Month: May 2014

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Red Hills Fest lifts spirits, brings fun

From press and staff reports It was a gorgeous Memorial Day weekend as Winston County residents took part in the 34th Annual Red Hills Festival in downtown Louisville this past Friday and Saturday. The weather could not have been any…

Debris removal underway

From staff and press reports With a month gone by since the tornado hit Winston County, debris removal in the county and city is underway. The city after an initial approval of 4D Construction in partnership with Southern Debris Removal…

Stars of Hope arrive in Winston County

Community moves forward with Memorial Day commemorations From press reports Stars of HOPE arrived in Winston County on Saturday, May 24, 2014 as part of the Memorial Day holiday commemorations. A team of volunteers from around the nation invited families…

Sen. Cochran tours rebuilding progress

On Tuesday, May 27, Sen. Thad Cochran visited Winston County to review the progress made since the tornado hit on April 28. Sen. Cochran along with Congressman Alan Nunnelee and Congressman Gregg Harper had toured the area shortly after the…

Kemper employees collect donations for tornado victims

By Jeff Shepard Employees at Mississippi Power’s currently under construction Kemper Co. energy facility near De Kalb have gotten involved in the tornado recovery efforts. At the plant’s May safety meeting a few days after the tornado devastated the Louisville…

Winston County to be represented in Miss Hospitality Pageant

From press reports Audrey Griffin will represent Winston County in the 64th Miss Hospitality Pageant, July 25 and 26 at the historic Saenger Theater downtown Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Audrey is the daughter of Joey and Angie Griffin. She has recently graduated…

New officer

Tyler Yarbough, 26, was recently sworn in as a Louisville Police Department officer. Yarbrough has been on duty since April 17 and noted that with the recent tornado the job as had a quick learning curve. Yarbrough noted that he…

Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science recognizes graduates

From press reports The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science is pleased to announce the impending graduation of the following students from your area. LaMarra Coleman, of Louisville, is the daughter of Nona Armstrong. In the fall, Coleman plans to…