Hunting my first turkey with Mr. Ear

By Roy Hawkins

The shrill ringing of the telephone in my office across the hall from the choir room where we were meeting shattered the worshipful tranquility of the midweek service. Our organist hurried over, tookRead 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

Chargers looking to get rid of the ‘error bug’

By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Choctaw County High School head baseball coach Andy Young said he is counting on a tough early season schedule to pay dividends when the Chargers move into their region schedule later this month.

But … Read more

Jail Docket

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

Obituary – Ms. Sylvia Love Carr

Funeral services for Ms. Sylvia Love Carr, 68, were held Wednesday, February 26 at 11 a.m. at Concord Baptist Church in Ackerman. Rev. Ralph Cain, Roger Griffith, Dough Wise, and Jerry Lawson officiated. Burial followedin the church cemetery.

Ms. … Read more