Evans ‘weaves up’ stories about ‘The Basket Man’

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Carolyn Evans speaks about her father “The Basket Man” to the Choctaw County Historical and Genealogical Society.

By Chuck Bailey
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County Historical and Genealogical Society welcomed guest speaker Carolyn Evans to their meeting Monday, January 25 at noon in the Pickle Boardroom of the Choctaw County Library in Ackerman.

Evans spoke about … Read more

Chargers finish out regular season in strong fashion

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Choctaw County Jeremy Miller (34) looks for a open shot in Saturdays game with New Site

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County High School boys basketball team warmed up for the Region 5-3A Tournament being hosted at CCHS this week with a pair of region wins last week.

The Chargers improved to 22-5 overall … Read more

HOSA students at CCCTC compete at district

Submitted Photo
Health Science Class at CCCTC

From School Reports

Members of Mrs. Thomas’ Health Science class at Choctaw County Career and Technology Center competed in the Northern District Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) … Read more

Tales from the Yockanookany hits home

Tales From the Yockanookany cover was from a photograph taken by Jenkins daughter-in-law Anita Jenkins.

By Chuck Bailey
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Tales from the Yockanookany
By Benny Jenkins
Choctaw County, Mississippi
Alphagraphics, Publisher
2015, First Edition
141 pages

Special features that Jenkins lists in his acknowledgements include a map of the Greensboro Community by … Read more

Storm damage reported in the state from Monday’s weather

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received reports of storm damage from 19 counties(**corrects to remove Monroe**) from severe weather that moved through the state Monday. Minor injuries have been reported in Lincoln County. National Weather Service Survey … Read more

Flag suggestion


The Clarion Ledger is seeking flag desings to replace the present Mississippi Flag.… Read more

DYW Program is a big production

Pictured front row (left to right) Brennan Power, Kyla Perry and Alexis Davis. Back row (left to right) Chloe Grissom, Brianna Carroll and Katie Box.

By Ginny Lucas, Chairman
Choctaw County DYW Program

In 2006, the Choctaw County Distinguished Young Women (DYW) Program was awarded the Overall Top Production Award at the Mississippi DYW Luncheon in Meridian. The state program no longer awards local programs, … Read more