Boy Scout troop completes Eagle Scout projects

Boy Scout Troop 109 out of French Camp recently had two of its members complete Eagle Scout projects. Those scouts were Jonathan Duarte of Memphis, TN and Stephen Seago of Madison. Their chosen projects were to improve existing and new hiking trails in and around the Camp of the Rising Son. With the assistance of 20 plus volunteers, both Seago and Duarte were able to accomplish the completion of all four bridges.

Submitted by Kevin O’Brien

Well, they are at it again! Those energetic boys at Troop 109 in French Camp. Over the past four weeks they have completed four Eagle Scout Projects in and around French Camp. For those of you … Read more

French Camp: The year so far

This bench was purchased by the Town of French to commemorate the life of Anthony Lucas.

Within the first few months of 2015, the Town of French Camp is making strides towards making this a most memorable year by bringing economic and industrial opportunities to the forefront.

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

As the first … Read more

Mississippi 4-H: Continuing to empower lives

Submitted photo
The 4-H Pet Pals Club learned about backyard birds during their November 3 meeting. They also visited with pet chickens, colored turkey pictures and had snacks.

From press reports

Since 4-H began more than 100 years ago, it has become the nation’s largest positive youth development and youth mentoring organization, empowering six million young people in the U.S. Today, 4-H serves youth in rural, urban, and … Read more

Moving towards the future

The Town of Weir recently announced the opening of it news walking track/park located besides the Weir Fire Department building. The track/park, which was a six-year process to complete, is now open and available to the public. Town officials plan to host a dedication ceremony and ribbon-cutting in the near future.

As the Town of Weir looks towards another year of making progress in Choctaw County, its residents are seeing change daily as economic and industrial opportunities present themselves.

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Town of Weir is … Read more

First Responders Dinner a huge success

4-County Electric Association Lineman

By Amanda McBride, Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

First Responders are always on standby waiting on the next call for help. First Responders, paid and volunteer, are all around us including our family, friends, neighbors and strangers. These heroes often … Read more

Loper achieving his dreams with a ‘bench’ view

Judge Loper on the bench

How a small town boy was able to achieve his childhood dream with a dedication and work ethic that shows the spirit of Choctaw County

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Many people never get the opportunity to live out … Read more

Hospital appears to bloom under new management

With the new management changes at Choctaw Regional Medical Center, staff members are responding with a higher level of quality care and service to the residents of Choctaw County and the surrounding areas. Around 50 employees have been added to the healthcare system of Choctaw County within the past eight months, with no signs of slowing down.
(Right) With the new hours for the Choctaw Medical Clinic from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., citizens of Choctaw County and the surrounding areas can now visit a doctor or nurse practitioner during a time of their convenience.

From staff reports

Almost one year ago, the residents of Choctaw County faced a challenge regarding its healthcare system within the county. The county’s hospital, at that time under lease and management of Pioneer Health Systems, was going through a … Read more