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Choctaw, MS
Humidity: 96%
Wind: N 0mph
Barometer: 30.16in
Dewpoint: 54°F
Visibility: 0.75 Miles

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  • Dense Fog Advisory
    Updated: Tue Mar-03-15 04:41am CST
    Effective: Tue Mar-03-15 04:41am CST
    Expires: Tue Mar-03-15 09:00am CST
    Severity: Minor
    Urgency: Expected
    Certainty: Likely
    Status: Actual
    Type: Alert
    Category: Met
    Areas affected: Adams; Attala; Bolivar; Carroll; Choctaw; Claiborne; Clarke; Clay; Copiah; Covington; Forrest; Franklin; Grenada; Hinds; Holmes; Humphreys; Issaquena; Jasper; Jefferson; Jefferson Davis; Jones; Kemper; Lamar; Lauderdale; Lawrence; Leake; Leflore; Lincoln; Lowndes; Madison; Marion; Montgomery; Neshoba; Newton; Noxubee; Oktibbeha; Rankin; Scott; Sharkey; Simpson; Smith; Sunflower; Warren; Washington; Webster; Winston; Yazoo
    Instructions: A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving...slow down... Use your headlights...and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.
    Message Summary: ...dense fog expected overnight into tuesday morning...
    ...dense fog advisory remains in effect until 9 am cst this morning...
    A dense fog advisory remains in effect until 9 am cst this morning.
    * visibility...areas of one-quarter of a mile.
    * impacts...reduced visibility will create hazardous travel. Local fluctuations in visibility can be motorists may encounter rapid visibility reductions.

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Choctaw Central Warriors Girls Basketball Go to The Big House

Choctaw Central High School Lady Warriors Basketball team will play Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the Coliseum in Jackson, MS. Advance tickets will be on sale beginning at 9:00 am on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Division of Schools Office. Tickets are $10 per person. There will be 2 Fan Buses leaving on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 4:00 pm from the front parking lot of CCHS. Cost of the ride is $2.00 per person. Students who ride must be accompanied by an 18 year old and must have a ticket.  Any questions, you can contact …Read More

Carthage City Hall

Carthage Gets Good Financial Report

The City of Carthage got a clean bill of health Monday night. Tom Windham of the firm Windham and Lacey PLLC presented the city’s audit report for fiscal year 2014. The report stated that there were “no findings” which means the city’s books and financial records were in excellent shape. Windham went on to say that the city was in good financial shape as well. In other business Mayor Jimmy Wallace told the board of plans to renovate the Carthage Coliseum and the horse barn located on the property. The mayor explain to the board that there were grant funds …Read More


Leake County Shows Seniors Professional Job Paths in Career-for-a-Day

Career-for-a-Day program gives senior high school students a look into future career paths. This was the twenty-fifth year that the Leake County Chamber of Commerce has sponsored this program. Thirty six seniors completed essays and met an 85 or better grade point average to qualify. Students shadowed local businesses in the health care, entertainment, banking, and others professions including the police department. Keynote speaker Michael Bowling, Manager of Communications for Entergy’s utility-area nuclear plant gave the students some words of wisdom to take away from their day. Bowling stated three important facts to remember: “Get experience now, today’s experience is …Read More

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Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Holds Ribbon Cutting for Choctaw Health Center

Eighteen months after breaking ground, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Choctaw Health Center. The ceremony featured remarks by Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson, U.S. Representative Gregg Harper, Governor Phil Bryant, USDA State Director Trina George and IHS Nashville Area Director Martha Ketcher. “This is a landmark day for our Tribe,” said Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson. “The opening of our new Choctaw Heath Center marks the beginning of a new era in health care for our community.  It is the result of months of planning, design and construction. The outcome is …Read More


New Scholarships Started at ECCC

Much-needed financial support will be available for East Central Community College students thanks to alumni and friends who have established various annual and endowed scholarships. Among the most recent scholarships established are the Dr. Vernon Clyde & Vashti Muse Endowed Scholarship, Dr. Earl Laird Sr. Scholarship, Derek Pouncey Memorial Scholarship and Friendship Breakfast Club Scholarship, which were approved by the College’s Board of Trustees at its February meeting. Dr. Vernon Clyde Muse has devoted his life to education and has served as president of the Hinds Community College District since 1978. He began his career at Canton High School as …Read More


Jackson State Jazz Band Appearing at ECCC

Tomorrow night, March 3, the EC Cultural Arts Series will present the Jackson State Jazz Band in Huff Auditorium at 7. The concert is free. At one time the JSU Jazz Band was considered one 0f the top bands in the nation.


Neshoba County Library brings “The Goonies” to the Ellis

The Philadelphia Arts Council and the Philadelphia – Neshoba County Public Library have partnered together in bringing Cinema back to the Ellis Theatre! Each month a new film will play on Third Thursday. Admission is free. The theatre will return to a more classic style of film showing with a cartoon, newsreel, short silent, and then a feature film (or sometimes two!). This month The Neshoba Library will feature the 1985 adventure “The Goonies”   featuring Sean Austin and Josh Brolin. The film’s is a group pre-teens who live in the “Goon Docks” neighborhood. As they attempt to save their …Read More


ECCC Squads Prepare for Region 23 Basketball Tourney

East Central Community College basketball squads have qualified to compete in the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament scheduled March 4-7, 2015, at Mississippi College in Clinton. The East Central men quailed for the single elimination event as the number seven seed and begin first-round action by taking on number two seed Jones County Junior College at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. The Warriors hold a 13-12 overall mark under second-year head coach Robert Thompson. They were defeated 62-59 by Holmes Community College in first-round action of the MACJC State Tournament. The Bobcats are 18-4 after falling to Northeast Mississippi Community College …Read More


Judge puts AG’s attempt to investigate Google on hold

The Mississippi attorney general’s attempt to investigate Google is on hold for at least four more months. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate on Monday granted Google’s request for a preliminary injunction, preventing Attorney General Jim Hood from going through with a subpoena meant to examine whether Google is facilitating others’ illegal activities on its sites. The injunction will also bar Hood from filing civil or criminal charges for now. The Internet giant, based in Mountain View, California, argued that Hood’s investigation is blocked by a 1996 federal law that says Internet services are immune from lawsuits over what third …Read More


Mike Hurst running for Miss. Attorney General

Mike Hurst, stepping down from his role as a federal prosecutor, is running as a Republican against Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood.The 39-year-old Madison resident qualified Friday to seek the Republican nomination, he said Mississippi’s attorney general should be more active in fighting public corruption and should do more to support state leaders in fighting illegal immigration. No other Republicans have qualified against Hood, the only statewide elected Democrat. Hood qualified for a fourth term last week and says Friday he’ll run on a record including protecting children and senior citizens and winning money for Mississippi. Hurst said Friday was …Read More