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County selects Adams as new Fire Coordinator

By Chuck Bailey The Choctaw Plaindealer Blaine Adams, a lieutenant with the Grenada Fire Department and an Ackerman Volunteer Fireman was named Choctaw County’s’ newest Fire Coordinator at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors Monday,…

Volunteer firefighters serve community

Press and staff reports Did you ever stop to think what would happen if no one volunteered to put out fires or respond to medical emergencies in your community. The toll in lives and property would be unfathomable. Over 70%…

Choctaw County Volunteer

By: Tim “Tinker” Pritchett Ackerman V.F.D. If You See Red Lights Flashing On The Dash Of The Vehicle Coming From The Rear Please Pull Over And Make Way It Could Be Your Local Choctaw County Volunteer! We Don’t Flash Them…

Flag presentation

Chuck Bailey/Staff Simpson Volunteer Fire Department receives a new U.S. Flag from WoodmenLife Chapter 373 in Ackerman. WoodmanLife Sales Representative, Renee Murphy would like for you to contact her about receiving a flag for your business or entity. Pictured (left…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. On the blog titled “Tipping My Fedora” is a review of Think Twice, a 1939 play by Ayn Rand. Ayn is pronounced like the first syllable in Einstein. The review…

First Impressions Grant applications available now

By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce will be administering the First Impressions Grant Program with the support of the Choctaw County Economic Development District. Grant applications can be requested by contacting the Chamber of…

Senate clears Fallen Heroes Flag Act

From Press & Staff Reports U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker on April 15 announced their support for legislation that would provide an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol to the families of first responders who are killed…

Services will honor fallen officers

From Press & Staff Reports Fallen law enforcement officers will be honored at the national and state level during National Police Week, which is May 15-21. The 35th annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. May…

A chilly 4th Annual Kid’s Fishing Rodeo held

By Chuck Bailey The Choctaw Plaindealer Blustery winds and a cool morning welcomed young fisherman to the Choctaw County Lake Saturday, April 16 for the 4th annual Kid’s Fishing Rodeo as registration began at 7:30 p.m. The record crowd of…