Monthly Archives: December 2013

Supervisors hear Solid Waste bill compliant

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer   Barbara Franks says she does not owe Choctaw County $200 for a garbage bill for a house where no one lives. Choctaw County says she does owe for the bill. Franks addressed the…

Hunting quail the way it is now

by Roy Hawkins   Three quail erupted one after another other in front of the motionless Pointers. Just as quickly feathers exploded from each of them as my thirteen year old grandson, Hayes Wood, dropped all three in a fine…

Suspects arrested in pharmacy burglary ring

By Press Reports   Three men are being held on $1 million bond each in connection with the burglary of an Ackerman pharmacy and nearly 6,500 doses of narcotics. The individuals have been identified as 31-year-old Marcus Taylor, 31-year-old Maurice…

Sports schedules

FRIDAY, DEC. 20 Prep Basketball TBA — Sumter Central Tournament (Kemper County entered) 6 p.m. — Noxapater at Eupora 6 p.m. — Louisville at West Point 6 p.m. — Choctaw County at East Webster Men’s College Basketball British Virgin Islands…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. Julia Tomiak, affectionately known as the Word Nerd, has a longtime favorite book, “Barron’s 1100 Words You Need to Know.” Tomiak recalls her eighth grade English teacher using “1100 Words”…

Land management for trophy bucks takes years

By Bonnie Coblentz MSU Ag Communications   MISSISSIPPI STATE – Mississippi is one of the best places in the country for deer hunting because of excellent natural habitat and good management by landowners and hunters. Bronson Strickland, wildlife specialist with…

Athletic fees topic of School Board meeting

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer   Athletic fees were on a topic of the December 9 School Board meeting. Beat 4 School Board Member Laura Gibbs believes the fees to play sports at Choctaw County High School are too…

Sims keeps playing offensive line all in the family

By Austin Bishop The Choctaw Plaindealer   Paxton Sims is looking at his trip to the Bernard Blackwell All-Star Game this week as an opportunity. The 6-foot-1, 285-pound offensive guard from Choctaw County High School is hoping to show what…

Panthers open with pair of hoops wins

By Austin Bishop The Choctaw Plaindealer   After one practice with a full team, the French Camp Academy boys opened their 2013-14 basketball season with a pair of wins in the Charger Invitational at Choctaw County High School last week.…