Congressional election upcoming

From Staff Reports

Voters in Choctaw and 21 other counties go the polls Tuesday to fill a vacant seat in Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District.

The May 12 election will fill the U.S. House seat vacated after Rep. Alan Nunnelee died … Read more

Fiddle Contest to be held at Pine Tree Fest

Photo by Donna McKay
Temperance Babcock-Steiskal and Alan Sibley play during the 2014 Billy Joe Box Fiddle Contest. Both served as judges for the contest that was held during last year’s Pine Tree Music Fest.

By Amanda McBride/Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

The Billy Joe Box Fiddle Contest is back again at the Pine Tree Music Fest. The contest brought in a crowd and great fiddle players so it’s back for its second year. The … Read more

Into law

Exempt Purple Heart Recipients from Certain Hunting License Requirements

Last week, Governor Phil Bryant signed into law House Bill 841, exempts Purple Heart recipients from being required to have a hunting license while hunting nuisance animals. … Read more

Lunch for the Nursing Home Volunteers’

L to R; Francie Hemphill, Mary Katherine McGee, Ann McCool, Glenda Whittington, Teresa Simpson, Rev. Kevin Yearber, Rev. Danny Irvin, Charles Maness, Jean Maness, Carolyn Thompson, Flossie Mosley.

The nursing home in Ackerman hosted an event for all of its volunteers that help out throughout the year on April 16.

The group of volunteers offers their assistance regularly for events and church services.… Read more

Warren J. Hunt seeks office of Tax Assessor/Collector

From staff reports

To the voters and citizens of Choctaw County, I, Warren J. Hunt would like to announce my candidacy for Choctaw County Tax Assessor/Collector and seek your support.

In order to provide public services, local governments must have … Read more

Maben Home and Garden Club hosts tablescapes


From Dottie Dewberry

Spectacular displays of tablescapes were viewed by the membership of the Maben Home and Garden Club Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the Los Encinos Grill in Maben.

There were three tables featuring wildlife, bridal, and Christmas, plus … Read more

“Mitchell Dental Cares” event a success


From press reports

The 8th Annual Mitchell Dental Cares was a true success! Our goal has always been to see the first 150 patients, but Friday we reached 150… and then kept going!

We finally stopped at 170. That is … Read more

ECCC coach looks at winning from eternal perspective

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

DECATUR — Ken Karcher is not your typical college football coach, but he’s okay with that.

While the former Notre Dame, Tulane and NFL quarterback certainly enjoys winning football games, the East Central Community College … Read more