Monthly Archives: July 2013

Trunk or Treat planning meeting next week

By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce


Although JuneFest just wrapped up for the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce, it’s time to start planning for fall activities in Choctaw County. There will be a Trunk or Treat planning meeting on … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

I visited a website titled “Building a Better Vocabulary,” which pointed out that everyone, from beginning English students to veterans in journalism, knows the frustration of not having the right … Read more

Executive joins Southwest Tennessee CCFB

By Press Reports


The Southwest Tennessee Community College Foundation welcomed Derrick Pratt to its Board of Trustees.

Derrick Pratt is a native of Ackerman. Pratt is the General Manager responsible for overall profit and loss (P&L) for recycling plants … Read more

Farmer’s Market to begin July 12

The Choctaw County Farmers Market will be held Friday, July 12 beginning at 8 am at the corner of Main and Commerce Streets in Ackerman. Tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, Vardaman sweet potatoes, eggplant, blueberries, watermelon, peaches, plants and more. Free items … Read more

Mississippi Mustangs place second

MS Mustangs traveled to Gulfport on Saturday, June 22 and took 2nd place in the South State tournament.

They would like to thank the following sponsors who made it possible: Umi’s Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, Fondren Logging, Hunt Pest … Read more

Mr. and Miss Zeta Royalty Pageant held

From press reports


Rho Nu Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated held it’s Mr. & Miss Zeta Royalty Pageant, June 1 at the Kosciusko Library.

The Rho Nu Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated would … Read more

Church of God welcomes new pastor

Andrew Little, Brenda Little and Pastor James Little

The Ackerman Church of God is pleased to welcome their new senior pastor, Bro. James Little. Bro. Little, his wife, Brenda, and son, Andrew. They are coming to Ackerman from Pontotoc, Miss.

Bro. Little had served as the Wednesday night … Read more

Supervisor conference targets funding for county services

By Bob Ratliff

MSU Extension Center for Government and Community Development


BILOXI – The state’s county supervisors expressed concern about funding for essential services in numerous discussions at the 2013 Mississippi Association of Supervisors Conference.

Most of Mississippi’s 410 … Read more

Deer management classes upcoming

Mississippi State University is offering two deer management workshops in late July and August to landowners, hunters and professionals working with Mississippi’s white-tailed deer populations.

Mississippi State University’s Extension Service and the College of Forest Resources, along with the Mississippi … Read more

Students are degree candidates for Spring and Summer Semesters

The following University of Mississippi students from Choctaw County are among 3,541 spring semester and summer semester candidates for degrees:

Jessica Lauren Foust, Bachelor of Arts

Jamie Elaine McCulloch, Bachelor of Arts in Education

Ellen Lucille Graves, Bachelor of Arts … Read more