EC Day at the Neshoba County Fair is July 30

The annual EC Day at the Neshoba County Fair celebrating East Central Community College in Decatur is scheduled for Monday, July 30, at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds in Philadelphia.
ECCC alumni, students, and prospective students and their families, and all fair goers are invited to attend EC Day at the Fair.

The ECCC Collegians rock-n-roll band, the Warrior cheerleaders, and the Centralettes dance line are some of the entertainment scheduled for 1 to 2 p.m. at the Founders Square Pavilion.

East Central Community College President Dr. Billy Stewart will provide a college update, and representatives from the college’s student services, alumni, athletics, MI-BEST, and Families First offices will be on hand.

For more information, contact the ECCC Office of Public Information at 601-635-6340 or

Sardis Church Searching for Heart Pine Lumber

Sardis Church is searching for old heart pine lumber that can be used for rebuild and repair of pews and altar stands. Various sizes and widths are needed. If you have any older pine that may have come from an old structure/furniture, etc, please contact Wayne Haggard at 662-803-1198.

Story Time at the Library Every Second Tuesday

Come join Winston County Children's Librarian, Andrea McHenry the second Tuesday of every month from 9:30-10:30 am for Story Time. Children (and parents!) ages 2 and up are welcome to attend. They read stories, have puppet shows, dance, sing songs and do crafts. It’s very educational, and they have an awful lot of fun!
The next Story Time will be August 14. Mark your calendar, make plans to come and enjoy!


Notice is hereby given that the City of Louisville, MS, is now taking applications to fill the position of a full-time Police Officer. Job descriptions and requirements are available upon request at the City Hall, 662-773-9201 or 773-3511. Applications may be filed at the City Hall, 200 South Church Street, or P.O. Box 510, Louisville, MS 39339, no later than eleven o’clock (11:00) A.M. on Tuesday , July 31, 2018.

NAACP's Annual Back to School/Stay in School Rally - July 21

The NAACP's 11th Annual District-Wide Back to School/Stay in School Rally, in partnership with the Louisville Municipal School District, is scheduled for Saturday, July 21, 2018.

Please note times for each school:

Fair Elementary and Louisville Elementary Schools               9:30-11:00 am

Eiland Middle School                                                                                                                         10:30 - Noon

Louisville High School                                                                                                                       10:00 - 1:00 pm

Nanih Waiya  School                                                                                                                          10:00 - Noon

Noxapater School                                                                                                                               10:00 - Noon

Free School Supplies will be distributed at each school by NAACP.  Parents must accompany students to receive supplies.

Different activities will take place at each school, but will include some of the following:
School registration  (bring proofs of residency)
Teacher assignments and class scheduling
Active Parent Enrollment
Graduation Options
Freshman orientation and school tours
Community Information Booths 
Meet and greet superintendent, teachers, coaches and sponsors
Door Prizes

For Additional Information contact:
Janice Hopkins, NAACP Education Chairperson                    662-773- 7743
Carolyn Hampton, NAACP Education Member                      662-779-2109
Derek Hopkins
Principals at each school

Good News Camp - July 9th -13th

Camp Good News is next week, July 9 - 13th. It's for children ages 6 - 12 who will have a fun week beginning at 8 AM each morning and runs through 4 pm. The Camp's goal is to incorporate God's Word, friendships, various games and skill building activities. The Camp will be held at Eiland Middle School gymnasium at 508 Camille Avenue, Louisville.

There is a small fee of $20 for each camper and they will receive a T-shirt. All adults and teens have been trained for this activity and also have had background checks. Registration is limited for the first 50 children so please sign up today!

Registration forms are at Eiland Middle School office, Penny's From Heaven or by contacting Hazel Garrett at 662-803-0193 or Jean Harper at 662-312-8004.

Canoe Day - July 21 - Noxubee Refuge

Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge (13723 Bluff Lake Road, Brooksville, MS, 39739) is having a free canoe day on Saturday July 21st, starting at 9:00 am and tentatively planned to continue until 3:00pm (pending rain and heat). Canoes and kayaks will be available for use on Bluff Lake during this time. Visitors can bring their own life vests if they wish, but paddles and life vests are provided. If anyone would like to volunteer in getting the event set up or taken down (takes only about 30 mins to really help us out!), they can contact the refuge office at 662-323-5548!

Library Blood Drive - July 27 - Update

The United Blood Drive at the library on 7/27, will accept NO walk-ins. All donations are by appointment only. Donors can give whole blood, or give double red blood cells, which takes about 20 minutes longer. During a double red cell donation, donors give only their red cells (and twice as many at one time). In just one visit, donors can double their lifesaving impact.

