NAACP Back to School Rally Cancelled

After much consideration, the NAACP's Annual Back to School Rally has been cancelled for 2020, due to
COVID-19. As a result, the Winston County NAACP and Winston County Voters League are making monetary donations to each individual school in the Louisville Municipal School District to purchase school supplies.

Check It Out At The Winston County Library!

JULY 2020 

The following FICTION books are now available for checkout at the library:

  • James Patterson – Hush
  • Michael Connelly – Fair Warning
  • Mary Kay Andrews – Hello, Summer
  • Lisa Wingate – The Book of Lost Friends
  • Mary Monroe – Across the Way
  • Linda Howard – After Sundow
  • Alexander McCall Smith – The Talented Mr. Vars
  • Emma Straub – All Adults Here
  • Mary Alice Monroe – On Ocean Boulevard
  • Louise Penny – A Trick of the Light
  • James Patterson – Revenge
  • Andrea Kane – No Stone unturned
  • Kate White – Have You Seen Me?
  • Davis Bunn – Tranquility Falls
  • Kelly Rimmer – Truths I Never Told You
  • Sue Monk Kidd – The Book of Longings
  • Denise Hunter – Carolina Breeze
  • Melody Carlson – The Happy Couple
  • Christine Feehan – Shadow Flight
  • Amanda Eyre Ward – The Jetsetters
  • Liv Constantine – The Wife Stalker
  • Jill Shalvis – Instant Gratification
  • Karen Harper – The Queen’s Secret
  • Stuart Woods – Bombshell
  • Nora Roberts – Hideaway
  • Robyn Carr – Sunrise on Half Moon Bay
  • Jess Montgomery – The Hollows
  • Brenda Novak – One Perfect Summer
  • D. J. Palmer – The New Husband
  • Liz Johnson – A Sparkle of Silver

The following NON-FICTION BOOKS are now available for checkout at the library:

  • Me and Patsy, Kickin’ Up Dust – My Friendship With Patsy Cline – Loretta Lynn
  • Murder in McComb – The Tina Andrews Cast – Trent Brown
  • I Ain’t Doin’ It – Heather Land
  • Squib-Kick It To A Fat Guy – and 699 More Memorable Quotes From the Playbook of Mick Leach – Alan Burton
  • Joy At Work – Marie Kondo
  • Broken Faith – Inside The Word of Faith Fellowship, One of America’s Most Dangerous Cults – Mitch Weiss
  • Drive: 9 Lessons to Win in Business and Life – Kelley Earnhardt Miller
  • I’m Your Huckleberry: A Memoir – Val Kilmer
  • A Good Meal Is Hard To Find – Storied Recipes From the Deep South – Amy C. Evans
  • Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter – Curtis Jackson
  • MBS, The Ruse to Power of Mohammed Bin Salman – Ben Hubbard
  • The Lincoln Conspiracy – Brad Meltzer
  • A New Way to Age – Suzzanne Somers
  • To Me, He Was Just Dad: Stories of Growing Up with Famous Fathers – Joshua David Stein
  • Untamed – Glennon Doyle
  • More Myself: A Journey – Alicia Keys
  • The Upside of Being Down – Jen Gotch
  • Amish Friends Framhouse Favorites Cookbook – Wanda E. Brunstetter

Black Lives Matter Rally and Protest in Louisville

by Elmetra Eichelberger Patterson

The worldwide Black Lives Matter Movement (BLM) has stirred the emotions and has caught the eye of the residents of Louisville, MS, in Winston County, lead organizer Lawrence Sangster announced last week. A Black Lives Matter Rally/Protest will be held, Saturday, June 20, 2020, 10 a.m. at the Louisville Coliseum, 245 Ivy Street, Louisville, MS. Protesters are required to wear face mask and practice social distancing, which is at least 6 feet from others unless you are with your family or group that you are normally with.

Black Lives Matter was started in 2013 by three Black organizers – Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman. Its members organize and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. The BLM platform is used to amply anti-Black racism across the country.

The BLM movement recently ‘kicked off’ worldwide after the death of George Perry Floyd, Jr., who departed this life Monday, May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN pleading for his life “I can’t breathe” by the knee of law enforcement. It was like the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’ after many other deaths by policemen. The purpose of this rally/protest in Louisville is to seek justice for George Perry Floyd, Jr. and others who have suffered from police brutality and deaths. Also, the purpose is to encourage our lawmakers to pass a police reform bill.

Dean Miller, president of the Winston County Branch NAACP will be the Mistress of Ceremony.

The rally/protest in Louisville will consist of remarks by: Mayor Will Hill, Chief of Police Sean Holdiness, Rev. Anthony McIntosh, pastor of Mt. Bell Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Shayne Martin, The Way Community Church of Louisville, Bishop Joseph Berry, pastor of Unity Missionary Baptist Church, Evangelist Deborah Holmes, of Faith Beyond Walls Christian Center, Rev. Dennis Jackson of Mt. Talley Missionary Baptist Church, Evangelist Carolyn Hampton, president of the Women of the NAACP (WINN), and Elmetra Patterson, president of Friends of Dean Park, Inc.

