Month: May 2014

Free legal clinic held for storm victims

Courtney Choi, Seth Shannon and Linda Dixon Rigsby

From press reports

A free legal clinic designed provided guidance to Winston County residents in the wake of the recent tornadoes.
Three members of the Mississippi Center of Justice held one-on-one sessions Thursday, May 22, at the MSU Winston County … Read more

Event provides forestry learning opportunity


From staff and press reports

The Winston County Self Help Youth Forestry Field Day was held at Legion State Park on May 19.
The program brought educational information about the outdoors to 160 participants from the Louisville Municipal School District.… Read more

AmeriCares Helps Mississippi Clinic destroyed by Tornado

AmeriCares Emergency Response Manager Kate Dischino walks through the remains of the Winston County Family Medical Center in Louisville, Mississippi, with employee Tomeka Houston only days after the tornado. 

Photo by Alex Ostasiewicz/AmeriCares

From press reports

AmeriCares is helping a Mississippi health care center leveled by the April 28 tornado remain open, ensuring access to care for the 3,200 low-income patients who rely on its services.
The global health and disaster relief organization … Read more

Firewise Program names drawing winners

The three student winners with their Headstart teacher; Jean Harper of Winston County Self Help and Brenda Keen of Firewise program.

From press reports

The Firewise Program sponsored by the Winston County Extension office and the Winston County Self Help recently handed out color sheets to local children. Three winners were selecting for the Smokey Bear drawing contest.
The three winners … Read more

Birth – Lena Rose Manning

Lena Rose Manning

Bruce and Aubrey Manning would like to announce the birth of their daughter Lena Rose Manning born on April 4, 2014; 6:22 p.m. at Anderson Regional Hospital.
Lena weighed … Read more

Bryant visits


The first lady of Mississippi Deborah Bryant recently visited Nanih Waiya to read to the students and to… Read more

Mobile Hospital becomes temporary medical center

(Right) DHHS’ Dr. Lewellyn Stringer, National Mobile Disaster Hospital project manager, middle, leads FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, left, and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, right, for a tour of the temporary medical center in Louisville, Miss.

First patients accepted on May 19

From press reports

LOUISVILLE, Miss. – The National Mobile Disaster Hospital that deployed from North Carolina on May 1 to tornado-ravaged Louisville, Miss., opened Monday to patients. The opening was greeted by fanfare and … Read more

ECCC Diamond Warriors Receiving Diplomas

2014 ECCC Baseball Graduates

A “special” graduation ceremony was held for the above East Central Community College baseball players who were unable to attend the college’s 85th Commencement Saturday, May 10, 2014, due to their participating in the MACJC State Baseball Tournament hosted by … Read more

Wedding – Allen-Massey

Laura Allen / William Massey
Laura Allen / William Massey

Laura Allen / William Massey

Randy and Cathy Allen of Meridianville, Alabama announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Laura Lynn Allen to William Andrew Massey, son of Sid and Sonja Massey of Noxapater. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of … Read more

Wedding – Yates-Mayo

Rush Mayo / Hannah Yates
Rush Mayo / Hannah Yates

Rush Mayo / Hannah Yates

Reverend and Mrs. Hubert Yates of Louisville, and Doctor and Mrs. William Mayo of Oxford are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their children Hannah Leslie Yates and Rushton Gerity Mayo.
Hannah is the … Read more