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Choctaw County residents came out in bunches to participate in a fundraiser and political speaking hosted by the Weir Volunteer Fire Dept. on June 13. The event featured entertainment by “Bucket List” Bob Burchfield, … Read more

Dunk-a-Candidate raises funds for Jack-O-Lantern Jam

Submitted photo
Nic, left, and Jacsen Nowell enjoy the Yeti cooler and goodies won by their mother, Reba Nowell from the Dunk-a-Candidate booth at the Pine Tree Music Fest. Southern Company Services-Red Hills Operations donated the cooler.

By Amanda McBride/Chamber of Commerce
The Dunk-a-Candidate booth at the 2015 Pine Tree Music Fest was a success!

The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce partnered with Southern Company Services-Red Hills Operations to host the Dunk-a-Candidate booth. This dunking booth was … Read more

School board holds budget hearing

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Budget Hearing
The Choctaw County School Board recently held its public hearing regarding its proposed school district budget for fiscal year 2016 on June 12 at the Central Office.

The school board plans to … Read more

Residents upset over lack of road maintenance

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Residents of Choctaw County’s District 4 are expressing concerns regarding their roads, and made their concerns felt during the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors meeting held on June 22 at the Choctaw County Courthouse … Read more

2015 Weir Family Reunion held in Weir

2015 june 14 weir family reunion pic

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

On Sunday, June 14, 2015, descendants of John and James Weir descended on the town that bears the family name for the annual Weir Family Reunion. While some folks were missing this time, such as those … Read more

Watermelons available for July 4 celebrations

These watermelons at Charlie's U-Pik near Lucedale, Mississippi, are among the earliest in the state on June 3, 2015. The majority of Mississippi’s 3,000 acres of commercial watermelons will be ripe the Fourth of July, but growers will be harvesting into August. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Kevin Hudson)

By Linda Breazeale
MSU Ag Communications

LUCEDALE, Miss. — Mississippi watermelon growers battled frequent rains to get their crops planted and ready in time for the Fourth of July and other summer celebrations.

David Nagel, horticulture specialist with the Mississippi … Read more