(EDITOR’S NOTE: Steve Colson has announced his candidacy and released this statement.)
I am Steve Colson, a long-time resident of Pearl River County, and I am pleased to announce my candidacy for Alderman for the City of Poplarville.
My adult life has been spent in positions that offer care to others, and I believe my career choices have helped prepare me for seeking public office — the opportunity to serve my fellow citizens is a natural next step for me.
I began my career in health care in 2003 as an emergency room tech at Forrest General Hospital while attending nursing school. After graduating from Pearl River Community College with an Associate's Degree in Nursing in 2006, I worked as a registered nurse at Forrest General.
I joined the staff of the Pearl River County Hospital and Nursing Home in 2008 and believe I have the best job in the world. I serve as the Director of Staff Development and Community Outreach, where I teach other health care professionals life-saving techniques. I also recruit students to a career in health care as well as providing health education for the community.
I served as a volunteer firefighter for the Derby-Whitesand Volunteer Fire Department from 1995 to 2005, where I served as Assistant Fire Chief from 2001-2002. While at Derby-Whitesand, I participated on a team that raised funds to build a new fire station and purchase two new fire trucks. I then served as a part-time firefighter for over five years with the City of Poplarville.
I recently was nominated by the PRCC ADN program faculty for the 2013 Associate Degree of Nursing Professional Nurse of the Year Award.
I believe Poplarville is a great place to live, work and raise a family. I believe the residents of Poplarville are ready for new leaders with new ideas. My desire is to serve the public in an honest, forth-right manner and to do my best to make good, informed decisions for our city while fulfilling the fiscal responsibilities of the office.
My wife, Christy, and children, Seth and Luke, join me in my desire to help move our great City forward, and I respectfully ask for your support on May 7.
- Local News
Road progress promised
The unfinished Highland Commons Parkway has been the topic of debate among community members over the past year.
Law enforcement increases patrol during holidays
Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department and Picayune Police Department will increase the number of patrolmen this holiday season beginning Friday.
The Pug Lady that lives on Sherlock Road
On Sherlock Road, a black Pug named Bert sits in a window waiting patiently for the love of his life to come home. Bert belongs to Ann Pfalzgraf-Dinger who works as an x-ray technician at Highland Community Hospital.
School choirs perform at BankPlus
On Wednesday at BankPlus in Poplarville, customers were greeted by children singing Christmas carols.
Weather couldn't stop Poplarville Christmas parade
Despite a drop in temperature and dreary weather, the Poplarville Christmas Parade still went on with great success on Friday night.
- Road progress promised
Pearl River Central falls to Stone County in two prep basketball games
Quite a few local prep basketball teams are back on the hardwood this weekend.
- Picayune has become Title Town of late
- EMCC wins National championship
- Balanced attack paced Picayune
- Maroon Tide win was exciting
- Pearl River Central falls to Stone County in two prep basketball games
United Way, library offer free programs for children
The United Way of South Mississippi (UWSM) has issued a press release stating that it now has more than 500 children enrolled in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, a program that provides free books to children.
- Christmas on the Rails and Shop by Candlelight recap
- Picayune Community Spotlight: Picayune Police Department
- Parker brings Christmas to 95 children
- Third annual Christmas on the Rails and Shopping by Candlelight
- United Way, library offer free programs for children
- State News
Magistrate rejects Nagin’s bid for report
A federal magistrate refused Tuesday to order prosecutors to provide former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin with a copy of a sealed report on alleged prosecutorial misconduct before his trial on bribery charges.
U.S. Magistrate Alma Chasez said in her order that Nagin doesn’t need the report that federal prosecutor John Horn prepared in a separate case to defend himself at trial.
- High court wary of campaign contribution limits
- Texas Guard refuses to process same-sex benefits
- Obama to seek congressional OK for Syria action
- Boggs given NO-style funeral
- Magistrate rejects Nagin’s bid for report
It’s a boy! UK’s Kate gives birth to royal heir
It’s a boy!
Prince William’s wife, Kate, has given birth to a prince who is now third in line to the British throne.
- Barbara becomes hurricane off Mexican coast
- Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope Francis
- Pope Benedict VXI resigning
- Suicide bomber kills guard at US Embassy in Turkey
- It’s a boy! UK’s Kate gives birth to royal heir
Governor should change his opinion
Pearl River County, like the rest of Mississippi, would benefit greatly from the expansion of Medicaid and the creation of a health insurance exchange as called for in the Affordable Care Act.
- Enjoy the new Item
- Keep your health policy and other lies
- Bill Allain rose above nasty campaign
- State at bottom of list in solar friendly laws
- Governor should change his opinion
- News Distribution Network
Is the NCAA a sinking ship?
The daily flow of bad news chronicling the NCAA seems to fall somewhere between damaging and defeated. By comparison, the NCAA’s myriad problems make the Obama Administration’s roll out of the Affordable Care Act look smooth.
- 12 words you should stop using right now
- Anonymity is fleeting when people are tweeting
- High school student accused in math teacher's murder
- Google cameras capture a walk through Arlington National Cemetery
- Is the NCAA a sinking ship?
- CNHI Special Projects
A man check his car on Interstate 35 after a tornado ripped through Moore Monday afternoon.
Audio: How can we better prepare for tornadoes?
An NPR broadcast examines the question of how communities can better prepare for tornadoes like the one that struck Moore, Okla. on Monday. The broadcast features commentary from Michael Fitzgerald, who reported a five-part disaster series for the CNHI News Service.
- The Big One: Preparing for mid-America earthquake
- Technology speeds disaster alerts, response
- Warning Signs: Technology speeds disaster alerts, response
- Tips for tornado readiness
- Audio: How can we better prepare for tornadoes?