Library Holiday Schedule

The Winston County Library will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, for Thanksgiving.

 They will reopen on Monday, November 30.

City of Louisville Holidays Garbage Pickup Schedule Updated


The City of Louisville Solid Waste Garbage Pickup schedule has been changed so that the Thursday route will be picked up on Saturday. The Thursday, November 26, 2020, garbage pickup will be made on Saturday, November 28, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Friday route is not changed.

Happy Thanksgiving to all from the employees of the City of Louisville!


The City of Louisville Solid Waste Garbage Pickup schedule has been changed so that the Friday route will be picked up on Saturday, for both Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

The Friday, December 25 garbage pickup will be made on Saturday, December 26, 2020.

Garbage will be picked up on Friday, January 1. ( The landfill will be closed, but they will manage the garbage.) 


Landfill will be closed on the holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. 

Thanksgiving Farmers Market - Nov. 23

The Coalition for a Healthy Winston County will host a Thanksgiving Farmers Market on Monday, November 23, 2020. The market will be held inside the Louisville Coliseum, 245 Ivy Ave, Louisville, MS. Vendors will set up at 3:00 pm and Customers can buy at 3:30 pm. There is no charge to vendors to set up a booth. Social distancing and mask-wearing are required according to COVID 19 Guidelines.

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and the market has your menu in mind. The market will offer sweet potatoes, collard greens, turnip greens, B Leigh’s sweet treats cupcakes, pecan and sweet potato pies, cakes, pepper sauce, pickled squash, homemade pickles, chow chow, homemade jellies, pork skins, flavored popcorn, and Christmas wreaths and ornaments, parched peanuts, skins, and pecans.

If you have questions about the market on the 23rd, please contact Jean Harper at 662-312-8004 or Janice Hopkins at 662-705-2019.


Junior Auxilary Angel Tree

The Angel Tree is up at the Winston County Library!! Please consider providing Christmas for a child this year. Saturday, November 21, 2020 will be the last date for drop off!!

Winston County Library Closed Nov. 11

Winston County Library will closed Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in honor of Veterans Day. We will re-open on Thursday, November 12th at 8:30am

Jingle Bell Market - Dec. 5


For more information, please contact the Winston County Chamber of Commerce.

Join Your Local Friends of the Library Organization During November

Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System (MMRLS) is happy to be introducing “Friends of the Library Sign Up Month” at all its library locations in Attala, Holmes, Leake, Montgomery, and Winston County. During this November event, library guests are encouraged to join their local chapter of the Friends of the Library advocacy group. 

What is Friends of the Library and why should you join? Friends of the Library is a national organization of library supporters with local chapters throughout our state. Friends groups are library advocates who come together to support, improve, and promote their local library.

Starting this year, Friends of the Library members will receive a unique library card which provides a special system wide benefit of half-price print/copy/fax services. Friends groups help raise funds for special library programs, advocate for library services, volunteer for the children’s summer reading program, sponsor National Library Week events, as well as performing other voluntary duties/activities. This low fee membership would also be an excellent holiday gift idea for the library enthusiast in your life.

Each Friends group operates independently from their local library but can support their local branch through the various means already mentioned.

“By joining a Friends of the Library group, you can help make a difference in your local community and help expand the reach of the library. Contacting your local library branch is your first step to finding out more information. You may also visit for further details,” said Lisa Ramage, Branch Services Coordinator.

For more information about all library services, call or visit your local MMRLS branch library or the library’s website at: All library services are made possible thanks to the continued financial support of your local elected officials.

REPM Meeting - Nov. 5

Retired Education Personnel of MS will meet Thursday, November 5,2020, at 1:00 PM, at Louisville City Hall. For more information call 662-773-9343.

UDC Meeting - Nov. 2

Winston Guards #2643, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will meet Monday, November 2,2020, at 5:30, at Lake Tiak-O’Khata. For further information, call 662-773-9343.

Whitehall Church Bazaar - Oct. 31

Whitehall Church, located at 10595 Hwy 14 West in Louisville, will host their annual Bazaar on October 31st from 8:00 until noon. This will be an outside only event this year due to Covid-19. Everyone is required to wear a mask. Also, no breakfast, lunch, or dip samplings will be served. Pottery, distressed furniture, crafts, frozen casseroles, baked goods, dip mixes, quilts, and much more will be offered. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to November 7th. Half of the proceeds goes to local missions and half goes to the building fund. Sneak peeks of bazaar items may be viewed prior to the event at Whitehall Church Bazaar Facebook page. For more details call 662-803-8222.

WMC Fight The Flu Drive - Oct. 21

Free with most insurance, just bring your card!

Skip the wait in our clinics and attend our “Fight the Flu Drive” on Wednesday, October 21th at the WMC Administration Building on the hospital campus from 8:30-4:00.

Cost of flu shots for uninsured will be $25.

****Patients 18 years of age and under who are uninsured or enrolled in a Medicaid program must receive injections at one of our other clinics due to Vaccine for Children program guidelines.

