JuneFest’s 5K winners announced

By Staff and Press Reports The annual JuneFest 5k Run/Walk was held Saturday, June 9, with approximately 22 participants. J.L McClure of Ackerman was the first to cross the finish line, followed by Timmy Farish in second place. Peyton Hunt…

Trophies presented at 2012 Choctaw Cruiser

By Press Reports The Choctaw Cruisers presented the following trophies to winners of their annual JuneFest Car Show, held on June 9. Walter Robinson-1st Place Fred Gunn-2nd Place Paul Allen-3rd Place Bolley Massey-3rd Place Tony Stedman-3rd Place Dennis Taylor-1st Place…

The Civil War – Seven Days’ Battles

Submitted by C.J. Johnson On June 23, 1862, Lincoln took a train to West Point, NY to confer with retired General Winfield Scott¸ considered by the President to be an impartial consultant. Lincoln had doubts about George McClellan’s leadership and…

Local youth participate in Safety Camp

From press reports The 2012 Farm Bureau Youth Safety Camp was held recently at Timber Creek Camp near Pulaski, Mississippi. More than 75 young people from all over Mississippi came together for a 4-day camp that emphasized safety as it…

No restructuring for CCSD for upcoming school year

No restructuring for CCSD for upcoming school year By Amanda McBride The Choctaw County School District will not restructure for the upcoming school year, 2012-2013. Superintendent Glen Beard confirmed that the schools will not restructure for the upcoming school year.…

Mine begins quail restoration project

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The Red Hills Mine is committed to restoring the quail population in Choctaw County. The mine recently released their first quail onto their reclamation area.  Bryan Mattison with the Red Hills Mine is dedicated…