Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Full House for G.E. Johnson Book Event

Had a full house for the author event with G. E. Johnson at the Winston County Library Monday, August 19, 2019. The author is seated in this photo, signing a book for Judy Post (right). Behind her stands her “Louisville family”, Mary Tabor, Brenda Tabor Hunt, Kathleen Read and Bill Tabor..






Saturday, August 17, 2019

Music Festival Sponsors Pre-Festival Event - Sept 27

Tickets available at Lake Tiak O'Khata, Winston Furniture and WinstonWebNews location

Sturgis Bike Rally Popscile Run

The Lion's Club of Louisville and the local Boy Scout troop served popsicles and cold water to the participants of the Sturgis Bike Rally Popsicle Run on Friday, August 16 at the Louisville Coliseum.





Friday, August 16, 2019

69th McMillin & Related Families Reunion ~ 2019


Ninety-four McMillin kin gathered for a two day annual reunion on July 28th & 29th at Lake Tiak O’Khata. There were 25 children attending this year – the largest number in many years. This annual gathering first began in 1951 and is a branch of the Clan McMillin Society of North America, which itself was founded in 1958. Both groups are branches of Clan MacMillan International. founded in 1892. The MacMillan clan is one of the oldest clans in Scotland.

Saturday evening, the McMillins enjoyed the traditional cookout in the Pine Ridge Lodge… and it was again gifted by an anonymous donor. President, David Carlton McMillin of Monroe, LA, pleased his group with hamburgers, hotdogs, and bratwurst. Mrs. Carol McMillin of Vicksburg, brought an entire sheet cake decorated in MacMillan colors depicting the 69th reunion. Once again, Mrs. Shirley McMillin, of Carthage, delighted all with her Vanilla Wafer Cake. Others brought side dishes and other desserts to share. MacMillan tartans and the McMillin banner hung outside to greet the guests.

Day two began on Sunday morning as Tim Gordon, native of Carthage and frequent traveler to Scotland welcomed the group under the pines with his melodious sounds on the bagpipes.

Bonnie Broadway of Pascagoula and Janet Donoho of Dallas, TX, once again assisted with the registration and name tags.

Presley Alerts Public of Scam Involving Local High School Spirit Items

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is alerting the public of an ongoing scam in the state. A person claiming to be with Concepts, Inc. is contacting local businesses and citizens asking them to sponsor the local high school by purchasing spirit items such as footballs, rally rags, pep rally items, etc. These calls are coming from a 678 or 404 area code or 1-866-397-7330 and are often asking for sponsorships over $800.

“I am asking for the public’s help in prosecuting this scam artist. Anyone called by this number or who has sent money to this fraudulent company should contact our investigators immediately,” said Commissioner Brandon Presley.

If you have been contacted by someone with Concepts, Inc. asking to sponsor a local high school please contact Commissioner Presley’s office at 1-800-637-7722 or brandonpresley@psc.state.ms.us.



Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Louisville Traffic Stop Results in Multiple Charges

On Tuesday August 13th, 2019 at approximately 532 PM, a Louisville Police Officer made a routine traffic stop at the intersection of Mill Street and North Martin Luther King Drive for failure to stop at stop sign. As a result of the stop, Officers seized a small amount of alleged marijuana and ecstasy.

The vehicle was then impounded and the driver transported to the Winston County Correctional Facility. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Latoya Porter. She was charged with failure to stop for traffic control device, suspended drivers license, no proof of liability insurance, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, and possession of scheduled 1 narcotics. She appeared in Louisville Municipal Court before Judge David Wilson where her bond was set $7,500. 

The Louisville Police Department urges anyone with information on a crime or illegal activity to please contact them at 662-773-3511. All information will be kept confidential and anonymous.


