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

Supervisors reject tax objections

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors rejected two tax objections in their August 31 board meeting.

Chris McIntire, District 3 Supervisor and board president, said the supervisors had Steve Barreca review the filed objections … Read more

Supes approve budget, tax levy, tax anticipation note

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer
The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors held a busy meeting on August 31. They held public hearings, approved the 2012-2013 budget and tax levy and approved a tax anticipation note. 
In the budget hearing,
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Paint Choctaw County Pink t-shirt design contest

By Staff and Press Reports

Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw wants to Paint Choctaw County Pink to show their support for breast cancer awareness. To help Pioneer accomplish this and to encourage the community to show support they have created … Read more

Calendar of Events

VFW meeting Sept. 6 The VFW will meet Sept. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at Pap’s Place.

Revival Sept. 9-12 Bethsaida Baptist Church invites everyone to Revival Sept. 9-12 with services at 7 p.m. nightly and 11 a.m. Sunday morning with … Read more