Visitation Numbers for Natchez Trace Parkway are released

From Press Reports

“During June 2016, the Natchez Trace Parkway experienced an increase in the number of recreational visits over the 2015 figures,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “This year, 525,501 visitors used the Parkway during June 2016 compared to 516,654 … Read more

News of Yesteryear

<strong>Seventy-four years ago this week–From the files of the July 3, 1942 Choctaw Plaindealer. </strong>

First Settlers of Ackerman

(We continue with part three of a four part series)

The first business house opened in Ackerman was that of John … Read more

Jail Docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 68 miscellaneous incident reports and 11 incident offense reports last week.

7/9/16 Angel M. Pratt B/F 10/9/90 CSO No D.L., No MVL, & Improper Passing

7/9/16 Samuel Miller B/M 6/30/80 CSO No MVL, Phone … Read more

In our community

That’s Life

By Ruth Nowlin

I am going to deviate from my usual poems and prose. We have lived in this old house for 34 years now and every once in a while I still come across some of the … Read more

MSDH urge parents to immunize children before school

From press and staff reports

While the end of summer seems a long time away, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reminds parents that state law requires kids to be immunized against childhood diseases to enter public or private … Read more

Mcknight receives Rural Physician Scholarship

Falan McKnight, a graduate of Mississippi State University and Weir native, was recently awarded the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship valued at $30,000 per year for her medical training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson at the … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary

I have another quiz of a variety of vocabulary-building words for you in this week’s Vaughan’s Vocabulary. See how well you do. The quiz begins with a word that I … Read more

Calendar of Events

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Summer Revival

July 18-22, 7:30 p.m., Fancher Hill Church, Weir. Rev. Dr. Benjamin Pittman will be the guest speaker. Come one come all and be blessed by the … Read more

We cannot know what tomorrow will bring…

Submitted by Jan Ballard

Choctaw County Extension Office

Or what affect a newspaper article might have on individuals. First of all, on behalf of Mississippi State University Extension in Choctaw County, I would like to thank the Choctaw Plaindealer for … Read more

Turfgrass Research Field Day set for August 23

From Press Reports

Professional turfgrass managers can learn about innovations in turfgrass and landscape management strategy during the 2016 Turfgrass Research Field Day Aug. 23.

The event will be held at the R.R. Foil Plant Science Research Center on the … Read more