Tales from the Yockanookany hits home

Tales From the Yockanookany cover was from a photograph taken by Jenkins daughter-in-law Anita Jenkins.

By Chuck Bailey
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Tales from the Yockanookany
By Benny Jenkins
Choctaw County, Mississippi
Alphagraphics, Publisher
2015, First Edition
141 pages

Special features that Jenkins lists in his acknowledgements include a map of the Greensboro Community by … Read more

Storm damage reported in the state from Monday’s weather

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received reports of storm damage from 19 counties(**corrects to remove Monroe**) from severe weather that moved through the state Monday. Minor injuries have been reported in Lincoln County. National Weather Service Survey … Read more

Flag suggestion


The Clarion Ledger is seeking flag desings to replace the present Mississippi Flag.… Read more

DYW Program is a big production

Pictured front row (left to right) Brennan Power, Kyla Perry and Alexis Davis. Back row (left to right) Chloe Grissom, Brianna Carroll and Katie Box.

By Ginny Lucas, Chairman
Choctaw County DYW Program

In 2006, the Choctaw County Distinguished Young Women (DYW) Program was awarded the Overall Top Production Award at the Mississippi DYW Luncheon in Meridian. The state program no longer awards local programs, … Read more

AES January Chargers in Charge


PreK: Andrew Evans, Jax McCulloch, Tristan Scott and Sadie Stokes; Kindergarten: Taylor Bradley, Kinley Curtis, Aniyah Murphy and Kevin Poe Santos;… Read more

School Bus Safety Program held

Photo by Robbie Denson
French Camp Elementary students enjoy a presentation on School Bus Safety.

From School Reports

“Buster” the school bus came to Choctaw County Elementary Schools to spread the news about school bus safety. He and instructor Bryan Nash with Crossgate Services from Warrior, … Read more

Head Start to reopen at Weir Elementary

By Chuck Bailey
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County Board of Education voted unanimously in favor of opening a Head Start at Weir Elementary School at it’s regularly scheduled Board meeting Monday, February 8.

The Board heard from representatives with … Read more