Monthly Archives: May 2012


Ms. Ann Carlisle May 15, 2012 Funeral services for Ms. Ann Carlisle, 68, were held at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. Burial at Enon Cemetery in Ackerman.

A native of Winston County, … Read more

The Civil War – Battle of Winchester VA

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

On May 25, 1862, the Confederates led by General Stonewall Jackson defeated Union forces, numbering 10,000, under the command of General Nathaniel Banks at Winchester, Virginia. Of the estimated 2,400 resulting casualties, only 400 were Confederate.… Read more

Calendar of Events

Blood Drive May 24 Pioneer Community Hospital will host a blood drive on Thursday, May 24th from 1 pm–6 pm. The United Blood Services Bloodmobile will be in the hospital parking lot taking donations. Every donor will be given a … Read more

Weir history disappears

By C.J. Johnson

One of the last historic commercial or public buildings in Weir was demolished earlier this month. The old Merchants and Farmers Bank building, which was given to the Town of Weir when this branch office was closed, … Read more

Drivers Ed class to be offered this summer

By Press Reports

Drivers Education will be offered at Ackerman High School this summer from June 4-June 29 from 10 am to 1 pm daily. The class will be available to students in grades 9-12, and each student who completes … Read more

Annual Memorial Day program set

By Staff and Press Reports

Choctaw County’s annual Memorial Day program will be held May 28 at 11 a.m. at the SSG Tommy Seary Little National Guard Armory in Ackerman.

Everyone is invited to come out and join in the … Read more

FCA Track Team competes in state track meet

From press reports

On Friday, May 11, 2012, French Camp Academy competed in the State IA Track Meet in Jackson, MS. The Girls’ Varsity Relay Team received the gold medal for first place in the 4X100 with a time of … Read more

2012 graduates corrected

Karina Brown Parents: Terry Brown and Kenisa Purnell Clubs/Activities/Sports: Future Teachers of America, High School Choir, Lady Indians Fast Pitch Softball Awards/Honors: Fast Pitch Most Improved Defense 2010-2011, Fast Pitch Team Captain 2010-2011, Fast Pitch Heart of a Champion 2009-2010, … Read more

Hinds CC helps engine donation get to schools

From press reports

The Landscape Management Technology at Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus is facilitating the donation of Kohler engines to local Mississippi school districts. Because Hinds is located near a Kohler manufacturer, the college was one of the first … Read more

Medical Foundation meeting held

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County Medical Foundation held their annual meeting, May 3, with approximately 40 people present. Harvey Black, Foundation board president, led the meeting with Lauren Williams, hospital administrator, Joe McNulty, Pioneer Health Systems … Read more