News

Supes discuss employee sick day requirement

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

A short discussion on the Choctaw County employee handbook was the main topic of discussion in the September 4 meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Lori Fiebig, tax assessor/collector, told the board that she … Read more

Animal Shelter raffle winner announced

By Staff and Press Reports

The Choctaw County Animal Shelter recently held a raffle fundraiser. Sheriff Cloyd Halford pulled the winning ticket on September 5. The winner is David Ellington. He won close to $400 in goods and services from … Read more

Marriage education graduates

By Press Reports

Students who participated in the Building Strong Families (BSF) Marriage Education classes, taught by BSF Marriage Educator- Ethen Gillespie, recently received their certificates of completion. Gospel Temple Church, located in Choctaw County, also happens to be lead … Read more

Calendar of Events

NRCS Outreach meeting Sept. 13 The Choctaw County NRCS Office will be conducting an NRCS Outreach meeting on Thursday, September 13 at Noon, at 336 Front Street, Weir (formerly Crowder Drugstore). Please inform all interested in hearing about USDA/ NRCS … Read more

The Civil War – The battle of Antietam and Sharpsburg

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

In mid-September 1862 the greatest one-day casualty rates of the war occurred at Antietam. The National Park Service provides an excellent description of the battle.

“Dawn approached slowly through the fog on September 17, 1862. As … Read more

The Civil War – General Lee heads North

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

In Central Tennessee and Kentucky, Confederate forces were working to push Union troops out the area. About 19,000 Rebel troops under the command of General Edmund Kirby Smith were headed toward Lexington, Kentucky, gathering supplies along … Read more

Solar system encounters

Rainwater Observatory in French Camp Mississippi will be offering a free program for this season called,” IMPACT: SOLAR SYSTEM ENCOUNTERS “. This presentation will be given on Friday, September 14 starting at 7 p.m. by Edwin Faughn, director of Rainwater … Read more

NRCS to hold outreach meeting

By Press Reports

The Choctaw County NRCS Office will be conducting an NRCS Outreach meeting on Thursday, September 13 at Noon, at 336 Front Street, Weir (formerly Crowder Drugstore). Please inform all interested in hearing about USDA/ NRCS technical and … Read more

Weir honored with Blues Trail marker

By Press Reports

Choctaw County artists and the community, which fostered their music, was recognized with it’s second marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail. The marker was unveiled August 31 and is located at 365 Front Street in Weir.

Choctaw … Read more