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The Civil War – Local history and legacy of the war

By C.J. Johnson

First Regiment Mississippi Light Artillery was organized in early
1862 and included Company C, “Turner’s Battery,” led by Dr. Henry P.
Turner of Kilmichael, Choctaw County, Mississippi.

According to Dunbar Rowland’s Military History of Mississippi 1803 –… Read more

Midsouth star gaze and astronomy conference at Rainwater

Rainwater Observatory and Planetarium in French Camp Mississippi is
gearing up for its annual Midsouth Stargaze and Astronomy Conference
coming up April 10-13, 2013! This four day event generally attracts
serious amateur and professional astronomers from all over the United… Read more

WAC named Value Added School in Mississippi

By Press Reports

A local school from the Choctaw County School District has been
recognized at the recent statewide conference of the Program of
Research and Evaluation of Public Schools (PREPS) for being named as
a Value Added School.

Weir … Read more

CCSD named a PREPS Involvement Award Winner

By Press Reports

Choctaw County School District has been recognized at the recent
statewide conference of Program of Research and Evaluation of Public
Schools (PREPS) for receiving an Involvement Award during the PREPS/
MAPE Conference, February 20-21, 2013, at the … Read more

Take Pride in America Day a success

Submitted by the Tombigbee National Forest-Choctaw Lake Recreation Area

The Tombigbee National Forest hosted a “Take Pride in America Day” at
Choctaw Lake Recreation Area on Saturday, March 2.

Take Pride in America’s mission is to increase the public’s sense … Read more

Turning Tide on Poverty produces results

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Good things come out of communities gathering and focusing on issues
in their area. A few examples of this are a Farmer’s Market, Flea
Market, computer classes, GED tutoring and more.

These examples are … Read more

Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Healthcare in Choctaw County is advancing with new providers, the
completion of the new medical office building, construction of the
new hospital almost complete and more.

In September 2012, Alisha Tenhet, FNP-C, joined the … Read more

Fishing Rodeo slated for April 20 at Choctaw Lake

By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce, Farm Bureau Insurance, U.S.
Forest Service and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries
and Parks are partnering together to host a kids fishing rodeo at
Choctaw Lake on … Read more