Vaughan’s vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Mary Ann Copeland, in the book Soap Opera History shares an anecdote about something that happened to Gloria Monty (1921-2006), the director of The Secret Storm. For a period during … Read more

HCC creates H-Club

From combined reports

In order to keep former athletes, coaches and managers better connected with their alma mater, Holmes Community College has created a new club.
Holmes Community College and the H-Club will host numerous events throughout the course of … Read more

Calendar of Events

AARP Safe Driving Class June 18

An AARP Safe Driving Class will be held June 18 from 8:00-12:00 at the Choctaw County Library. Cost is $15 for AARP members and… Read more

Election set for June 24

On Tuesday, June 24, Mississippians will head to the polls and choose the Republican Primary Election Runoff winner.
Less than 1500 votes separated the top two candidates in the Republican Senate Primary Election. Incumbent Senator Thad Cochran faces challenger Chris … Read more

Locals make all-area baseball team

By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer

A pair of athletes from Choctaw County were recently named to the Starkville Daily News All-Area baseball team, while five others were named as honorable mentions.
Making the “Starting 9″ were Logan Black of … Read more

District supporters encouraging public school petition

From press & staff reports

As with many schools districts in Mississippi which have smaller towns and schools, funding is always an uphill battle. To offset funding costs, a law was created.
The Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) is a … Read more

Run-off set for McDaniel, Cochran race

Election Results (Click to enlarge)

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

With the unofficial results from all 13 precincts in Choctaw County from the June 3rd Primary Election, residents choose Chris McDaniel over the long-serving Thad Cochran. These results do not include absentee and provisional … Read more

County offering high school specialty tags

The Choctaw Co. Tax Office now offers specialty Choctaw County Chargers tags for vehicles. The tags allow for fans of the Chargers to show their support in a unique way. A portion of the funds from the sale of the tags will go directly to the school.

From press and staff reports

The residents of Choctaw County will now be able to show their support for the Charger Nation in a special way. They will be able to order specialize tags with the school’s name, color and … Read more

Supervisors address citizens’ concerns

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Many Choctaw County residents expressed their feelings and concerns regarding the next healthcare provider for the county’s hospital and nursing home during the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors meeting on May 30 at the … Read more

Is modern technology always the better solution?

The basket weaving class was led by Catherine Willams.  The people who took the class were Janet James, Heather James, Tucker James and Nancy Perry.

By Jan Ballard
MSU Extension Service, Choctaw Co

Class attendees make baskets.

Class attendees make baskets.

In a time when new electronic inventions appear daily, almost hourly, is it ever good to look to the past? Is the Bible true when it says there … Read more