County’s unemployment rate at 8.6 percent


From Staff Reports

The unemployment rate for Choctaw County increased eight-tenths of a percentage point to 8.6 percent in January, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

The jobless rate was 7.8 percent in December 2014.… Read more

Does a Long Shadow Last Forever?


Submitted by Jan Ballard
Mississippi State Extension Service
Choctaw County

Choctaw County author, Michael B Ballard, joins Yarn Spinners Book Club (part of Mississippi State University Extension Service) on Tuesday, April 7th, at 10:00 am in the Choctaw County Library … Read more

Choctaw County’s Brightest and Best to be on show


From press reports

The Brightest and Best is the theme of this year’s local Distinguished Young Woman Program.  This coming Saturday night, March 21, the show will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature six amazing young ladies who are competing … Read more

Learning fun

Missy Martin’s first grade class at Weir Elementary School recently celebrated the… Read more

First District congressional race heating up

Kelly is pictured here with Ackerman Mayor Dick Cain, who was on hand to greet the District Attorney upon his arrival.

From Press and Staff Reports

The run for the Mississippi’s 1st District in the U.S. Congress is in full swing with those with area ties and others calling on locals for their support.

First Circuit Court District Attorney Trent Kelly, … Read more

First Unity offers healthy living options


By Kellie McKinney

First Unity Health Ministry is asking all individuals to participate in our health mission to make better choices regarding becoming healthy.

They are a group of women that work out three days a week with a trainer … Read more