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Representative Hood gives an update on latest on House

This week, members of the House turned their focus toward budget matters, with both the Appropriations and Ways and Means committees very active. The Appropriations committee deals with spending the state’s money and is charged with designing the Fiscal Year…

Hospital Board of Trustees opens meetings

By Chuck Bailey The Choctaw Plaindealer A new law requiring public hospital boards to open their meetings to the public and media took effect January 1, 2016. Senate Bill 2407 passed during the 2015 term of the state legislature. The…

Pesticide Applicator’s Training set for Mar. 28

From Staff Reports There will be a Pesticide Applicator’s Training (PAT) held at the Choctaw County Library in Ackerman Monday, March 28th beginning at 9:00 a.m. A private pesticide applicator is defined by law as one who uses an supervises

AARP Smart Driver Course coming to Chamber

From Staff Reports The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Smart Driver Course will be taught from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 at the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce Office in the J.P Coleman Building at 55…

Ladies Conference set

Providence Baptist Church in Ackerman will hold its 10th Annual Ladies Conference on Friday night, April 1st at 5:30 p.m. in the family life center.

Jail docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Dept filed 25 incident offense reports and 47 miscellaneous incident reports in the last two weeks.

Editorial Roundup – 03/16/2016

State can’t afford Reeves’ tax cuts Tate Reeves’ crystal ball must have a rosy tint to it. It certainly seems unrealistic and imprudent, based on Mississippi’s recent economic trends, for the lieutenant governor to be pushing this year for a…