Jackson, Mississippi (July 17, 2019) – Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced today that in the first year of implementation of the PSC’s Hire Mississippi Rule, in-state utility construction contract to Mississippi-based companies has risen by 12.6 percent, representing millions spent with Mississippi-based businesses.
TUPELO, MISS. – The morning started like any other Wednesday during a Mississippi spring. On May 22, Daniel Rogers arrived at the Mississippi Department of Transportation office in Tupelo before sunrise. He said hello to workers prepping vehicles, mowers and sprayers as he stepped into his office.
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.
The Winston County Board of Supervisors approved emergency repairs, cleanup and closing of the area behind and to the sides of the courthouse on Tuesday, July 16.
The emergency occurred when the brick veneer on the backside of the Winston County Courthouse collapsed around 5:20 a.m. on Tuesday.
Bailey Gregory, Distinguished Young Woman of Winston County, will be one of 34 Mississippi high school seniors competing for more than $28,900 in college scholarships when the 2020 Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi Program gets under way Thursday, July 18, in Meridian.
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.
The Winston County Library will host a book signing for author Lovejoy Boteler from 11:30 a.m. til 1 p.m., Friday, July 19 in the library meeting room.
The friends of the library will provide a brown bag lunch for the first 20 people.
Boteler is the author of "Crooked Snake, The Life and Crimes of Albert Lepard."