Regions Bank in Ackerman has a new manager, Ryan Smith.
Smith has been with Regions for the past year and a half writing mortgage loans for the Golden Triangle area. Before that he spent 15 years with Tower Loan.
This past Thursday evening a standing-room-only crowd gathered in the meeting room of the Choctaw County Library to appreciate the artwork of a number of artists from Choctaw County and the surrounding area.
This past Thursday, 15 young people graduated from the Read for Fun summer reading program that had been in session since June 4. Mattie McDaniels, the Read for Fun Program Administrator-Choctaw County, stated that reading is the essence of our being and the importance of good reading skills could not be overstated.
With the start of another school year quickly approaching, many Choctaw County children took the opportunity to celebrate at a Back-to-School Field Day this past Saturday, at Glasgow Park. The event was sponsored by the Choctaw County High School Alumni Association, in partnership with Southern Foundation in Starkville.
The return to school is swiftly approaching, and to help things along there will be a Back-to-School Jamboree at Glasgow Park, on Saturday, July 27; registration begins at 9 a.m.
The Jamboree is open for toddlers up through high school age, with school-aged children receiving a free backpack.
During a called meeting held on Tuesday morning, July 16, the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the following change orders to county road projects:
• In District 3, Mt. Salem Rd. at a cost of $49.9K.
• In District 5, Ford Rd. at a cost of $32.3K.
In their regularly scheduled meeting, on Tuesday, July 9, the Ackerman Board of Aldermen continued discussions on proposed annexation of property. It was pointed out that it would cost the Town between $5K-$7K to continue forward with Slaughter & Associates, for Phase 2 of the process.