Monthly Archives: December 2012

Bomb threat at Courthouse

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer A bomb threat was called into the Choctaw County Courthouse on December 12. This bomb threat was one of at least 29 others called into other Mississippi county courthouses which were all determined to…

MHP steps up holiday enforcement

From press reports In 1988 while in law school at Ole Miss, Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn lost his parents and younger sister to a drunk driver. Speaker Gunn says his entire, immediate family was taken in one moment. “Since…

School Board quickly approves agenda

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The Choctaw County School Board quickly approved all business in their December 10 regularly scheduled meeting. In ten minutes, the board approved both the consent and financial agendas. District 2 School Board Member Clint…

Supes discuss economic development partnership

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer Funding for the proposed economic development partnership is up in the air after the December 10 Choctaw County Board of Supervisors meeting. Choctaw County along with Montgomery, Webster and Carroll Counties are planning to…

Ribbon cutting held at Weir Caf

By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome new owners and celebrate the opening of Weir Café on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. The Weir Café is operated by Rusty…

Obituaries

Shirley Mae (Hall) Edwards December 14, 2012 Funeral Services for Shirley Mae (Hall) Edwards, 82, were held on December 17, 2012 at Chester Baptist Church with Rev. Rob Faulk officiating. Burial followed in Chester Baptist Church Cemetery near Ackerman, MS.…

Poultry holds on to No. 1 spot in state

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU Ag Communications Poultry again took the top spot among Mississippi’s agricultural commodities for 2012, with a preliminary estimated value of $2.5 billion. The total estimated value of poultry increased from 2011 by 6.2 percent. Broilers gained…

Calendar of Events

Community Stew Dec. 22 Mt. Moriah Baptist Church invites everyone to a free Community Stew on Saturday, December 22 beginning at 11 a.m. in the Sullivan’s Store parking lot on Hwy 413 between French Camp and Weir. Come one and…