From press & staff reports
With Choctaw County seeking more economic growth, The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce was honored to host the grand opening of four new establishments and the rebranding of another in the past year.
Chamber Executive Director Donna McKay and Communications Coordinator Amanda McBride worked diligently to welcome these new establishments into the county, as well as to welcome them to the Business Directory list as members of The Chamber of Commerce.
This is a list of the new businesses the Chamber has welcomed into the county over the past year:
Name: Alfa Insurance – Dakota Brasher Agency
Ribbon-cutting date: Friday, March 11, 2016
Location: 8960 MS Highway 15, Ackerman, MS
Owners: Alfa Insurance, Dakota Brasher
Description: Alfa Insurance provides many opportunities for clients of all kinds including auto, life and home insurance. They strive on customer service as well as claim service. The one stand out fact about Alfa is it is a Christian based company.
Name: Mr. Preston’s Garden
Ribbon-cutting date: Saturday, August 13, 2016
Location: 30 Black Road, French Camp, MS
Owners: Joyce Mordica & Gladys Anderson
Description: Mr. Preston’s Garden sells live plants, window garden planters, natural/live home accents, live seasonal decorations and more. They specialize in live plants growing in unique planters and offer herbs and other plants in environmental-friendly planters.
Name: Murphy Funeral Home
Ribbon-cutting date: Friday, August 26, 2016
Location: 4680 MS Hwy 12, Weir, MS
Owners: Pastor Levon Murphy, Sr. and Quincy Taylor
Description: Murphy Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home. The general manager is Levon Murphy, Jr. There motto is “Our Family Caring for Yours.”
Name: Barlow Blue (formerly Tonya Barlow Jewelry)
Ribbon-cutting date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Location: 66 LeFleur Circle, French Camp, MS
Owner: Tonya Barlow
Description: Barlow Blue specializes in personalized items but can do just about anything you can think of. It has been in business for 15 years under the former name “Tonya Barlow Jewelry.” The business has grown and expanded so much over the years that it outgrew its current store but also its name too! Barlow Blue does so much more than jewelry now.
Name: BlackHawk Truck Stop
Ribbon-cutting date: Monday, December 12, 2016
Location: 4839 Hwy 9, Ackerman, MS
Owner: Justin McKee
Description: BlackHawk Truck Stop offers a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus that include a variety of items. The truck stop is located conveniently by several local businesses, including the Mississippi Lignite Company.