Murphy Creek Baptist Church Vacation Bible School

Date of Event
June 10-14 2018

Murphy Creek Baptist Church

Detailed information
We are so excited about VBS 2018! Our VBS is for pre-school thru sixth grade. Please come, bring a friend and join us for worship, food, recreation, arts and crafts, missions, music and more! All of us at Murphy Creek hope to see you at VBS 2018!

Friday Night Street Party - May 25

The Winston County Chamber of Commerce is happy to host Friday Night Street Party - the kick-off event to this year's Red Hills Festival and Memorial Day weekend! Crawfish boil tickets will be available the night of the event. Free live entertainment from Shake the Bucket and Pinnishook. Lots of fun! Come join us on North Court Avenue, between Market Cafe and Winston Furniture. This is something you don't want to miss!

Youth Fishing Day - May 19

Noxubee Refuge will host a morning of fishing for youth 4 -14 yrs Saturday May 19 from 8 am until 10 am at the catfish ponds on the Refuge. Each fisherman will have to provide their own tackle and bait. Once on the Refuge, follow the signs to the catfish ponds. Call 323-5548 for more information.

Canoe Day - May 19

Canoeing will be held on Noxubee Refuge's Bluff Lake on Saturday May 19 from 9 am until 3 pm. Canoes, kayaks, life jackets, and paddles will be available free of charge. Call 323-5548 for more information.

Pond Management Workshop - May 23

Conservation Camps 2018

Burton-Scarborough Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth (Kay) Burton of Louisville would like to announce the upcoming wedding of
their daughter Brittany Leigh Burton to Clancy Ethan Scarborough, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan (Karen) Scarborough of Haughton, Louisiana.

Brittany is the granddaughter of Ms. Jean Mitchell and the late Edgar Mitchell of Winnsboro, Louisiana, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Amos (Myrtle) Burton of Tull, Arkansas.

Clancy is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Boyd (Opal) Wood of Ringgold, Louisiana and Ms. Marilyn Scarborough and the late Mr. Gil Scarborough of Fairview, Louisiana.

Brittany is a 2010 graduate of Winston Academy. She graduated from East Central Community College in 2012 with an Associate degree in Liberal Arts. She also graduated from Mississippi State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She completed her Master of Education Degree in Gifted Studies in May of 2018. She is currently employed at Fair Elementary School.

Clancy is a 2007 graduate of Nanih Waiya Attendance Center. He graduated from East Central Community College in 2009 with a certification in Welding and Cutting. He is currently employed with Chesapeake Energy.

The couple will wed on June 9, 2018 at 6 o’clock in the evening at First Baptist Church in Louisville, Mississippi. Their reception will immediately follow at Market CafĂ© of Louisville, Mississippi. There will be a nursery provided for the ceremony.

ECCC Men’s Basketball Hosting Summer Individual Player Camps

The East Central Community College men’s basketball program is hosting an Individual Skills Camp and an Overnight Camp in June.

Both camps are at Brackeen-Wood Gym on the ECCC campus in Decatur.

The Individual Skills Camp for boys ages 8-16 is June 11-13, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The cost is $65 per player and each camper receives a T-shirt. This is a fundamental skills camp for boys who want to improve their basketball skills in the areas of passing, dribbling, and shooting. Concessions will be available.

Online registration is available at:

The Overnight Camp for boys ages 11-17 is June 25-26, 2018. Campers will check-in at 2 p.m. on June 25 and check-out at Noon on June 26. The cost is $150 per player and each camper receives a T-shirt. Dinner and breakfast is provided, and concessions will be available. This is an intense, full-time, 24-hour camp for players serious about being good basketball players. Coaches will break down each aspect of the game and teach advanced skills passing, dribbling, shooting, and defense. Five-on-five games will be played as well.

Online registration is available at:

For more information contact ECCC head men’s basketball coach Robert Thompson at or assistant coach Dylan Shields at

Rogers-Vance Wedding

With joyful hearts, Mr. and Mrs. James Gary Rogers of Louisville, MS announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy Michelle, to Joshua Samuel Vance, son of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Vance, Sr. of Bogue Chitto, MS.

The bride elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Wendell Rogers and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Robert Hickman, both of Louisville. The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Julius B. Williams of Bogue Chitto, MS and the late Mr. and Mrs. Claudie Vance of Monticello, MS.

Amy graduated from East Central Community College with an Associates of Nursing degree. She is currently a Registered Nurse at East Lakeland OB-GYN in Flowood, MS.

Josh graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He is currently employed with Entergy Mississippi as a Line Supervisor in Madison, MS.

The two will exchange vows at four o’clock in the afternoon on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at The Bridlewood of Madison in Canton, MS surrounded by family and friends, with a reception to follow.

Following their honeymoon to St. Lucia, the couple will reside in Brandon, MS.

Photo courtesy of Lindsay Ott Photography.

