BYWY Fire department receives class nine rating

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BYWY  Volunteer Fire Department during the recent rating test by the Mississippi State Rating Bureau. Bywy received their Class 9 fire rating.

By Press Reports

Often times during the night or day, volunteers with county fire departments drop what they are doing to respond to a fire, a wreck, or to assist in a medical emergency.

Many times these volunteers go unnoticed … Read more

Civil War – Ulysses S. Grant promoted to Lt. General

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

On March 1, 1864, according to, “President Abraham Lincoln nominates Ulysses S. Grant for the newly revived rank of lieutenant general. At the time, George Washington was the only other man to have held… Read more

Jail Docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 107 incident offense reports and 11 miscellaneous incident reports last week.… Read more

Chamber hires new executive director

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce received bittersweet news last December when they received the resignation from then Executive Director Lara Bowman. With the position being vacate ever since that time, the … Read more

C-4 Angus Farm joins membership of AAA

From press reports

C-4 Angus Farm, Mathiston, is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.

The American Angus Association, with more than … Read more

Don’t plant perennial herbs before last frost

By Lelia Kelly and David Nagel
MSU Horticulture Specialists

In some areas, you’ll already find transplants of perennial herbs, such as thyme, lemon balm, oregano, chives and winter savory at your garden center.

Although some of these… Read more

Ackerman Aldermen: No sewer charge price reduction

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

In the March 4 Ackerman Aldermen meeting, the board approved not to grant a sewer charge price reduction for Mississippi Forge, the steel mill.

Mayor Dick Cain said that Mississippi Forge has requested… Read more

Representative Hood gives weekly update

Rep. Joey Hood

JoeyHood02-20Tuesday, March 4 was deadline day to move all general bills received from the Senate out of committee and onto the House Calendar. The majority of House committees met and workedhard to clear their committee agendas … Read more

Judge Loper teaches election process

Loper with the class

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Second grade students at Ackerman Elementary School surprised Fifth Circuit Court District Judge Joey Loper with their knowledge of the presidential election process.

Judge Loper visited … Read more