ECCC to Hold Orientations for Adult Education Programs

East Central Community College’s Adult Education Division will hold Orientation sessions during February and March at locations throughout the district for prospective students who wish to obtain their high school equivalency diploma or those interested in the college’s MI-BEST program, which allows students to simultaneously earn the high school equivalency diploma and select associate degrees at the same time.

Students can choose any one of the five locations, which include the Decatur campus Feb. 3-6, in 213 Rives Hall; the Louisville Career Advancement Center located at 1487 S. Church Ave. on Feb. 10-13; the Forest Career Advancement Center located at 316 South Main Ave. Feb. 17-20; the Carthage Career Advancement Center, located at 121 West Main St., Feb. 24-27; and the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Career & Technical Center, located at 900 Valley View Dr., March 3-6. Each session is from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday.

Orientation sessions provide an overview of ECCC’s Career & Technical Education Programs, an overview of Workforce Development classes offered in each location, information on the college’s Healthcare Education Programs, and financial aid information. TABE testing will also be available, representatives with WIOA will provide information on additional forms of financial aid, and representatives from area industries will be on site to discuss job opportunities.

For more information, contact Whitney Amis at or call 601-635-6395.

ECCC Accepting Applications for Slagle In-District Tuition Scholarship

East Central Community College in Decatur is now accepting applications for the Slagle In-District Tuition Scholarship through June 30, 2020.

Depending on the availability of funding, the Slagle In-District Tuition Scholarship is available for students in the college’s district, which includes Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott, and Winston counties. This scholarship serves as a “gap filler” and awards several thousand dollars annually to ECCC students who are in need of funds to cover tuition expenses.

Students applying for the Slagle In-District Tuition Scholarship must first complete an application for admission located at the top of the college’s website at After being accepted for admission, students may then apply for the scholarship by logging into their myEC account and clicking on the Future Students and then the Scholarships tab.

For more information, contact ECCC Student Services at 601-635-6204 or email

Traffic Signal Project

Be advised the completion of the new traffic signals will take place
Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

During this phase of the project the intersection of
HWY 14/Main Street AND HWY 397/Church Avenue
will become an ALL-WAY STOP. Only an ALL WAY STOP while the contractors complete the traffic signal project and hopefully for only one day!

Please use extreme caution and always be mindful of construction zones.

We appreciate your continued patience through the many projects in downtown Louisville!

Check It Out At The Winston County Library!


The following FICTION books are now available for checkout at the library:
  • Danielle Steel – Spy
  • M. C. Beaton – Beating About the Bush
  • Colleen Coble – Strands of Truth
  • Terri Blackstock – Smoke Screen
  • Diana Gabaldon – Drums of Autumn
  • Maisey Yates – Need Me, Cowboy
  • Leslie Meier – Haunted House Murder
  • Elizabeth Berg – Confession Club
  • Rita Mae Brown – Scarlet Fever
  • Charles Todd – A Cruel Deception
  • Mary Balogh – Someone to Remember
  • Robin Cook – Genesis
  • Donna Andrews – Owl Be Home for Christmas
  • Jill Shalvis – Lost and Found
  • Christine Feehan – Leopard’s Wrath
  • Bernard Cornwell – Sword of Kings

The following NON-FICTION BOOKS are now available for checkout at the library:
  • Love and Life – Dr. Laura Schlessinger
  • Mississippi Train Rider – The Trains and Travels of the Rev. Frank A. Brook, Jr.: Stories, History and Over 100 Rare Photographs
  • Real Estate Investing for Dummies 2020
  • The Mississippi Governor’s Mansion – Gov. Phil Bryant
  • Tell Me A Story: My Life With Pat Conroy – Cassandra King Conroy
  • How Happiness Happens – Max Lucado
  • With All Due Respect – Defending America With Grit and Grace – Nikki R. Haley
  • Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers – Brian Kilmeade
  • Jay-Z Made In America – Michael Eric Dyson
  • The Joy of Cooking – the New 19th Edition Fully Revised and Updated – Irma S. Rombauer
  • Janis Her Life and Music – Holly George-Warren
  • Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving – Mo Rocca
  • The Greatest Fury: The Battle of New Orleans and the Rebirth of America – William C. Davis
  • Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie – Carly Simon
  • Propagating Plants: How to Create New Plants for Free
  • Schooled: A Love Letter to the Exhausting, Infuriating, Occasionally Excruciating Yet
  • Somehow Completely Wonderful Profession of Teaching – Stephanie Jankowski
  • The “I Love My Instant Pot Soups, Stews and Chilis” Recipe Book – Kelly Jaggers
  • Phil Collins: Not Dead Yet – A Memoir
  • Grit and Grace: Train the Mind, Train the Body Own Your Life – Tim McGraw
  • Pappy Kitchens and the Saga of Red Eye The Rooster – William Dunlap

Pilot Club Pageant Registration Has Begun!

The Pilot Club of Louisville has planned its annual Pilot Club Pageant for March 28, 2020 and will be held in the Louisville High School Auditorium at 6 p.m. There will be an entry fee at the door and programs will be available to purchase.

This year's the theme will be "Under the Sea." The night will be fun for all the girls! The pageant is open to girls ages 4-18. The contestant MUST live in Winston County or attend a school in Winston County. The contestant cannot be married or have been married. The contestant cannot be a mother of a child or be pregnant with a child at the time of the pageant.

The annual registration is open now and the deadline to register is January 27th. Contestants can go by Renasant Bank and get a registration for or go to the pubic even on Facebook titled, "Pilot Club Pageant" and print the forms and email them back in.

Any person or business who wishes to purchase an ad for a contestant or a business is encouraged to do so. Contact Kristen Knox at 662-779-5121 to learn more about this. This is a special opportunity to support a child and program will be a great keepsake. Contestants are encouraged to sell ads. We will be giving the HEART OF PILOT AWARD this year in recognitition of the contestant who sells the most ads. The ad forms will be included in the registration forms.

We will also be selling our annual t-shirts. If you are interested in purchasing a Pilot Club t-shirt, contact any Pilot Club member.

Mark your calendars now! Get registered!