News

‘Reflections of the universe at Rainwater observatory

Rainwater Observatory in French Camp, Mississippi will be offering a free public program for this season called “REFLECTIONS OF THE UNIVERSE”. This presentation will be given on Friday, September 13, 2013, starting at 7:00 p.m. by Edwin Faughn, director of … Read more

Holmes falls to 0-2 with loss to top-ranked Gulf Coast

By Steve Diffey

Special to the Plaindealer

 

PERKINSTON —- It was a dogfight here Thursday night as the Holmes Community College battled the No. 1 ranked Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Bulldogs in a non-division game. Gulf Coast capitalized … Read more

Lady Chargers have two matches this week

: By Austin Bishop

The Choctaw Plaindealer

 

The Choctaw County High School varsity volleyball team was looking for its second win of the season this week as they hosted Amory on Monday and Williams-Sullivan on Thursday, before hosting Caledonia … Read more

Grenada Lake annual drawdown accelerated

From Press Reports

 

The Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will accelerate the annual drawdown of Grenada Lake by one month in order to perform dam maintenance.

The corps has increased the amount of water released … Read more

Calendar of Events

Composting for Your Home & Garden

Sept. 12

What’s in your dirt? Does your soil need a boost or a little conditioner to make your plants flourish? Join Dr. Bill Evans, Truck Crops Experiment Station, as he shares why and … Read more

MEMA unveils public alerting tools

From Press Reports

 

Gov. Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency have unveiled two new public alerting tools aimed at helping citizens prepare for emergencies, and warn them of impending threats directly through their smartphones.

During a news … Read more

Supes sell and purchase motor graders

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer

 

A bid opening was held to sell three county motors. The first bids were to sell two 2011 motor graders for District 2.

Bids were: Dean Co. $153, 250 for 2011 (27) and … Read more

County budget approved for upcoming year

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer

 

The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors approved the fiscal year 2013-2014 budget in the August 30 board meeting. The fiscal year begins October 1.

The supervisors approved the budget with a motion from … Read more

County Resource Guide available soon

Pictured is the Resource Guide committee:  (left to right) (front row) Shirley Wilson, Linda Jenkins, Donna McKay, (back row) Kay Blake, Juli Hughes, Deanie Graves and Peggie Turner.

By Deanie Graves

 

Choctaw County will soon have a Resource Guide to assist area residents. The Guide is a direct result of “Turning the Tide on Poverty.” This is an effort to help Choctaw County take action by working … Read more