Monday, August 12, 2019

Presley Announces State’s First Two High-Speed/Broadband Providers Formed by Electric Power Cooperatives Following Passage of “Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act”

Commissioner Likens it to When President Roosevelt Brought Electricity to Rural Mississippi

Tupelo, MS (August 9, 2019) – Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced that Boards of Directors of Tallahatchie Valley Electric Power Association (TV EPA) in Batesville and the Tombigbee Electric Power Association (Tombigbee EPA)in Tupelo have voted and publicly announced that they will form an affiliate company to offer high-speed internet/broadband service to their members and to begin construction on the first phase of construction to offer broadband service to their regions becoming the state’s first two cooperative to begin offering high-speed internet service since the passage of the “Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act” in this year’s legislative session.

“In the last two days, we have begun bridging the digital divide in Mississippi for rural people. I feel as if we are standing at the same point in history as when President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the TVA brought electricity to rural North Mississippi. In the 1930s, Tombigbee and Tallahatchie Electric Power Associations brought the modern technology of that day, electricity, to the rural people who didn’t have it. In these past two days, they are embarking on doing the same for today’s technology, broadband internet service. These actions today will be a turning point in the lives of rural Mississippians and we will look back on this as the turning point in saving rural Mississippi.”

Tombigbee EPA is not affiliated with Tombigbee Electric Cooperative in Alabama, the example many Mississippi EPAs reference when looking to models of power cooperatives offering broadband service.



Sunday, August 11, 2019

Legion Park Music Festival Set for September 28


Presley Forbids Utilities to Charge Customers for Private, Corporate Jets Expenses

Jackson, Mississippi (August 9, 2019) – Yesterday, the Mississippi Public Service Commission unanimously voted to no longer allow utility companies to charge customers for expenses related to private, corporate jets. Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley stated these expenses should not be the responsibility of customers.

“It’s a shame and a disgrace that utility companies would charge their customers for private, corporate jets and all the costs of operating them. I refuse to allow the customers to fund their luxurious lifestyles. If they want a corporate jet, they can pay for it themselves out of their own pockets,” said Commissioner Brandon Presley.

This idea was first proposed by Commissioner Presley in 2018 in an effort to protect customers from unreasonable costs on their bills. For more information contact Commissioner Presley’s office at 1-800-637-7722.


Friday, August 9, 2019

NAACP’S Back To School/Stay In School Rally

426 Backpacks donated by Project Impact distributed to all schools in Louisville Municipal School District.

Some random photos from the NAACP’s Back to School Stay in School Rally held Thursday, August 1, 2019.
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    Submitted by: Elmetra Patterson



Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Silver Alert for Missing Winston County Man

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for 67-year-old Don M. McCool of Louisville in Winston County.

He is described as a white man, six feet, three inches tall, weighing 175 pounds with white hair and blue eyes.

He was last seen Tuesday, August 6, around 3:25 p.m., walking in the 15000 block of West Main Street in Winston County wearing black corduroy pants, plaid shirt, 82 airborne hat, veteran’s bracelet on right wrist and white tennis shoes.

Family members say Don M. McCool suffers from a medical condition that may impair his judgement.

If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of Don M. McCool contact the Louisville Police Department at 662-773-3511.

Election Results for Winston County - All Races - All Precincts

(Updated 6:50 pm)The following are vote totals and percents for all races on August 6th.  There will be a runoff in three weeks for the position of Constable East Post between Lester Holdiness and Ty Hardin. To download a copy of these results - please click here













August 6 Primary Election Results

We would like to apologize for not having these results on the website sooner. Winston County implemented a new voting system for this primary and while the voting process went well, some of the reporting functions available to the Circuit Clerk leave much to be desired. The paper reports needed increased exponentially. We'd like to commend Circuit Clerk Kim Ming and her staff for managing a difficult situation and juggling the demands of 4 different media outlets.

We hope to have precinct by precinct results later today if possible for all races. Below are only the contested races and total vote counts. These include absentee ballots but not affidavit ballots that could change the count slightly

12 OF 12 PRECINCTS REPORTING  (CONTESTED RACES ONLY- LOCAL)
Full county results can be found on our web page at http://www.winstonwebnews.com/election-results.html when complete.

