict. Also honored were those local law enforcement officers who died in service to their community.

The names of sixty individuals who died in WWII are inscribed as well as four from Korea, fourteen from Vietnam and one from WWI.



Monday, May 30, 2016

Red Hills Car Show 2016

Note: (WWN will have more photos available from the car show at a later date)

Saturday, May 28, 2016 was a beautiful day in Louisville, MS to admire the 118 cars and trucks that
came out to show off at the Red Hills Car Show (RHCS). Thanks to all the participants and the many who came by to look at the cars and remember when they used to have one like that or wish that we had one like that.
 
The Best of Show award went to Stephen Cantrell of Mooreville in a Black and Silver 1955 Chevy. The following awards receipts are chosen by representatives of the donor. The Jerry Hendrix Award went to Davis Taylor of Louisville in a 1950 GMC pickup. The Jerry (Red) Taylor trophy went to the 1950 Chevy Panel Truck of Gary Brown of Kosciusko. The Mayor's Award went to Ted Manning of Philadelphia and Mars Hills Fire Dept. in a 1950? International Rat Rod. 

The class trophies winners are in the following paragraphs.

Thanks to the sponsors and door prize contributors who help support the RHCS . These sponsors include Southern Auto Body, South Louisville Auto Repair, Bobby Baker Construction, Franks -Crowson Auto Group, City Of Louisville, Pearson Services, RSS Richardson, The Taylor Group, Regions Bank, Heard's Collision and Repair Center, Precision Frame and Body Shop, Fresh Market Grill, Bullock Toyota, Goodin Customs and Quick Lube , Kinard Kustom Restoration, ALFA Insurance, Wilson Motorsports and Dihan McCullough Realty.

Door prize contributors include Sonic Drive, Waring Oil, Walmart, Citizen's Bank, Bancorpsouth , Renasant Bank, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Autozone, Rebel Auto Parts, NAPA, Little Caesars Pizza, State Farm Insurance, Farm Bureau Insurance, Western Auto, Southern Traditions, Just Teasin Boutik, Tabor Drugs, Pizza Hut, Tree of Life Jewelry, B Safe Technology, Charle McCool/Walgreen, Fair Company and American Heritage Museum.

 Trophies are by Moody Furniture/Silver Goose. T-Shirts are by Swain Printing.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Alison Buehler Holds Book Talk & Signing

(l-r) Gerri Clark, Wanda Hunter and Barbara Howell talk with Starkville author Alison Buehler.

Starkville, MS author Alison Buehler recently held a book talk and book signing at the Winston County Library. In her new book, Rethinking Women’s Health: A Guide To Wellness, she addresses many health issues suffered by women and simple, healthy ways to overcome them. She suffered from many health issues for over twenty years, and through lots of online research, reaching out to other women, and being her own advocate, she is finally well. “She is so inspiring,” says librarian Beth Edwards. “Everyone enjoyed her talk and learned so much from her. We hope she’ll keep writing and come back again!”

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Public Urged to Attend Memorial Day Service - May 30

There will be a service held on Monday, May 30 on the front lawn
Scene from 2015 Service
of the Winston County Courthouse at 8:00 am. This Memorial Service will be to honor and remember those fallen soldiers who gave their live in the line of duty for their country.

There will be a raising and lowering of the flag to half mass followed by a prayer and an honor guard. Mrs. Joan Agent will read a history of Memorial Day.

Those who gather are asked to bring loose flowers to be placed at the base of the Monument to Fallen Winston County Servicemen located at the entrance of the Courthouse. Please do not bring vases or containers.

“Taps” will be played to end the ceremony. Please make an effort to attend and show your love, respect and appreciation for those who paid the ultimate price for their country.


2016 Acreage Reporting Dates - FSA


In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all
producers are encouraged to visit the Winston County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline.

July 15, 2016: is the acreage reporting date for all Spring Seeded crops.
The following exceptions apply to the above acreage reporting dates:

If the crop has not been planted by the above acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 15 calendar days after planting is completed.

If a producer acquires additional acreage after the above acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 30 calendars days after purchase or acquiring the lease. Appropriate documentation must be provided to the county office.

If a perennial forage crop is reported with the intended use of “cover only,” “green manure,” “left standing,” or “seed,” then the acreage must be reported by July 15th.

