Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Local News Bits

  • May is Mental Health Awareness month. Andrew Levine with Community Counseling (CC) met with Winston County Supervisors recently and provided info on the local budget and needs for mental health services in Winston County. Levine indicated that CC is currently working with 597 active clients in the county.

  • Noxapater and Nanih Waiya schools will not have slow pitch softball teams for the upcoming school year. The schools will replace slow pitch with girls’ volleyball. Interest in volleyball and low participation in slow pitch prompted the change. The schools will not be officially sanctioned by the MHSAA for the first year but should have local area schools to compete with.

  • The LMSD Board discussed the need for additional security officers for the school district in their meeting on Monday night. Additional officers for the Noxapater and Nanih Waiya Attendance Centers were of concern to board members. School administration indicated that up to 3 additional security officers were needed at Nanih Waiya, Noxapater and Eiland Middle School but there were currently no funds in the budget. The issue was tabled until further information on possible federal funds became available.

  • The City of Louisville has begun work on an annexation study with Slaughter and Associates for future plans by the city. No annexation efforts are expected in the next few years but the plan is being developed to project the needs and best use requirements for the future.