Monthly Archives: September 2012

Calendar of Events

NRCS Outreach meeting Sept. 13 The Choctaw County NRCS Office will be conducting an NRCS Outreach meeting on Thursday, September 13 at Noon, at 336 Front Street, Weir (formerly Crowder Drugstore). Please inform all interested in hearing about USDA/ NRCS…

The Civil War – The battle of Antietam and Sharpsburg

Submitted by C.J. Johnson In mid-September 1862 the greatest one-day casualty rates of the war occurred at Antietam. The National Park Service provides an excellent description of the battle. “Dawn approached slowly through the fog on September 17, 1862. As…

The Civil War – General Lee heads North

Submitted by C.J. Johnson In Central Tennessee and Kentucky, Confederate forces were working to push Union troops out the area. About 19,000 Rebel troops under the command of General Edmund Kirby Smith were headed toward Lexington, Kentucky, gathering supplies along…

Solar system encounters

Rainwater Observatory in French Camp Mississippi will be offering a free program for this season called,” IMPACT: SOLAR SYSTEM ENCOUNTERS “. This presentation will be given on Friday, September 14 starting at 7 p.m. by Edwin Faughn, director of Rainwater…

NRCS to hold outreach meeting

By Press Reports The Choctaw County NRCS Office will be conducting an NRCS Outreach meeting on Thursday, September 13 at Noon, at 336 Front Street, Weir (formerly Crowder Drugstore). Please inform all interested in hearing about USDA/ NRCS technical and…

Weir honored with Blues Trail marker

By Press Reports Choctaw County artists and the community, which fostered their music, was recognized with it’s second marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail. The marker was unveiled August 31 and is located at 365 Front Street in Weir. Choctaw…

Supervisors reject tax objections

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors rejected two tax objections in their August 31 board meeting. Chris McIntire, District 3 Supervisor and board president, said the supervisors had Steve Barreca review the filed objections…

Road game gives Weir Lions tough loss

By Ruthie Robison The Choctaw Plaindealer The Weir Lions traveled to Cumberland last Friday to take on the Class 2A East Webster Wolverines in a non-division match up. Last season the Wolverines barely squeezed a 15-14 victory over the Lions.…