After final remarks, the protest march will leave from the Louisville Coliseum to Main Street and back to the coliseum. Protesters are asked to make signs for the rally/protest. Those who cannot march please decorate your vehicle with appropriate slogans and join the march.

For more information, please contact: Lawrence Sangster, 662.736-6075.

Library Summer Reading Program Schedule

Children/parents can register on-line from our website ( or come to the library and register.

Applications Available June 11th for Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program

The applications for the Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program will become available on Thursday, June 11th. This website will include the grant application along with eligibility requirements, rules and regulations for this program.

Library Summer Reading Program June 15-19

Shiloh Baptist Church Memorial Service Cancelled

Shiloh Baptist Church Memorial service, scheduled for this Sunday, June 7th, has been cancelled. We will greatly miss seeing each of you (our family) this Sunday and look forward to seeing each of you once again next year. May the Lord bless and keep you till then.


Notice is hereby given that the City of Louisville, MS, is now taking applications to fill the position of full-time Firefighter. Job descriptions and requirements are available upon request at the City Hall, 662-773-9201. Applications may be filed at the City Hall, P.O. Box 510, 2373 S. Church Street, Louisville, MS 39339, no later than five o’clock (5:00) P.M. on Thursday, June 18, 2020.

“Giving Back to the Community: Honoring our Frontline Workers”

Abundant Life Outreach Ministry, Walmart and State Farm
Present: “Giving Back to the Community: Honoring our Frontline Workers”

South Louisville Baptist Church Family Life Center
Friday, May 29, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Abundant Life Outreach Ministry was founded in 1999 by Aline Haynes and was designed to meet the emergency needs of the community. Although the organization has raised many funds to help pay utility bills, medical bills, transportation for doctor visits and many other expenses, it is best known for the community Thanksgiving Luncheon entitled “Feed the 1,000.” The luncheon has provided over 19,000 meals throughout the community since 2002.

Abundant Life Outreach Ministry has partnered with Walmart and State Farm to deliver meals to many frontline workers. We wanted to show out love and appreciation to those who put their lives on the line for others. Lunch will be prepared by Aline’s Catering Service in which 450 meals will be delivered.

Special thanks to all sponsors, the catering crew and all volunteers who helped to make this event possible.

  • Vowell’s Market Place
  • Mike and Bettye Forster
  • Whitehall Methodist Church
  • Saint James Women Ministry
  • South Louisville Baptist Church
  • Other Anonymous Donors
Rhonda Rogers @ State Farm: Desserts
Walmart: sponsored meals for Louisville Fire, Police and Sherriff Departments
Rev. Anthony McIntosh: sponsored meals for Winston County Correctional Facility Staff

2020 NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet Cancellation

After careful review and consideration of information regarding the coronavirus global pandemic, the Winston County NAACP’s annual Freedom Fund Banquet has been cancelled for the year 2020.

Please know, that the names of those who bought ads for the souvenir booklet and purchased tickets for the banquet were diligently recorded. Therefore, all ads and tickets purchased for the 2020 Freedom Fund Banquet will be honored for the 2021 Freedom Fund Banquet and Souvenir Booklet.

As always, we truly appreciate and look forward to your continued support.

If you have questions, please contact Dean Miller, NAACP President, at 662-736-2686.

Submitted by Carolyn R. Hampton

Winston Library Closed May 25

The Winston County Library will be closed Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day. We salute our fallen heroes.

Rutha Moore Celebrates 100th Birthday

Rutha “Bigmama” Moore will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Saturday, May 16th.  Rutha is the grandmother of Fire Chief Johnny Haynes. Wishing Ms. Moore a very Happy Birthday!

Winston County Library Offering Curbside Services Beginning Monday, May 11th

Winston County Library will be open for Curbside Service beginning Monday, May 11th. Their hours of operation for the time being will be Monday through Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Please read and follow the MMRLS Curbside Services Protocol below.
Winston Co. Library number is 662-773-3212.

Annual Red Hills Art Festival and RHAA Art Competition Cancelled

The Red Hills Art Festival and the RHAA Art Competition that is usually held on Memorial Day weekend has been cancelled.

National Day of Prayer - May 7 - Old Town Hall - Noxapater

In recognition of the National Day of Prayer, the recently remodeled Old Town Hall located in the center of town in Noxapater will be open to the public and available. The Hall opened today at 6:00 A.M. and will remain open til 6:00 P.M. By practicing proper social distancing, the public is invited to participate.

County Library Book Drops to Open - May 6

The Winston County Library Book Drops will be open to receive books, DVDs and audio books on Wednesday, May 6th at 10:00 am. 
The library IS NOT OPEN.  They are still determining a date for re-opening, and when they do return, it will be for curbside service only for a while.

They cannot accept gift books in the book drops - only items that were checked out from the library or from another library in their consortium can be dropped.