The Civil War – Confederates head toward Washington

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

The only Confederate victory in the North occurred at Monocacy, Maryland in July 1864. The following account comes from
“On June 12, 1864, Lee created the Army of the Valley from his own command and … Read more

‘MARS:The Red Planet’ program set

Rainwater Observatory in French Camp, Mississippi will be offering a free public program for this season called “MARS:The Red Planet!” This new presentation will be given on Friday, July 11, 2014, starting at … Read more

Calendar of events

Spay Day

July 6
The Spay/Panhandle Community Organization will host Spay Day on July 6 at Roy Johnson’s home. There will be games, food, entertainment and… Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Recently I came upon the word cynosure, pronounced “SIGH-nuh-sure” or “SIN-uh-sure.” This noun means something that gets attention because of its brilliance and interest. Something that provides guidance or direction … Read more

MSU announces local graduates

By Press Reports

Mississippi State University announces graduates for the 2014 spring term for Choctaw County.
Honor graduates include all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages and… Read more

School Board budget hearing held

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County School Board plans to operate on an approximately $17 million budget for the 2014-2015 school year. In their June 17 Budget Hearing, Superintendent Glen Beard announced that the district would not … Read more

Legislative Forum held

Photos by Amanda McBride
Rep. Joey Hood and Senator Gary Jackson discuss the recent legislative session during a Legislative Forum sponsored by the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce.

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Approximately 20 citizens learned more about the recent legislative session from Senator Gary Jackson and Rep. Joey Hood during the Legislative Forum on June 17.
Sen. Gary Jackson summarized the legislative session in one … Read more

Runoff election held Tuesday

Daniel Brunty/Staff

Voters in Choctaw county will help decide who will be on the November ballot with either Thad Cochran or Chris McDaniel.

Editor’s note: The Choctaw Plaindealer intended on taking a photograph of the poll workers and polling place yet were incorrectly told at a voting precinct that it was against the law. According to the Attorney General’s office, a brief video or photograph which would not be disruptive of an election should be allowed.

Results in the July 2 edition

From staff and press reports

Republican Party conducted a runoff primary election on June 24.
These primary elections are conducted by the respective party and not the Secretary of State’s Office.
According to the … Read more