Monthly Archives: March 2013

Box pitches FCA to league win over Weir

By Austin Bishop The Choctaw Plaindealer Junior Hagan Box struck out 14 hitters and allowed only one hit in pitching French Camp Academy to a 6-1 win over Choctaw County rival Weir last Tuesday. “I thought we played really well,”…

Maj. Nowlin receives Atta Boy award

By Press Reports Major Donnie Nowlin received the Atta Boy award while stationed in Afghanistan this month. This award is presented for special effort and achievement in the area of assignment. This is Major Nowlin’s third tour of duty in…

The Civil War – Local history and legacy of the war

By C.J. Johnson First Regiment Mississippi Light Artillery was organized in early 1862 and included Company C, “Turner’s Battery,” led by Dr. Henry P. Turner of Kilmichael, Choctaw County, Mississippi. According to Dunbar Rowland’s Military History of Mississippi 1803 –…

Midsouth star gaze and astronomy conference at Rainwater

Rainwater Observatory and Planetarium in French Camp Mississippi is gearing up for its annual Midsouth Stargaze and Astronomy Conference coming up April 10-13, 2013! This four day event generally attracts serious amateur and professional astronomers from all over the United…

WAC named Value Added School in Mississippi

By Press Reports A local school from the Choctaw County School District has been recognized at the recent statewide conference of the Program of Research and Evaluation of Public Schools (PREPS) for being named as a Value Added School. Weir…

CCSD named a PREPS Involvement Award Winner

By Press Reports Choctaw County School District has been recognized at the recent statewide conference of Program of Research and Evaluation of Public Schools (PREPS) for receiving an Involvement Award during the PREPS/ MAPE Conference, February 20-21, 2013, at the…