Tuesday, September 19, 2017

9th Annual HarvestFest at Dean Park

Friends of Dean Park, Inc. is sponsoring its 9th Annual HarvestFest at Dean Park, 3850 HWY 15
South, Louisville, MS, on Saturday October 7, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. There will be food vendors, arts and crafts, jumpers, games and a cake walk. A $1.00 donation is requested at the gate by adults.

Food vendors will have fried skins, snow cones, ice cream, BBQ, fried catfish and whiting, hamburgers, hot dogs, polish sausage, nachos and cheese, and other festival foods.

Gospel and Contemporary Music will be performed with special guest The Sunshine Boys. Our DJ ‘Jump’ (Harvey Hampton) is back again this year with dance and listening music.

Raffle Prizes: Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Drawing will be at 6:00 p.m.

1st Prize - One night for 2, dinner for 2, breakfast for 2 @ Lake Tiak-O-Khata

2nd Prize - $100. Cash

3rd Prize – An Outdoor Double Propane Heater – Fair Oil Company

4th Prize - $50. Gift Certificate - Vowell’s Marketplace

Vendor Booths are $35. for Information only and $40. to sell food, crafts and other merchandise.
Join the fun!!! Bring friends and family!!!

For information, please contact: Richard Moncrief 662.736-3323 or Elmetra Patterson, 510.672-2106
By Elmetra Patterson

Monday, September 18, 2017

Special Guest Planned for Carl Jackson "Home for Christmas" Concert

The Carl Jackson Concert  "Home for Christmas" returns once again to Louisville on December 9th.
Traditionally held at the Strand Theatre, this year's event will be held at the First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center located on 300 West Main in Louisville due to upcoming renovations and the current condition of the Strand.

In addition to a beloved list of long time performers including Larry Cordle, Jerry Salley, Val Storey, Johnny Rawls and Isaac Moore, this year's event will feature a very special guest, Ashley Campbell, the daughter of the late great entertainer, Glen Campbell.

Show times are 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Saturday, December 9. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale beginning October 1st at the Winston County Chamber of Commerce. Contact 662-773-3921 for ticket info.

LFD Conducting In Field Training Monday Evening

The City of Louisville Fire Department will be conducting training operations in the vicinity of Metts Street and Hwy. 25 north, just north of the Homegate inn on Metts Street. There will be several fire department apparatus on Metts Street, and some smoky conditions in the surrounding area. This training is scheduled to start after 6pm tonight. Use caution when driving through the area, and be mindful of fire personnel operating at the scene.

Friday, September 15, 2017

High School Football Finals

Nanih Waiya  67 - Sebastopol 0

Noxapater 45 - Ethel 0

 Louisville 22 - Grenada 17

East Rankin Ac 49 - Winston Academy 14


Winston County Shooting Suspect in Custody

The suspect in a shooting at a local club in Winston County is now in custody. Lance Earnest, 31 was wanted in connection with an early Sunday morning shooting at a Spotlight Lounge in Winston County.  At around 1:00 pm today, the Winston County Sheriff's Office was contacted by a representative of Earnest's and the suspect turned himself in to the Hinds County Sheriff's Office. Earnest will be returned to Winston County for charges.


Carl Jackson Concert Scheduled for December 9

The Carl Jackson Concert  "Home for Christmas" returns once again to Louisville on December 9th. Traditionally held at the Strand Theatre, this year's event will be held at the First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center located on 300 West Main in Louisville due to upcoming renovations and the current condition of the Strand.

Details are not final at this time but there will be a great line up of long time performers and rumors of a very special guest.

Tickets are scheduled to go on sale beginning October 1st at the Winston County Chamber of Commerce. We will have more details as they become available.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

9/11 Mississippi LEO "Unity Run"

On 9/11/17, over 200 law enforcement officers from all over the state of Mississippi came together to pay respect and honor to those that died during the attacks on 9/11/2001. The officers ran around the streets of Jackson, MS singing loud cadences. They ended their run at the capitol steps. 

Major Thomas Tuggle, who is the Director of MLEOTA-(Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer's Training Academy), put together today's "Unity Run". He is a true warrior and he leads in every capacity given to him. We are honored to have him train our deputies for patrol.

The Louisville Police Department had five officers in this run. Officers Glenda Sherrod, Dalton Womble, Joshua Odom, Dylan Alford and Steffan McCall.



Animals Available For Adoption

Capone
The Louisville Animal Shelter is in need of adoptions. These animals need loving homes more than anything! Come by the shelter today located on 110 Thompson St. or call the shelter at 662-773-4320 and adopt one of these sweet precious animals.Adoption fees are $20.For after hours adoptions,please call 662-705-0398.Your adoption will be greatly appreciated!!
  1. Capone: He is not neutered. This big man is very talkative and is ready to find a new home.
  2. Petey: He is not neutered, very shy, but is as sweet as can be. The shelter prefers he needs to be adopted by a female owner.  


