Local elections have the greatest impact

Simpson community Fire House recently held a political speaking with many of the county candidates speaking on the importance of voting.
(Above) Dr. Nola Bryant speaks
Photo provided by by Destry D. Haynes

From press & staff reports

The presidential election isn’t the only one you should be fired up to influence at the ballot box. In fact, your local representatives, supervisors, sheriffs, circuit clerk, and chancery clerk have more day-to-day impact on … Read more

Democratic, Republican primaries Tuesday

From staff reports

The Democratic and Republican party primaries in the 2015 elections will be Aug. 4, when polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Voters on Aug. 4 will have to decide whether they will vote in either … Read more

Makes this a better county, state and country by voting


From press & staff reports

EveryVoteHeadingC1011_L_300_C_YOnly 60 percent of the voting eligible population heads to the polls during presidential election years, according to the Center for Voting and Democracy. This number drops to 40 percent during midterm elections.

These numbers … Read more

Calendar of Events – 07/29/15

Broken Wings Christian Women’s Job Corps Aug. 11
Broken Wings Ministries Christian Women’s Job Corps is taking applications for classes until June 25. Applications may be picked up at the Broken Wings office. The twenty-five weeks program will include Bible … Read more

MHSAA ruling has no affect on French Camp

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

For now, nothing has changed in what determines a student’s athletic eligibility at French Camp Academy.

A ruling last week by the executive committee of the Mississippi High School Activities Association association restricted students from … Read more

In Our Community – 07/29/15

“Life Is a Beach”
Lisa Harris

Recently the extended family and I took our annual beach trip to Orange Beach, Alabama. My parents were there, my kids, my brothers, my nieces and nephews, my sister in laws, and my son’s … Read more

The Civil War – History of 33rd Mississippi Infantry

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

The 33rd Mississippi included companies from southwest, central, and northern Mississippi. Company G, the Jeff Davis Browns, was raised in Choctaw County. This history comes from Dunbar Rowland’s “Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898.”

“This regiment was … Read more