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Principals change in CCSD

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer

 

Principals at the Choctaw County School District have changed due to recent resignations.

Choctaw County High School will have a different principal and assistant principal.

Corey Blaylock, who was principal at Ackerman High … Read more

Weir to hold special election

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer

 

The Town of Weir will hold a special election on August 22 to elect one alderman.

Anyone wishing to run as a candidate in this election must return a petition to the Weir … Read more

Beginning Beekeeping workshops to be held

Three beginning beekeeping workshop will be held by the MSU Extension Service.

July 27 – Workshop on beginning beekeeping from 1-4 PM at the Pike County Extension Office in Magnolia, MS.  Contact Audrey Wilson (awilson@alcorn.edu) if interested in attending.

August … Read more

Jail Docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 11 incident offense reports and 31 miscellaneous incident reports last week.

 

7/13/13   Stephanie Murphy  B/F   5/26/92    APD    Contempt of Court

7/15/13   Spence McCulloch   W/M   12/6/73   CSO   Trespassing & Bad Check X 2

 … Read more

Work center inmate caught in Mathiston

From Press, Staff Reports

 

A state inmate who failed to return from a weekend pass Monday, July 15 was captured later that night in Choctaw County.

John Jason “Gooch” Lee was arrested at midnight in Choctaw County, according to … Read more

Membership investment into Chamber is important

By Lara Bowman, Executive Director, Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

 

I have been out in the county the last few weeks focusing on membership retention and investment for the Chamber of Commerce. I receive a lot of questions about … Read more

Get organized to reduce back-to-school stress

By Keri Collins Lewis

MSU Ag Communications

 

Kids are not the only people feeling stressed about going back to school.

As families count down the days of summer, the idea of returning to schedules packed with work, school and … Read more

Schools encourage students to drink water, not sodas

By Linda Breazeale

MSU Ag Communications

 

Mississippi schools are leading the national effort to reduce excessive sugar intake from beverages that can do students more harm than good, and parents can follow their example at home.

Becke Bounds, assistant … Read more

Career Education workshop held

Kneeling left to right: Eddie Nicholson, Melvin Triplett, Jonathan Johnson
Standing left to right: Brunette Coleman, Christina Hopkins, Tamika Hull, Cora McDuffy, Sarah Wragg, Sharon Fuller

By Press Reports

 

Congratulations to a recent group of participants for completing the Building Strong Families (BSF) Career Education workshop. The class was held last month on the campus of East Central Community College (ECCC) in Louisville. The career … Read more

Texas Johnny Brown leaves behind blues legacy

Texas Johnny Brown performs in downtown Ackerman after the unveiling of a Blues Trail marker in his honor in September 2011. Brown died July 1, 2013.

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer

 

Blues musician Texas Johnny Brown died July 1 while fighting lung cancer. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in May 2013. His son, Shawn Brown, cared for him until he took his last … Read more