Hood gives update on House of Reps

The House met as a whole throughout the week to discuss bills that made it out of committees and onto the calendar. Thursday, Feb. 9, was the deadline for representatives to discuss House Bills. Any bills that were not discussed…

MSU-Meridian adds Bachelors in Accountancy degree

Mississippi State University Meridian has long been a source of excellence in accounting instruction. This fall, the Division of Business there has taken a step further in the opportunities it offers to students. Previously, students in Meridian have earned a…

Letter to the editor

Road concerns As a resident of Choctaw County I am very concerned for the maintenance conditions of our roads and highways. I am sure that many of you can attest, that you, who travel in and out of the county…

Records and meetings are public for a reason

Whether on the local, county, school board or state level the importance of open public records, open meetings and open government can never be taken lightly even when a state official seems unconcerned. State Auditor Stacey Pickering has no business…

Obituaries

Fanny E. Shurden Feb. 7, 2017 Services for Fanny Elizabeth Shurden, 79, were Feb. 10, 2017 at Blythe Creek Baptist Church near Mathiston with the Rev. Todd Chesser officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. A homemaker, she was born…

SkillsUSA Teams Place at District Contest

Submitted by Sandi Muirhead Choctaw County Career & Technology Center Robert Black’s Construction: Carpentry SkillsUSA members recently attended District Contest held at Mississippi Delta Community College in Moorehead. Students competed in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Masonry, Carpentry, Quiz Bowl…