4/28 Tornado

USDA grant will direct Extension disaster efforts

A specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service surveys agricultural damage with a Winston County resident following the tornado that hit on April 28, 2014. A grant will enable Extension to re-evaluate disaster efforts in communities across the state. (File photo by MSU Ag Communications/Linda Breazeale)

By Linda Breazeale
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE — A new grant will enable Mississippi State University Extension Service leaders to refine the organization’s efforts to help communities prepare for and recover from disasters.

With offices in all 82 Mississippi … Read more

Tornado survivor to celebrate 5th birthday

Mitchell little girl from tornado

From staff and press

A four year old who survived the direct path of the April 28 tornado will celebrate her 5th birthday Saturday, October 18.

Ashtyn Rose Mitchell, daughter of Quinesha Mithell, survived the tornado in the arms of … Read more

Atmos donates to recovery efforts in Winston County

Atmos energy helps “power up” LFD/WS and Winston Community
Atmos energy representatives and staff held a reception for Winston County Community member on September 4.

During the event, Atmos energy donated $12,000 to the Louisville Fire Department and Winston Strong. … Read more

FEMA helping to encourage community recovery

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Area citizens working on Strategic plan
As part of its role in rebuilding FEMA encouraged local citizens to develop a strategic plan for the community.

As part of that FEMA held several survey events including one on September 4 to … Read more

Winston County Tornado Benefit set for October 4

A benefit for WinstonStrong and the continued recovery of Winston County is set for October 4 at 3 p.m.

The event is hosted by Southern Gospel Music Association of Mississippi. The event will begin at 3 pm. on October 4 … Read more

‘WinstonStrong’ building on after theft

From staff and press reports

Burglars broke into the The WinstonStrong warehouses this past weekend and stole many items.

The Louisville Police are asking citizens for help in locating the thieves.… Read more

Winston County Tornado Benefit set for October 4

Working with Mennonite Disaster Services and others WinstonStrong is working to rebuild Winston County

A benefit for WinstonStrong and the continued recovery of Winston County is set for October 4 at 3 p.m.
The event is hosted by Southern Gospel Music Association of Mississippi. The event will begin at 3 pm. on October 4 … Read more

Work getting done

New employees welcomed at Dean Park
Supervisor Gloria Turnipseed and Richard Moncrief, president of Friends of Dean Park, Inc.
with applicants for National Emergency Grant (NEG) positions
(photo courtesy of Elmetra Patterson)

These young adults are just a small portion of those who showed up at WINN Job Center in Louisville, MS to apply for various positions at Dean Park and in the Center Ridge Community through the National Emergency Grant (NEG).  … Read more