The Winston Choctaw County Regional Correctional Facility (WCCRCF) completed a Federal audit on Monday with a 100% rating. The audit, a requirement of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is conducted every three years at all facilities housing state prisoners.
Warden Neal Higgason
PREA audits are conducted to reduce acts of sexual violence and facilities must comply with 43 standards. Higgason indicated that WCCRCF passed the two day audit with 100% compliance and no deficiencies. The federal audit staff indicated that WCCRCF was "one of the best facilities" that they had audited, according to Higgason.
The Winston County Sheriff's Office gives a big thank you to Warden Higgason and his staff at WCCRCF for all their work and efforts.
Winston County Sheriff Jason Pugh has issued a warning for local residents concerning several scam attempts across the county in the last few days. On at least three occasions in various parts of the county, two black males have approached residents at their homes and requested money. The men have used several stories that include the death of a loved one or a sick child that needed assistance in an effort to obtain money.
Two separate vehicles may have been used by the men - including a small white Chevrolet pickup and a black Lincoln Town car.
Residents are requested to report any suspicious activity and record a license plate number if possible. Contact the Winston County Sheriff's Office at 662-773-5881.
The Board of Supervisors of Winston County, Mississippi will receive plainly marked, sealed and identified competitive bids to be filed with the Chancery Clerk at the Winston County Courthouse, Louisville, Mississippi, until ten o'clock (10:00) on Monday, December 18, 2017, and opened immediately thereafter, for the following firearm lot consisting of the following items:
More information may be obtained by contacting the Sheriff's Office at 662-773-5881.
THE WINSTON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO WAIVE ANY FORMALITIES WHEN DETERMINING THE HIGHEST OR BEST BID. THE HIGHEST BIDDER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MOVING INVENTORY AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE WITHIN FIVE DAYS OF THE NOTICE OF BID AWARD.
WINSTON COUNTY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DENY ANY OR ALL BIDS PLACED.
Winston County Sheriffs Dept. will host another Concealed Carry Class on Saturday, December 9 at the Winston County Courthouse from 8am-5pm. All that want to attend need to go by the sheriffs office and pick up an application. If you have any questions you can get up with Firearms Instructor David McCool or Sheriff Jason Pugh.The cost of the class is $80.00