Mabus to retire as Navy secretary

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Navy Secretary Ray Mabus (right) greets sailors as they board the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale Wednesday, January 20, 2016, in Coronado, California.

By Chuck Bailey
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Former Mississippi Democratic Governor, Ray Mabus, 67, will retire as Navy secretary sometime next year.

The Ackerman native told a House Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee on defense for an annual hearing on the sea service … Read more

Book signing for Mangrum in Winston


From press reports

Bro. Jimmy Mangrum of McCool, MS will be signing his book “Miracles of Faith”, just published, at the Winston County Library on Thursday, March 10th from 11AM until 2PM in the meeting room.… Read more

Pastor portrays Jesus in passion play

Tucker portrays Jesus in the upcoming production of “His Last Days: The Passion Play” at First United Methodist Church of Kosciusko. The play is set for March 24, 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. on the grounds of the church

By Gwen Sisson

The Rev. Matt Tucker said portraying Jesus in the play “His Last Days” at Kosciusko First United Methodist Church for the past several years has been impactful.

“Try carrying a cross, literally, while some high school kids … Read more

Panthers pick up baseball win over J.Z. George

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

The French Camp Academy baseball team picked up its first win of the season with a 15-2 victory over J.Z. George on Saturday.

The Panthers, 1-3 on the season when this week began, was set … Read more