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Fires destroy two homes

Henderson Home in French Camp was a total loss

By Chuck Bailey
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Two homes in two separate parts of Choctaw County were destroyed by fire last week.

The first was the home of Jackie and Linda Henderson. The home was located 5084 Highway 413 just west … Read more

Baber wins special election

From Staff Reports

Felecia Miller-Baber won the special election held Tuesday, February 9 for Alderperson for the town of Ackerman Ward 1.… Read more

Economic Development 101 event held

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Community leaders and elected officials enjoy a meal as they attend Economic Development 101

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Despite the winter thunderstorm Thursday, January 21, community leaders and elected officials from Choctaw and Webster County attended Economic Development 101 presented by Stephanie Hamby of the TVA Economic Development – Community Development team.… Read more

Nursing Home celebrations held

Residents celebrating Mardi Gras.

From Staff Reports

With Easter coming early this year the Choctaw County Nursing Home residents held three celebrations this past week.

Tuesday, February 9 was Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. The residents celebrated as it is the last day before … Read more

Overtime not kind to French Camp

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French Camp's Anna Katherin Hosket (00) passes the ball downcourt as Noxapater's Madelyn Wilkes (34) defends.

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

Overtime was not a pleasant experience for the French Camp Academy basketball teams last week.

The Lady Panthers dropped one overtime game, while the FCA boys lost all three of last week’s contests in overtime.… Read more

Evans ‘weaves up’ stories about ‘The Basket Man’

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Carolyn Evans speaks about her father “The Basket Man” to the Choctaw County Historical and Genealogical Society.

By Chuck Bailey
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County Historical and Genealogical Society welcomed guest speaker Carolyn Evans to their meeting Monday, January 25 at noon in the Pickle Boardroom of the Choctaw County Library in Ackerman.

Evans spoke about … Read more

Chargers finish out regular season in strong fashion

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Choctaw County Jeremy Miller (34) looks for a open shot in Saturdays game with New Site

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County High School boys basketball team warmed up for the Region 5-3A Tournament being hosted at CCHS this week with a pair of region wins last week.

The Chargers improved to 22-5 overall … Read more

HOSA students at CCCTC compete at district

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Health Science Class at CCCTC

From School Reports

Members of Mrs. Thomas’ Health Science class at Choctaw County Career and Technology Center competed in the Northern District Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) … Read more

Tales from the Yockanookany hits home

Tales From the Yockanookany cover was from a photograph taken by Jenkins daughter-in-law Anita Jenkins.

By Chuck Bailey
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Tales from the Yockanookany
By Benny Jenkins
Choctaw County, Mississippi
Alphagraphics, Publisher
2015, First Edition
141 pages
$19.95

Special features that Jenkins lists in his acknowledgements include a map of the Greensboro Community by … Read more