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French Camp officials join Republicans

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of French Camp along with Constable Post 1 were welcomed to the Republican Party in style. After officially joining, the Mississippi Republican Party held a press conference at…

Supervisors approve to purchase new fire truck

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors approved to purchase a new fire truck for Union Volunteer Fire Department. In their March 18 board meeting, representatives from Union VFD attended the meeting to discuss issues…

Calendar of Events

Weir Baptist Church Easter Musical March 27 M&M’s will present their Easter musical, Wednesday, March 27 at 6 pm. Refreshments and fellowship after the program. NARFE to Meet March 28 The National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association will meet…

Rep. Hood gives legislative update

By District 35 Rep. Joey Hood House members passed a variety of bills this week in advance of upcoming deadlines during the last few weeks of the 2013 Legislative Session. Most of the bills came before the House for a…

Maj. Nowlin receives Atta Boy award

By Press Reports Major Donnie Nowlin received the Atta Boy award while stationed in Afghanistan this month. This award is presented for special effort and achievement in the area of assignment. This is Major Nowlin’s third tour of duty in…

The Civil War – Local history and legacy of the war

By C.J. Johnson First Regiment Mississippi Light Artillery was organized in early 1862 and included Company C, “Turner’s Battery,” led by Dr. Henry P. Turner of Kilmichael, Choctaw County, Mississippi. According to Dunbar Rowland’s Military History of Mississippi 1803 –…

Midsouth star gaze and astronomy conference at Rainwater

Rainwater Observatory and Planetarium in French Camp Mississippi is gearing up for its annual Midsouth Stargaze and Astronomy Conference coming up April 10-13, 2013! This four day event generally attracts serious amateur and professional astronomers from all over the United…