Naheola taking precautions amid record-breaking production

NAHEOLA – “We are seeing about two times our normal demand on the retail side,” said Scott Posey, Public Affairs Manager at Georgia-Pacific. “We are doing our best to meet that demand.” The Naheola mill is at the forefront of the significant increase in demand for bathroom tissue during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Posey said…

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STATEWIDE HEALTH ORDER

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has issued a statewide health order to aid in Alabama’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 Through April 5, the following orders are in effect: All gatherings of 25 persons or more, or gatherings of any size that cannot maintain a…

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Obituaries 04.15.2020

D. Touchstone GILBERTOWN – Graveside services for Mr. O. D. Touchstone, age 84, were held April 11, 2020, at Jones Hill Cemetery in Copeland, with Reverend Fred Wiley officiating. Mr. Touchstone was born November 11, 1935 in Millry. He passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020 at Regency Hospital in Meridian. He enjoyed gardening, and watching…

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Classifieds 04.15.2020

REAL ESTATE   HOUSE FOR SALE OR RENT – 2 br./1 ba., 133 Robin’s Circle, Lisman, $400 a month or $55,000 rent to own. Call 601-260-7446. 10/30.TFC.   LAND FOR SALE – 6 Lots at Lenoir’s Landing, power, water, river and county road frontage. $220,000. Johnson Land Company, 251-423-2198. TFC.   FOR RENT – Trailer…

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Calendar of Events 3.18.2020

Every Third Saturday CHOCTAW CO. GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, 10 a.m., Choctaw County Public Library, Butler.   Every Fourth Saturday MEETING, VFW Post 5848 and Auxiliary, Shiloh CME Church, 1 p.m.   Every Second Tuesday MEETING, American Legion Post 81, Choctaw General Hospital, Room B, 1 p.m. for VFW, 2 p.m. for Post 81.   Every Second…

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Pedestrian injured in Lisman

A pedestrian was transported by Choctaw EMS for medical treatment after being struck by a wrecker traveling west on Ala. Highway 10 in Lisman on Wednesday night.  The accident occurred at just after 10 p.m.  According to responders at the scene, the victim, who was reportedly a Lisman resident, suffered injuries but was conscious and seemed…

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THUNDERSTORM WARNING

A thunderstorm warning has now been issued for Choctaw  and Washington counties, as well as Wayne County, Mississippi. According to the NWS in Mobile, the area is under the warning until 11:45 a.m.. At 10:54 a.m. severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Toomsuba, Miss., to four miles east of Maxie, moving east…

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SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE

Weather officials are continuing to update forecasts for the storm system that is expected to hit the area tonight and Saturday, and local residents are urged to heed the warnings and take measures to remain safe. According to the National Weather Service and Choctaw EMA, severe weather could move into the area by late Friday…

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Skelton enters guilty plea

BUTLER — Brandon Skelton entered a guilty plea to a lesser charge of manslaughter on Wednesday morning, and Judge Gaines McCorquodale sentenced him to 15 years in state prison. He was also ordered to pay restitution in an amount to be determined, to be paid within 36 months of his release from prison. Skelton was…

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ADDITIONAL ARREST MADE RELATED TO HOWARD MURDER

BUTLER – Authorities have made an additional arrest related to the robbery and shooting that lead to the death of Brandon Howard at Bedford Pines Apartments on Monday night. According to Public Safety Director Jimmy Huckeba, Santerrieo Young, 29, was arrested on Thursday morning on charges of hindering prosecution. Huckeba said that any individual who…

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