Thursday, March 14, 2019

Suspect Sought in Vehicle Fires in Winston County

Winston County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the scene on Sylvester Hudson Road on Wednesday night where three vehicles were set on fire. It is believed the fires were set around 10:00 to 10:30 pm last night. A Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Mustang and Chevrolet truck were completely destroyed. The vehicles were all at one location and belonged to a single owner.

Winston County CrimeStoppers is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest of the responsible party(s). If you have information concerning this crime - contact Winston County CrimeStoppers at 662-773-9999 or the Winston County Sheriff's Office at 662-773-5881. Calls to CrimeStoppers are anonymous.

Hometown Food Company Recalls Two Production LOT Codes of Pillsbury® Unbleached All-Purpose 5lb Flour Due to Possible Health Risk

Please be advised the Hometown Food Company initiated a limited, voluntary retail-level recall on two specific lot codes of its Pillsbury® Unbleached All-Purpose 5 lb Flour (UPC 51500-22241)because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. Only Best If Used By Dates APR 19 2020 and APR 20 2020 are impacted.

Roughly 12,245 cases of impacted Pillsbury® Unbleached All Purpose Flour product were distributed through a limited number of retailers and distributors nationwide. The only product lots affected by the recall are as follows:

Item Name
Case Item CodeUPC Item CodeLot CodeBIUB Date
Pillsbury® Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 
0 5150022241 30 5150022241 68 292APR 19 2020
Pillsbury® Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 
0 5150022241 30 5150022241 68 293APR 20 2020
Other Best If Used By Dates and Lot Codes are not affected by this recall.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Rev. Lorene Guyse Honored 2019

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On Sunday, March 10, 2019, Rev. Lorene Guyse was honored at the Holy Ghost Temple , 175 Hill Street, Louisville, MS during Holy Ghost Temple’s19 Anniversary Celebration. She was encouraged to continue her journey as she does great Christian work in Winston County. She has taught bible classes at the Winston-Choctaw County Regional Correctional Facility; fed over 700 people monthly in the Food Pantry of Love Peace and Hope Center, a nonprofit, which is now closed except for food for seniors; provided clothing for the homeless and others; visited the sick in their homes and at Nursing Homes; visited seniors at Day Care Centers for seniors; kept Holy Ghost Temple opened after the passing of her husband in 2012. The celebration ended with a bouquet of flowers given to her and a quest member saying, “You give so much love. We give love back to you today.” It was acknowledged that this being Women History Month, that she will go down in history in Winston County as a woman who made a difference in the history of this county. Holy Ghost Temple has Sunday School at (:00 a.m., Worship Service 10:00 a.m.

Submitted by: Elmetra Patterson

How to Stretch Your Budget Using Coupons

Tracy Gregory, a Winston County native, is the Mississippi State University Extension Family and Consumer Science/4-H Agent for Winston County Extension. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State and worked with the MS Department of Agriculture & Commerce for 20 years before accepting the Extension Agent position with her alma mater. As a Family and Consumer Science Agent, Tracy is able to provide programming in nutrition, health, financial management, child development and leadership development for her local community in which she is proud to serve. She enjoys being a busy mom to Cade who is ten and wife to Mark. When Tracy is not doing Extension work she is actively involved in her church and her son’s school and activities that includes serving on committees and getting Cade to his events and practices.

Monday, March 4, 2019

WoodmenLife 102 Holds Teacher Appreciation Event

WoodmenLife Chapter 102 held a Teacher Appreciation event for Fair and Louisville Elementary schools March 4th. Local members and Representatives served grilled hamburgers to all the teachers and staff at the schools. The Chapter also recognized the Teacher of the Year for each school. WoodmenLife members would like to thank all the teachers of the LMSD for what they do.

ECCC Tennis Teams Sweep Southwest For Second Time This Season

For the second time in two weeks, the East Central Community College tennis teams swept Southwest Mississippi Community College in matches played Friday, March 1, at the ECCC Tennis Complex on the campus in Decatur.

