County DYW Program approaching


From press reports

On Saturday, March 21st, 2015, the 39th Choctaw County Distinguished Young Woman, Formerly Junior Miss Program, will take place in Ackerman at the Ty Cobb Complex on the campus of Choctaw County High School. The show will … Read more

Choir to perform March 25

His Little Feet

From press reports

His Little Feet Children’s Choir will be at French Camp Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, March 25 at 6:15 pm.

This energetic, culturally unique, Gospel-centered presentation includes orphans, ages 6 – 12, from different countries who participate in … Read more

Grand jury issues report

From press & staff reports

The newly empaneled Choctaw County Grand Jury has issued a report of its investigations.

The jurors were empaneled Feb. 17 on the opening day of Choctaw County Circuit Court and were in session for one … Read more

SkillsUSA Team Places at District and State Contests

Opening and Closing Ceremonies: Placed 1st at District Contest, Placed 1st at State Contest, Pictured: (left to right): Keon Miller, Samuel Williamson, Jemarkis Fair, Nikki Neal, Jennifer Bigley, Kellen Lang and Baley Nail

Robert Black’s Construction: Carpentry SkillsUSA members recently attended District and State Contests.

During the State Contest which was held in Jackson, MS on March 3rd and 4th, students competed in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Masonry, and Prepared Speech events.… Read more

Annual “Take Pride in America Day” cancelled

The U.S Forest Service will not host its annual “Take Pride in America Day” this year, but hope to continue the event in the near future. Until then, the Forest Service has re-opened the recreation area of the Choctaw Lake to the public for the upcoming spring season.

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Tombigbee National Forest will not host its annual “Take Pride in America Day” at Choctaw Lake Recreation Area this year. Bobby Claybrook, Supervisory Forester with the U.S. Forestry Service, spoke of the reasons … Read more

Choctaw County NWTF Banquet Great success

Will Hood, son of Ed and Cortney Thomas Hood of Tupelo

From press reports

The 2015 National Wild Turkey Federation Choctaw County Chapter held a very successful banquet on Saturday, March 7, at the Choctaw County Community Center.

Over 160 attended the event which raised funds to help support local and … Read more


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Senators Chuck Younger, (left), and Gary Jackson, (right), visited with students attending the Mississippi Electric Power Association Youth Leadership Workshop at the Capitol on Thursday, February 26, 2015.… Read more

An unsolved mystery in the Turkey Woods

By Roy Hawkins

The Gobbler’s appearance a mere twenty yards away was a surprise since to all appearances my hunt had gone down the drain a few moments before.

Everything had seemed ideal when I sat down against a tree … Read more