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20th Century Club holds monthly meeting

Pictured is Phillip Evans, 2014 HOBY Representative from Choctaw County High School and Reid, Education Chairman for the club.

Reported by Donna McKay, Club Reporter

The monthly meeting of the GFWC Twentieth Century Club of Ackerman was held Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ackerman Library. … Read more

Eagle Scout Project

Pictured are: Alex Robison, Dale Cagle, Scott Hughes, Kirk Shearer, Trevor Reed, Tyler Cagle, Kyle Lucas, and Barrett Shearer. Not pictured Mike Hughes.

Submitted photo On Saturday, August 23, Boy Scout Troop 41 assisted with Alex Robison’s Eagle Scout project. The group cleaned several abandoned cemeteries in the Tombigbee National Forest. Alex worked closely with Bobby Claybrook and John Furr with the Forestry … Read more

Civil War – John Hunt Morgan – His life and death

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Submitted by C.J. Johnson

Civilwar.org provides an excellent biography of this highly-regarded Rebel cavalry leader. “John Hunt Morgan – known as the ‘Thunderbolt of the Confederacy’ and remembered as the ideal of the romantic Southern cavalryman — was born June … Read more

Demand for local produce, markets continues to grow

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By Susan Collins-Smith
MSU Ag Communications

RAYMOND — As demand increases for locally grown produce, farmers markets have become a way to take fresh fruits and vegetables directly to customers.
“This segment of agriculture is growing, and I think we … Read more

Public review and comment for the Sam D. Hamilton Refuge

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces that as of August 28, 2014, the Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP), Environmental Assessment (EA) and associated step-down plans are available for Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge (SDHN NWR). The … Read more

Calendar of Events – 9/3/14

Personal Computer Class Sept. 3
Turning the Tide on Poverty, a program through the MSU Extension Service Choctaw County, is offering a new Personal Computer class. Class will begin September 3 and be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-2:30pm. … Read more

Jail Docket – 9/3/14

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 13 incident offense reports and 48 miscellaneous incident reports last week.… Read more