Amy Burdine, who has served as the Choctaw County Circuit Clerk for four years, lives in the Chester community with her husband, Ronnie, and their children, Kailey, 18 and Eli, 10. Burdine, is a member of the Salem Independent Methodist Church, and she enjoys watching sports, reading and baking.
Melinda Newlin, who has served as Administrative Clerk at the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department for 11 years, lives in Weir with her husband of 28 years, Paul, Jr.
They have three children, Brandon, 29, Christopher, 27, Tori, 25, and two grandsons.
Juliette Ashford and her husband, Stanley, live in the Bywy community of Choctaw County. They have three children, Terrance, Torrence and StanDria. Ashford attends Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church where she serves as an assistant Sunday School teacher, youth director and choir member. She also serves her church as deaconess.
Choctaw County School District has been ranked tenth in the state in the Literacy Based Promotion program, commonly referred as the third-grade reading gate.
On Monday, June 3, engineer Marty Crowder reported to the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors concerning the near completion of projects at the Ackerman-Choctaw County Airport; the Board voted unanimously to approve the following measures:
• Payment to Anderson Construction in the amount of $65K.
On Tuesday, June 4, at their regularly scheduled meeting, the Ackerman Board of Aldermen heard a presentation from the Ackerman Aspire Team spokesperson Deanie Graves; several other team members were present at the meeting.
Choctaw County School District Superintendent Glen Beard recently announced that the District has gained unitary status, which means they are no longer under the 1970 Desegregation Order.
During their regular monthly meeting, on Tuesday, May 14, the Weir Board of Aldermen heard from Bobby Jobe concerning an ongoing problem with a water leak at his residence on Gladney St.
The Board assured Jobe that the situation would be looked into at the earliest opportunity.
In other action, the Board:
In their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, May 13, the Choctaw County School District Board of Education John Hooks of Adams & Reese concerning the Desegregation Order of 1970. It was reported that the District has achieved unitary status and is no longer under the order. No action was required on this matter.
In a called meeting on Thursday, May 16, the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors heard from Lara Bowman, Executive Director of the Enterprise, concerning the interest of Polo Custom Products in leasing the Hardwire building which was vacated when Hardwire recently moved its operations to Louisville.