Month: April 2014

Winston Countians can rebuild stronger

Crews working late into the night.

Joseph McCain

There will always be reminders of the devastation that occurred Monday, April 28 yet I hope those reminders will be of how a community pulled together and rebuilt itself from the dust. In some places where homes once … Read more

MSU sending personnel, equipment to aid local community

Mississippi State University Campus Operations and Extension Service personnel departed today [April 29] for the town of Louisville in neighboring Winston County to assist in clean-up efforts after tornadoes ravaged the area on Monday. Here, MSU Vice President for Campus Services Amy Tuck gives some final instructions to crew members and staff who are equipped with generators, chain saws and other maintenance supplies to aid in recovery.
Photo by: Beth Wynn

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Responding to a request for assistance from the town of Louisville, Mississippi State University sent MSU personnel and equipment to help in the clean-up of the neighboring community after it took a direct hit from tornadoes that ravaged central … Read more

Fifth Annual Antiques and Collectibles Show set

Scenes from previous events

From press reports

Exhibitor display spaces are still available for the fifth annual Antiques and Collectibles Show and Sale May 24 at First United Methodist Church in Louisville, Mississippi. A wide variety of antiques and collectibles will be shown and … Read more

On the court

Ashley Malone concentrating on the ball as she prepares her backhand return.

Photos by Mike Robertson

Winston Academy played in their district tennis tournament this… Read more

Maben Home and Garden Club visits Louisville

Maben HOme and Garden club meeting April 007

The Gallivanting Gals of the Maben Home and Garden Club galloped on out of town, down MS Hwy 15 South, all the way to Louisville to the almost famous Market Café for lunch for the April meeting. Even though the … Read more

Gov. Bryant holds press conference on storms that hit county

Governor Phil Bryant addresses the media during a press conference held at City Hall in Louisville on April 29. Bryant was in the county to tour the damage caused by storms and tornadoes from the previous night. Bryant also visited Lee County, which was also ravaged by a tornado. Louisville Mayor Will Hill is on Gov. Bryant’s right.

By Daniel Brunty
The Winston County Journal

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant visited both Lee and Winston Counties during a tour to view Monday night’s storm damage on April 28.
During his time in Winston County, Bryant held a press conference … Read more

Residents urged to be cautious when using chainsaws

Volunteer goes back to repair his chainsaw after cutting dozens of trees.

In the wake of Monday’s severe weather and tornadoes many Mississippi residents are operating chainsaws to remove debris and running portable generators until power is restored in affected areas. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency would like to remind people utilizing this … Read more

Wildcats scheduled to open baseball playoffs at Kossuth

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Dylan Nicholson (13) delivers a pitch to the plate early in the game against Tupelo.

By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal

In the wake of the tornado that ripped through Winston County on Monday afternoon,  the Louisville High School Wildcats were uncertain when they would begin their second-round MHSAA Class 3A State Baseball Playoff … Read more

Brock’s Good Stuff:  Cakes, Pies, & Southernized Casseroles!

My “Chicken-less Casserole” is perfect for those people who cannot eat meat, but it is scrumptious served hot with some nice buttered rice. I also have two sweet recipes for you this week, including … Read more