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Certified Marketplace Navigators from University of Mississippi Medical Center provided in-person assistance to determine eligibility for low or no cost insurance to dozens of Choctaw County residents during their event on Feb. 6 at the Choctaw County Community Center. Many residents found out how to obtain low-cost to no-cost insurance for their health needs.

Choctaw Regional Medical Center sponsors event with UMMC regarding The Accountable Care Act. The Accountable Care Act, which was implemented in 2014, was designed to provide uninsured middle income families and lower with options to buy low cost or no-cost … Read more

Warner announces candidacy for District 35 House Seat


From press reports

Patrick Warner of Louisville publically declared his candidacy for the Mississippi House of Representatives District 35 seat this week, which serves Attala, Choctaw, Webster, and Winston Counties.

Warner, who has been a career firefighter for eight years, … Read more

Correction – 2/18/15

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In the Feb. 11, 2015 edition of the Choctaw Plaindealer, in the cutline for the picture on the front page for the article “Celebration of Life Service held for Anthony Lucas”, the bench purchased to commemorate the life of Anthony … Read more

House members move to end inspections

Local Student Assists at State Capitol
Brynn Latham of Stewart recently served as a page for the Mississippi House of Representatives.  Pages generally run errands for officials and House staff.  Speaker of the House Philip Gunn who sponsored her visit.  Brynn is the daughter of Brad and Christy Latham and attends Hebron Christian School.  When asked about the week, Brynn said, “It was such an honor to be able to page for a second time.  I have learned so much about the hard job these representatives have to better our great state.”
 (L-R): Rep. Bobby Howell (R-Kilmichael), Rep. Joey Hood (R-Ackerman), Brynn Latham and Speaker Philip Gunn

Two big deadlines faced House members made their way through the calendar. Thursday, February 12, was the deadline for Original Floor Action on general bills and constitutional amendments. If a bill was reported out of a committee but was not … Read more

Civil War – Columbia and Charleston, S. C. taken by Sherman

Sherman’s burning of Columbia

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

The New York Times February 18, 1865 edition proclaimed “GLORIOUS NEWS; Triumphant March of Gen. Sherman. Columbia, S.C., Occupied on Friday Morning. Beauregard’s Forces Retreat as Our Troops Enter the Town. Large Quantities of Medical Stores … Read more