Rep. Hood provides legislative update

By District 35 Rep. Joey Hood


Two big deadlines faced House members this week as they made their way through the Calendar. Thursday, February 13, was the deadline for Original Floor Action on general bills and constitutional amendments. If … Read more

Golden Triangle lands waste tire grant

From Press Reports


The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has awarded the Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority a $90,000 waste tire grant.

The authority will use… Read more

Calendar of events

Feb. 20

Noon-1 p.m. at Choctaw County Extension Office  (interactive video). Dr. Wayne Porter will discuss different … Read more

Supervisors hire firm for hospital study

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer


After much discussion, the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors approved to hire the Horne Group to perform the required Miss. Code 41-13-15 (8) hospital study.

The board met in a quick meeting February … Read more

Civil War – General Sherman hits Meridian Hard

Submitted by C.J. Johnson


Union General William Tecumseh Sherman, known for his “March to the Sea” via Georgia in 1864, entered the Mississippi railroad center of Meridian on February 14, 1864. Meridian would be a … Read more

Vaughan’s vocabulary

Don Vaughan Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Recently I was studying the part in the last act of Shakespeare’s Hamlet where the brother of the deceased Ophelia asks a priest if … Read more

Hospital talk topic of meeting

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer


Questions about the county’s lease with Pioneer Health Systems fuel tempers in the February 10 Board of Supervisors meeting.… Read more

Jail docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 58 miscellaneous incident reports and… Read more