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County’s unemployment rate 7 percent for July

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From s staff reports

Choctaw County’s unemployment rate decreased to 7.0 percent for July 2015 from 7.3 percent in June 2015, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

This is almost a 2 percent drop since July 2014 when … Read more

Class visit

Beard and Kindergarten

Superintendent Glen Beard, along with the rest of the of the Central Office staff, visited with the Kindergarten classes from Ackerman Elementary School on Friday, … Read more

Remembering Carmen

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Students and faculty of the Choctaw County School District schools wore commemorative t-shirts in memory of Carmen Smith on the day of the CCJH vs. Eupora game on Sept. 1. … Read more

Sims, Brown lead Wolfpack to upset of No. 1 EMCC

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By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

WESSON — As far as sophomore center Paxton Sims is concerned, hard work pays off and pays off big.

Sims and fellow ex-Choctaw County High School teammate Tre Brown, combined to help Copiah-Lincoln knock off … Read more

Maben Methodists visit sister church

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“You begin by expecting good things to happen.” ~ Thomas Hopkins

By Terry Harpole

Perhaps those words, said many years ago by Mr. Hopkins, should have been heeded, but for the members of Maben United Methodist Church and LaGrange UMC … Read more

Art Club

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Art Club meets on Tuesday afternoon at French Camp Elementary School… Read more

Woman with local ties to be part of Emmy’s event

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Raziela Designs, in association with The Artisan Group®, will participate in an invitation-only luxury pre-event celebrity gift lounge hosted by GBK Productions on September 18-19, 2015 at an exclusive location in Beverly Hills, California in honor of the Emmy nominees … Read more

FCA Panthers ready to move into Region 3-1A play

Photo Credits: Paige Rabun
Luke McKnight running the ball in an earlier game.

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

Nathan Wright is looking forward to Friday night.

The veteran French Camp Academy head football coach says it’s time for his team to get back to playing team’s more it’s talent-level after back-to-back losses to … Read more

FCE Chargers

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August Little Chargers at French Camp Elementary School
Each month the teachers at French Camp Elementary pick a boy and a girl in each grade who has shown good character traits.… Read more

Cotton Gin Festival set for Sept. 26

The Noxapater Community Alliance is gearing up for the annual Cotton Gin Festival. The festival date has be set for Saturday, September 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year’s festival boasts of a car show, pageant, venders, and … Read more