Month: March 2013

Hundreds learn fire safety from Smokey and Firewise program

From press reports

Hundreds of people of all ages were given lessons in fire safety with
the help of Smokey the Bear in Winston County over the last few months.

The Winston County Extension Service in conjunction with the U.S.… Read more

Louisville Wildcats going to state to compete in powerlifting

From press reports

The Louisville Wildcats Powerlifting Team did very well in the North
State Meet last week at Itawamba High School, placing three in the
state meet on April 12 – 13.

Tyler Hickman, John McAdory, and Jeremey Sangster … Read more

Sheriff’s office to host handgun safety class

From staff and press reports

The Winston County sheriff’s office will host a handgun safety class
for Winston County residents April 27 starting at the Winston County
Annex Building at 8 a.m.

The class will consist of about three hours … Read more

It’s Elementary by Brandy Blanton

Fair Elementary School is offering a Pre-Kindergarten program for
four-year old students who reside within the Louisville Municipal
School District. There will be 60 Pre-Kindergarten slots available
for a limited time at Fair Elementary School. A picture vocabulary
test will … Read more

Calendar of Events

Easter Week services set March 25-29
Winston Baptist Association
Easter holy week services
South Louisville Baptist Church
WEDNESDAY: Rev. Charles Rook, Pastor of Crystal Ridge Baptist Church
“My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?”
THURSDAY: Dr. Mike Smith, … Read more

Wildfire prevention highlighted in March

From press reports

JACKSON — The arrival of spring means outdoor chores are at the top
of the to-do list for homeowners. But outdoor burning, coupled with
the season’s weather conditions, raises the risk of wildfire for

Don Bales, … Read more

The Town & Country Garden Club holds February meeting


The Town & Country Garden Club met February 21, 2013 in the home of
Mrs. Francis Pierce with Mrs. Teresa Ellis as co-hostess.
Inspiration was given by Mrs. Elaine Thompson. Roll call was
answered and minutes approved. President Debbie … Read more

ECCC announces SkillsUSA district winners

From press reports

East Central Community College in Decatur recently hosted the
Mississippi SkillsUSA Championships for Region 3. Approximately 185
area students participated in the annual event.

All winners advanced to state competition held in February in
Jackson. Those receiving … Read more

Let’s be Neighbors

In last week’s column, complaints were made about the fact that the
Habitat For Humanity House built in 2012 was complete but not yet
having a family move into it.

Glenda Johnson, president of the local organization, was nice enough… Read more

Area schools named as value added schools in English II

From press reports

MISSISSIPPI STATE, Miss— Local school from the Louisville Municipal
School District has been recognized at the recent statewide
conference of the Program of Research and Evaluation of Public
Schools (PREPS) for being named as a Value Added … Read more