News

Nursing Center hires interim administrator

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw Nursing Center is proud to announce the hiring of Jan Irby Maddux as their interim administrator.
Maddux began her new position on April 14. Maddux will be replacing former longtime administrator Debra … Read more

Vaughan’s vocabulary

Don Vaughan
Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

What’s a word that’s made up of three three-letter words? The first of the three is a synonym for “automobile” and the third is a synonym for “attempt”? What did … Read more

The Civil War – Preparing for Spring Battles

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

In late April 1864¸ both Confederate and Union armies were breaking winter camps, where they had lived for months, to begin the spring campaigns. Even though there were skirmishes and some battles going on in April, … Read more

Foundation meeting May 6

By Staff and Press Reports

The Choctaw County Medical Foundation meeting will be held Tuesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at the Choctaw County Community Center in Ackerman.
The medical foundation holds an… Read more

Legislative Forum slated for April 29

By Staff and Press Reports

The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce will host a Legislative Forum on Tuesday, April 29, at 6 P.M. at the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce office at the J.P. Coleman building on Quinn Street in … Read more

School Board sets 2014-2015 school calendar

Anthony McGee, WES principal, recognized Delois Truss as the Weir Elementary School Parent of the Year.

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Approval of the 2014-2015 school calendar was up for discussion during the Choctaw County School Board meeting on April 14.
Superintendent Glen Beard presented two different calendars for the board to consider. The first … Read more

Groups to receive First Impressions grants

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Paindealer

Nine projects have been awarded funding through the First Impressions Grant program.
Over $20,000 will be spent to stimulate community improvement and broad appeal to the community as a whole.
The Choctaw County Chamber … Read more

Kids’ Fishing Rodeo a huge success

4-23 Fishing Rodeo-Big end

By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

The 2nd Annual Kids’ Fishing Rodeo held on Saturday, April 12, at Choctaw Lake was a huge success.
The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Forest Service, Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks, … Read more

Supervisors approve MAS Insurance Trust policy

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Insurance was the main topic of discussion the April 14 meeting of the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors. Mike Hughes, of Weaver Insurance, presented the renewal quotes for the county’s property and casualty insurance … Read more

Pet of the Week

Submitted photo

Jethro is a 1 1/2 year old Shepard mix.  He is neutered and current on vaccinations.  Jethro is very friendly and … Read more