Plans for hospital building a topic in supes meeting

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

Plans for the current hospital in Choctaw County were a topic of discussion in the February 11 Board of Supervisors meeting.

Steve Fontaine, vice president of hospital operations for Pioneer Health Services, said Pioneer … Read more

Speaker announced for First Responders Dinner

By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce will host the First Responders Dinner on Friday, March 1, at the Choctaw County Community Center in Ackerman, Miss.

Robert Latham, Jr., Director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) … Read more

Volunteer Fire departments vital to communities

By Chris Coleman, county fire coordinator

The first fire department in America was established in Boston, Massachusetts in 1679. Since that time, fire departments have become a crucial part of keeping cities, towns, communities, and wildlife safe from the dangers … Read more

French Camp Elementary pageant winners announced

By Press Reports

Recently, French Camp Elementary School held is first annual Miss Southern Belle pageant. All proceeds raised benefit funds and activities within the school. French Camp Elementary School-Miss Southern Belle Pageant 2012-2013 Winners 0-3 year olds: (Baby Miss) … Read more

Supervisors question Pioneer on several issues

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Discussion of inventory issues and others prompts Lauren Williams, hospital administrator, to leave the Choctaw County Board of Supervisor meeting on February 4.

In this meeting, District 3 Supervisor Chris McIntire, also board president, … Read more

Student from county earns creative writing awards

From press reports

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) Literary Arts students recently received awards in the prestigious Regional Scholastic Creative Writing Competition hosted by The Eudora Welty House, in conjunction with the Eudora Welty Foundation. MSA students received … Read more

The Civil War – Using the USS Indianola

By C.J. Johnson

This week in 1863, Vicksburg continued to be a “hot spot” in the war, even though winter weather had halted fighting most everywhere else. During winter months, often roads were muddy or impassable. Ice and snow would … Read more

Calendar of Events

Chicken Plate Lunch/Dinner Fundraiser
Feb. 15
The Weir Baseball Team is sponsoring a Chicken Plate Lunch/Dinner fundraiser on Feb. 15 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Plates are $6 which includes cole slaw, baked beans, rolls and dessert. Pick up at the … Read more