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Camp South Union to be held July 24-26

Submitted   South Union United Methodist Church will offer its own version of Vacation Bible School during Camp Meeting this year.  Camp South Union will begin on Monday, July 24, at 11:00 AM and conclude on Wednesday night, July 26,…

Conference Learning

The Choctaw County Schools Transportation Department traveled to Jackson on June 20 to attend the 26th Annual Mississippi Association Pupil Transportation Conference. The event is designed to enhance the transportation department and help maintain the safety of our students across…

Skin cancers pose threat to everyone

By Linda Breazeale MSU Extension Service STARKVILLE, Miss. — Sunny, summer days and fair skin tones are not the only risk factors for skin cancer. Cold days, cloudy weather and dark complexions do not eliminate to risk of skin damage…

Local genealogist to speak at next Highlight Luncheon

Submitted by Mary Nell Coblentz   French Camp’s July 11 Historical Highlight Luncheon speaker will be Margie Gilmer, previous Assistant Librarian and Genealogist for the Choctaw County Public Library. Margie’s topic will be Obituaries from Choctaw County, MS: 1918-1940 –…

Men’s Ministry

                State Sen. Gary Jackson was the featured speaker for the Ackerman Baptist Church Men’s Ministry Brotherhood Service held on June 11. Approximately 50 people enjoyed breakfast and heard Jackson’s message encouraging Christians…

Choctaw County Distinguished Young Woman Trunk Show

Submitted by Ginny Lucas   Brookelyn Leigh Box, Choctaw County’s Distinguished Young Woman, will be traveling to Meridian July 9th to compete in the state program for the title of Mississippi’s Distinguished Young Woman. The Distinguished Young Woman Program is…

Nabors Home Center Under Construction

Lee Nabors of Houston, MS, owner of Nabors Building Supply Company, is bringing his third hardware store to Ackerman.  When Black Brothers Building Supply closed in March of 2017, Lee purchased the business to begin working on his third hardware…

Retirement Plans

Jan Ballard is pictured in the center with friends to celebrate her retirement from Mississippi State Extension Office where she has worked for nine and a half years. Mrs. Jan looks forward to reading more books, crocheting, and not setting…

Gov. Bryant receives 2017 Champion for Children honor

From press reports   A coalition of Mississippi childcare agencies presented Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant with the 2017 Champion of Children’s Award on June 28 in recognition of his leadership, commitment and advocacy for protecting at-risk children.   John Damon,…