County hires legal counsel to review letter

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

After receiving a letter from Pioneer Health Services the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors has hired outside legal counsel to review it.

The supervisors received the letter from Pioneer on March 3 and later … Read more

AES Pre-K learn from Dr. Seuss

Pre-K students at AES enjoyed learning from Dr. Seuss books

From press reports

The Pre-K Classes at Ackerman Elementary School recently celebrated the National Educators Association “Read Across America” reading program.

The Students have enjoyed… Read more

BYWY Fire department receives class nine rating

Submitted photo

BYWY  Volunteer Fire Department during the recent rating test by the Mississippi State Rating Bureau. Bywy received their Class 9 fire rating.

By Press Reports

Often times during the night or day, volunteers with county fire departments drop what they are doing to respond to a fire, a wreck, or to assist in a medical emergency.

Many times these volunteers go unnoticed … Read more

Civil War – Ulysses S. Grant promoted to Lt. General

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

On March 1, 1864, according to, “President Abraham Lincoln nominates Ulysses S. Grant for the newly revived rank of lieutenant general. At the time, George Washington was the only other man to have held… Read more

Jail Docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 107 incident offense reports and 11 miscellaneous incident reports last week.… Read more

Chamber hires new executive director

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce received bittersweet news last December when they received the resignation from then Executive Director Lara Bowman. With the position being vacate ever since that time, the … Read more

C-4 Angus Farm joins membership of AAA

From press reports

C-4 Angus Farm, Mathiston, is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.

The American Angus Association, with more than … Read more

Don’t plant perennial herbs before last frost

By Lelia Kelly and David Nagel
MSU Horticulture Specialists

In some areas, you’ll already find transplants of perennial herbs, such as thyme, lemon balm, oregano, chives and winter savory at your garden center.

Although some of these… Read more