Mentors make a difference at LMSD schools


LMSDLogograysAll of the volunteers agree, this program is about making a real difference in the life of a student in the Louisville Municipal School District.

According to Dr. Nola Bryant, director of assessment and professional development for the Louisville Municipal School District, the mentoring program has been a success overall. Continue reading

Teaching is a family affair for the Hemphills


chappellIt’s a family thing for the Hemphill’s, but Sunday dinner can get a little out of hand at times!

This “Family Full of Teachers” makes learning a priority and inspires one another for the betterment of themselves and their students.

When her oldest daughter was a senior in high school, the two began taking college classes together and both eventually graduated from Mississippi State University. The two younger sisters also went in to elementary education, and now all four ladies work in the Louisville Municipal School District. Dad gets in on the fun too. He enjoys mentoring and helping out where he can in the classroom. As the Hemphill’s say, “it’s a family affair.” Continue reading

Four siblings from Winston County show great longevity


Mcdonald_0098The McDonald’s believe a love of God and good genes plays a key role in their longevity, as the four remaining Winston County siblings have lived well into their 90s.

Major Jewel McDonald, 98; Ozola McDonald Eichelberger, 96; Mildred McDonald Bell, 94; and Georgia McDonald Rice, 99, were all born and raised in Winston County. McDonald and Eichelberger continue to live in the place they have called home their most of their lives. Continue reading

Winston County Relay for Life set for May 2


387f38ab0b004677a79e4d900a417f0e“Relay for Life is an important event for Winston County because cancer has affected too many in our community,” said Brandi Krajewski, chairperson for the 2014 Winston County Relay for Life.

“At one time, cancer was one of the leading causes of death in our county,” Krajewski said.  “However, cancer still ranks the second leading cause of death in Winston County. I think those statistics alone should be enough reason for individuals to want to come out and be active in this event. There is no company in this entire universe who operates with out funds. By us relaying, we provide the American Cancer Society with funds to pay for research.  It is very important that we as an entire community get involved and support this cause.” Continue reading

Changes on the way with Winston County 911 addresses


Toby Sandford, GIS Manager/Senior Analyst for the Golden Triangle Regional Planning and Development District, said no one likes change, but sometimes change is needed.

“The creation of this addressing system is to make sure that an ambulance is there as soon as possible when someone needs it,” Sandford said. “Anyone who has ever sat and waited on an ambulance to arrive understands the need for such an advanced addressing system. The county will reap much benefit from this system, and all that is needed is a change of physical address and a number at the end of a driveway.” Continue reading