Obituaries – 01/28/2015

Homer Lee Booth
Dec. 14, 2014

Services for Homer Lee Booth, 87 of Scottsboro, Ala., were Dec. 17, 2014, at Scottsboro Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Roger Mardis officiating. Burial was in Pinehaven Memorial Gardens in Hollywood, Ala.

Mr. Booth … Read more

BSF offers career class

From staff reports

Building Strong Families will be offering a Job Training and Career Development class in conjunction with “8 Habits of a Successful Marriage.”

The class will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce located … Read more

10 more turn in qualifying papers for election

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Ten more candidates have turned in qualifying papers for the Choctaw County 2015 election since the first day.

All county and state elected offices are up for election this year. Qualifying began January 5 … Read more

Author visits with latest novel

By Press Reports

Joe Lee, a native of Starkville and a graduate of Mississippi State University, will speak to the Yarn Spinners Book Club (which developed from the Mississippi State University Extension Service Full Circle Knit/Crochet Group) and discuss his … Read more


Photo by Amanda McBride

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. remembered

Darius Cole emotionally reads Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘I have a Dream ‘speech on January 19 for the NAACP Choctaw County Branch program. Cole’s reading of the speech was powerful, emotional and full … Read more

FCE Perfect Attendance rewarded

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Submitted photo

Perfect attendance pays off in many ways including a lunch reward. Fifty-seven students at French Camp Elementary were treated to lunch on January 15 at the Mexican restaurant in Winona. These students had perfect attendance for the 2nd … Read more

A Family Home for the Holidays – Part IV

Daffodils in the spring cropped

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

Not unlike other families in Mississippi during the 1920s and 30s, the Gladney family had an orchard and vegetable gardens, which provided plenty of food, as well as work.

The potato house, a flat-topped, small one … Read more

People will decide education initiative options


By Rep. Joey Hood
District 35

Members did not hesitate to address big issues early on last week. After adjournment on Jan. 12, members of the Constitution Committee met and adopted House Concurrent Resolution 9. It was debated Jan. 13 … Read more