Obituaries – 06/17/15

Gwendolyn Pennington
June 1, 2015
Funeral services for Gwendolyn Pennington 84, were held at Lakewood Funeral Home in Byram on Wednesday June 3, 2015 at 1 p.m. Burial at Lakewood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Pennington died on Monday June 1, 2015 … Read more

Kelly wins 1st Congressional District Seat


By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

North Mississippi voters made their voices heard on June 2 as Republican Trent Kelly won a special-election runoff to fill the vacant 1st Congressional District seat left void by the passing of the late … Read more

4-County members convene for Annual Membership Meeting

LeRoy Henry IV of Sturgis participates in the health fair portion of the 4-County Electric Power Association Annual Membership Meeting Thursday, June 4, at the East Mississippi Community College’s Mayhew campus. Dr. David Curtis assisted Young. About 200 people attended the health fair and nearly 650 people attended the annual meeting.

From press reports

Members of 4-County Electric Power Association elected three directors, attended a health fair, listened to educational presentations and learned about a variety of programs and initiatives at the Association’s Annual Membership Meeting Thursday at East Mississippi Community … Read more

Aldermen discuss request for sign at local cemetery

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Ackerman Board of Aldermen discussed a request to erect a gate and marker at one of the town’s cemeteries during its regular monthly meeting held on June 2 at City Hall.

The meeting … Read more

Supervisors make steps towards receiving grant

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors continued to progress in receiving a grant to repair one of the county’s industrial roads during its regular meeting held on June 3 at the Choctaw County Courthouse … Read more

Three great indoor activities for summer


Submitted by Jan Ballard, Mississippi State University Extension Service

Yarm Spinners Book Club (part of Mississippi State University Extension Service in Choctaw County) would like to encourage the residents of Choctaw, and surrounding counties, to not just think about … Read more



Last week, this 10 passenger, wheel chair accessible van was donated by Sunflower Management Group to the Choctaw County Medical Foundation. … Read more

Constable Department receives 4-County Foundation Grant

Choctaw County Chief Constable Chris Coleman, center, receives an $8,700 award from the 4-County Foundation to help purchase a new Constable patrol car from Foundation Board members (from left) Jimmie Whitt, Kathy Howell, Columbus Jones, Russell Dodds and Deanie Graves.

From press reports

Choctaw County Constables will be able to provide even better service following a gift from the 4-County Foundation. The 4-County Foundation recently awarded an $8,700 grant to the Choctaw County Constable Department for the purchase of a … Read more