Choctaw County degree candidates for UM Fall semester named

OXFORD, Miss. – The following University of Mississippi students are among 752 candidates for degrees at the close of the fall semester. They are invited to participate in UM’s spring commencement scheduled Saturday, May 9, 2015.

Sarah Rebecca Brannan Master … Read more

Winding down winter with Wilson’s Snipe

By Roy Hawkins

I once had a rather intoxicated gentleman, who heard me say I was going snipe hunting, offer me a hundred dollars each for every snipe I bagged. Some hours afterward, I returned to the coffee shop where … Read more

In Our Community – 02/11/2015

That’s Life
By Ruth Nowlin

For quite a few years I have been writing about “That’s Life.”  As I wrote these columns I never really stopped to think about exactly what I was saying in those terms.  No one person … Read more

Calendar of Events – 02/11/2015

New 4-H Club
Feb. 12, 4 p.m.
A new 4-H Club for 8-12 year olds had their first organizational meeting in January.  The club will meet  Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. at the 4-H Building.  Darrell Banks will present a … Read more

Aldermen recognize Airport Board appointments

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Ackerman Board of Aldermen discussed Airport Board nominations during their regular meeting held on Feb. 3 at City Hall.

The board was informed of new appointments to the Airport Board, which were approved … Read more

Civil War – Battle of Dabney’s Mill/Hatcher’s Run

Submitted C.J. Johnson

At Petersburg, Virginia, fighting continued. In late October 1864 in the 6th offensive action of the campaign, Union forces attempted to take control of the Boydton Plank Road, which was a significant Richmond-Petersburg Campaign objective.

On October … Read more

Jail Docket – 02/11/15

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 7 incident offense reports and 35 miscellaneous incident reports this week.… Read more

Choctaw County ready to close out regular season

By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County High School boys and girls basketball teams hope to close out the regular season in fine fashion this week as they tune up for the division tournament that will begin next … Read more

Become a NWTF sponsor for 2015


If you are concerned about the future of hunting in America and want to help support local programs related to the wild turkey and other upland wildlife, you should consider becoming at Choctaw Chapter NWTF Sponsor.

Each sponsor receives … Read more

Civil War – Confederate General John Pegram

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

On February 6, 1865, John Pegram was killed at the Battle of Dabney’s Mill/Hatcher’s Run, Virginia.
The West Point graduate, Class of 1854, finished tenth in his class, which included J. E. B. Stuart. He resigned … Read more