Month: May 2014

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 … Read more

Debris removal underway

Debris removal is going forward in all areas.

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 … Read more

Stars of Hope arrive in Winston County

Stars of Hope volunteers give children a chance to express their feelings through art and creating a Star of Hope for the community.

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 … Read more

Sen. Cochran tours rebuilding progress

Sen. Cochran tours parts of the FEMA hospital flanked by Mayor Will Hill.

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 … Read more

Kemper employees collect donations for tornado victims

Tripp Ward (left) and Emmanual Gatling (right), from the Kemper Co. energy facility, drop off a donation to Brian.

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science recognizes graduates

LaMarra Coleman and Rani Jaiswal.

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 … Read more