Those service men and women who earn the Purple Heart are a truly unique group as each one has seen combat action, as the medal is only awarded to those who have been wounded or killed in action.
A large crowd gathered this past Thursday evening, at the Louisville Community Saferoom, for the dedication and ribbon-cutting of the facility, as well as the annual Chamber of Commerce Celebration.
At a regularly-scheduled meeting, on Tuesday, April 16, Louisville Mayor Will Hill and the Board of Aldermen acknowledged many efforts of residents throughout the City during the Litterless Louisville Campaign which ran from March 19 through April 16. Hill noted, however, that there is still much work to be done to beautify the City.
Zoe Bigham, a sophomore at Winston Academy, was crowned Miss Rhythm and Blues Outstanding Teen this past November, it New Albany. The pageant was a preliminary to the Miss Mississippi Outstanding Teen Competition which will be held in Vicksburg, April 26-28.
Mississippi State University football standout Grant Harris was the featured guest speaker at the annual D.A.R.E. Graduation held at Louisville Elementary School, this past Friday morning.
On Tuesday morning, April 9, 57 Winston County students along with administrators and sponsors, gathered at Lake Tiak O’Khata for the 15th Annual Salute to Success ceremony. These students were recognized as Mississippi Scholars and Mississippi Scholars Tech Masters.
Louisville Police Dept. DARE Officer, Tonya McWhirter attended the City of Louisville Aldermen meeting on Tuesday, April 2 to extend an invitation to the upcoming DARE Graduation event, which will be held Friday, April 12, at 9 a.m.
Of the new playground construction at Ivy Park, Mayor Will Hill said, “It is probably the most exciting project that we have going. This one is the showpiece. This one is the jewel.”
The historic Strand Theater, on South Church Ave., which has been a landmark for many decades, will see many exciting changes in the months to come. The vision for the theater is a municipal arts theater which will be a first-class venue for many types of events whether local or to promote tourism.
On April 28, 2014 as a killer tornado bore down upon Winston County, residents took shelter where they could find it. Unfortunately, at that time there were no FEMA rated saferooms in the county.