Make a winning decision and quit tobacco use

Making the decision to quit using tobacco is difficult, but the choice is even harder without support. Moral support and expert help can make the difference between success and failure. The Mississippi Tobacco Quitline encourages smokers to join this year’s … Read more

Military notes – 11/18/15

PV1 Jacob Dendy
Army Pvt. Jacob W. Dendy has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction … Read more

High-scoring HCC Bulldogs picked up two wins last week

From school reports

Holmes Community College sophomore guard Daryl Macon poured in 35 points and pulled down 10 rebounds last Monday night as the 20th ranked Bulldogs defeated the Jones County Junior College Bobcats, 95-82, in overtime.

With the win, … Read more

Natchez Trace Parkway busy in 2015 with visitor amounts

From press reports

“During September 2015, the Natchez Trace Parkway experienced a slight decrease in the number of recreational visits over the 2014 figures,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser.

“This year, 476,818 used the Parkway during September 2015 compared to 488,825 … Read more

Calendar of Events – 11/18/15

AUMC Annual Chili Lunch
Nov. 18
Ackerman United Methodist will be selling chili, corn chips, homemade dessert and tea at the Ackerman United Methodist Fellowship Hall on Nov. 18 for $5. Local schools, hospitals and other groups and individuals in … Read more

The Civil War – History of 30th Mississippi Infantry: Part 5

By C.J. Johnson

The 30th Mississippi included companies from  central Mississippi.  Company C, the Choctaw Planters, was raised in Choctaw County.  This  continuation of the 30th Mississippi history comes from Dunbar Rowland’s “Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898.”

“In January, 1864, … Read more

Dimmed lights help the night sky


By Edwin Faughn

Greetings from Rainwater Observatory right here in the historic village of French Camp, Mississippi.

We are excited about our new indoor exhibits containing a brand new impressive meteorite collection! It contains such objects … Read more

Sports schedules – 11/18/15

Prep Basketball
6 p.m. — Louisville at Choctaw County
6 p.m. — French Camp at East Webster
6 p.m. — Winston Academy at Oak Hill Academy… Read more

Jail docket- 11/18/15

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 38 miscellaneous incident reports and eight incident offense reports last week.… Read more