The Winston County FSA Office is located at 218 S. Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS 39339
Phone: 662-773-2207
Fax: 844-325-7006









Wednesday, May 25, 2016

RED HILLS FESTIVAL – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW!!

This years Red Hills Festival in Downtown Louisville kicks off on Friday, May 27th - Here's some important info and schedules!!

FRIDAY:

 Friday night entertainment starts at 7:00 pm located behind the Winston County Courthouse on Park and Court Street. Kicks off with Paul Wells and headlined by Scott McQuaig and the TomCats. Come join us for a little Country and Blues!! Need more info! - click here 

Also on Friday Night , the carnival will be in town. Rides and games available starting Friday on Court Street just behind the 1st Baptist Church.

And you never know – some of our vendors may be ready for business!!



SATURDAY:

8:00 am - The Junior Auxiliary of Louisville will be hosting the 7th Annual Red Hills Festival 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 8:00 AM. The run will start on North Columbus – Sign in across from Post Office – Need more info – click here


8:50 am – Welcome by Mayor Will Hill, Invocation, Pledge and National Anthem – on the stage on S. Columbus Ave.

9:00 am – Entertainment begins - for a full schedule click here

(Close to our own heart , Winston Web News’ very own Tracy McCully will be singing some old favorites that you can sing along to – starting at 9:30)

10:00 AM - Jr . Auxiliary Awards from the 5K Run/Walk on stage.

10:00 am – 2nd Annual Red Hills Pet Show for ages 6-14 starts behind the Chamber of Commerce/Library. For more details – click here

11:30 am – Local folks gather for a group picture in front of the Presbyterian Church on S. Columbus for the annual Homecoming Photo!!

ALL DAY: - Don’t miss the Homecoming Tent on South Columbus and bring your photos, yearbooks and memorabilia to share. Who knows you just might see an old friend or two.

RED HILLS CAR SHOW – one of the best shows in the area – located in the 1st Baptist Church parking lot. Registration begins at 8:00 am til 11:00 am and awards given at 3:00 pm. If you need more info on this – contact the Chamber at 662-773-3921 or Jerry
at 662-803-4205.

Here are some important rules and information:

· Due to safety concerns, the Red Hills Festival Committee is asking folks not to bring their pets inside the festival perimeter on Friday and Saturday. This consists of South Columbus, Park Street, the carnival area and the Red Hills Car Show. The safety of your animals and festival go-ers is the main concern.

· Street barriers will be placed at the following locations -
S. Columbus and Main -(by monument)
Park Street and S. Church
S Court and Main (by courthouse)
S. Columbus and Academy (end of boulevard)
S. Court and Academy (behind 1st Baptist)

· The Festival area will be closed to all vehicle traffic during the Festival. Vendors will be allowed into the area before and after to set up and take down their booths.

Here is a map of the festival and events- you can download to your phone or print by clicking here.



Come out and enjoy – support your community and lets make this the best Red Hills Festival ever!!!


Mayhem in the Magnolia State Set for Saturday - May 28 at Louisville Coliseum

Louisville's own - 'The Outlaw" J.D. McKay
Mayhem in the Magnolia State comes to the Louisville Coliseum on Saturday May 28th at 6:30 p.m. It will be the pro wrestling event of the year for the state of Mississippi.

The wrestling extravaganza began as a benefit for the legendary pro wrestler James Harris "Kamala the Ugandan Giant" and Bobby “Pork Chop” Cash, but it grew into a tribute to all pro wrestlers who have chosen to make Mississippi their home.

"Pork Chop" Cash
In addition to “Kamala and Pork Chop” other legends being recognized include legendary ladies champion Anne Casey, Jack Curtis Jr.( Vicksburg), downtown Bruno (Walls), Brickhouse Brown(Jackson), Kenny Massey(Utica) and King Cobra(Tchula).

All these legends will be recognized and honored at Mayhem and many will be in attendance. The card itself will open up with an “Open Door” Battle Royal with the winner to face the Pride/ EGO heavyweight champion "The Nightmare called Jeremiah" later in the event. The main feature of the event will be an eight team “Legends” tag team tournament featuring the best Indy talent in the state.

Also, Louisville’s own “The Outlaw” JD McKay will team with “Brother” Heaven Lee Love and The Rainbow Warrior and a special six man tag team bout.

