By Austin Bishop
After a freak injury playing pickup basketball left him with a severely sprained ankle, Kent Vaughn thought his dreams of following in his brother Taylor’s footsteps and playing college golf were on shaky grown.
But … Read more
In the June 10 edition of the Choctaw Plaindealer, we erred when typing the letter from Joey Loper. We made several errors in typing and we apologize for the errors. Below is the correct version of the letter:
In the … Read more
The Governing Board of the Southern Debutante Assembly introduced the 2015 honorees at a garden party in the late afternoon on May 22 at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Greenwood.
The garden party is among the … Read more
A Thought for Today
Missionary Ernestine Kennedy
And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. He thought to himself, “What shall I do? I have no place to store my fruits.” … Read more
Union Volunteer Fire Dept. will host a Singing and Political Rally on July 25 at 4 p.m. BBQ Plates will be $10 (BBQ on Bun, BBQ chips, slaw, baked beans, drink & dessert). Whole Boston Butts for $30.… Read more
The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 84 miscellaneous incident reports and 16 incident offense reports this week… Read more
From press reports
The following East Mississippi Community College students were named to the President’s List (3.5-4.0 GPA) and Dean’s List (3.2-3.49 GPA) for the Spring 2015 semester. Students are listed alphabetically by name with hometowns.… Read more
From press reports
Mississippi State University GRADUATION List for the 2015 spring term for Choctaw County has been announced.
Honor graduates include all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages and at least half the total required course hours earned at … Read more
By James L. Cummins
Special to the Plaindealer
The arrival of spring and summer is accompanied by more outdoor activities, especially water activities. Along with this increase in outdoor activity comes an increase in encounters with reptiles. And when it … Read more
A middle ground on state inmates
Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher has made a counteroffer to those counties grousing about his plan to transfer 1,000 inmates from their jails to the state’s underutilized community work centers.
These counties can keep … Read more