4/28 Tornado

“Mississippi by Storm” to replay on MPB TV

Documentary Chronicles Recovery from April 2014 Tornados

April 28, 2014, a series of tornadoes hit Mississippi ravaging the lives of many including Randy Hodges.  Like many, his family lost their home that day.  Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s (MPB) original documentary “Mississippi … Read more

Louisville moving forward to achieve retail development

From press reports

As the largest city in Winston County, Louisville has established itself as a regional hub for products and services in East Central Mississippi. With a prime location along Highway 25 and the community’s entrepreneurial spirit, Louisville leaders … Read more

REPM hears from Sheriff and REPM’s Palmer

The Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi in Winston County recently met and discussed the efforts of the group with REPM District 3 Director Carolyn Palmer and the continuing tornado cleanup update from Winston County Sheriff Jason Pugh.

Carolyn Palmer, REPM … Read more

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