Also, there is a special need for type O donors to give double red cell donations. O-negative is the universal blood type. It can be given to anyone, therefore, during trauma situations, it is the first blood type doctors reach for. Type O-positive blood can be transfused to anyone with a positive blood type – that’s 85 percent of the population.

Physical requirements to give double red cell donations: Men must weigh at least 130 pounds and be at least 5’1” tall. Women must weigh at least 150 pounds and be at least 5’5”

Introducing We Care, Inc. Benefit - July 7


Class of 1973, Louisville, Nanih Waiya, and Noxapater High Schools will be meeting on July 22, 2018 at Louisville City Hall at 2:30pm. Emma Goss 662 773 4305.

ECCC 2018 Football Schedule

Check It Out At The Winston County Library!

JULY 2018

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

Bill Clinton/James Patterson – The President is Missing
Carolyn Haines – Charmed Bones
Nora Roberts – Shelter in Place
Jake Tapper – The Hellfire Club Dale Brown – The Moscow Offensive
Catherine Isaac – You, Me, Everything Stuart Woods - Turbulence
Sherilyn Kenyon – Death Doesn’t Bargain Karen Robards – The Moscow Deception
Stephanie Dray – My Dear Hamilton Lora Leigh – Nauti Angel
Heather Graham – Fade to Black M. T. Anderson – Fatal Throne: The Wives
Amanda Quick – The Other Lady Vanishes of Henry VIII Tell All
Michael Koryta – How It Happened
James Patterson - Princess
Stephen King – The Outsider
Richard Paul Evans – The Forgotten Road
Dorothea Benton Frank – By Invitation Only
Ted Bell – Overkill
Ted Dekker – The 49th Mystic
Ace Atkins – Robert B. Parker’s Old Black Magic
Mary Alice Monroe – Beach House Reunion
Mary Kay Andrews – The High Tide Club
Danielle Steel – The Cast
Clive Cussler – The Gray Ghost
Ann B. Ross – Miss Julia Raises the Roof
Wendy Wax – Best Beach Ever
Lora Leigh – Collision Point
Dean Koontz – The Crooked Staircase
Charles Martin – Send Down the Rain
Ruth Ware – The Death of Mrs. Westaway
Michael Farris Smith – The Fighter
Elin Hilderbrand – The Perfect Couple
Preston & Child – The Pharoah Key
Karen White – Dreams of Falling
John Connolly – The Woman in the Woods
Jill Hunt – Full-Figured Twelve
The following NON-FICTION BOOKS are now available for checkout at the library:

Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact
Glass Ceiling – Amy Chozick
Hidden History of Jackson, MS – Josh Foreman
The Assault on Intelligence – Gen. Michael Hayden
Tumeric for Your Health: Nature’s Most Powerful Anti-Inflammatory –
Larry Trivieri, Jr.
Faithing It: Fight for Your Faith  - Cora Jakes Coleman
Living a Life You Love – Joyce Meyer
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos – Jordan B. Peterson
The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game – Ronald Kessler
Debbie Macomber’s Table: Sharing the Joy of Cooking with Serenity
The Rock, The Road, and the Rabbi – Kathie Lee Gifford
Delta Ephiphany: Robert F. Kennedy in Mississippi
Through My Father’s Eyes – Franklin Graham
Where There’s Hope – Elizabeth Smart
Unified – Senators Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy
The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War
The Restless Wave – Senator John McCain
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark:  One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden
State Killer – Michelle McNamara
The Geraldo Show – Geraldo Rivera
Political Risk: How Businesses and Organizations Can Anticipate Global
Insecurity – Condoleezza Rice
Meghan: A Hollywood Princess
Ruthless Tide – Al Roker
Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life – Laura Thompson
Margaritaville Cookbook – Carlo Sernaglia
Unsuccessful Thug – Mike Epps
Giant and the Making of a Legendary Film – Don Graham
Tiger Woods – Jeff Benedict
Robin (Williams) – Dave Itzkoff

Library Closing

The Winston County Library will be closed Wednesday, July 4th for the holiday, and will re-open Thursday, July 5th at 8:30.