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
WINSTON SHERIFF                                           
MIKE PERKINS 1670
JASON PUGH 2738   winner
WRITE-IN 2

SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 1

BILL CRIDDLE   42
TIM ROGERS  69

JASON "BURR WARNER, JR. 292   winner
WRITE-IN 1 
SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 3
JOE LOUIS JERNIGAN JR 457
MARION E "KENNEY' JORDAN 589  winner
WRITE-IN 0 

SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 4
 LINDA FLOYD 459
RALPH A GOSS 506  winner
WRITE-IN 3

SUPERVISOR DIST 5
 LARRY DURAN 296
TIM REED 164
CHARLIE WILKES 479  winner
WRITE-IN 1

JUSTICE CT JUDGE WEST
ROBERT A BECK 1568     winner
STACEY GOSS SPIVA 410
JEREMY YATES 356
WRITE-IN 2
CONSTABLE EAST POST       runoff required
DETERRON "TY" HARDIN 802
LESTER K HOLDINESS 954
MARVIN "BIG TUC' TUCKER 262
WRITE-IN 2 
CONSTABLE WEST POST
LEE BROWN 867
EDWARD "ED" HUNT 1311   winner
GEORGE H REMBERT 80
WRITE-IN 9




REPUBLICAN PRIMARY

WINSTON CORONER
BLAKE EDWARDS 377
BYRON K FOSTER 700   winner
Write-in 0



Monday, August 5, 2019

Tax Sale Information - Delinquent Tax List for Winston County

STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, WINSTON COUNTY

I, DARLENE BANE, TAX ASSESSOR/COLLECTOR OF WINSTON COUNTY, IN SAID STATE, WILL SELL ON THE LAST MONDAY OF AUGUST (AUGUST 26TH, 2019) AT 8:30 AM AND ENDING AT 4:30 PM AND CONTINUE FROM DAY TO DAY UNTIL COMPLETED ON THE GOVEASE WEBSITE, WWW.GOVEASE.COM/AUCTIONS.  PURSUANT TO MISSISSIPPI CODE 27-41-49 TO 27-41-89, AS AMENDED BY THE WINSTON COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR WILL CONDUCT AN ONLINE TAX SALE.  THE GOVEASE WEBSITE WILL ALLOW BIDDERS TO SUBMIT BIDS, VIEW, AND DOWNLOAD AUCTION RESULTS.

DELINQUENT TAX LIST FOLLOWS - CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW OR PRINT:

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

New Voting Method in Place for Tuesday's Primary


A new voting method is in place for Tuesday’s primaries. The touch screen machines that have been
used throughout Winston County in the past will be replaced with a system that is believed to be more secure, more efficient and faster for the public and the poll workers. A sample ballot can be printed by clicking here.

In an attempt to inform the public and possibly eliminate some confusion, WWN is providing a simple explanation of the process and the steps required of the voter on Tuesday:

  • ·        Voters must choose one primary, Democrat or Republican. They cannot vote in both.
  • ·        Present a photo ID and provide your signature. A voter’s registration card is not an acceptable form of ID. ID must have a photo such as a driver’s license. A full list of acceptable ID is included below)
  • ·        You will be provided a paper ballet and pen. Choose your candidate for each office by shading the oval beside their name.
  • ·        Once completed –you will be directed to a ballot scanner where you will feed the ballot into the machine where it is tallied and the ballot secured.
  • ·        If there is an issue with the ballot such as failing to select a candidate for a specific race, the voter will have the option to correct their ballot. Other issues such as selecting more than one candidate or a reading error, etc. will result in a spoiled ballot and the voter may have to begin the process again.
  • ·        Votes are tallied as they are scanned and absentee votes are scanned at the polling location as well which means results will be determined quickly.
  • ·        Official ballots are printed on special paper and coded for security reasons.


With the new system, results from each polling location are expected to be determined much faster
than in prior election. If you have any questions, contact the Circuit Clerk’s Office at 662-773-3581.