AARP Fraud Prevention Workshop - May 22


Notice is hereby given that the City of Louisville, Mississippi is now taking applications for employment to fill the position of full-time E-911 Dispatcher with the Louisville/Winston County E-911 Service. Job description and requirements are available upon request at the City Clerk’s Office. Applications may be filed at City Hall, 2373 South Church Avenue, no later than eleven o’clock (11:00) A. M. on Thursday, May 24, 2018. So ordered by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, this the 1st day of May, 2018. Babs W. Fulton, City Clerk

Help Yourself to a Healthy Home - May 17

ECCC Men’s Basketball Hosting Senior High, Junior High Team Camps

The East Central Community College men’s basketball program is hosting team camps this summer for high school and junior high school boys’ teams. Both camps are at Brackeen-Wood Gym on the ECCC campus in Decatur.

The Junior High School Team Camp will be held June 4-5, 2018. The High School Team Camp will be held June 7-8, 2018.

The cost for commuters attending one day of either camp is $150 per team, or $300 per team for both days.

The cost for teams staying overnight and participating on both days of the camp is a $200 team fee and $150 per player. The per-player fee covers meals, dorm room, and camp T-shirt.

Each team is guaranteed three games per day with high school officials. There are only 40 spots available.

Teams can register online at

For more information contact ECCC head men’s basketball coach Robert Thompson at or assistant coach Dylan Shields at

"Get Caught Reading"

 May is National “Get Caught Reading” month and the Winston County Library has a great display for people of all ages. Come to the library and see all the new titles and classics available for check out – for free! Winston County Library staffer Denise Dickerson (pictured) set up the display.

ECCC Baseball Hosting Two Summer Team Camp Sessions in June

The East Central Community College baseball program is hosting two Summer Team Camps in June for commuters and overnight campers.

Session one of ECCC’s Team Baseball Summer Camp is June 4-6, while session two is scheduled for June 6-8. Check-in for both sessions 1 p.m. on the first day and check-out is 8 a.m. on the final morning. Both camps will be at the Clark-Gay Baseball Complex on the campus in Decatur.

The cost is $150 for commuters, which includes lunch each day (three meals). Cost for overnight campers is $200, which includes six meals and overnight stay for two nights.

The camp fee includes five games of five innings each with umpires. All campers get a T-shirt. Instruction will include all aspects of hitting, pitching, defensive play, and base running.

The camps will be led by ECCC Head Baseball Coach Neal Holliman, and assistant coaches Chance Whitten and Matt Mitchell.

Participants should bring all necessary baseball equipment, both personal and team gear, as well as insurance information for each participant. Those staying overnight will need to bring bedding, pillows, towels, and personal items.

Participating teams will be required to provide a roster and T-shirt sizes prior to June 1.

A camp brochure and online registration form are located at

For more information, contact Holliman at 601-635-6374, Whitten at 601-635-6226, or Mitchell at 601-635-6415.

Oktibbeha Audubon Society Field Trips

Oktibbeha Audubon Society Field Trips. OAS will hold birding field trips on Saturday May 5 from 8 am until 12 pm. Groups will meet at either Noxubee Refuge's Visitor Center or at Columbus Riverwalk, Moore's Creek Road parking lot, to begin the field trips. Call 325-2976 for more information.

ECCC Women’s Basketball Hosting High School Team Camp

New East Central Community College head women’s basketball coach LaTaryl Williams will host a High School Team Camp June 27-28, 2018, at Brackeen-Wood Gym on the Decatur campus.

The cost is $175 for one day and $350 for both days. Only 30 spots are available for teams.

Each team is guaranteed three games per day. Games will be 40-minute running clock, except the last two minutes of the game, using high school rules and officials. Concessions will be available and all players will receive a T-shirt.

Housing and meals are available for teams that plan to stay overnight.

Register online at

Contact Williams at or 662-832-4656 for more information.

No. 11 ECCC Softball to Face No. 4 Jones County in MACJC State Tournament

The No. 11 East Central Community College Lady Warrior softball team will face No. 4 ranked Jones County Junior College in its opening game of the 2018 Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges State Tournament in Fulton.

No. 3 Seed East Central and No. 2 Seed Jones County will play at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 4.

No. 3 ranked Itawamba Community College is the top seed and tournament host. The Lady Indians will play No. 5 Seed Pearl River Community College at 4 p.m. on the opening day.

The tournament runs May 4-6 at the ICC Softball Complex in Fulton. Admission is $5. Only MACJC passes will be accepted.

All tournament games will be available via live stream video on the ICC website at

East Central advanced to the State Tournament after sweeping Hinds Community College in a first-round playoff series last weekend in Decatur. The Lady Warriors are 34-10 on the season.

The top three teams from the tournament along with No. 2 ranked LSU-Eunice will advance to the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 23 Tournament at a site to be determined.

Two teams advance from the region tournament to play at the NJCAA Division II Softball Championship at Traceway Park in Clinton on May 16-19.

2018 MACJC State Tournament Bracket

Friday, May 4

4 p.m.                   (Game 1) No. 1 Seed Itawamba vs. No. 5 Seed Pearl River

6 p.m.                   (Game 2) No. 2 Seed Jones County vs. No. 3 Seed East Central

Saturday, May 5

1 p.m.                   (Game 3) Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner

3 p.m.                   (Game 4) Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser

5 p.m.                   (Game 5) Game 3 Loser vs. Game 4 Winner

Sunday, May 6

1 p.m.                   (Championship Game) Game 3 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner

3 p.m.                   If Necessary Game