Editorial roundup

State treasurer exposes bad deal Republican Lynn Fitch has had some run-ins with legislative leaders from her own party during her time as Mississippi’s state treasurer. She blew, for instance, the whistle on the overmarketing and underfunding of the state’s…

Obituaries

Mattie Pearl Mhoon April 18, 2016 Services for Mattie Pearl Mhoon, 70, of Bellefontaine and formerly of Rockford, Illinois, were April 23, 2016, at Double Springs M.B. Church in Slate Springs. Burial was in the church cemetery. She died April…

What makes a mystery story good/great?

Submitted by Jan Ballard Mississippi State University Extension Office, Choctaw County Characters, setting, plot, problem, and solution. All five need to catch and keep our interest. All five need to help us feel we are a part of, or closely…

Ackerman set to open new Water Plant

By Chuck Bailey The Choctaw Plaindealer After accepting bids for a new water treatment plant a little over a year ago (April 9, 2015), Mayor Dick Cain and the Ackerman Board of Alderman are pleased to announce the plant will…

County dodges $6.2 million repayment

By Chuck Bailey The Choctaw Plaindealer The Mississippi Division of Medicaid on Sept. 29, 2015 approved allowing reimbursable costs claims for 2010 Choctaw County Nursing Center. This decision removed much of the $6,223,343 the Division of Medicaid sought to recoup…