May 9 is Pioneer Day at French Camp

Uncle Pug’s playing

By Sylvia Dickson

On Saturday, May 9, 2015, step back in time at Pioneer Day in French Camp, MS. Activities start at 9:00 and wrap up around 4:00. Admission to the festival is free.

Wander through the Natchez Trace Historic … Read more

Southern Company gives back

Photo by Amanda McBride/Chamber of Commerce
Southern Company working on Collins’ Yard.

By Amanda McBride/Chamber of Commerce with additions from Plaindealer staff

Giving back to our communities is what Southern Company – Red Hills Operations is about. Many of their employees gave back in a community involvement project this week.

The volunteers … Read more

Congressional election upcoming

From Staff Reports

Voters in Choctaw and 21 other counties go the polls Tuesday to fill a vacant seat in Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District.

The May 12 election will fill the U.S. House seat vacated after Rep. Alan Nunnelee died … Read more

Fiddle Contest to be held at Pine Tree Fest

Photo by Donna McKay
Temperance Babcock-Steiskal and Alan Sibley play during the 2014 Billy Joe Box Fiddle Contest. Both served as judges for the contest that was held during last year’s Pine Tree Music Fest.

By Amanda McBride/Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

The Billy Joe Box Fiddle Contest is back again at the Pine Tree Music Fest. The contest brought in a crowd and great fiddle players so it’s back for its second year. The … Read more

Into law

Exempt Purple Heart Recipients from Certain Hunting License Requirements

Last week, Governor Phil Bryant signed into law House Bill 841, exempts Purple Heart recipients from being required to have a hunting license while hunting nuisance animals. … Read more