Monthly Archives: March 2012

Rep. Hood reviews the major moments of the House

By: District 35 Rep. Joey Hood The Mississippi House of Representatives convened on January 3, 2012.  As the first order of business, the House voted and elected Phillip Gunn as Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives.  Speaker Gunn is…

Residents show opposition during public hearing

Residents show opposition during public hearing By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Residents of Gaston and Mabus Streets in Ackerman showed opposition to a proposed residential housing development in a public hearing on March 14. The Town of Ackerman held a…

Turning the Tide holds action forum

Turning the Tide holds action forum Choctaw County’s “Turning the Tide on Poverty” held community circles around the county for five weeks, concluding the week of March 19. Over 96 people participated in the circles which were held at the…

Santorum carries Choctaw County in Primary

Santorum carries Choctaw County in Primary By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Rick Santorum, Republican president candidate, carried Choctaw County in the March 13 Primary election. He received 37 percent of the votes while Newt Gingrich received 32 percent, Mitt Romney…

School board names Parents of the Year

School board names Parents of the Year By Amanda McBride The Choctaw The Choctaw County School Board and school principals presented the Parents of the Year with a plaque during the March 8 board meeting. Each principal presented the Parent…

Obituaries

[obits] Obituaries Mr. Kevin “Bruce” Lamar Battle March 12, 2012 Funeral services for Mr. Kevin “Bruce” Lamar Battle, 37, were held at John E. Stephens Chapel in Philadelphia at 1 p.m. on March 15, 2012. Rev. Chris Vowell and Rev.…

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events Food Drive for Broken Wings Ministry A food drive to collect dried beans/peas (any variety) and peanut butter for Broken Wings Ministry is underway.  Donations may be dropped off at the Choctaw County Extension Office in the…

Distinguished Young Women program this weekend

Distinguished Young Women program this weekend By Staff and Press Reports Eight high school juniors are competing for the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Choctaw County plus many scholarships on Saturday, March 17. Distinguished Young Women is the former…