School District receives ‘B’ ranking from MDE

By BY MIKE ROBERTSON CHOCTAW PLAINDEALER,

“Like anything else, it’s great and we want to celebrate the accomplishment, but at the same time we know there’s still work to be done and we’ll continue to strive toward that ‘A’,” said Choctaw County School Superintendent Glen Beard, concerning the District receiving a ‘B’ ranking from the Mississippi Department of Education, for the 2018-20







World War II veteran and Choctaw native honored

By BY MIKE ROBERTSON CHOCTAW PLAINDEALER,

Most students of American history know the story of the Bataan Death March during World War II, in the Philippines, but have probably never heard of the Shoe Leather Express, a forced march by American and British POWs in the European theater that took place in 1945. The march began on February 6 and lasted for 86 days and covered 600 miles.





Election turn out at about 50% with runoff and general set

By BY MIKE ROBERTSON CHOCTAW PLAINDEALER,

Circuit Clerk Amy Burdine stated that voter turnout on August 6 was about average for Choctaw County, with around 50% of registered voters casting ballots.

Voters in District 5 used the new Voting Works machines; this district was the only one in the entire country to use the new machines.


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