4/28 Tornado

Former Medical building on Beale Street finds new home

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From press reports

The Winston County Family Medical Center recently celebrated their ribbon cutting on December 12.  Wilbert L. Jones, Director of the Center, welcomed everyone and thanked the the center’s board members for attending as well as local elected … Read more

Winston Strong seeking donations

From staff reports

WinstonSTRONG will host weekly Unmet Needs Meetings at the Winston County Chamber of Commerce Building in Louisville on Monday’s at 1:30 p.m.

Stephanie Black, Administrative Coordinator for WinstonSTRONG, stated “We are inviting whoever feels like they, their … Read more

Baptist Laymen repair homes after the storm

(Right) Front Row L to R: Calvin Sojourney, Canton, Mrs. Lucy Foster (homeowner), Rev. Dennis Jackson, Louisville, Andrew Foster (son of Mrs. Foster, Leon Oscar, Canton
Back Row L to R: John Foster (son of Mrs. Lucy Foster), Jimmie Maxwell, Olive Branch, Paul Coburn, Louisville, Billy Metts, Louisville, Clarence Travis, Canton, L. C. Mitchell, Canton, Ed Walls, Madison, James Parnell, Madison, Elverse Alexander, Canton (photo courtesy of Elmetra Patterson)

By Elmetra Patterson

Veteran Billy Metts and the Baptist Layman of, Canton, Biloxi, Olive Branch, Madison and Louisville, MS completed repairs to the home of a disabled woman and her 3 disabled adult sons. Her husband is a patient at … Read more

WinstonStrong, MDS dedicate another home

Moore receives a completition form from MDS’ Shirk.

From staff reports

The community-based recovery fund “Winston Strong” in conjunction with Mennonite Disaster Services continues to rebuild Winston County and completed another home on Nov. 21.

Leother Moore’s home at 101 Pineywood near Armstrong Street suffered extensive damage during … Read more

Friends of Dean Park to host gratitude luncheon

Supervisor Gloria Turnipseed and Richard Moncrief, president of Friends of Dean Park, Inc. with applicants for National Emergency Grant (NEG) positions

By Elmetra Patterson

Friends of Dean Park, Inc. (Fodp) will have a ‘gratitude Luncheon’ on Wednesday, November 26, from Noon – 1:00 P.M. at Dean Park, 3850 Hwy 15 South, Louisville, Ms for employees paid From The National Emergency Grant … Read more

New parsonage purchased following April tornadoes

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Jackson blesses new building for the South Louisville United Methodist Charge

By Gwen Sisson

The EF4 tornado that ripped through Winston County on April 28 of this year brought with it change, sadness and uncertainty.

For the South Louisville United … Read more

UMCOR pledges to match donations to WinstonStrong

The Rotary Club of Brandon held a concert to raise funds for WinstonStrong and the Crossgates Exchange Club also raised funds for WinstonStrong. The Louisville Rotary Club presented the funds to Mike Dowd of WinstonStrong. The Brandon Rotary Club raised $1,525 and the Crossgate exchange Club raised $1,000 for WinstonStrong.  The community based “Winston Strong”, a 501(c)(3) non profit recovery fund, is used for longer term rebuilding efforts across the community. Winston Strong is  established to help survivors of the EF 4 tornado with their unmet needs.  Donations are still needed for this organization to continue to help.  All donations are tax deductible and can be made through the web site: www.winstonstrong.org or call the office at 1-405-403-3404.

From staff and press reports

In its efforts to help Winston Strong, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) will match every dollar donated to Winston Strong up to $100,000 now and until Jan. 23.

“We need these funds,” said … Read more

Winston Strong Volunteers repair home

By Elmetra Patterson

On Friday, November 14, 1 p.m. a home 125 Piney Wood Street in Louisville was blessed and turned over to the owner, Lucy Foster for her and family to move back in after more than 6 months.… Read more

Club helps mark 6 month tornado anniversary

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From staff reports

The Modern Woodmen of America Youth Service Club recently made a difference by planting a tree in memory of the 10 individuals who lost their lives during the April 28 tornado.

Many gathered at Dean Park Tuesday, … Read more