News

Trunks needed for Jack-O-Lantern Jam

By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

 

Jack-O-Lantern Jam will take place on Saturday, October 26, from 4 – 8 p.m. in downtown Ackerman at the walking track and the parking lot on Main Street.

To help make this event … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your
vocabulary.

In last week’s column I wrote about The Wall by Pink Floyd. I am just now getting around to listening to this album, released more than 30 years ago. Only … Read more

County supervisors sell two more motor graders

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer

 

In the first meeting of October, the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors opened bids to sell two used motor graders.

District 1 and District 3 previously advertised to sell one used motor grader … Read more

Paint the Hospital Pink event is Friday

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer

 

Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw needs the community’s help to Paint the Hospital Pink for breast cancer awareness. The hospital is hosting several events this month to raise funds for The Pink Ribbon … Read more

Civil War – 5th MS Infantry’s History through 1863

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

 

Company D (New Prospect Grays), 5th Mississippi has been profiled earlier; however, here is a history of the 5th Mississippi Infantry through year-end 1863, from Dunbar Rowland’s Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898, and company listing … Read more

Sports schedules

FRIDAY, OCT. 18

Prep Football

7 p.m. — Southeast Lauderdale at Choctaw County

7 p.m. — Bruce at East Webster

7 p.m. — Okolona at Eupora (HC)

7 p.m. — French Camp at Pelahatchie

7 p.m. — Aberdeen at Louisville… Read more

WFCA FM 108 Day planned Oct. 26

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer

 

The annual WFCA FM108 Day in French Camp is planned for Saturday, October 26 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

WFCA FM 108 Day is a day of fundraising for the WFCA radio station that … Read more

French Camp softball takes 2nd in district

By Austin Bishop

The Choctaw Plaindealer

 

The Lady Panthers of French Camp Academy headed into Tuesday’s first round of the MHSAA Class 1A Slow-Pitch State Playoffs full of excitement after taking second place in their region.

FCA was set … Read more

The Civil War – Battle of Bristoe Station, VA

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

 

In mid-October 1863, the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac met in battle – their first encounter since Gettysburg in July. Encyclopedia Virginia provides the following account.

“After his defeat at … Read more