The fourth annual Junior Deputy Academy, conducted by the Winston County Sheriff’s Office, was in session from July 8-11, at the South Louisville Baptist Church. The academy is open to youth from 6-12 years of age, and there is a $35 fee which helps to defray the cost of t-shirts, snacks, graduation ceremony, etc.
The retirement reception for Louisville Chief of Police L.M. Claiborne, held at The Dome this past Friday afternoon, drew a large crowd from his professional background, family, friends, local business people, church members and members of the community. The reception was catered by Aline Haynes.
A video that has attracted a great deal of attention on social media shows an African-American juvenile being attacked by five or six African-American juveniles.
Names of all the youth are being withheld due to their age.
On Tuesday, July 2, officers of the Louisville Police Dept. conducted a traffic stop on South Church Avenue resulting in the arrest of 38-year-old Rocky Boykin on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of Schedule 4 narcotics and various citations for traffic violations.
During the regularly scheduled meeting of the City of Louisville Board of Aldermen, Tuesday evening, July 2, newly appointed Chief of Police Sean Holdiness made several requests which were unanimously approved by the Board.
A number of members of Louisville Fire Dept. and City of Louisville officials traveled to Firehouse Subs, in Starkville, Tuesday morning, June 18, to dedicate the Department’s new Hurst Jaws-of-Life equipment which was purchased with a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
Members of the Noxapater Volunteer Fire Dept. were the first to arrive on scene at a structure fire at 2130 Sims Rd., this past Friday evening.
The call was toned out at approximately 7:30 p.m., and Louisville Fire Dept., Winston County Sheriff’s Dept. and Lifecare EMS also responded.
The second meeting of June for the Louisville Board of Aldermen was held on Tuesday, June 18, in which the Aldermen dealt with several issues, the most significant of which was the acceptance of the resignation of Chief of Police, L.M. Claiborne. Claiborne will be retiring from the position at the end of June.
A large crowd of concerned citizens gathered at the Winston County Courthouse this past Monday evening, for an opportunity to hear from a number of candidates for local and state office. A total of 20 candidates were present at the forum which was sponsored by the Winston County Voter’s League.
The Winston County Farmers’ Market is open for business at Louisville Coliseum on Ivy Ave. The Farmers’ Market is an annual event, showcasing the produce of local farmers, which is sponsored by the Coalition for a Healthy Winston County.