Monthly Archives: February 2017

EMCC hosts AWS Student Night

From press reports About 150 students from high schools in Choctaw, Clay, Holmes, Kemper, Lowndes, Monroe, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Webster and Winston counties attended the American Welding Society’s annual Section 147 (Northeast Mississippi) Student Night at East Mississippi Community College’s Golden…

Hood gives update on House of Representatives

With general House Bills out of the way, representatives began working on House Appropriations Bills, which will determine how much money is given to various state organizations. The House was responsible for looking at the preliminary budgets of 54 state…

Editorial roundup

Pollinators are essential for crops The majority of Americans pay little attention to pollinators – bees, butterflies, wasps, moths and other insects. However, without pollinators, many crops would not grow. A large variety of fruits and vegetables would become scarce…

Obituaries

Mr. Clinton Leon Lucas January 27, 2017 Funeral services for Mr. Clinton Leon Lucas, 70, were held at Salem Independent Methodist Church in Ackerman Friday, January 27, 2017. Mr. Lucas, a resident of Mathiston, died Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at…

Jail Docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 54 Miscellaneous Incident reports and 12 Incident Offense reports this week.   2/14/17  Stephanie R. Ray, W/F, 8/20/84, CSO, Bench warrant/no tag   2/14/17 Crystal Melton, W/F, 5/30/62, Delta1, Bench warrant/speeding 71/55   2/14/17…

Review of the recent School board meetings

From staff reports The Choctaw County Board of Education concluded its search for its new Head Football Coach and Athletic Director during a called meeting held Feb. 10 at the Central Office Boardroom. The members of the board and Superintendent…

FCE names parent of the year

Submitted by Crystal Ray Mrs. Chaney was recently selected as French Camp Elementary School’s Parent of the Year. We are so proud of Mrs. Chaney for the exceptional job she does volunteering at French Camp Elementary School. This year she…