Petey
















Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Winston Co Sheriff Investigators Searching for Suspect

The Winston County Sheriff's Dept. is asking the public for assistance in locating Lance Earnest, 31
y.o.a. Earnest is wanted in connection with an early Sunday morning shooting at a local nightclub in Winston County. Earnest allegedly shot a Security Guard at the Spotlight Lounge in Winston County. Earnest is believed to be in or around Philadelphia, MS but also has ties in Jackson, MS. If anyone has information of his whereabouts, please contact Winston County Sheriff's Dept. or Chief Investigator Connie D. Hampton at (662) 773-5881 or contact Winston County Crime Stoppers at (662) 773-9999.

Earnest had a beard at the time of the shooting but it may have been removed. This photo shows a clean shaven Earnest.










Family Choice Financial Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting was held for Family Choice Financial, a lending institution, on Friday, September 8, 2017. Chris Johns, President of Family Choice Financial welcomed all attendees and introduced Kenny Sullivan who will manage the branch here in Louisville. Economic Development Partnership Director Glen Haab and Chamber President Jerry Hemphill welcomed Family Choice as the newest members of the Chamber. Family Choice Financial is located at 15565 W. Main St.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Beautification Day at Dean Park

Master Gardener Letitia Jackson is shown in this photo working with youth on Beautification Day at Dean Park around the playground landscape. The three young men shown here are from Brandon, FL near Tampa, FL fleeing from Hurricane Irma. There were three young women and their grandmother, Christine Johnson with them also. 

When they arrived in the park, they ‘jumped’ right in and began working. They are staying in the community with Macileen Jordan, Friends of Dean Park, Inc.’s secretary. Their work was highly appreciated by Friends of Dean Park, Inc. (FODP) Nancy Eichelberger of Women in the NAACP WIN is in the background volunteering also. Dean Park Commissioner and WIN president Carolyn Hampton and her mother Ida Mae Rash helped with overseeing planting the garden. There were ten members of FODP present.

Black Girls Read (BGR), a project of The Malachi Project Youth Mentoring Program, has become regular volunteers at the park with their director Dr. Melissa Davis. The Dean Park Garden Kids Club was present also. They include the Moncriefs and McWilliams. A few of the regular youth were taking the ACT and could not be present. All of these youth will surely have all of their community services hours for scholarships and college. 

They finished cleaning the garden beds, fertilized, limed them and planted vegetables which included: broccoli, cauliflower, kale and collards. The lettuce, mustards and turnips planted by them earlier in August are growing and looking healthy. They were happy to be interviewed and filmed for WCBI News which was shown that evening. FODP sponsors Beautification Days quarterly with the next one to be held, Saturday, January 2018.


Investigation Underway in Sunday Morning Shooting

The Winston County Sheriff's Office is investigating  a shooting incident that occurred around 2:30
am on Sunday morning (9-10-17) at the Spotlight Lounge located at the Hwy 25/15 intersection north of Louisville.

A security guard at the club was shot in the back and arm and was transported to Winston Medical Center and then airlifted to University Medical Center in Jackson where he is listed in serious but stable condition.

Investigators arrived on the scene and are following up on leads in the case. According to the Sheriff's Department, at least 3 rounds were discharged during the incident.


Sunday, September 10, 2017

MISSISSIPPI SENDS EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAMS TO FLORIDA TO ASSIST WITH HURRICANE IRMA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            

September 10, 2017

PEARL, Miss –The State of Mississippi is sending 98 emergency response specialists to assist the state of Florida as Hurricane Irma makes landfall. The Mississippi teams were all requested by the Florida Division of Emergency Management through the national Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC).  There are 61 search and rescue specialists leaving Mississippi Sunday morning to staging areas in Florida. The other teams will begin deploying Monday.

“We are honored to send some of Mississippi’s most experienced disaster response specialists to help our neighbors in Florida as they face this major hurricane,” said MEMA Director Lee Smithson. “Florida was the first state to roll into the Mississippi Gulf Coast right after Hurricane Katrina to help us with response and recovery. Governor Bryant is committed to assisting Florida with all the resources it needs and we can provide.”

A detailed breakdown of the teams:
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks:
  • Sending 26 swiftwater search and rescue officers to assist Florida Department of Wildlife officers.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday Night High School Football Finals


Louisville 49 , Ripley 6
Nanih Waiya 53, Hamilton 6
Winston Academy 7, Indianola 37




Thursday, September 7, 2017

Animal Shelter Need Adoptions As Soon As Possible

The Louisville Animal Shelter is in need of adoptions. These animals need loving homes more than anything! Come by the shelter today located on 110 Thompson St. or call the shelter at 662-773-4320 and adopt one of these sweet precious animals.
Adoption fees are $20.For after hours adoptions,please call 662-705-0398.Your adoption will be greatly appreciated!!
  1. Snow White: She is spayed,playful and is ready for a new home.
  2. Motley: This sweet old man is very talkative ,he is senior dog and he would love a place on your couch and in your heart!
  3. Priscilla: is spayed, very playful and she is ready for a new home.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

It's Tailgate Season!!

