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The Civil War – Petersburg continues – Kennesaw Mountain

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

At the Battle of Petersburg, Virginia, on June 15, “Once under way, the Union attack proved anti-climactic… darkness had enveloped the battlefield.  [Union General Wm. F. “Baldy”] Smith, joined at last by Hancock, decided to postpone … Read more

Question & answers on food preservation

Submitted by: Juli Hughes, County Coordinator
MSU Extension Service – Choctaw County 662-285-6337

Gardens are starting to come in. Freezing and canning vegetables will ensure that you have fruits and vegetables to enjoy all year long, not just this summer. … Read more

Good pond management leads to healthy fish

by James L. Cummins
From Special Reports

Many small bodies of water do not produce the amount of fish desired by the owner because of poor planning, bad construction or a lack of good management. A good pond or small … Read more

Calendar of Events

Gospel Singing
June 28

A gospel singing will be held at Cowboy Church in Vaiden on June 28 at 6 pm. It will feature performances by … Read more

Dozens of Mississippi officials skirt records law

By Steve Wilson
Mississippi Watchdog

Some politicians in Mississippi are skirting the law when it comes to filing their personal economic statements.
Each year, all elected officials, school board members, executive directors of state agencies, presidents and … Read more

Jail Docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 38 miscellaneous incident reports and six incident offense reports last week.… Read more

Fun for all at Pine Tree Music Fest

Donna McKay/Courtesy
Young ladies (Anna Box, along with Katie Box and Brookelyn Box) sing the national anthem.  See inside for more photos.

From press & staff reports

Music from local musicians, fun, food, arts and crafts, cash giveaways and much more was featured at this year’s Pine Tree Music Fest held in downtown Ackerman on June 7.
The festival, which is held … Read more

School board accept bids for multiple projects

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County School Board held their regular June meeting on June 9 at the Central Office.
Not attending this meeting was board member Clinton Huffman. Board member Laura Gibbs attended the meeting via … Read more

‘Sunshine Benefit’ to honor teen

Corey McPherson

From press & staff reports

With the memory of the loss of 17-year-old Ackerman resident Corey McPherson still in the hearts of Choctaw Countians, a “Sunshine” Benefit will be held in his honor on June 28th at the Weir Arena … Read more