Monthly Archives: September 2013

Sports schedules

  MONDAY, SEPT. 23 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 TUESDAY, SEPT. 24 Prep Softball 6 p.m. — East Webster at…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Extension cuts costs by using technology wisely

By Kaitlyn Byrne
MSU 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 Distance…