Both the Warriors and Lady Warriors won by scores of 9-0. The ECCC men and women both have 5-3 team records.

“It was a solid sweep against a scrappy Southwest men’s team,” said ECCC head tennis coach Jay Pacelli. “We were also able to get extra matches in for some of the guys not in the regular lineup and that was nice. Our women took care of business today. I believe the best is yet to come for this group.”

Men’s Doubles Results:
EC’s Chris Lawrance (York, Western Australia) and Isaac Santitto (Innisfail, Queensland, Australia) defeated Daniel Espinosa and Skyler Rasberry, 8-3; EC’s Dylan Barnett (Newton County) and Peyton Chaney (Newton County) defeated Matthew Phillips and Luke Morgan, 8-1; EC’s Isaac Keen (Winston Academy) and Jake Wofford (East Webster) defeated Cullin Hendry and Hunter Burgess, 8-0.

Men’s Singles Results:
EC’s Lawrance defeated Espinosa, 6-1, 6-0; EC’s Santitto defeated Rasberry, 6-1, 6-1; EC’s Barnett defeated Phillips, 6-2, 6-0; EC’s Keen defeated Morgan, 6-3, 6-1; EC’s Will Ladner (Stone County) defeated Hendry, 6-1, 6-0; and EC’s Chaney defeated Jexequiel Dela Cruz, 6-4, 6-1.

Women’s Doubles Results:
EC’s Josie Hurst (Newton County) and Ali Grace Walker (Newton County) defeated Alli Smith and Kimberly San, 8-1; EC’s Gabriela Gomez (Bogota, Colombia) and Kayla Baucum (Newton County) defeated Megan White and Sarah Robinson, 8-0; and EC’s Bethany Wellerman (Newton County Academy) and Alexis Tindall (Newton County Academy) won by forfeit.

Women’s Singles Results:EC’s Gomez defeated Smith, 6-1, 6-0; EC’s Hurst defeated San, 6-1, 6-0; EC’s Walker defeated White, 6-3, 6-1; EC’s Tindall defeated Robinson, 6-0, 6-0; and EC’s Wellerman and Madison Crapps (Pisgah) won by forfeit.

East Central will host Hinds at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, before traveling to Jones College in Ellisville for matches at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6. Copiah-Lincoln will visit the ECCC Tennis Complex at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 9.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Final List - 2019 Candidates Filing to Qualify For County Offices

The qualifying deadline for the local 2019 County Offices ended at 5:00 pm on Friday. The following is the complete list of candidates:

Rusty Foster (D)
Justin Keller (R)

Kim Taylor Ming (D) Incumbent

Blake Edwards (R)
Byron K. Foster (R)
Scott Gregory (D) Incumbent

Zachary A. Madison (D)
Taylor Tucker (R)

Mike Perkins (D)
Jason Pugh (D) Incumbent

Darlene Fryery Bane (D)

Bill Criddle (D)
Tim Rogers (D)
James ‘Burr’ Warner (D) Incumbent

Luke Lamar Parkes (D) Incumbent

Joe Lewis Jernigan (D)
Marion E. ‘Kenny’ Jordan (D) Incumbent
Rhonda Cooper Prisock (R)

Linda Floyd (D)
Ralph A. Goss (D) Incumbent

Larry Duran (D) Incumbent
Tim Reed (D)
Charlie Wilkes (D)

Mike Fuller (D) Incumbent
Will McNeel (R)

Robert A. Beck (D) Incumbent
Stacey Goss-Spiva (D)
Jeremy Yates (D)

Deterron ‘Ty’ Hardin (D)
Lester K. Holdiness (D)
Marvin ‘Big Tuc’ Tucker (D)

Lee Brown (D)
Edward ‘Ed’ Hunt (D) Incumbent
George H. Rembert (D)