Monthly Archives: June 2016

Proposed changes to nuisance animal regulations noted

From Press Reports The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved proposed rule changes to the General Regulation for the Taking of Nuisance Animals June 22. At the request of the U.S. Forest Service, to address safety, resource concerns, and…

Wilson lands ICC scholarship

From School Reports Scholarship recipients at Itawamba Community College for 2016 include Elizabeth M. Wilson of Mathiston, Leadership. Wilson is a 2016 graduate of Choctaw County High School where she participated in Beta Club, Academic Team, cheerleading, band, color guard…

News of YesterYear

Sixty-nine years ago this week–From the files of the June 20, 1947 Choctaw Plaindealer. That Chevrolet Convertible Donations for the VFW Building to become the home of Troy Biggers Post, VFW, have increased appreciably-but still a long way from the…

In our community

That’s Life By Ruth Nowlin Please forgive me if I send in too many of the poems that I have written over the years. I look back on them and sometimes I just want to share that part of my…

Hood recognized

Rep. Joey Hood (R-Ackerman) received an “A” for his efforts in pro-business legislation from Mississippi’s Business and Political Education Committee (BIPEC). Legislators were assessed based on their:  votes affecting economic principles and employer issues, leadership in committee and floor debates…

Mabus visits troops

Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy and Choctaw County native, talks to Marines with the Scout Sniper Platoon at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, May 14, 2016. “The greatest honor of my life is leading the Navy and…

MC announces local students Academic Scholars

From School Reports The Office of Academic Affairs for Mississippi College has released its list of academic scholars for the 2013 fall semester. Named from the local area: PRESIDENT’S LIST: To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must maintain a…

MSU graduates from county announced

Listed is the Mississippi State University GRADUATION List for the 2016 spring term for your county. Honor graduates include all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages and at least half the total required course hours earned at MSU. Their specific levels…

Jail docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 92 miscellaneous incident reports and 11 incident offense reports last week. 6/16/16 Levi Kelly W/M 11/2/82 CSO Willful Trespassing 6/18/16 Bernard Jefferson B/M 2/20/70 CSO Susp. D.L., No Insurance, Careless Driving and No Tag…