Correction – 07/01/15

In the article entitled “School board holds budget hearing” in the June 24 edition of The Choctaw Plaindealer, it states that the date of the next meeting for the Choctaw County School Board is July 7. The correct date of … Read more

Jail docket – 07/1/15

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s department filed 153 miscellaneous incident reports and 18 incident offense reports in the last two weeks.

6/20/15 Jamie L. Cooper, w/f, 2/04/82, APD: failure to appear… Read more

Letter to editor – 7/1/15

A thank you

Choctaw County Animal Shelter held a hamburger plate fundraiser on June 19. We raised $1600 in plate sales, silent auction items and donations. Every item used for the fundraiser was donated. The shelter had absolutely no expenses. … Read more

Sixteen HCC athletes honored by NJCAA for academic excellence

From school reports

Sixteen Holmes Community College athletes were among this recognized as recipients of the 2014-15 NJCAA Academy Student-Athlete Awards last week.

During the 2014-15 academic year, the NJCAA saw 58,531 student-athletes compete on 3,461 teams in 28 different … Read more

Marriage for all and all for marriage

Editorial by Jack Ryan
Enterprise McComb Journal

There is already plenty of criticism of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that legalized gay marriage across the country. By a 5-4 vote, the justices said the definition of liberty includes marrying any … Read more

In our community – 7/1/15

“Lightning Strikes Thrice”
Lisa Harris

In my most recent column, I made mention of the mishaps of life. I had to purchase four new tires and my car overheated. Well, things haven’t improved much since then, but it is what … Read more

Fertilizing forages can provide deer food

By James L. Cummins
Special to the Plaindealer

Most people think that during the summer there is an ample supply of browse for deer to eat. Many people think that since the sweetgums, hickories and oaks are green again, deer … Read more

Civil War – Late June and Early July 1865 action

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

In late June 1865, President Andrew Johnson continued to pursue his reconstruction efforts. On June 30th, he named Benjamin F. Perry as the provisional governor of South Carolina.

Also on the same date, seven conspirators tried … Read more

Why stick by negative flag?  


By Tim Kalich
Greenwood Commonwealth

When your argument is weak, erect straw men.

That’s what state Sen. Lydia Chassaniol and some other defenders of Mississippi’s state flag did last week when trying to diplomatically explain why they were not in … Read more