Calendar of Events

Starting a Business- First Steps

Sept. 18

Are you interested in starting your own business, but don’t know where to begin?  This seminar outlines the basic steps to starting a business.  This seminar will be held on Sept. 18 from … Read more

Blanton wins First Down Friday raffle

From press reports


Alton Blanton of Ackerman was the winner of the Chamber of Commerce First Down Friday raffle.  First Down Friday was held on Friday, September 5.

Customers who spent $10 or more at participating businesses were eligible … Read more

Sports schedules



Prep Softball

6:30 p.m. — Louisville at Meridian

6:30 p.m. — West Lowndes at Noxapater

Prep Volleyball

5 p.m. — Grace Christian at Choctaw County


Prep Softball

6 p.m. — East Webster at … Read more

School board discusses transportation issue

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer


Whether or not to transport French Camp Academy students to the Career and Technology Center was discussed in the September 9 School Board meeting.

The district is trying to decide if they can … Read more

Flag presented to Boy Scouts

From press reports


On Monday September 9th, 2013, Dist. 35 Rep. Joey Hood presented to Boy Scout Troop 41 a State of Mississippi flag at their meeting held at the American Legion Post 82. This flag was previously flown … Read more

Civil War – Fighting in Texas and Tennessee

Submitted by C.J. Johnson


On September 8, 1863, a small group of Rebels at Fort Griffin, Texas held off the Union army’s attempt to invade Texas by way of Sabine Pass, on the line between Texas and Louisiana. Union … Read more

Supes discuss inventory issues

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer


The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors discussed a list of inventory issues relating to the Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw.

Diane Pyron, county inventory clerk, submitted a revised list of missing county owned … Read more

Jack-O-Lantern Jam selected as event name

Alyssa Pritchett’s event name was recently chosen as the name of the upcoming fall festival. Jack-O-Lantern Jam will be held October 26 in Ackerman. 
Pictured is Alyssa Pritchett, middle, Lara Bowman, left, and Donna McKay, right, both of the Chamber of Commerce.

By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce


Alyssa Pritchett, a student at Choctaw County High School, submitted the winning name for the Chamber of Commerce’s contest to name the fall festival on Saturday, October 26.  The event will be called … Read more