Civil War – Creation of the Freedmen’s Bureau

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

On March 3, 1865, a bill known as “The Bureau of Refugees, Freemen, and Abandoned Lands” was signed into law by President Lincoln. Commonly called the Freedmen’s Bureau, this act created a commission, “ established in … Read more

Hood updates area on recent legislative actions

From District 35 Representative Joey Hood

This past week, House members faced Wednesday’s deadline for original floor action on Appropriation and Revenue bills originating in the House, and Thursday’s deadline of reconsideration on Appropriation and Revenue bills originating in the … Read more

Sports Schedules – 03/04/2015

Prep Basketball
(At Jackson State University)
9:00 AM — BOYS (Game 3B) — Class 1A quarterfinals: Ashland vs. Durant
10:30 AM — BOYS (Game 4B) — Class 1A quarterfinals: Shaw vs. Pelahatchie
12:00 PM — BOYS (Game … Read more

General pruning guidelines provided

Written by: Dr. Lelia Kelly,  Dr. David Nagel – Horticulture Specialist
Submitted by: Darrell Banks, Agriculture & Natural Resources/ 4-H Agent
Mississippi State University Extension Service – Choctaw County 662-285-6337

Have a good reason before pruning any ornamental plant.  Having … Read more

In Our Community – 03/04/2015

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
Lisa Harris
Making memories is what life is all about. Recently I got to make some more memories with the kids as we had an old fashioned snow day! These days are few … Read more

Obituaries – 03/04/2015

Laura Mae Battle
Feb. 24, 2015
Services for Laura Mae Battle, 77, of Macon, were Feb. 27, 2015, at Elon Baptist Church in Macon with burial was in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Battle was born Nov. 28, 1937, in Shuqualak … Read more

Legals – 03/04/2015

Sealed bids will be received by the Choctaw County School District, Ackerman, Mississippi up to and not later than 9:15 A. M. on March 5th, 2015 for the right … Read more

DYW Contestants do ‘Bake-and-Share’

DYW contestants deliver desserts they prepared. Pictured are from left to right:  Brynn Latham, Elizabeth Wilson, Mia McGinnis, Taylor Tuck, Kyla Perry, and Jean Ann Brock.

From press reports

On Presidents’ Day, the participants in this year’s Distinguished Young Woman Program were delighted to have Marina Loper instruct them on cookie decorating.

Participants met in the home of Loper, decorated cookies, and then went on to … Read more