Monthly Archives: June 2012

Calendar of Events

NARFE to Meet June 28 The National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association will meet on Thursday, June 28 at the Hilton Garden Inn on Highway 12 East in Starkville. The guest speaker will be Chip Reynolds who is the … Read more

JuneFest’s 5K winners announced

By Staff and Press Reports

The annual JuneFest 5k Run/Walk was held Saturday, June 9, with approximately 22 participants.

J.L McClure of Ackerman was the first to cross the finish line, followed by Timmy Farish in second place. Peyton Hunt … Read more

Trophies presented at 2012 Choctaw Cruiser

By Press Reports

The Choctaw Cruisers presented the following trophies to winners of their annual JuneFest Car Show, held on June 9. Walter Robinson-1st Place Fred Gunn-2nd Place Paul Allen-3rd Place Bolley Massey-3rd Place Tony Stedman-3rd Place Dennis Taylor-1st Place … Read more

The Civil War – Seven Days’ Battles

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

On June 23, 1862, Lincoln took a train to West Point, NY to confer with retired General Winfield Scott¸ considered by the President to be an impartial consultant. Lincoln had doubts about George McClellan’s leadership and … Read more

Local youth participate in Safety Camp

From press reports

The 2012 Farm Bureau Youth Safety Camp was held recently at Timber Creek Camp near Pulaski, Mississippi. More than 75 young people from all over Mississippi came together for a 4-day camp that emphasized safety as it … Read more

No restructuring for CCSD for upcoming school year

No restructuring for CCSD for upcoming school year By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw County School District will not restructure for the upcoming school year, 2012-2013.

Superintendent Glen Beard confirmed that the schools will not restructure for the upcoming school year.
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Mine begins quail restoration project

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer
The Red Hills Mine is committed to restoring the quail population in Choctaw County. The mine recently released their first quail onto their reclamation area. 
Bryan Mattison with the Red Hills Mine is dedicated
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Locals attend commissioning of USS Mississippi

By Ellen Graves The Choctaw Plaindealer

Skip and Jennifer Mize of Ackerman attended the commissioning ceremony of the USS Mississippi in Pascagoula on June 2. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus was the principal speaker at the ceremony.

The USS … Read more

Mine begins quail restoration project

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Red Hills Mine is committed to restoring the quail population in Choctaw County. The mine recently released their first quail onto their reclamation area.

Bryan Mattison with the Red Hills Mine is dedicated … Read more

Pet Show draws large crowd

By Press Reports

A unique event each year at the Choctaw County June Fest is the 20th Century Sponsored Pet Show. Always looking to serve the community, the 20th Century Club sponsors the event each year to raise funds for … Read more