Monthly Archives: January 2014

French named interim director of Stennis Institute

From Press Reports


Replacing W. Martin “Marty” Wiseman as director of Mississippi State’s John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development might be a near-impossible challenge.

That’s why P. Edward “Eddie” French, the recently named interim director, said … Read more

Supervisors hold meeting in courtroom

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer


Surprise filled the Choctaw County courtroom on January 21 when Pioneer Health Systems delivered the news that they are terminating their lease with the county.

Steve Fontaine, vice president of hospital operations of … Read more

Locals honor Dr. MLK’s legacy

Bonnie Thomas, Willie Mae Guillory and Burl C. Head, III lead the crowd in song during the 6th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Prayer Visual. The Choctaw County NAACP Branch #5631 sponsored the event.

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer


Honoring and remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy was part of the 6th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Day with Prayer Visual. Approximately … Read more

Pioneer terminates lease with county

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer


Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw has terminated their lease with Choctaw County effective August 1.

PCH-Choctaw is under a … Read more

Extension service working on Heart Health Awareness


Submitted by

Jan Ballard

Choctaw County Extension Service


Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States, with 1 in 4 dying of heart attack and stroke. Unfortunately, Mississippi is in first … Read more