Monthly Archives: February 2013

French Camp Elementary pageant winners announced

By Press Reports Recently, French Camp Elementary School held is first annual Miss Southern Belle pageant. All proceeds raised benefit funds and activities within the school. French Camp Elementary School-Miss Southern Belle Pageant 2012-2013 Winners 0-3 year olds: (Baby Miss)…

Supervisors question Pioneer on several issues

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer Discussion of inventory issues and others prompts Lauren Williams, hospital administrator, to leave the Choctaw County Board of Supervisor meeting on February 4. In this meeting, District 3 Supervisor Chris McIntire, also board president,…

Student from county earns creative writing awards

From press reports The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) Literary Arts students recently received awards in the prestigious Regional Scholastic Creative Writing Competition hosted by The Eudora Welty House, in conjunction with the Eudora Welty Foundation. MSA students received…

The Civil War – Using the USS Indianola

By C.J. Johnson This week in 1863, Vicksburg continued to be a “hot spot” in the war, even though winter weather had halted fighting most everywhere else. During winter months, often roads were muddy or impassable. Ice and snow would…

Calendar of Events

Chicken Plate Lunch/Dinner Fundraiser Feb. 15 The Weir Baseball Team is sponsoring a Chicken Plate Lunch/Dinner fundraiser on Feb. 15 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Plates are $6 which includes cole slaw, baked beans, rolls and dessert. Pick up at the…

Obituaries

Nellie Sue Edwards February 6, 2013 Funeral services for Nellie Sue Edwards, 82, were held at 11 a.m. on February 8, 2013 at Ackerman Church of God with Revs Greg Chamblee and Bill Taylor officiating. Burial followed in Enon Cemetery…

Supervisors to restructure bonds for $17.3 million

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors approved to restructure bonds for $17.3 million in their January 31 meeting. These bonds are to payoff the current revenue bonds of $13.5 million that the supervisors sold…

Aldermen hire police officer

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The Ackerman Board of Aldermen approved to hire Guyton Montgomery as a full-time police officer for the Ackerman Police Department. After recognizing the resignation of APD officer David McCool, the board and Police Chief…