Plus, in a challenge match "The Lord Humongous" will face any opponent brave enough to step up and take on the challenge.

There will be 11 big matches in all. Advanced “Golden Circle” tickets and ringside tickets are available from Doug McKay at The Fresh Market Grill on South Church Avenue. You can also call him at 662-803-1963.

“On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” Summer Library Program


The Winston County Library is getting ready for three different reading programs for children and teens. “The theme for this summer is focused on sports and healthy activities, and we have some great programs lined up that will be lots of fun.,” said librarian Beth Edwards. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Louisville Police Respond to Home Invasion on Tuesday Morning

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 24, the Louisville Police Department responded to a 911 call in the 1000 block of North Columbus Avenue. Officers arrived on the scene almost immediately and found that the front door of the residence had been kicked in.

Upon talking with the occupant of the home, it was determined that a black male in a white T-shirt and jeans had kicked in the front door of the home and had taken a Ruger 9-millimeter semi-automatic pistol, $160 in change and the property owner's driver's license and credit cards.

The female occupant of the home did struggle with the perpetrator and suffered some minor scratches and bruises, but did not require medical care. The Louisville Police Department is asking anyone who has any information concerning this crime, please contact the Department at 662-773-3511 or the Winston County Crime Stoppers at 662-773-9999.





Louisville Police Department Investigates 2 Commercial Burglaries Over The Weekend

There were two commercial burglaries in Louisville over the weekend and both involve the theft of guns. On Friday night, May 20, Western Auto located on West Main Street in Louisville was broken into. The front door glass was broken and several handguns were taken from the property.

In the early morning hours of Sunday, May 22, Bennett's Do It Center located on South Church Avenue in Louisville was also burglarized. The front door entrance glass was broken and a number of handguns were stolen including a number of Glock and Sig Sauer pistols.

Louisville Police have been investigating, questioned several people and have since recovered at least three guns from one of these burglaries. If you have any information about these break-ins or these guns, please contact the  Louisville Police Department at 662-773-3511  and/or the Winston County Crime Stoppers at 662-773-9999.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Gov. Bryant Declares Hurricane Preparedness Week In Mississippi

PEARL – Gov. Phil Bryant has declared May 23-27 as Hurricane Preparedness Week in Mississippi to ensure residents are prepared for the upcoming tropical weather season. This year also marks the 11 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina that devastated the entire Mississippi Coast on August 29, 2005.

Winston Garden Club News

Lindsay Wilson was the guest speaker for the Winston Garden Club for the month of May.
Lindsay is a Wellness Guide, Community Herbalist, and Yoga Teacher. She spoke to the club
about local plants and how they are used for wellness. She is shown here with club members
Betty Sullivan and Mary Rose Moore.

Red Hills Festival Entertainment Line Up Revised



Red Hills Festival Kick Off begins Friday night with Paul Wells opening for Scott McQuaig and the Tomcats. Event starts at 7 PM - 10 PM. and will be held in the courthouse parking lot by the annex building.

Saturday's line up is as follows:




Saturday, May 21, 2016

Red Hills Festival Friday Night Kick Off Band

Kicking off the Red Hills Festival Friday, May 27, 2016 will be Scott McQuaig and The Tomcats. The fun will start at 7 PM with Paul Wells and headlined by Scott McQuaig and the TomCats and will go until 10 PM. Bring you lawn chairs and your dancing shoes to join in the fun and enjoy some great music.
Members: Scott McQuaig, Ted Hennington, Bo Denton, Tommy Ethridge, Walt Littleton -- Occasional Stray Cats are Tom Rovinsky, John Elmore, David Zettler, and Jason Williams Steve Smithson is Tomcat Emeritus

Scott McQuaig and The Tomcats have been performing together for six years, although he and the majority of the members of the band have also performed together in other bands for more than 20 years.  Scott was signed as a country artist to a major recording label in Nashville,  but after a number of years on the road he returned home to raise his family and has continued performing regionally and writing songs. Although he fits more in the Americana and country genres if you had to place him somewhere, his sets include many different genres of music.  Scott's lengthy catalog of original music is prevalent in his performances, but his covers of traditional country music (Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, George Strait) as well as Americana, Blues, and Rock (Sonny Landreth, Paul Thorn, Muddy Waters, Kings of Leon) deliver to audiences a diverse and enjoyable show.  Still, it is Scott's voice, guitar, and songwriting that has earned him a faithful and supportive fanbase.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Animals Available For Adoption

These lovable guys are up for adoption at the Louisville Animal Shelter located on 110 Thompson St. For more information on them or any others at the shelter, please call the shelter at 662-773-3420. These babies need a good home.

