Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Civil War – Choctaw County Veteran visits Shiloh

Submitted by C.J. Johnson


The following article first appeared in the Choctaw Plaindealer January 22, 1908 as a letter written by Civil War veteran William Hooker Power. [Changes were made only where officers’ names were misspelled.]

Editor Plaindealer: I … Read more

Chamber provides support to small businesses

By Lara Bowman, Executive Director, Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce


What support does the Chamber provide for small businesses through membership dues? This week I would like to share a few of those benefits, which are exclusive and unique … Read more

Back to School Field Day planned

By Press Reports


On August 3 the Choctaw County High School Alumni Association will sponsor its Fifth Annual Back to School Field Day in Ackerman at the Tom Glasgow Park. All school-aged children along with their parents are invited … Read more

Proud to lead Choctaw County High School

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

A new era is has begun in Choctaw County with the creation of the Choctaw County High School. This school year will be the first for CCHS as students, staff and parents come together … Read more

Gridiron Gold movie to be shown

By Austin Bishop

The Choctaw Plaindealer


A much-anticipated documentary about high school football in Mississippi is set to be shown around the state in August.

Mississippi Gridiron Gold is an 80-minute movie co-produced by noted attorney and author Mike … Read more

St. Luke completes Building Strong Families course

Members of St. Luke Full Gospel Church recently completed the 8 Habits of a Successful Marriage class. Pictured is (left to right) (front)  Angela Miller, Loretta Miller, Dorothy Miller, and Pastor Levon Murphy, (back) Carl Fair, Shan Patterson, Delores Murphy, and Billie Murphy.

By Press Reports


Congratulations to the most recent class to complete the Building Strong Families (BSF), marriage education workshop entitled 8 Habits of a Successful Marriage. The classes, free of charge, were held at St. Luke Full Gospel Church … Read more

Consider recovery options for storm-damaged trees

By Gary R. Bachman

MSU Horticulturist

Coastal Research & Extension Center


Mississippi landscapers often see favorite trees fall victim to lightning, strong winds and other elements, especially during tropical storm season, leaving the owners to make hard decisions on … Read more


Clayton Douglas Dodd and Brooke Michele Alford

Jimmy and Amy Alford of Woodland announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Michele Alford, to Clayton Douglas Dodd, son of Doug and Patsy Dodd of Mathiston.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lancaster of Woodland, … Read more

Choctaw County Schools begin new era

By Glen Beard, Superintendent


Fall is on the horizon and with it brings the start of a new era in education for Choctaw County Schools. Classes will begin on Thursday, August 8th for all students in the Choctaw County … Read more