CWJC holds first graduation ceremony

Rhonda Booth (in center), her daughter (left) and mentor Kim Maxwell (right)

By Sis. Alies Therese

On Friday, May 17, at a buffet celebration on Lake Tiak O’ Khata, the first class of CWJC graduated. After 27 weeks of classes, Bible study and art exploration, these four women completed the course: Rosa … Read more

Education notes

Local named to HCC president’s list

Holmes Community College Academic and technical students with exemplary quality point averages are recognized at the end of the fall and spring semesters by being named to the President’s or Dean’s list. To be … Read more

‘Mitchell Dental Cares’ event a huge success

From press reports

Mitchell Dental Clinic is Ackerman recently held their annual charity event with a slight name change – “Mitchell Dental Cares.”
The event took place for the 7th year in a row this past Friday, May 9. Mitchell … Read more

Supervisors hold brief meeting

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors held a brief session during their regular meeting on May 12 at the Choctaw County Courthouse.

The board met briefly with county resident Charles Peay, who wanted to … Read more

Longs retire

Rep. Joey Hood recognizes Hugh and Martha Long

By Sylvia Dickson

After nearly 50 years of service at French Camp Academy, Hugh and Martha Long are retiring.
Hugh was born in Kansas and moved to French Camp from Texas. He began his career at FCA in 1966 as … Read more

Bryan Hayes & The Retrievers to entertain at Pine Tree

Bryan Hayes and The Retrievers

From Press Reports

Bryan Hayes and The Retrievers will bring their signature sound and honest storytelling to The Pine Tree Music Festival on June 7 at 4:45 p.m. Touring in preparation for their upcoming third album, Let’s Ride, BH&R shows … Read more

School board sets date for budget hearing

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County School Board held their last regular monthly meeting before the end of the school year on May 12 at the Choctaw County Central Office.

After calling the meeting to order, the … Read more

GIRLFRIENDS take road trip

GIRLFRIENDS at Broken Wings enjoy exhibits at the Mississippi Museum of Art

By Sister Alies Therese

GIRLFRIENDS at Broken Wings were on the road again…and back to the MS Museum of Art to experience the wonderful quilt exhibition by the African-American quilter (d. 2011) G. MacGee. Her SLAVE SERIES was jaw-dropping, both … Read more

CCGS provides power and goodwill in county

Broken Wings Ministry recently received a $1,000 donation from the Choctaw County Generating Station in lieu of their Global Giving Day activities. Pictured with Bro Roger Griffith of Broken Wings (center) are Plant Manager, Howard Holder (right) and Plant Administrator, Stacey Thornton (left).

From press & staff reports

The Choctaw County Generating Station provides electric power through one of cleanest running and efficient natural gas burning Generating Stations in the country.  The 800 megawatt combined cycle plant is located in French Camp. The … Read more

Winston County Tornado Relief seeking more donations

tornado damage

From press reports

With 10 citizens lives lost, dozens injured and thousands in need of assistance, the organizers of the Winston County Tornado Relief continue to seek donations.
“Our thoughts and sympathy are with all those impacted by this horrific … Read more