Church destroyed by fire

Crossroads Baptist Church is left smoldering after an early morning after destroyed the church on January 7.

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer


Crossroads Baptist Church is destroyed after an early morning fire on January 7.

Mathiston Fire Department (Webster County) responded to the fully involved structure fire around 5:30 a.m. Backup was quickly called with … Read more

MSU quarterback gives jersey to young fan

Russell with Quinn Gregory.

By Austin Bishop

The Choctaw Plaindealer


To Tyler Russell it mattered, and that’s what really struck a chord with Suzanne Quinn Gregory.

Earlier this fall Gregory saw Russell, a senior quarterback for Mississippi State University, while he was dining … Read more

Jail Docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff Department filed 30 miscellaneous incident reports and 10 incident offense reports last week.

1/5/14    Brent Stanford      W/M        3/5/86      Wildlife & Fisheries   Hunting From Public Rd, Discharge Firearm From Public Rd, No Orange, Trespassing, & Possession Of … Read more

Never too late for Santa

AES-Kindergarten-Mrs. Berry’s Class

Dear Santa,

How are you and Mrs. Claus? We are all well and looking forward to our Christmas

holidays. We have all tried very hard to be good this year and our teachers say we have done … Read more

Take soil temperature to determine planting time

By David Nagel and Lelia Kelly

Extension Horticulture Specialists

Distributed by Lisa Stewart, Webster County Director


Few vegetables withstand temperatures below 15 degrees. The good thing about Mississippi weather is that you can plant some more after the cold … Read more

Sports schedules


Prep Basketball

TBA — Grace Christian Tournament

6 p.m. — Choctaw Central at Choctaw County

6 p.m. — Montgomery County at Eupora

6 p.m. — Sebastopol at French Camp

6 p.m. — Hebron at Kemper Academy

6 … Read more