Monthly Archives: January 2013

Justice Coleman takes oath of office

From press reports

New Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Josiah Dennis Coleman of Toccopola was set to take the oath of office at 10 a.m. Jan. 7 in the second floor Supreme Court En Banc Courtroom at the Gartin Justice Building … Read more

Nurse practitioners join Pioneer Clinic

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw has added to their family of doctors and nurses by hiring Alisha Tenhet, FNP-C, and Jill Shaw, FNP-C.

Tenhet and Shaw both are seeing patients at the new Pioneer … Read more

Qualifying period begins for town elections

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

The qualifying period to run as a candidate in a municipal or town election has begun.

Anyone interested in running for mayor or aldermen in the Towns of Ackerman, French Camp and Weir have … Read more

20th Century Club members celebrate Jane Croly

Reported by Donna McKay, Club Reporter

Ackerman Twentieth Century Club met Thursday, December 13, 2012 in the home of club hostess Marina Loper for a PJ Christmas party with thirteen members present.

President Shurden called the meeting to order. She … Read more


Mr. Derian Deljuan Dotson Tuesday January 1, 2013 Funeral service for Mr. Derian Deljuan Dotson, 32 were held at 11:00 a.m. January 5, 2013 at Mount Sinai M. B. Church, Louisville with Evangelist Essie Jackson officiating. Burial followed in the … Read more

Shape up personal finances in the new year

By Keri Collins Lewis MSU Ag Communications

Another year will soon begin, and with it, people will make resolutions for financial fitness and better spending and saving habits.

Bobbie Shaffett, family resource management specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension … Read more

The Secrets of Orion set for Rainwater

Rainwater Observatory in French Camp Mississippi will be offering a free program for this winter season called “The Secrets of Orion”.

This presentation will be presented on Friday, January 11 starting at 7 p.m. by Edwin Faughn, director of Rainwater … Read more

Calendar of Events

Book Sale at Broken Wings Broken Wings Thrift Store is having a book sale during the month of January. All books 10 for $1 or 25 cents each for less than 10. Open Tuesday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 8 … Read more

Longtime MSU Archivist, Civil War author writes new chapter

From Mississippi State University

Civil War author, professor and Mississippi State University archivist Michael B. Ballard will turn the page and begin writing another chapter in his own life-retirement.

Ballard, whose most recent book “The Civil War in Mississippi: Major … Read more