LMSD To Hold Community Meetings

The Louisville Municipal School District will hold community meetings to discuss updates, changes, and an overview of the upcoming school year. Meetings will be held at:
  • Louisville High School - July 2nd at 6:00PM
  • Noxapater Attendance Center - July 3rd at 6:00PM
  • Nanih Waiya Community Park - July 5th at 6:00PM

Free Medicare Workshop - June 27

Fourth of July Celebration - July 3

The Annual Fourth of July Celebration is Tuesday, July 3rd at Lake Tiak O'Khata. This year the Red, White and Blue Parade will be held at Lake Tiak O'Khata. The line up will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Gazebo and the parade will start at 6:00 p.m.

 After the parade, enjoy the special Fourth of July buffet and stay for the Fireworks Show at approximately 8:30 p.m. Come out & help Louisville and Winston County celebrate!!!

Fire Academy - Kids 7-12 - July 23-27th

Subject: Fire Academy for Kids
Ages: 7-12
When: July 23, 2018 - July 27, 2018
Where: City of Louisville Fire Department
Fee: $15.00 {cover cost for T- Shirts / Cake}

Louisville Fire Department will have their annual Fire academy for kids starting July 23- July 27, 2018. The Fire Academy is sponsored by The City of Louisville Fire Department. Your child will need to bring sunscreen with him/her for some outside activities. We will have plenty of water available and will take frequent breaks. This Camp will provide a lot of excitement and fun filled learning activities all week. Your child will be able to see what it’s like to be a firefighter. We will be having different activities for the children to do like practicing hose rolls, escape plans, crawling, going through windows, testing smoke alarms, learning how to operate fire extinguishers, ladders, handling hose and more. The children will also have a chance to learn about drug awareness, first aid, and Emergency Management Assistance throughout the week. The camp will help promote teamwork and self-discipline. On Friday, July 27, 2018 we will have a wet and get wild day. All children need to bring a change of clothes and a towel. Homework will be given after class on Monday, July 23, 2018. The parent/guardian must sign the homework sheet and the child will need to turn it in the on the last day of camp. It’s very important that they do their homework. The homework promotes safety in the home to prevent accidents from happening and what to do if an accident does occur. Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to help their child with the assignment given. Class will start at promptly 8:00 a.m. each morning and end by 12:00 p.m. each day except Friday, July 27, 2018 it will last until 1:00 p.m. The child/children can only be brought to class 5 minutes early and will need to be picked up by 12:05 p.m. Monday – Thursday. We will provide snack for the children to eat each day.

On Friday, July 27, 2018 at 12 noon we will be cooking for the kids. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend the Fire Academy for Kids each day, and especially the fun day. It would be an honor to have you with us!!!!

If you want your child to be a part of this fun event registration forms are available at City Hall and the Louisville Fire Department located at 147 South Spring Ave. Once you have it filled out please bring to the Louisville Fire Department to be turned in. If at any time you have any questions about the fire academy please contact Detrick Sanders or Chief Johnnie Haynes . Thank you for your participation!

Check It Out At The Winston County Library!

JUNE 2018

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

Robyn Carr – The Family Gathering
John Sandford – Twisted Prey
Lisa Scottoline – After Anna
Kay Hooper – Hold Back the Dark
Mary Higgins Clark – I’ve Got My Eyes On You
Stella Cameron – Whisper The Dead
David Baldacci – The Fallen
Iris Johansen – Shattered Mirror
Debbie Macomber – Looking for a Hero
Terri Blackstock – If I Live
Susan Wittig Albert – Queen Anne’s Lace
Charles Frazier – Varina
Eric Jerome Dickey – Bad Men and Wicked Women
Michael Palmer – The First Family
Anne Perry – Twenty-One Days
Ann B. Ross – Miss Julia Raises the Roof
Christina Dodd – Dead Girl Running
Laura Childs – Plum Tea Crazy
J. R. Ward – The Thief
Jo Nesbo – Macbeth
Lori Foster – Close Contact
James Patterson – The 17th Suspect
Murder She Wrote: A Date with Murder – Jessica Fletcher

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

The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency –
Chris Whipple
What You Must Know About Dialysis: The Secrets to Surviving and Thriving on
Dialysis – Rich Snyder, D.O.
Magnolia Table – Joanna Gaines
The Best Cook in the World – Rick Bragg
I’ve Been Thinking – Maria Shriver
Box of Butterflies – Roma Downey
Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of
Donald Trump – Michael Isikoff & David Corn
The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist – Radley Balko
The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles and the Affair That Rocked the Crown -
Penny Junor
A Prophet with Honor: The Billy Graham Story – William Martin
This is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today – Chrissy Metz
Every Day I’m Hustling – Vivica A Fox

Killing the Deep State: The Fight To Save President Trump – Jerome R. Corsi