Minority Caucus Education event held in county

From press reports

The Mississippi Association of Supervisors Minority Caucus Educational Conference gathered together more than 60 officials to Winston County from across the state to build relationships with one another and attend educational seminars.

The seminars covered matters such as voter id, legislative updates, the budgeting process for state and local governments, economic development, effective leadership, the affordable health care law and community development.

The participants also took the opportunity to raise funds for its 14 scholarships it awards each year to deserving students across the state.

The attendees also enjoyed an evening of music from Lee Smith and featured a note on the need to encourage youth from former NFL player and active businessman Deuce McAllister.

Supervisor Gloria Turnipseed helps welcome the crowd.

Supervisor Gloria Turnipseed helps welcome the crowd.

Winston County Supervisor Gloria Turnipseed who was instrumental in promoting the event helped open the first day on April 10 with a welcome. Louisville Mayor Will Hill also welcomed the attendees. Winston County Supervisor Mike Peterson attended the event luncheon and welcomed the group.

During Mayor Hill’s welcome he noted that the state economy as well as Winston County’s economy were looking up with many industries eyeing the state.