News

First Responders Dinner a huge success

4-County Electric Association Lineman

By Amanda McBride, Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

First Responders are always on standby waiting on the next call for help. First Responders, paid and volunteer, are all around us including our family, friends, neighbors and strangers. These heroes often … Read more

Loper achieving his dreams with a ‘bench’ view

Judge Loper on the bench

How a small town boy was able to achieve his childhood dream with a dedication and work ethic that shows the spirit of Choctaw County

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Many people never get the opportunity to live out … Read more

Hospital appears to bloom under new management

With the new management changes at Choctaw Regional Medical Center, staff members are responding with a higher level of quality care and service to the residents of Choctaw County and the surrounding areas. Around 50 employees have been added to the healthcare system of Choctaw County within the past eight months, with no signs of slowing down.
(Right) With the new hours for the Choctaw Medical Clinic from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., citizens of Choctaw County and the surrounding areas can now visit a doctor or nurse practitioner during a time of their convenience.

From staff reports

Almost one year ago, the residents of Choctaw County faced a challenge regarding its healthcare system within the county. The county’s hospital, at that time under lease and management of Pioneer Health Systems, was going through a … Read more

Panthers scheduled to play twice this week

Photo Credits: Paige Rabun
Carlye Pender pitching for the panthers.

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

French Camp Academy head baseball coach Nathan Wright said nothing is going on with his 1-3 Panthers that experience and becoming more consistent throwing strikes won’t correct.

“We just need some work and the weather … Read more

Calendar of Events – 03/25/2015

Choctaw County Flea Market is April 11
Choctaw County Flea Market will be held Saturday, April 11  from 8:00am until 2:00pm in downtown Ackerman.  Space is 10’x10’ – no electricity or water available. There is no vendor fee.  Registration is … Read more

CCSWCD offers chicken litter spreader

The Choctaw County Soil and Water Conservation District would like to remind everyone that that they have a Litter Spreader for rental to farmers who wish to spread chicken litter on their farms. The charge for renting the equipment is … Read more

Holmes’ history-making season ends in heartbreaking loss

From school reports

The history-making 2014-15 basketball season came to a painful end here today in the quarterfinals of the NJCAA National Tournament with the Holmes Community College Bulldogs falling to the Hill College Rebels, 73-72.

The Bulldogs ended the … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 03/25/2015

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

For the Theatre Appreciation class I created a technique to generate students’ knowledge and appreciation of the Shakespearean plays.… Read more