4/28 Tornado

Mississippi gains $2.7 million for watershed protection

USDA Emergency Watershed Protection Funds Linked to April 2014 Tornado Recovery

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today confirmed that Mississippi will receive $2.7 million in federal funds to continue the state’s recovery from massive tornado damage inflicted last April.

The … Read more

Tree giveaway to be held in Louisville this Friday

The City of Louisville has partnered with the Mississippi Forestry Commission and the National Arbor Day Foundation to offer the Mississippi Tree Recovery Campaign in response to the tornado that hit the city on April 28, 2014.

The giveaway will … Read more

Paying it forward – Help after a storm

Students from the TAG class pickup debris.

From press and staff reports

The months of January and February have been very busy for the 6th and 8th grade Gifted students from Eiland Middle School. After Columbia, MS had an EF 3 tornado in December right before Christmas, … Read more

Mississippi Senate Weekly Report, February 13, 2015

From Senator Sampson Jackson

This week we passed a Good Samaritan bill with Senate Bill 2780 that removes the liability for medical professionals who treat persons who have overdosed on drugs and it also shields from arrest anyone who seeks … Read more

WinstonStrong, MDS dedicate home


By Daniel Brunty
The Winston County Journal

The community-based recovery fund “Winston Strong” in conjunction with Mennonite Disaster Services have completed another home as the two organizations continue to rebuild Winston County one home at a time.

A home dedication … Read more

Calvary Apostolic Church in Louisville rebuilding

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From staff reports

When the F-4 tornado came through Winston County, Calvary Apostolic Church on Eiland Street received a destructive strike with its van landing over on Beale Street. Now, the church is being rebuilt on Beale Street adjacent to … Read more

WinstonStrong, MDS dedicate three more homes

Pearline Smith and her family receive permission of occupancy certifcate from Louisville Mayor Will Hill as Ivan Shirk of MDS looks on.

From staff reports

The community-based recovery fund “Winston Strong” in conjunction with Mennonite Disaster Services completed three families wish list for Christmas as they turned over the keys to three homes on Dec. 12.

Pearline Smith whose home suffered extensive … Read more

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