MDWFP and NWTF discuss wild turkey population declines

The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and the Mississippi Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) staff discussed the continual statewide decline in wild turkey harvests during its open Read more

MSU, Enterprise to offer FastTrac course

From Press Reports

Mississippi State University, through a recently awarded “Developing an Entrepreneurial Foundation in the MS ARC Region” grant, will be offering the Kauffman FastTrac NewVenture Entrepreneurship Program at the Regional Economic Enterprise of Mississippi office in the Eupora Read more

Southern Cross transmission project estimates positive impact for state

Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) announced its affiliate’s proposed Southern Cross Transmission project will provide significant economic benefits within Mississippi, including $1.9 billion in total direct, indirect, induced and fiscal economic impact, according to an independent study conducted by Read more

Start 2017 off right by kicking the habit of smoking

If quitting smoking is your New Year’s resolution this year, then you’re in good company. Plan ahead and make this healthy resolution a reality.

Quitting smoking can be challenging. Help is only a phone call or a click away for Read more

Unemployment rate lowest in more than 12 years

From press and staff reports

Mississippi’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell again in November to 5.7%.  This is the lowest level of unemployment since February 2004 when the rate was also 5.7%.  The November 2016 rate is two-tenths of a Read more

School board approve financials before Christmas break

From staff reports

The Choctaw County Board of Education held its last meeting before the Christmas break Dec. 12 at the Central Office.

During the discussion portion of the meeting, the board approved the financial reports.

In the informational portion Read more

Local EMCC students earn GED diplomas

From press reports

Crawford resident Elizabeth Ross, 50, had worked at Sanderson Plumbing in Columbus for 24 years when the bankrupt toilet-seat maker shut its doors on April 29, 2014. Ross was finding it difficult to land a good job Read more

Residents inform board of opposition of Southern Cross line

By Daniel Brunty

The Choctaw Plaindealer


A large crowd of concerned residents attended the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors meeting held Dec. 19 to discuss the proposed Southern Cross transmission line.

The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors have discussed Read more

Calendar of Events

Bible Study  

Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Attala County Library, Kosciusko. Evangelist Martha Jones will lead the Bible Study.

AA Meetings

Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, East Louisville Baptist Church Choir Room, Louisville.

Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, Choctaw County Read more

Postal Service offers special holiday services

From press reports

Next week will be the busiest days of the year at Post Offices as well as the heaviest days of the year for mail delivery.  To start off the week, in some locations the Postal Service will Read more