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The Civil War – Union ideas and action

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

On July 14, 1862, President Lincoln signed into law the bill that created the Army Medal of Honor.

“Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That … Read more

Aldermen discuss limb, debris removal

By Ellen Graves The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Ackerman Board of Aldermen discussed the collection of limb and debris removal in their monthly board meeting held Tuesday, July 3 at 6 p.m.

The board discussed the fact that Ackerman does not … Read more

School Board rejects FCE roof repair

By Ellen Graves and Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County School Board rejected bids to repair the roof at French Camp Elementary until a full evaluation is made. In the July 2 board meeting, the board discussed the … Read more

DYW Trunk Show set

By Press Reports

Alison Marie Cooper, Choctaw County’s Distinguished Young Woman, will be traveling to Meridian July 15 to compete in the state program for the title of Mississippi’s Distinguished Young Woman. The Distinguished Young Woman Program is the new … Read more

Supervisors deal with tax issues

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors dealt with several tax issues in their July 2 board meeting.

Ginger Eaves attended the board meeting to ask for a refund on land taxes that she has … Read more

Coaching changes for schools in the district

By Daniel Brunty The Choctaw Plaindealer

With the restructuring of the Choctaw County School District on hold for the time being, it not only affected the academics of the schools, it also affected the sports of the schools as well.… Read more

Calendar of Events

Summer Reading Program July 12 Children are invited to the Summer Reading Program at the Choctaw County Library every Tuesday in July from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. On Tuesday, July 12 children will learn about “Things That Go Bump In The … Read more

South Union Campmeeting set for July 20-25

Pastor Ed Saunders and the members of South Union United Methodist Church invite all to the 140th Campmeeting at South Union Campground beginning Friday evening, July 20 through Wednesday, July 25.

Campmeeting takes many back to a simpler time; just … Read more

A look at naval history in the war

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

The 15th Mississippi, which included three companies raised in Choctaw County, was in Vicksburg during the June and July 1862 naval bombardment. in June and July 1862, along with the forces of General Earl Van Dorn. … Read more

4-County urges members to beware of phone scam

Electric cooperatives around the state, like 4-County Electric Power Association, are urging members to beware of an ongoing telephone scam.

Officials said there are variations of the scam, but all claim to have money from the federal government that will … Read more