Pink Celebration 2020 with Janice Turner - Oct. 24



Janice Turner

The 6th Annual Pink Celebration will be held Saturday, October 24, 2020, 9 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Louisville Coliseum. Breast cancer survivors and others who are affected by breast cancer will gather to share their experience. There will be speakers who will help attendees become more breast cancer aware. October is breast cancer awareness month.

To show support, please decorate your vehicle in Pink and White, dress in pink and white or wear your breast cancer awareness t-shirt, if you have one.

To ensure the safety of all participants and guests, everyone will remain in their vehicle for the short program. Only the participants on the program will come to the podium and be directed by the Pink Patrol. All participants must wear a face mask and practice social distancing.

Donations graciously accepted through checks only, made payable to: American Cancer Society, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure or to St. Jude’s Hospital. For more information, please contact Janice Turner by texting 662.705-1006.

Submitted by: Elmetra Patterson

Fire Hydrant Maintenance starting October 5, 2020

On October 5, 2020 the City of Louisville Fire Department will begin its annual fire hydrant maintenance. Hydrant maintenance will be for the most part conducted between the hours of 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Saturday although there may be some occasions where personnel will be required to work later in the evening. Please be mindful of our personnel when approaching the fire department vehicles on the side of the road. Residents may notice some temporary discoloration in the water. The discoloration of water is not harmful, and is the result of sediment that is always present in waterlines being “stirred up” during hydrant testing. As part of testing procedures, the Fire Department will flow each hydrant until the water is clear, however smaller water lines that lead to each house or business may still have cloudy water. If you notice discolored water it may be remedied by flowing water from your faucets, and a cycle through your washing machine until it is clear. 

Fire hydrant maintenance is important in order to ensure the City has properly working fire hydrants. The hydrants are inspected, flowed to check for adequate water flow, and cleaned around to ensure there is enough clearance for operation of the hydrant. A quality fire hydrant maintenance and inspections program is just one of the many components that the Mississippi State Rating Bureau evaluates when an audit of the city’s fire protection is completed. The City of Louisville currently has a fire rating of 6 with 1 being the highest, or best, and 10 being the lowest, or least desirable. Simply stated conducting these hydrant inspections, and maintenance assists in keeping property insurance low. Also fire hydrant flushing helps to insure that your firefighters are knowledgeable about the general water volumes available for firefighting operations and whether there are any major flow changes since last year’s test. Hydrant maintenance is critical to fire suppression and the protection of life and property.

If you have any questions regarding hydrant maintenance, and inspections feel free to contact The City of Louisville Fire Department at 662-773-9402. 

WMC Fight The Flu Drive

Most insurance plans cover flu shots under your wellness benefit; therefore, you will be required to present your insurance card at time of service.

Cost of flu shots for uninsured will be $25 and payable at the time of service.

****Patients 18 years of age and under who are uninsured or enrolled in a Medicaid program must receive injections at one of our other clinics due to Vaccine for Children program guidelines.

Mid-MS Regional Library System Offers Online Tutoring for Students Through Brainfuse HelpNow

Mid-MS Regional Library System (MMRLS) is excited to introduce a free one-on-one virtual tutoring service for students of all ages and levels through the experts at Brainfuse HelpNow. Public school, private school, homeschool, and college students in Attala, Holmes, Leake, Montgomery, and Winston County can begin accessing this new homework help resource on October 1.

The Brainfuse HelpNow service allows students to access on-demand, live tutoring (2pm-11pm) with homework help available 24/7 throughout the year. All students need to get started is a valid library card and PIN.

Students can learn at their own pace, in a relaxed one-on-one setting, at a time that is flexible and convenient for them. All live tutoring sessions are saved and can be replayed as well as shared with friends and teachers. The subjects covered include math, reading, writing, science, social studies, and more!

"The library is dedicated to helping all students continue to learn, grow, and thrive. We believe the Brainfuse HelpNow live tutoring outreach service will benefit students, parents, and teachers in our communities during this time of distance learning and beyond. We also have great digital resources already available with the state funded MAGNOLIA academic journal/magazine article database and the LearningExpress test/career prep database," said Josh Haidet, Executive Director.

For more information, call or visit your local MMRLS branch library or the library’s website All library services are made possible, thanks to the continued financial support of your elected officials.


ECCC Tennis Hosting Fourth Woods & Whites Doubles Fundraiser Oct. 24

The East Central Community College tennis program is hosting its fourth Woods & Whites Doubles Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Tennis Complex on the ECCC campus in Decatur.

The Woods & Whites event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $30 per player, payable at the event. All proceeds support the ECCC men’s and women’s tennis programs and facilities.

Woods & Whites is a fun, social doubles tournament played like Wimbledon in the old days. Players must wear white clothing (minimum white shirt or T-shirt) and hit with wood racquets. White tennis balls will also be used. Wood racquets will be provided if needed.

The doubles tournament will be a round robin format with four-game pro sets and old school nine-point tie breaks. Those without doubles partners will be paired with other players.

Pre-registration is recommended. To register for the tournament, contact ECCC Head Tennis Coach Jay Pacelli at or 601-635-6284. You also can register online at