Monthly Archives: June 2012

All-star Baseball Team named

From press reports Nineteen Mississippi High School Baseball players were named to the State Games of Mississippi All-star Baseball team following tryouts at East Central Community College on June 6. The team, coached by Chris Ball from Heritage Academy, Cole…

The Civil War – Cross Keys and Port Republic

Submitted By C.J. Johnson In late May 1862, General Stonewall Jackson had soundly defeated Union troops under General Nathaniel Banks at Winchester, Virginia. This Union defeat alarmed Federal leadership, fearing that Jackson would strike Washington, D. C. next. To protect…

Calendar of Events

Gospel Singing June 16 Gospel Singing will be held June 16 at 7 p.m. at the Sherwood Community Center featuring By His Grace with Robert Herring, Revelations and Brandy Pennington. Everyone is invited to come join us for a great…

Amazing Wonders Aviation at Chester Baptist

By Press Reports You’re clear for takeoff at Amazing Wonders Aviation! Come join us as we fly to some of the world’s greatest natural wonders and encounter God’s awesome power! As we fly around the world, kids will takeoff from…

JuneFest this weekend in Ackerman

By Amanda McBride Downtown Ackerman will be lined with vendors, crowds, vintage cars, and much more on Saturday, June 9 for the 5th Annual JuneFest.JuneFest is sponsored by the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce and other sponsors. Get an early…

Republican Party holds organizational meeting in county

By Press Reports The Choctaw County Republican Party held an organizational meeting on May 29, 2012 at the Choctaw County Courthouse. Representative Joey Hood, Senator Gary Jackson and Executive Chairman Shannon Crow addressed the people in attendance. Representative Joey Hood…

MDEQ awards solid waste grant

From press reports The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded Choctaw County a solid waste assistance grant of $10,413 that will be used by the county for employment assistance for a local solid waste enforcement officer. “The Solid…

Restructure plan approved by School Board

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The Choctaw County School Board approved to restructure the school district in a 3-2 vote. The motion to accept Proposal 1, contingent upon approval from the Department of Justice, was made by Mike Thomas…

Supes discuss possible hospital changes

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors discussed possibly changing the planned procedure room into a surgery room at the new hospital in their May 31 board meeting. The final approved plans of the new…

The Civil War – Fort Pillow and Memphis

Submited By C.J. Johnson On the morning of June 6, 1862, Memphis, Tennessee – a naval port and manufacturing yard, an important industrial center, and the fifth largest city in the Confederacy – succumbed to Union forces by way of…