Category: 4/28 Tornado

Baptist Laymen repair homes after the storm

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…

WinstonStrong, MDS dedicate another home

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…

Friends of Dean Park to host gratitude luncheon

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…

New parsonage purchased following April tornadoes

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…

UMCOR pledges to match donations to WinstonStrong

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…

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.…

Club helps mark 6 month tornado anniversary

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,…

Veterans’ parade, Harvest Festival mark patriotic celebration

From staff reports Red, white, and blue was the theme of the day Saturday at the Veteran’s Day parade and ceremony held in downtown Louisville. Droves of Veterans poured down Main Street despite chilly temps where they waved at by…

“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…

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…