Any one of the following types of photo IDs may be used on Election Day:
  • ·        A driver's license
  • ·        A photo ID card issued by a branch, department, or entity of the State of Mississippi
  • ·        A United States passport
  • ·        A government employee ID card
  • ·        A firearms license
  • ·        A student photo ID issued by an accredited Mississippi university, college, or community/junior college
  • ·        A United States military ID
  • ·        A tribal photo ID
  • ·        Any other photo ID issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the United States government or any State government
  • ·        A Mississippi Voter Identification Card
Sample Ballots are shown below:

DEMOCRAT:




REPUBLICAN:








Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Back to School Packing for Open House Event - Aug.1


Pictures of Winston County NAACP and Louisville High School Football Team packing free school supplies for Back to School/Stay in School Event for Open House on August 1, 2019.



Submitted by: Charles Hampton






Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Library Blood Drive Very Successful


A very successful blood drive was held last Friday at the Winston County Library, courtesy of Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services. The goal was to obtain 14 units of blood and their goal was fully met. The participants all gave blood in the library meeting room.











Fun Day a Success Story at Dean Park

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The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) and the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc. (NCBA) came to Dean Park in Louisville for a day of Fun and Recruitment on Friday, July 26, 2019.



Mr. Chester Johnson, Program Manager of NCBA spoke elegantly about both SCSEP and NCBA and gave the qualifications for seniors to enter the program as 1) must be 55 years old 2) must meet the income guideline 3) must be unemployed.

Mayor Will Hill of Louisville and Supervisor Ralph Goss welcomed the guest. The city of Louisville and Friends of Dean Park, Inc. had former trainees present who have benefited from the program. Eddie Littleton, 81 years old, was the oldest senior present who was trained by SCSEP and permanently hired by the City of Louisville, after completing the training. There were over 60 people present including NCBA staff, senior trainees, potential trainees and host agencies, from Winston and surrounding counties. Businesses/organizations and non –profits present: CVS, Walmart, City of Louisville, Police and Fire Department, Winston County Medical Center, Economic Development, Hope Mission of Mississippi, C-Med Day Care and East Central Community College.

Prizes for games were donated by Jerry’s Flower Shop, Hope Mission of Mississippi and K & W Appliances. Walmart donated all of the food and drinks and Supervisor Marion Jordan and assistant Rev. Roy Eichelberger grilled the chicken to perfection.

This writer Elmetra Patterson, who is the president of Friends of Dean Park, expressed gratitude to all who were present, “We hope that you are inspired by what we have done and continue to do at Dean Park and in the Center Ridge Community. We love this community and our vision is to do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave this community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it. Our goal is to maintain unity in the community and to make it beautiful for all to enjoy. We appreciate that the Dean Park Commissioners, Carolyn Hampton, John ‘Bone’ Edwards and Annie Pearl Hudson are present.”

Submitted by: Elmetra Patterson






2019 Jesus’ Day Announced by Rev. Lorene Guyse

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Rev. Lorene Guyse, pastor of Holy Ghost Temple
(photo courtesy of Elmetra Patterson)


Rev. Lorene Guyse, pastor of the Holy Ghost Temple announces the Annual Jesus’ Day which will be held, Sunday, August 4, 2019, 3 p.m. Jesus Day was founded in this area by Rev. Charlie Davis, Friendship MB Church of Ackerman, MS. When he spoke of Jesus’ Day last year, he said, “Every day is Jesus Day but today is a special Jesus Day. We have a special day for everything else, now we have a special day for Jesus.” Jesus Day is celebrated the 1st Sunday of August yearly at Holy Ghost Temple, a non-denominational church.

Jesus’ Day has legs, wings, wheels, an engine and it traveled to Mississippi from the state of Texas. While governor of Texas, Former President George W. Bush signed a bill into law proclaiming June 10, 2000 as Jesus Day. It was celebrated in Austin, TX the first year. It was patterned after the March for Jesus held annually by some Christians on the Saturday before Pentecost Sunday. The march was to express love for Jesus by serving the community and worshiping the Lord in the streets. President Bush’s proclamation urged people to follow the example of Jesus and answer the call to serve those in need. At Holy Ghost Temple, the call is to feed the attendees. Please come and have dinner with us.

Holy Ghost Temple, 175 Hill Street, Louisville, MS 39339, Sunday Morning Worship – 9:00 a.m., 662.831-0283

Submitted by: Elmetra Patterson