1. Bridget : She is a female, is spayed, very sweet, She is a year or two old.

2. Clyde : He is a male, is neutered, very sweet and is 2 years old..

3. Tigger : He is a male, is neutered, very loving, needs a home where he can run around free and is 1 or 2 years old.

4. Dixie : She is a female, is spayed, and is very sweet. She is about a year old.


ECCC’s Channing Wall Wins MACJC Baseball Pitcher Of The Week Honors

East Central Community College sophomore right-handed pitcher Channing Wall is the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Player of the Week in baseball for the week of May 9-15.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Thursday’s NJCAA Region 23 Baseball Tournament Games at ECCC Moved Due To Weather

The opening day games of the 2016 National Junior College Athletic Association Region 23 Baseball Tournament on Thursday, May 19, at East Central Community College have been moved up to Noon and 4 p.m. due to an increased chance of rain Thursday evening.The tournament is being played at the Clark/Gay Baseball Complex on the ECCC campus in Decatur.

With the change, No. 2 seeded LSU-Eunice and No. 3 seeded Jones County Junior College will play at Noon on Thursday, May 19, and No. 1 East Central and No. 4 Northwest Mississippi Community College will play at 4 p.m.

LMSD Shows Improvement in 3rd Grade Test Score

The statewide 3rd grade reading test has been completed and the results published by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) on May 12th.The test evaluates a student’s reading ability and readiness to advance to the 4th grade level. Students who did not achieve the minimum score may be required to remain at the 3rd grade level.

Mayor Speaks to Louisville Lions

Louisville Mayor Will Hill was the guest of the Louisville Lions Club on Tuesday evening, May 17 at Lake
Tiak O'Khata. Hill took the opportunity to discuss the the numerous economic development projects ongoing in Louisville after the 2014 tornado. He also provided further details on the financing of these projects. The Louisville Lions meet on every third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at Lake Tiak O'Khata. Guests and potential members are welcome.

Quaker Oats Company Issues Voluntary Recall

The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., today announced a voluntary recall of a small quantity of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars after an ingredient supplier was found to have distributed sunflower kernels that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono). There have been no reported illnesses to date. However, Quaker is initiating the voluntary recall in an abundance of caution to protect public health.

The products being recalled were distributed nationwide and are as follows:
6.1 ounce boxes of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Chocolate Nut Medley with UPC code 30000 32241 and Best Before Dates of: 10/16/2016, 10/17/2016
6.1 ounce boxes of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Yogurt, Fruit & Nut with UPC 30000 32243 and Best

Before Dates of: 10/10/2016, 10/11/2016


Pictures of the products listed above will be available on www.quakeroats.com.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Winston County Supervisors Discuss Mental Health Options, Landfill Road and Annex Demolition

The Winston County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, May
16th in a regularly scheduled meeting. In addition to normal business the board dealt with several items of interest:

The Board took the opportunity to recognize local student, Samantha Wilson from Louisville High School as she received a $500 scholarship from the Mississippi Association of Supervisors.

The Board also heard from representatives of Community Counseling Services, Andrew Levine and Stephanie Taylor. Community Counseling Services meets with supervisors on a regular basis to update them on the use and the availability of programs. Recent state budget cuts became a topic of conversation.

Board Attorney, Hugh Hathorn stressed the crisis situation of mental health facilities across the state and ask Community Counseling for as much assistance as is possible. Hathorn noted that recent budget cuts had reduced the number of beds and treatment facilities for substance abuse treatment and he noted the extreme cost of mental commitments to the county. 

LPD Peace Officer Memorial - May 22

Scene from the 2015 Memorial Service
Officers from the Louisville Police Department, and other law enforcement agencies will gather at the Memorial Park Cemetery at 2 p.m. on Sunday,  May 22, 2016 to take part in a wreath laying ceremony to honor the lives and careers of local officers killed in the line of duty.

