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When disaster strikes home

Ms. Bertha Triplett of 127 Piney Woods Street in Louisville was a victim of the April 28, 2014 storm, in which her home was destroyed. After losing her home, Triplett was blessed by the WinstonStrong and Mennonite Disaster Services organizations when they rebuilt her home and dedicated it to her during a ceremony held on Jan. 30, 2015.

By Daniel Brunty
The Winston County Journal

On April 28, 2014, the City of Louisville suffered one of its most tragic natural disasters in its history as an EF-4 rated tornado brought property major property damage and claimed the lives … Read more

City parks to see improvements

With the additional property purchases, Louisville Parks will see changes and improvements.

By Daniel Brunty
The Winston County Journal

The City of Louisville has made tremendous stride in regards to its recovery from the April 28 storms of the past year. Many residents have returned to their homes, and most are in … Read more

Yard of the month

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The Winston County Master Gardeners’ Yard of the Month for April is the home of Mrs. Peggy Baker. While the spring awakening of the lovely park like grounds have been “held hostage” by lingering cold weather, we anticipate each day … Read more

The Blooming of Hope

Ward 2 Alderwoman Judy McLeod displays a photo of sunflowers from her home. McLeod was given the idea to name the sunflower the city sunflower by women in her church. While thinking on the idea and how the flower could relate to the town, she saw this picture in her kitchen and gave her some sense of what the sunflower means to the community. The Board of Aldermen named the sunflower the city flower during its Jan. 20, 2015 meeting.

By Daniel Brunty
The Winston County Journal

In times of crisis, it can be hard to bring words of comfort to victims of tragedy. Trying to relate to another’s loss can sometimes leave us with feelings of wanting to do … Read more

Mississippi Pilots attend 27th Annual Convention

The Pilot Club of Louisville recently shared their signature project, BrainMinders, with students at Grace Christian and Noxapater Attendance Center.  With an emphasis on protecting the brain, puppets such as Brave Bob Beagle, Hero Horse,  and Wise Old Owl stressed the importance of "Play Safe.  Play Smart".  Employees from The Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services were on hand to distribute helmets to all students. 

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Members of the MS District of Pilot International assembled on April 17-18, 2015, at The Clarion Inn and Summit Convention Center in Tupelo for their 27th Annual Convention and Leadership Conference.  Members spent Friday night and all day Saturday … Read more

Focus Manor residential facility opening soon

Focus Manor, 302 John C. Stennis Drive/Jones Avenue, Louisville, MS (photo courtesy of Elmetra Patterson)

Focus Manor, a residential facility, seeks physically handicapped applicants for 14 large one bedroom apartments which are scheduled to open on June 1, 2015. Dr. George A. Miller announced on Friday, April 24, that only 6 people have requested applications … Read more

Flying in blue skies for 53 years

Kirk receiving his award from Larry Wells of the FAA.

Rerun for readability from 4-22-15 edition

By Joseph McCain
Winston County Journal

“Your dreams can give your life wings,” anonymous.

Ben Kirk’s dreams gave his life wings.

As a young boy, Kirk dreamed of being a pilot while his father … Read more