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Slain police chief to be honored with road dedication

ACKERMAN — A portion of Mississippi Highway 15 in Choctaw County will be dedicated to the late French Camp police chief Anthony Dwight Lucas, who was killed in the line of duty in 2005. The ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 4 at the Ackerman Baptist Church Family Life Center. Lucas lived in Ackerman and was the part-time ...

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Three counties form economic development partnership

WINONA — Three north Mississippi counties have joined forces in what leaders are calling “The Partnership.” WTVA TV reports county supervisors from Choctaw, Montgomery, and Webster met in Winona yesterday to sign a deal that will bind the three into a regional economic organization. Leaders are hoping the partnership will have the kind of economic success that north Mississippi has ...

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Politics, not recession, affecting local economic development

Has the recession affected economic development efforts on the local level in Mississippi? Three professional economic developers in different parts of the state say the recession is not a major problem. In Choctaw County, Nick Walters says the uncertainty about the political scene is more of a concern than the economy. “A lot of it is that people are getting ...

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Searching begins in Yazoo City

YAZOO CITY — Rescuers stood ready Sunday to comb neighborhoods of splintered homes and twisted debris in Mississippi, a day after a devastating tornado sliced through the state and killed 10 people, including three children.James Jackson, a deputy state fire marshal, said crews took a break overnight but were organizing at first daylight to resume search and rescue operations. All ...

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County joins NFIP

Choctaw County — Choctaw County has joined the 303 Mississippi communities allowed to purchase federally backed flood insurance, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) reports. The availability of the flood insurance follows the community’s adoption and enforcement of ordinances to reduce flood losses and acceptance by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Residents of Choctaw County will be able to ...

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