Check out Lake Tiak O'Khata's Tailgate menu options!! Don't cook - enjoy! Call 662-773-7853 for more info and to order!!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

All Creatures Veterinary Services Ribbon Cutting

A good crowd gathered on a Saturday morning to participate in the ribbon cutting for Winston County's newest Veterinary Service. All Creatures Veterinary Service is now located in Noxapater providing a full range of services for large and small animals.

Located at 5222 Kilpatrick Street (on Hwy 15 just north of Noxapater), Nadine Kirk, DVM, MS seeks to serve all in and around the area. Office hours are Tuesday thru Friday from 10:00 am til 5:30 pm and on Saturday from 8:00 til noon. The contact number is 662-724-4044.

All Creatures Veterinary Services LLC is a full-service surgical and medical facility offering in house and ambulatory services for small and large animals.

Semi- Annual Fire Hydrant Maintenance Starting September 4, 2017

On September 4, 2017 the City of Louisville Fire Department will begin its semi-annual fire hydrant maintenance. Hydrant maintenance will be for the most part conducted between the hours of 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday although there may be some occasions where personnel will be required to work later in the evening, and on Saturdays.

Please be mindful of our personnel when approaching the fire department vehicles on the side of the road. Residents in the City of Louisville may notice some temporary discoloration in the water. The discoloration of water is not harmful, and is the result of sediment that is always present in waterlines being “stirred up” during hydrant testing. As part of testing procedures, the Fire Department will flow each hydrant until the water is clear, however smaller water lines that lead to each house or business may still have cloudy water. If you notice discolored water it may be remedied by flowing water from your faucets, and a cycle through your washing machine until it is clear.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday Night Football Scores

Louisville 42 - Kemper 12
Nanih Waiya 48   - Winona 28
Union 22 - Noxapater 20
Copiah 35 - Winston 14


Louisville Police Make Drug Arrests

The Louisville Police Department has been conducting ongoing investigations on drug activity within
the city of Louisville over the past several months. On Thursday, August 31st, 2017, based on information provided by the public and concerned citizens, the LPD with the assistance of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics executed a search warrant at 104 Hunt Street in the City of Louisville.

As a result of the search warrant, Tray Beamon was charged with aggravated trafficking of methamphetamine, trafficking marijuana, possession of cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Beamon is also charged with possession of stolen property and child endangerment.

A subsequent traffic stop of a vehicle in the area led to the arrest of Shawn Hudson. Hudson is charged with possession of more than an ounce of marijuana with intent to distribute. The individuals charged are currently held at the Winston Choctaw County Regional Correctional Facility.


Friday Night Football Lineups

Another Friday night of high school football here in Winston County. The Louisville Wildcats will be on the road tonight is they travel to Kemper County.Nanih Waiya has their second home game in a row is they play host to Winona. Noxapater takes it on the road as they travel down to Union and the Winston Academy Patriots are also on the road as they travel to Copiah Academy. All game times are 7 P.M. and weather conditions look to be good.


September Yard of the Month


What makes a garden aesthetically pleasing to you? Is it one that is orderly and well behaved? Or a garden that is enthusiastically jumping its borders? How about one that is loud and rambunctious and actually makes you smile? My personal criteria for pleasing gardens must include multiple places to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening.

Of course there are no right or wrong answers to the question of what makes a pleasing garden, as the answer is in the eye of the gardener. (Yes, I meant it, in the eye of the gardener, not the beholder!) But how great is it to find one combining all the above? Such is the yard of Shirley Ann and Regina Moody, September's Yard of the Month. From beautiful pots of draping creepy jenny and cleome to a patch of self seeding vinca, Shasta daisies, asters and impatiens, this yard has everything.
Asked about her gardening philosophy, Miss Ann says that if she likes it, she buys it, then finds a place for it. This philosophy is reflected in her more exotic pots filled with different ferns, several varieties of hibiscus and something the YOM committee was not familiar with...a stunning plant named Taiwan Orange Ixora. Miss Ann and her daughter Regina, who makes sure that her mother has the tools she needs as well as seeing to it that her mom drinks enough water on these dog days of summer, are intrepid gardeners. They love to try new plants, but always return to old favorites, plants like Mexican heather, roses, nandina and lirope.

And places to sit and observe the loveliness all around you with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine? Too many to count. Whatever the time of day or the mood one is in, there is a place to go, to sit, to read, to think, to enjoy God's bounty and the labors of Miss Ann and Miss Regina. Come and see for yourself!

11766 Hwy 490 ( about 13 miles out John C. Stennis. First left turn after the EMEPA sub station)

Submitted by Rebecca Byrd Gravett