Governor names new executive Director of DEQ

By James L. Cummins
Special to The Plaindealer

Governor Phil Bryant has named Gary Rikard to succeed Trudy Fisher as executive director of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). Fisher, who has served as … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

It is the fiftieth anniversary of the movie My Fair Lady starring Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, and Wilfrid Hyde-White. Not until I recently borrowed the movie from… Read more

Hospital management contracts approved

Photo by Amanda McBride
Jim Blackwood with Sunflower LTC Management (left) answers questions from the Choctaw County Hospital Board of Trustees (right on front row) during the June 30 board meeting.

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Sunflower LTC Management and Trilogy Healthcare Solutions are the next leaders in healthcare for Choctaw County.
The Choctaw County Hospital Board of Trustees approved management contracts with… Read more

Supervisors negotiate contract in executive session

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The next healthcare provider for the Choctaw County hospital, nursing home and clinics is still unclear. The Board of Supervisors has met with possible management companies and is currently negotiate contracts with two possible … Read more

School Board approves budget, insurance renewal

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County School Board approved the 2014-2015 budget in a special meeting on June 24.
District 2 School Board Member Clint Huffman was absent from this meeting.
District 5 School Board Member Mike … Read more

Smith shares loves of music

Smith speaks at the May JOY Club potluck lunch.

By Gwen Sisson

American Family Association’s Buddy Smith led members of JOY Club in a time of worship with some of his favorite Southern gospel songs on May 27
After about four or five songs, Smith shared a little about … Read more

Cochran takes slight win in Choctaw County

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

As the 2014 Run-off Primary Election for the U.S. Senate race concluded on June 24, incumbent Thad Cochran stood victorious over challenger Chris McDaniel.
The unofficial results from all 13 precincts in Choctaw County … Read more