Each year, our country sets aside a week to salute the men and women who do the difficult and dangerous jobs of safeguarding our communities. Peace Officer Memorial Day on May 22 provides an opportunity to mourn those lost in the line of duty but to also remember their service.

This service will honor Trooper Joe Clay (MHP), Agent Hank McLeod (MBN) and officer Darrell Cooper (Louisville Police Department.)


Board of Alderman Meeting Agenda May 17

The meeting agenda for May 17, 2016 of the Louisville Board of Aldermen is now available on the City's website. To view the agenda - please click here


Winston County Master Gardeners Yard of the Month

Summer will soon arrive in Winston County and the temperature will be climbing, but this month's Yard of the Month is a shady oasis. LaVonne Butt's home, located at 303 Ackerman Street, boasts a back yard that invites family and visitors alike to enjoy the surroundings.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Louisville's Dowd Named Disaster Relief Coordinator

Mike Dowd has found that disaster relief can be “a bit addictive.”“Helping people in need is such a blessing,” Dowd said. “This new position gives me the opportunity to pay forward what I have learned during the past two years as I served in Winston County. Being able to develop and train more people and teams to respond to future disasters is a blessing. Passing along what it takes for a community to recover and how to put those pieces together is what I feel called to do at this point in my life.”

Mike Dowd was recently named the Disaster Relief Coordinator for the Starkville District of the United Methodist Church.

“With the experience from the tornado relief (in Winston County) two years ago, Rev. Mike Dowd will be a great asset to the Starkville District and the entire Conference,” said Starkville District Superintendent Dr. Embra Jackson. “The recent storms and subsequent flooding in various parts of the state is a reminder of the need for us to always be prepared to respond to disasters as they occur.”

Hannah Stewart Joins Staff of Winston Medical Center

Hannah Stewart recently joined the staff of Winston Medical Center. Hannah will be caring for patients at Winston Medical Clinic.  Hannah is a certified nurse practitioner licensed through American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

 She attended Mississippi State University prior to completing her BSN degree from Mississippi University for Women in 2002. She received her MSN degree from MUW as well in 2012. 
 
Prior to joining our team, she worked as an orthopedic nurse practitioner for Mississippi Bone and Joint in Starkville, Mississippi.  Hannah is married to Wade Stewart, and they have three children. She is very excited to be serving this community.


Kate Armstrong Joins The Staff Of WMC


Kate Armstrong is a family nurse practitioner with experience in acute and chronic care. She has received bachelors' degrees from Liberty University and the University of Southern Maine. She earned her MSN degree from Frontier Nursing University. She is certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Kate comes to Winston Medical Center from an urgent care clinic in the Birmingham, AL area. She is very excited to be practicing locally and she enjoys seeing patients of all ages. She lives in Starkville with her husband Daniel and their two dogs.

FDA Recalls

Kroger Recalls Simple Truth Organic Frozen Mix Vegetables after Supplier Listeria Concern.

Kroger is recalling the following items:
ProductUPCCodesSize
Simple Truth Organic Mixed Vegetables0001111036738Sell By Date: December 2016 and Jan 201710 oz.
Customers who have purchased the above product should not consume it and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.

Voluntary Recall on Piggly Wiggly Brand Yellow Cut Corn

The recall applies to:
Piggly Wiggly brand Frozen Yellow Cut Corn in a 2 lb bag
UPC number: 4129075181
Lot Code: CORN0J14FXA

Winston Plywood Update Report 5-13-16

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 May 13, 2016



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





East Central Diamond Warriors win MACJC State Baseball Championship


Billy Cameron’s two-run, bases-loaded, walk off single in the bottom of the ninth gave the No. 14 East Central Community College Warriors a 13-12 victory over No. 2 Jones County Junior College in the championship game of the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Baseball Tournament Saturday night, May 14, at Community Bank Park. Cameron is a product of Mendenhall High School.

Friday, May 13, 2016

ECCC Baseball Defeats Meridian In The MACJC Baseball Tournament

The East Central Community College baseball team jumped off to a big early lead for the third game in a row against Meridian Community College in the Mississippi Association Community and Junior Colleges State Baseball Tournament at Jones County Junior College’s Community Bank Park in Ellisville. The Warriors would hang on to win 19-11 despite plenty of offense from MCC. ECCC advances to the Region 23 Tournament to be hosted by the winner of the MACJC State Tournament.