Dunk-a-Candidate raises funds for Jack-O-Lantern Jam

Submitted photo
Nic, left, and Jacsen Nowell enjoy the Yeti cooler and goodies won by their mother, Reba Nowell from the Dunk-a-Candidate booth at the Pine Tree Music Fest. Southern Company Services-Red Hills Operations donated the cooler.

By Amanda McBride/Chamber of Commerce
The Dunk-a-Candidate booth at the 2015 Pine Tree Music Fest was a success!

The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce partnered with Southern Company Services-Red Hills Operations to host the Dunk-a-Candidate booth. This dunking booth was … Read more

School board holds budget hearing

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Budget Hearing
The Choctaw County School Board recently held its public hearing regarding its proposed school district budget for fiscal year 2016 on June 12 at the Central Office.

The school board plans to … Read more

Residents upset over lack of road maintenance

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Residents of Choctaw County’s District 4 are expressing concerns regarding their roads, and made their concerns felt during the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors meeting held on June 22 at the Choctaw County Courthouse … Read more

2015 Weir Family Reunion held in Weir

2015 june 14 weir family reunion pic

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

On Sunday, June 14, 2015, descendants of John and James Weir descended on the town that bears the family name for the annual Weir Family Reunion. While some folks were missing this time, such as those … Read more

Watermelons available for July 4 celebrations

These watermelons at Charlie's U-Pik near Lucedale, Mississippi, are among the earliest in the state on June 3, 2015. The majority of Mississippi’s 3,000 acres of commercial watermelons will be ripe the Fourth of July, but growers will be harvesting into August. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Kevin Hudson)

By Linda Breazeale
MSU Ag Communications

LUCEDALE, Miss. — Mississippi watermelon growers battled frequent rains to get their crops planted and ready in time for the Fourth of July and other summer celebrations.

David Nagel, horticulture specialist with the Mississippi … Read more

Community minded McKay aiming to build on successes


By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Being in a small town allows for its residents to form special bonds – bonds that makes a person lend a helping hand to his fellow neighbor, that show dedication for one’s hometown or … Read more

FCA visit


State Representative, Joey Hood of Ackerman, and MS Speaker of the House, Philip Gunn of Clinton, visited with students and staff at French Camp Academy … Read more

Local DYW presents Rotary program

Micah Gray and Rotary program chairman Mia Pogue

From Staff Reports

Webster County’s 2016 Distinguished Young Woman, Micah Gray of Eupora, was guest speaker at the June 2 meeting of the Eupora Rotary Club.

Micah will participate in the Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi 2016 (formerly Mississippi’s Junior … Read more

Summer learning

Pictured in Photo: Jennifer Kemp, Magee Elementary; Angela Monk, Magee Elementary; Marla Davis, Mississippi Department of Education; Marsha Roeland, Nanih Waiya; Janice Franklin, Neshoba Central; Debora McMahon, Neshoba Central; Thomas Lewis, Northeast Jones; Angela McDaniel, Pearl Junior High; Kanisha Rankin, Pearl Junior High; Mary Tribble, Pearl Junior High; Jennifer Hite, Pearl Upper Elementary; Kristi McMillan, Pearl Upper Elementary; Heather O'Malley-Haycraft, Pearl Upper Elementary; Kreissa Reed, Pearl Upper Elementary; Amanda Shelton, Pearl Upper Elementary; Gigi Pitts, Pisgah Elementary; Laura Smith, Pisgah Elementary; Cynthia Archibald, Puckett Elementary; Corinne Mann, Puckett Elementary; Tana Duckworth, Raleigh Elementary; Beth McGuire, Raleigh Elementary; Shellia Jackson, Ackerman Elementary; Schletha Brooks-Baker, Bentonia Gibbs Elementary; Stephanie Goss, Betty Mae Jack Middle; Dana Gates, Bolton-Edwards Elementary; Emily Lingle, Brandon Middle School; Molly Pillow, Brandon Middle School; Tina Bazor, Clara School; Alisha Davis, Columbus Alternative; Teresa Mackey, East Jones Elementary; Jennifer Mozingo, East Jones Elementary; Stephanie Noble, Franklin Upper Elementary; Kalissa Johnson, Hatley Elementary; Bonny Kennedy, Hatley Elementary; Joseph Charlton, Highland Bluff Elementary; Diane Beavers, Laurel Middle School; Joyce Sanders. Laurel Middle School; Franchell Thomas, Laurel Middle School; Maureen Johnson, Manchester Academy; Kristi Richardson, Richton Middle School; Shellia Jackson, Ackerman Elementary; Schletha Brooks-Baker, Bentonia Gibbs Elementary; Deborah French, Sebastopol; Betsy Wilson, Sebastopol

4th through 8th grade teachers from across Mississippi attended the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) RIDES training at the Rankin County School District Headquarters. The teachers participated in two days of high-energy, hands-on training from RIDES trainers who are actively … Read more

Coleman elected to serve on executive board of constables


From press reports

At the recent convention and annual training of the Mississippi Constables Association, Choctaw County Constable Chris Coleman was nominated and elected by his fellow officers to serve on the executive board of constables for the State of … Read more