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The Civil War – Grierson’s Raid, Part 2

Submitted by C.J. Johnson On April 21, the 5th day of “Grierson’s Raid,” Edward Hatch was executing his orders to destroy rail lines between West Point and Macon, and return to LaGrange, Tennessee. His successful efforts allowed Grierson to reach…

Bowling Family Concert slated

By Press Reports The Bowling Family will be in concert on Sunday night, May 5, 2013 at 6pm at the Ackerman Church of God. The church is located at 8162 Highway 12 West, Ackerman, MS 39735. There is no admission…

‘Firescape’ to make home safer from wildfires

From Mike Skipper Winston county extension director “If a wildfire came through your neighborhood or community, could your house survive on its own?” I know that’s a dramatic question, but one we need to consider when living in an environment…

School Board holds monthly meeting

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The Choctaw County School Board held their monthly meeting, April 8. In this meeting the board approved annual contract with the Mississippi Department of Human Services to place workers at the district’s bus shop.…

Bluegrass Festival at French Camp, May 11

By Sylvia Dickson Bring your family and friends and join us on Saturday, May 11th, for French Camp’s Pioneer Day festivities! This year’s Pioneer Day will feature a bluegrass concert. And it’s free! An afternoon of Bluegrass will feature The…

Supervisors argue about health insurance

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer After a long, heated argument the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors approved the Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance quote from Weaver Insurance. The vote was 3-2 with District 1 Supervisor Archie Collins and…

District wide high school

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer A federal court order declares that the Choctaw County School District will provide one county wide high school beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. Senior Judge Glen Davidson, of the Northern District of Mississippi,…