Monthly Archives: June 2015

Full Choctaw Plaindealer Electronic Version 06/24/2015

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Politics and more

Choctaw County residents came out in bunches to participate in a fundraiser and political speaking hosted by the Weir Volunteer Fire Dept. on June 13. The event featured entertainment by “Bucket List” Bob Burchfield,

Dunk-a-Candidate raises funds for Jack-O-Lantern Jam

By Amanda McBride/Chamber of Commerce   The Dunk-a-Candidate booth at the 2015 Pine Tree Music Fest was a success! The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce partnered with Southern Company Services-Red Hills Operations to host the Dunk-a-Candidate booth. This dunking booth…

School board holds budget hearing

By Daniel Brunty The Choctaw Plaindealer Budget Hearing The Choctaw County School Board recently held its public hearing regarding its proposed school district budget for fiscal year 2016 on June 12 at the Central Office. The school board plans to…

Residents upset over lack of road maintenance

By Daniel Brunty The Choctaw Plaindealer Residents of Choctaw County’s District 4 are expressing concerns regarding their roads, and made their concerns felt during the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors meeting held on June 22 at the Choctaw County Courthouse…

2015 Weir Family Reunion held in Weir

Submitted by C.J. Johnson On Sunday, June 14, 2015, descendants of John and James Weir descended on the town that bears the family name for the annual Weir Family Reunion. While some folks were missing this time, such as those…

Watermelons available for July 4 celebrations

By Linda Breazeale MSU Ag Communications LUCEDALE, Miss. — Mississippi watermelon growers battled frequent rains to get their crops planted and ready in time for the Fourth of July and other summer celebrations. David Nagel, horticulture specialist with the Mississippi…

FCA visit

State Representative, Joey Hood of Ackerman, and MS Speaker of the House, Philip Gunn of Clinton, visited with students and staff at French Camp Academy

Summer learning

4th through 8th grade teachers from across Mississippi attended the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) RIDES training at the Rankin County School District Headquarters. The teachers participated in two days of high-energy, hands-on training from RIDES trainers who are actively…