The Civil War – Using the USS Indianola

By C.J. Johnson

This week in 1863, Vicksburg continued to be a “hot spot” in the war, even though winter weather had halted fighting most everywhere else. During winter months, often roads were muddy or impassable. Ice and snow would … Read more

Calendar of Events

Chicken Plate Lunch/Dinner Fundraiser
Feb. 15
The Weir Baseball Team is sponsoring a Chicken Plate Lunch/Dinner fundraiser on Feb. 15 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Plates are $6 which includes cole slaw, baked beans, rolls and dessert. Pick up at the … Read more

Supervisors to restructure bonds for $17.3 million

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors approved to restructure bonds for $17.3 million in their January 31 meeting.

These bonds are to payoff the current revenue bonds of $13.5 million that the supervisors sold … Read more

Aldermen hire police officer

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Ackerman Board of Aldermen approved to hire Guyton Montgomery as a full-time police officer for the Ackerman Police Department.

After recognizing the resignation of APD officer David McCool, the board and Police Chief … Read more

Hospital searching for administrator

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw is now searching for a new hospital administrator.

“We have started the national search for a new administrator,” said Steve Fontaine, vice president of hospital operations for Pioneer Health … Read more

JuneFest 2013 date announced

By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, June 1, 2013, will be the date of the sixth annual Choctaw County JuneFest. Planning for the event officially kicked off last week with a committee meeting at the Chamber of Commerce office.… Read more

Candidates begin to return qualifying documents

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

In June this year, the Towns of Ackerman, French Camp and Weir will elect Mayors and Boards of Aldermen to serve for the next four years. Qualifying begin in January and will end at … Read more

Fabulous Fridays in February programs

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

Learning about ways to become healthy and eat healthier just became easier-during the month of February. The public is invited to the Fabulous Fridays’ lunch program at noon at the Choctaw County Library in … Read more

New Agricultural/4-H agent at Choctaw County Extension

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

Excited and eager to meet people in all Choctaw County communities would describe Darrell Banks, the new Agriculture and Natural Resources/4-H agent for the Mississippi Extension Service-Choctaw County.

Banks began working for the Choctaw … Read more