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GOP making strides in traditional Democratic Choctaw County

By Chuck Bailey The Choctaw Plaindealer With the beginning of the Republican National Convention next week in Cleveland, Ohio, counties throughout Mississippi started months ago planning and electing delegates to represent them at the State Republican Convention in Jackson Saturday,…

Calendar of Events

Please email your calendar of events, notices and public meetings to reporter@choctawplaindealer.com Maben Church of God VBS July 13-16, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., 3965 Crowley Dr., Maben. The theme is “Submerged-finding the truth below the surface”. Details: Linda R. Williams (662)…

State champs

DANNY P. SMITH/STARKVILLE DAILY NEWS The Mathiston Bench Mobb 9-year-old Dizzy Dean All-Stars won the East State Tournament at McKee Park in Starkville on July 3. The team defeated Caledonia 16-1 and fell to Starkville 8-7 on June 30, defeated…

Cochran urges DOE to broaden renewable timber standard

From Press Reports U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) reported his support for changes to a federal policy that restricts federal agencies from purchasing lumber products produced on millions of acres of forests in Mississippi. Cochran has signed a bipartisan letter…

E911 Calls

June 29 11:16 a.m., Weir-Salem Rd., Alarm, CSO  12:58 p.m., Hwy. 15 S., Welfare Check,CSO 1:03 a.m., W. Cherry Ave., Welfare Check, APD 8:23 p.m., Hannah Rd., Medical Call, EMS June 30 9:10 a.m., Hwy. 15, Alarm, CSO 10:01 a.m.,…

Jail Docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 62 miscellaneous incident reports and 12 incident offense reports last week. 6/30/16 King Lenoir B/M 1/31/88 CSO Transferred for Work Program 6/30/16 Willie Edwards B/M 9/24/64 CSO Assault on Correctional Officer 7/1/16 Mark Gladney…

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…

July is National Blueberry Month

By Juli Hughes Choctaw County Coordinator MSU Extension Service Blueberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and fiber and are low in fat. With just 80 calories a cup, eating blueberries can boost your body’s antioxidant activity and also…