The Civil War – Half-Way through and Naval Action

Submitted by C.J. Johnson According to one source, the War Between the States lasted 1,549 days. April 10,1863 marked the half-way point for the political leaders, military officers, soldiers, sailors, artillerymen, and cavalry, as well as the folks left behind…

Providence Baptist Church dedicates FLC

By Terry Harpole On the evening of March 24, if you had been driving down Chester- Tomnolen Road south of Little Mountain on the Natchez Trace and saw all the cars parked around Providence Baptist Church, you might have thought…

Supervisors discuss possible airport improvements

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer Possible improvements to the county airport was briefly discussed in the March 28 Choctaw County Board of Supervisor meeting. Mark Carruth addressed the board about possible improvements or additions to the county’s airport that…

JuneFest t-shirt design revealed

By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce The Chamber of Commerce JuneFest Committee is proud to reveal the 2013 JuneFest t-shirt. JuneFest will be held Saturday, June 1, in downtown Ackerman. The Ackerman Twentieth Century Club will be selling the JuneFest…

Sequestration effects at Natchez Trace Parkway

By Press Reports On March 1, 2013, the Natchez Trace Parkway was required to reduce its annual budget by five percent, in accordance with the sequestration provision of the Budget Control Act of 2011. The effects of this federal law…

Bonds issue discussed, explained

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer Citizens concerned about the plan to restructure the county’s hospital bonds filled the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors meeting on March 28. Bob Bagwell, who was on the agenda, asked several questions about the…