Vaughan’s Vocabulary 9/17/2014

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Vocabulary gets you results! The “Exploring Ways to Use Our Minds Efficiently” website cited a study by Johnson O’Connor in which he observed individuals in various walks of life. O’Conner … Read more

Jail Docket – 9/17/2014

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 66 miscellaneous incident reports and 11 incident offense reports last week.… Read more

REP-MS makes change in title

From press & staff reports

The Regional Economic Partnership of Mississippi (REP-MS) saw a change in its title recently as they have begun the initial stages of start-up over the past few weeks.

The Regional Economic Partnership will now be … Read more

Hospital loan discussed in meeting

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Questions concerning the up to $5 million line of credit for the Hospital Board of Trustees prompted discussions in the Choctaw County Board of Supervisor August 29 meeting.

Board President Chris McIntire asked Peyton … Read more

County increases funding for libraries

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors increased funding for the Choctaw County and Weir Libraries for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

This increase in funding saved the Weir Library from possible closure.… Read more

Tax objections denied, assessments increased

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Supervisors deny all tax objections to the 2014 assessment of property and change assessment values in their August 21 board meeting.

Quantum Power (gas power plant), Choctaw Generation (coal power plant) and GenOn (power … Read more

Tagert gives overview at Council of Government meeting

Officials from the Towns of Ackerman, French Camp, Weir, the Board of Supervisors, the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Choctaw County Economic Development District Board filled the room to hear Mike Tagert’s presentation.

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert was the featured speaker at the Council of Governments meeting held August 27 at French Camp Academy.

Tagert gave an overview of how the Transportation Commission operates and … Read more

Marrow donor drive to be held at local church

The Marrow Donor Drive is being held in honor of Choctaw County resident Mary Kathryn Broughton, who is celebrating a 3-year anniversary after experiencing a post bone marrow transplant.

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

New Zion Baptist Church of Weir is coordinating a Marrow Donor Registry Drive to be held at Enon Presbyterian Church in Ackerman on Sept. 18 from 3:30-7:30 p.m.… Read more