Monday, May 15, 2017

News Bites - May 15

News Bites are regular posts to provide the public with a quick update of  news and events in Louisville, Noxapater and Winston County.

Tuesday is election day in the City of Louisville as there will be a run-off for two positions - Ward One Alderman and Alderman -At -Large. All wards will vote for the alderman-at-large position that includes incumbent Frances Ball and challenger Gerald Hayes. Ward One will also have the alderman position on the ballot as Drew Massey and Beth Warner Chandler face each other to fill the seat of retiring Dickie Caperton. - Remeber vote May 16 (Tuesday) Polls open in all wards from 7:00 am till 7:00 pm.

Solid Waste fees in the County will increase from $8 per month to $12 per month beginning in October, 2017. Winston County Supervisors voted to raise the fees after much discussion on Thursday. Winston County fees are among the lowest in the state and the lowest in our area. Supervisors noted that the current fee of $8/month was barely covering costs to provide the service and should the county lose the use of inmate labor, costs would increase dramatically. This fee increase is the first in recent memory and puts the county in line with surrounding areas.

Larry Veazey is the new Veteran's Officer for Winston County. Long time Officer Terry Kelley recently retired. The Veterans Office is located at 5595 Old Robinson Road in Louisville and office hours are 8:00 am til 4:00 pm – Monday thru Thursday. Contact information: Telephone 662-773-9555, Fax 662-773-9557, email lveazey@winstoncounty.org.

The Louisville Municipal School District is participating in the summer food service program once again. Meals will be provided to all children at no charge even if they are not LMSD students. meals will be provided at five schools in the district through the month of June and will continue through the month of July at Louisville High School and Eiland Middle School.Breakfast and lunch will be served. The schedules for the schools involved are provided at this link.

LMSD Graduation Schedules -Nanih Waiya - Tuesday, May 23 7:00 pm
Noxapater - Thursday, May 25 7:30 pm
Louisville High - Friday, May 26 7:00 pm 

LMSD 3rd graders completed the "Third Grade Gate" tests with a 93.14 pass rate on the first attempt. Successful completion of this test is required to advance to the fourth grade.

LMSD is working closely with ECCC and William Carey College to implement Dual Credit Courses which will allow graduating Seniors to earn as much 41 college credit hours while still in high school. The number of courses available will depend upon student participation. 

The Red Hills Festival is quickly approaching. Scheduled for May 27, this year's event will be held on Main Street. If you need vendor or sponsor information or wish to participate in the Jr. Auxiliary 5K Run/Walk, applications and information is available on the Chamber's website at http://winstoncountyms.com/