Monday, June 5, 2017

News Bits


  • The Louisville Board of Aldermen Meeting agenda for June 6 is now available online at the city's website - click here 



  • Winston County Supervisors met today with a regular agenda. The Board received and update from Winston Medical's Administrator Paul Black concerning the removal of structures from the temporary facility on South Columbus. Of chief concern are the storm shelters located on the property and the x-ray building. There is some issue concerning the ownership of the shelters. The Board is waiting for written confirmation from FEMA and the Ms Board of Health that the 4 shelters now belong to the county and can possibly be moved to other locations around the county for public use. The X-ray building belongs to WMC and due to the size and weight of the structure, the cost to move the building may be excessive. WMC and the county are reviewing and researching options.


  • Supervisors also received an update from Community Counseling and the services they provide to the county. Community Counseling recently held a program at Eiland Middle School on suicide awareness/prevention in the wake of  a student suicide in Oktibbeha County.
  • The Board approved the removal of a tax exempt status of an office building located at the old Georgia Pacific property. The building is owned by the Winston County Economic development Partnersip and now has a lease with Winston Plywood. Supervisors were also informed of the application for a 10 year tax exemption of the Winston Plywood facility as well as a Freeport Warehouse exemption request. The Board will take the matter up again in a June 20th meeting.


  • The Board also authorized the change over of the phone system at the Winston Choctaw County Regional Correctional Facility (WCCRCF) due to ongoing problems and costs with the current system.

  • 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.

  • The Winston County Sheriff's Department will hold their 2nd Annual Junior Deputy Academy on July 10-13 at South Louisville Baptist Church from 8 am to 12 p.m. The cost is $30 per child and is for kids ages 6-12. You can register at the Sheriff's Department today! Space is limited to 25 kids.