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Locals attend commissioning of USS Mississippi

By Ellen Graves The Choctaw Plaindealer Skip and Jennifer Mize of Ackerman attended the commissioning ceremony of the USS Mississippi in Pascagoula on June 2. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus was the principal speaker at the ceremony. The USS…

Mine begins quail restoration project

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The Red Hills Mine is committed to restoring the quail population in Choctaw County. The mine recently released their first quail onto their reclamation area. Bryan Mattison with the Red Hills Mine is dedicated…

Pet Show draws large crowd

By Press Reports A unique event each year at the Choctaw County June Fest is the 20th Century Sponsored Pet Show. Always looking to serve the community, the 20th Century Club sponsors the event each year to raise funds for…

Ackerman Aldermen adopt noise ordinance

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The Ackerman Board of Aldermen adopted a new or updated Noise Ordinance in their June 5 board meeting. The ordinance prohibits loud, disturbing and unnecessary noises within the Town of Ackerman. The changes to…

Calendar of Events

Native Plant Propagation June 21st 12-1 pm at Choctaw County Extension Office in the Courthouse Annex. Dr. Wayne Porter will discuss who to grow your own native plants for your landscape. This workshop, presented via interactive video, is free and…

Coleman guest speaker at Republican Party meeting

By Press Reports The Choctaw County Republican Party met on June 12 at the Choctaw County Courthouse. There were several items on the agenda, including the formation of the County Executive Committee and other committees. Executive Chairman Shannon Crow addressed…

Secessionville, S.C. becomes battle site

Submitted by C.J. Johnson While the three day ride of General Stuart and his cavalry around the Army of the Potomac in mid-June was not of critical importance as a stand-alone action, it provided significant information to General Lee for…

Tummy Safe Class and Exam offered July 26

By Press Reports Tummy Safe is a food certification course for childcare providers. TummySafe offers 6 contact hours for child care providers who complete the course, and offers certification status for those that take and pass the certification exam. This…

Supes discuss surgery area

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer Construction of the new hospital was still a hot topic in the June 4 Board of Supervisors meeting. They discussed the size of the helipad to be built at the new hospital. Lauren Williams,…

School Board reviews policies

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The Choctaw County School Board held their regular monthly meeting on June 4 at the Ty Cobb Complex instead of the Central Office boardroom. During the meeting the board heard public comments concerning the…