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Thirteen athletes earn NJCAA academic honors

Paxton Sims of Ackerman is among honorees From School Reports Copiah-Lincoln Community College had 13 athletes earn NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards. The awards are given on three levels, exemplary academic achievement (3.60-3.79 GPA), superior achievement (3.80-3.99 GPA), and pinnacle achievement…

Plaindealer closed 4th of July

In observance of the 4th of July Holiday, the Choctaw Plaindealer office will be closed Monday, July 4. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 5. Deadline for the upcoming Wednesday, July 6 edition of the Choctaw Plaindealer…

Proposed changes to nuisance animal regulations noted

From Press Reports The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved proposed rule changes to the General Regulation for the Taking of Nuisance Animals June 22. At the request of the U.S. Forest Service, to address safety, resource concerns, and…

Wilson lands ICC scholarship

From School Reports Scholarship recipients at Itawamba Community College for 2016 include Elizabeth M. Wilson of Mathiston, Leadership. Wilson is a 2016 graduate of Choctaw County High School where she participated in Beta Club, Academic Team, cheerleading, band, color guard…

News of YesterYear

Sixty-nine years ago this week–From the files of the June 20, 1947 Choctaw Plaindealer. That Chevrolet Convertible Donations for the VFW Building to become the home of Troy Biggers Post, VFW, have increased appreciably-but still a long way from the…

Hood recognized

Rep. Joey Hood (R-Ackerman) received an “A” for his efforts in pro-business legislation from Mississippi’s Business and Political Education Committee (BIPEC). Legislators were assessed based on their:  votes affecting economic principles and employer issues, leadership in committee and floor debates…

Mabus visits troops

Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy and Choctaw County native, talks to Marines with the Scout Sniper Platoon at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, May 14, 2016. “The greatest honor of my life is leading the Navy and…