Nominees submitted for board of directors

Photos courtesy of Today in Mississippi 
Johnny Johnson

Courtesy of Today in Mississippi

Two incumbent directors are nominated for re-election to 4-County Electric Power Association’s board of directors.

The Association’s nominating committee met March 15 and submitted the names of Johnny Johnson of Columbus for District 1, Lowndes … Read more

EMCC theatre department to debut original play

EMCC’s Eggplant _ Cast
Cast members for EMCC’s Golden Triangle Theatre’s production of the play “Eggplant” are, front row from left, Jordan Anderson (Steens), Sarah Marlin (Columbus), Tiffany Peevy (Columbus), Shanna Lehr (Caledonia), and Madison Pouliot (Memphis, Tenn.). In the back row, from left are Moesha Clayborn (Steens), Zachary Chestnutt (Columbus), student director Rex Ames (Starkville), Ryan Jeffries (Ackerman), playwright Don R. Vaughan (Center Grove), Stephen Malone (Columbus) and Hayden Steadman (Mathiston).

MAYHEW – The East Mississippi Community College Golden Triangle campus Theatre Department presents the debut performance of “Eggplant,” a play written by former Dark Shadows and Gunsmoke actress Kathleen Cody and Don Rodney Vaughan, a local professor, playwright and radio … Read more

Mississippi Hills offers grant funds for education


By Kayla McCarley

An additional  Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area (MHNHR) grant round with $50,000 available will be conducted between May 1-June 30, 2016 for education grants only. These grants can be used to help defray some of the … Read more

CRMC welcomes new social worker

Stephanie Black

From Hospital Reports

Last month, Choctaw Regional Medical Center (CRMC) welcomed their new Director of Social Services, Stephanie Black.  Black was born and raised in Little Rock, AR, and has resided in Starkville the past 17 years with her husband, … Read more

In due time all will reap a harvest of righteousness

French Camp Students enjoy gardening

By J. Lance Ragsdale
French Camp Academy

Preparing the Soil
Just as a gardener considers his field, we carefully study the needs of our garden. The gardener then turns the soil and adds nutrients. French Camp Academy prepares students through … Read more

Dot Ward honored with birthday celebration

Dot (center) with her grandson, Matt Ward (left) and son, Jimmy Ward (right)

By Mary Nell Coblentz

Family, friends, former students and fellow teachers gathered Tuesday, March 8 to celebrate Dot Ward’s 82nd birthday at the Historical Highlight Luncheon at French Camp Presbyterian Church.

Dot a beloved teacher and leader in the French … Read more

His Little Feet coming to French Camp


From Press Reports

His Little Feet International Children’s Choir is presenting at French Camp Presbyterian Church Wednesday, April 20 at 6:00 pm. The choir presentation is free and open to the public.… Read more

2nd Annual FCA Rodeo this weekend

A crowd favorite event bull riding will be featured again this year

Barrel Race, Commemorative Rodeo Belt Buckle new this year

By Chuck Bailey
The Choctaw Plaindealer

It’s that time of year again for the French Camp Academy Rodeo. This will mark the second year for the annual spring event.… Read more

Kids’ Fishing Rodeo this weekend

Now in its fourth season, the Choctaw County Kids’ Fishing Rodeo is a popular Spring event for young and old alike.

By Amanda McBride
Chamber of Commerce

The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce, Southern Company Services–Red Hills Operations, K&M Portables, LLC, Choctaw County Farm Bureau Insurance, Sugar Land Donuts, U.S. Forest Service and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks … Read more