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The Civil War – Battle of Iuka and Mississippi Soldiers

Submitted C.J. Johnson Beginning in mid-1862, the Confederate Army took the offensive, winning in Maryland, going into Kentucky, and then into middle Tennessee. In the fall of ’62, General Braxton Bragg ordered General Sterling Price (in northeast Mississippi at Tupelo)…

FCA Cross Country No. 1

French Camp Academy’s Varsity Boys’ Cross Country Team earned the Number 1 spot in the 5000 meter run, Division 1A-3A at the Pontotoc meet, held on Saturday, September 8. Joey Storment finished first overall with a time of 17:13. Trevor…

Circuit Court finalizes calendar with sentencing

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The August term of Circuit Court recently ended with many pleading guilty to their charges. In the first week, the Grand Jury met and handed down one indictment. Percy Murphy was indicted on two…

Ackerman Aldermen reduce mayor’s salary

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The next mayor of the Town of Ackerman will make $18,000 less after the Board of Aldermen approved to reduce the mayor’s salary in their September 4 meeting. Discussing elected official’s salary structure was…

Two qualify for school board seats

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer Only person each qualified for the District 3 and District 4 School Board seats that are up for election in November. Linda McDaniel qualified for District 3 School Board seat. She is currently serving…

County budget approved

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors approved the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 budget in the August 31 board meeting. The fiscal year begins October. 1. Choctaw County has a total budget of approximately $13,201,958.62 for…

County tax levy set with no tax increase

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The Choctaw County tax levy was set with no tax increase for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. In the August 31 meeting, the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors approved a millage rate of 79.09 which…

Supes discuss employee sick day requirement

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer A short discussion on the Choctaw County employee handbook was the main topic of discussion in the September 4 meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Lori Fiebig, tax assessor/collector, told the board that she…

Animal Shelter raffle winner announced

By Staff and Press Reports The Choctaw County Animal Shelter recently held a raffle fundraiser. Sheriff Cloyd Halford pulled the winning ticket on September 5. The winner is David Ellington. He won close to $400 in goods and services from…