School Board budget hearing held

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County School Board plans to operate on an approximately $17 million budget for the 2014-2015 school year. In their June 17 Budget Hearing, Superintendent Glen Beard announced that the district would not … Read more

Legislative Forum held

Photos by Amanda McBride
Rep. Joey Hood and Senator Gary Jackson discuss the recent legislative session during a Legislative Forum sponsored by the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce.

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Approximately 20 citizens learned more about the recent legislative session from Senator Gary Jackson and Rep. Joey Hood during the Legislative Forum on June 17.
Sen. Gary Jackson summarized the legislative session in one … Read more

Runoff election held Tuesday

Daniel Brunty/Staff

Voters in Choctaw county will help decide who will be on the November ballot with either Thad Cochran or Chris McDaniel.

Editor’s note: The Choctaw Plaindealer intended on taking a photograph of the poll workers and polling place yet were incorrectly told at a voting precinct that it was against the law. According to the Attorney General’s office, a brief video or photograph which would not be disruptive of an election should be allowed.

Results in the July 2 edition

From staff and press reports

Republican Party conducted a runoff primary election on June 24.
These primary elections are conducted by the respective party and not the Secretary of State’s Office.
According to the … Read more

Outdoor movie night held at French Camp

Photos by Donna McKay
Residents enjoy the free movie night.

By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

The movie “Ring the Bell” was shown Friday night, June 13, at the French Camp Historic District to a large crowd of about 80 people.
Slick, big-city sports agent Rob Decker has it all. … Read more

Keep kids safe while outdoors this summer

Bicycle helmets can mean the difference between life and death whether they are on toddlers in the driveway or on older riders on trails or roadways.
 (Photo by Getty Images/Thinkstock)

Living and Learning

By Amy Barefield
MSU School of Human Sciences

Warmer weather and no school mean local streets and sidewalks are filled with more walking and biking traffic, so drivers and parents must pay special attention to children’s safety.
“In the summer … Read more