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Coleman guest speaker at Republican Party meeting

By Press Reports The Choctaw County Republican Party met on June 12 at the Choctaw County Courthouse. There were several items on the agenda, including the formation of the County Executive Committee and other committees. Executive Chairman Shannon Crow addressed…

Secessionville, S.C. becomes battle site

Submitted by C.J. Johnson While the three day ride of General Stuart and his cavalry around the Army of the Potomac in mid-June was not of critical importance as a stand-alone action, it provided significant information to General Lee for…

Tummy Safe Class and Exam offered July 26

By Press Reports Tummy Safe is a food certification course for childcare providers. TummySafe offers 6 contact hours for child care providers who complete the course, and offers certification status for those that take and pass the certification exam. This…

Supes discuss surgery area

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer Construction of the new hospital was still a hot topic in the June 4 Board of Supervisors meeting. They discussed the size of the helipad to be built at the new hospital. Lauren Williams,…

School Board reviews policies

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The Choctaw County School Board held their regular monthly meeting on June 4 at the Ty Cobb Complex instead of the Central Office boardroom. During the meeting the board heard public comments concerning the…

Questions answered on the Restructuring of CCSD

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The Choctaw County School District will soon be restructured to save money and create a better educational environment for students in the county. The School Board approved Proposal 1 as the restructuring plan in…

McKenna Hawkins Benefit Ride set

By Ellen Graves The Choctaw Plaindealer The Dream Riders Biking for Children Chapter B of Louisville will be hosting the McKenna Hawkins Benefit Ride on June 23, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in French Camp. McKenna Hawkins is three years old…

All-star Baseball Team named

From press reports Nineteen Mississippi High School Baseball players were named to the State Games of Mississippi All-star Baseball team following tryouts at East Central Community College on June 6. The team, coached by Chris Ball from Heritage Academy, Cole…

The Civil War – Cross Keys and Port Republic

Submitted By C.J. Johnson In late May 1862, General Stonewall Jackson had soundly defeated Union troops under General Nathaniel Banks at Winchester, Virginia. This Union defeat alarmed Federal leadership, fearing that Jackson would strike Washington, D. C. next. To protect…

Calendar of Events

Gospel Singing June 16 Gospel Singing will be held June 16 at 7 p.m. at the Sherwood Community Center featuring By His Grace with Robert Herring, Revelations and Brandy Pennington. Everyone is invited to come join us for a great…