Monthly Archives: September 2013

Sports schedules



Prep Softball

6:30 p.m. — Louisville at Meridian

6:30 p.m. — West Lowndes at Noxapater

Prep Volleyball

5 p.m. — Grace Christian at Choctaw County


Prep Softball

6 p.m. — East Webster at … Read more

School board discusses transportation issue

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer


Whether or not to transport French Camp Academy students to the Career and Technology Center was discussed in the September 9 School Board meeting.

The district is trying to decide if they can … Read more

Flag presented to Boy Scouts

From press reports


On Monday September 9th, 2013, Dist. 35 Rep. Joey Hood presented to Boy Scout Troop 41 a State of Mississippi flag at their meeting held at the American Legion Post 82. This flag was previously flown … Read more

Civil War – Fighting in Texas and Tennessee

Submitted by C.J. Johnson


On September 8, 1863, a small group of Rebels at Fort Griffin, Texas held off the Union army’s attempt to invade Texas by way of Sabine Pass, on the line between Texas and Louisiana. Union … Read more

Supes discuss inventory issues

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer


The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors discussed a list of inventory issues relating to the Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw.

Diane Pyron, county inventory clerk, submitted a revised list of missing county owned … Read more

Jack-O-Lantern Jam selected as event name

Alyssa Pritchett’s event name was recently chosen as the name of the upcoming fall festival. Jack-O-Lantern Jam will be held October 26 in Ackerman. 
Pictured is Alyssa Pritchett, middle, Lara Bowman, left, and Donna McKay, right, both of the Chamber of Commerce.

By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce


Alyssa Pritchett, a student at Choctaw County High School, submitted the winning name for the Chamber of Commerce’s contest to name the fall festival on Saturday, October 26.  The event will be called … Read more

State’s sod producers recover from slow start

By Keri Collins Lewis

MSU Ag Communications


This year’s rainy spring kept grass from growing, but it also kept contractors from building, allowing Mississippi’s sod farmers to manage the season’s rough beginning.

Barry Stewart, turf management specialist with the … Read more

Extension cuts costs by using technology wisely

By Kaitlyn Byrne

Office of Ag Communications


The Mississippi State University Extension Service uses creative technology, including video conferencing and webinars, to cut costs and reach more people with research-based programs.

Connie Templeton, distance learning analyst with the … Read more