House passes several bills as session winds down

As the 2016 Regular Legislative Session winds down, these last few weeks will be filled with members either concurring on bills with the Senate or choosing to send the bills to conference, where the final details will be worked out … Read more

E911 Calls – 04/13/2016

March 30
6:12 a.m., Gambrell St., Medical Call, EMS
10:19 a.m., Miller Rd., Medical Call, EMS, FCFD
4:21 p.m., Keller Cir., Unwanted Person, APD
March 31
1:25 p.m., Reform-Sturgis Rd., B&E, CSO… Read more

Airport request funds back from Grenada

By Chuck Bailey
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Ackerman/ Choctaw County Airport Authority Board (A/CCAAB) met February 11 and March 3, 2016.

During both of those meetings the Airport Authority Board made motions and took action to retrieve money, approximately $150,000 … Read more

Calendar of Events – 04/13/2016

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Oktibbeha Audubon Society
Apr. 14, 7 p.m., Clay Lyle Entomology Building, Mississippi State University. Margaret Copeland and Dianne Patterson will present a program about attracting and gardening for Monarch butterflies. Free and … Read more

Deer hunters increase donations to charities

From Miss. Wildlife Federation Reports

During the 2015-2016 deer season, Mississippi hunters donated over 12,000 pounds of ground venison to those in need through the Hunter’s Harvest program of the Mississippi Wildlife Federation. This year’s totals represent a 4,000-pound increase … Read more

Consider motivations for buying local food

By Beth Baker
MSU Extension Service

STARKVILLE, Miss. — As the movement toward buying local food continues to grow, consumers may wonder if this trend is actually benefiting the environment.

A 2011 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends Survey reported that consumers … Read more

Holmes baseball takes 16-16 record

From school reports

The Holmes Community College Bulldogs picked up a MACJC split against Northeast Mississippi last Tuesday, and then followed that up with a home split against Hinds on Saturday.

The Bulldogs, who are now 16-16 overall and 7-9 … Read more

News of YesterYear – 04/13/2016

Thirty-Nine years ago this week–From the files of the April 7, 1977 Choctaw Plaindealer

A Tribute To Aunt Gussie

She is a large woman, at least six feet tall and she can lift an ax as well as most men. … Read more

Jail Docket – 04/13/2016

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 37 miscellaneous incident reports and 17 incident offense reports last week.

4/3/16 Kevin Bramlett W/M 8/14/80 CSO Phone Harassment
4/4/16 Benjamin Baber B/M 9/7/88 CSO Bench Warrant/Driving w/Susp. D.L. & Bench … Read more