News

Mississippi writes, Mississippi reads

By Jan Ballard
Choctaw County
MSU Extension Service

When one looks at the ranking of Mississippi on various lists of accomplishments, it would appear that our state often “wins” the position of 49th or 50th. Even in watching … Read more

Jail docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed seven miscellaneous incident reports and 18… Read more

The Civil War – Confederates head toward Washington

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

The only Confederate victory in the North occurred at Monocacy, Maryland in July 1864. The following account comes from www.blueandgraytrail.com.
“On June 12, 1864, Lee created the Army of the Valley from his own command and … Read more

‘MARS:The Red Planet’ program set

Rainwater Observatory in French Camp, Mississippi will be offering a free public program for this season called “MARS:The Red Planet!” This new presentation will be given on Friday, July 11, 2014, starting at … Read more

Calendar of events

Spay Day

July 6
The Spay/Panhandle Community Organization will host Spay Day on July 6 at Roy Johnson’s home. There will be games, food, entertainment and… Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Recently I came upon the word cynosure, pronounced “SIGH-nuh-sure” or “SIN-uh-sure.” This noun means something that gets attention because of its brilliance and interest. Something that provides guidance or direction … Read more

MSU announces local graduates

By Press Reports

Mississippi State University announces graduates for the 2014 spring term for Choctaw County.
Honor graduates include all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages and… Read more

School Board budget hearing held

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County School Board plans to operate on an approximately $17 million budget for the 2014-2015 school year. In their June 17 Budget Hearing, Superintendent Glen Beard announced that the district would not … Read more