Monthly Archives: May 2013

Lee to receive ICC scholarship

By Press Reports Scholarship recipients at Itawamba Community College for 2013 include Iasia Lee of Ackerman, Leadership. Lee will be a 2013 graduate of Ackerman High School where she has participated in basketball, volleyball, track, band and JROTC. Her honors…

USM awards degrees at Spring Commencement

The University of Southern Mississippi held spring commencement exercises during ceremonies on the Hattiesburg campus Friday, May 10. Southern Miss President Rodney Bennett conferred undergraduate, graduate and specialist’s degrees at the ceremony, held at Reed Green Coliseum. Mississippi Gov. Phil…

Historical Highlight Luncheon slated May 14

By Press Reports The Historical Highlight Luncheon will be held Tuesday May 14 at 12 noon at French Camp Presbyterian Church. The speaker will be 1975 FCA graduate and former staff member, Nadine Ramsey. Nadine held a variety of jobs…

Special session approves incentive package

By District 35 Rep. Joey Hood On Wednesday, April 24, Governor Phil Bryant called a special session of the Legislature for Friday, April 26. This special session was devoted to an economic project aimed at securing Yokohama Tire Corporation’s establishment…

Pioneer Hospital to host community blood drive

By Staff Reports Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw is hosting a blood drive with United Blood Services on Friday, May 10 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. at the hospital, located on Cherry Street in Ackerman. Please donate blood to help save…

The Civil War – Battle of Chancellorsville, VA

Submitted by C.J. Johnson The Battle of Chancellorsville, April 30 to May 6, 1863, has been called General Robert E. Lee’s greatest victory. Union Major General Joseph Hooker replaced General Ambrose Burnside, following the Federal defeat at Fredericksburg during the…

Calendar of Events

Order your JuneFest t-shirt Deadline May 8 JuneFest t-shirts are being sold by the Ackerman Twentieth Century Club to support the Distinguished Young Woman Program. A short sleeve t-shirt youth sizes – Adult XL are $12. Adult 2XL and 3XL…

[news[ Rain pushes back AHS-Loyd Star series

By Austin Bishop The Choctaw Plaindealer Due to inclement weather, the third and deciding game of the MHSAA Class 2A Baseball Playoff series between Loyd Star and Ackerman wasn’t set to be played until Tuesday at 5 p.m. AHS head…

French Camp’s Storment has big meet

By Austin Bishop The Choctaw Plaindealer French Camp Academy’s Joey Storment took home a pair of first-place finishes in the MHSAA Class 1A South State Track Meet held at St. Andrew’s in Ridgeland on Saturday. In all, FCA had five…

Indian golfers finish fifth in state

By Austin Bishop The Choctaw Plaindealer While Baldwyn rolled to its fourth consecutive MHSAA Class 2A State Golf Championship, the Ackerman High School Indians also had a successful season, finishing fifth in the two-day state tourney held at Mississippi State…