Calendar of Events

Starting a Business- First Steps

Sept. 18

Are you interested in starting your own business, but don’t know where to begin?  This seminar outlines the basic steps to starting a business.  This seminar will be held on Sept. 18 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the MSU Business Incubator Building at 60 Technology Blvd., Starkville.  To register go to and click on Workshop Schedule or if you have questions call 662-325-8684.  This event is sponsored by the MSU Small Business Development Center.

QuickBooks Course

 Sept. 19-Oct. 10

Holmes Community College will host a 4 week QuickBooks course on Thursday nights from 6 – 8:30 p.m.  The class will start on Sept. 19 and run through Oct. 10.  The class will be held at the Career and Technology Center (vo-tech) at Choctaw County High School.  There is no fee to attend this course.  To register for the course, call the Chamber of Commerce at 662-285-3778 or stop by the office at 55 East Quinn Street in Ackerman.


Sept. 19-25

Powerful Holy Ghost power packed Holy Ghost Fire Burning Revival coming to Noxapater under the tent on Hwy. 15, September 19-25 at 7 pm nightly. On Sept. 19 The Hemphills of Nashville will be ministering in word and song at 7 p.m. Come help us sing the glory down. Come expecting healings, deliverances. Tired of religion come for a life changing experience. You may call 956-279-0420 Don Wall, Missionary Evangelist.

Millsprings MBC 135th year church anniversary, Homecoming celebration

Sept. 21

Millsprings MBC, Weir, will be hosting their 135th year Church Anniversary and Homecoming Celebration on Saturday, September 21 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. at 3 p.m. Saturday will be an outdoor events which will include Gospel Singing featuring The Gospel Travelers & The Gospel Shepards of Weir and many other soloists, choirs and groups.  We will also have various ministers speaking 10-15 mins. each.  We will have ring toss, face painting, bouncers for the children, hot dogs and popcorn for kids for free. Barbecue, hamburger and fish plates for a small donation.  On Sunday afternoon we will climax at 3 p.m. with Rev. Lee Jessie Johnson, Pastor of Monument of Grace Church, Greenwood. Come out and be blessed.

Gospel Singing

Sept. 21

There will be a Gospel Singing on Sept 21 at Stewart Fire Department starting at 6 p.m. Groups will be Hearts Desire, New Destiny, David McMillian and the William Springs COF group.  Everyone is welcome to come join us.  Love offering for groups singing and concessions available.  For more info call or text 662-418-6454.

Annual Men’s Day celebration

Sept. 22

Pastor Lyndon B. Geeter and the Men of First Unity UM Church in Weir, MS, invite all to their annual Men’s Day celebration on Sunday, September 22 beginning at 3 p.m. The theme this year is “100 Beaus in Black”. Guest speaker, Rev. Charles Mabin of Greater Pine Hill M.B. Church in Grenada. Men come and wear your black suits, white shirts and black bow ties, and lets give God the glory!


Sept. 22-25

Blythe Creek Baptist Church, Mathiston, will have Revival starting Sept 22 – 25. Services Sunday morning at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday night. Services Monday thru Wednesday will start at 7 p.m. nightly. Bro Steve Parker and his wife Ramona will be in charge of the speaking and the music. Everyone is invited to come and worship with us each service.

Historical & Genealogical Society meeting

Sept. 23

Choctaw County Historical & Genealogical Society welcomes guest speaker, Connie Black, who will bring us “The History of Salem United Methodist Church” on September 23 at 12:00 Noon.  Guest welcome, for more information call:  Margie Gilmer at 285-2356.

What’s for Lunch? Back in the Routine But Out of the Rut!

Sept. 26

Summer is over and everyone is settling into their routine again. But don’t settle on poor nutrition! In honor of Better Breakfast Month, and a new school year, we will look at easy and healthy options to start your day, and to pack for lunch to keep you going through that mid-afternoon crash. If you have been too busy to stop and get a better nutrition plan in place, this workshop will give you ideas to help you get started. Presenter: Mandy Conrad, Health and Wellness Educator, MSU Longest Student Health Center

It will be held Thursday, September 26 from 12 pm-1pm by interactive video at the Choctaw Extension  Office – Courthouse Annex in Ackerman. The public is invited to attend this free program. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Concert at Ackerman Church of God Sept. 29

Debra Perry and Jaidyn’s Call will be in Concert on Sunday night, September 29 starting at 6 pm at the Ackerman Church of God. The church is located at 8612 MS Highway 12, Ackerman. There is no admission charge, but a love offering with be taken to further the group in their ministry. Please come out for a great night of Southern Gospel by this anointed family group.

5th Sunday Night Singing Sept. 29

Providence Baptist Church invites everyone to the 5th Sunday Night Singing on Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. Come worship with us in song. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Bro. Randle Poss, pastor.

Annual Beauty Pageant-Mathiston

Oct. 12

The Civic League of Mathiston has planned their annual beauty pageant, Miss and Mister Mathiston All Crown Pageant, for Saturday, October 12. The pageant will begin at 2 PM with the doors opening at noon and it will be held in the auditorium at Wood College. The attire is formal wear for from ages 0 and on up. There are 10 age divisions and everyone receives a beautiful crown (boys receive a gift comparable in price)! The entry fee is $35 and includes ALL side events except Most Photogenic. Contestants do not have to live in Mathiston/Webster County to participate. If you’d like to request the paperwork or have other questions, please call Betty Jeffcoats at 662-312-8724 or email

Flea Market

Nov. 2

The Choctaw County Flea Market will be held Saturday, November 2 in Ackerman.  There is no vendor fee. Applications are available at the Choctaw County Extension Office, Broken Wings and Chamber of Commerce Office.  For information, call flea market chairman Judi Cooper 285-7593 or Extension Office 285-6337.

Civil War Event set

The public is invited to attend the unveiling of a Miss. Historical Marker for Grierson’s Raid will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, near Walgreen’s at the corner of Highway 12 and old Highway 25 in Starkville, at 10 a.m. At 10:30, at the Greensboro Center just north of this intersection, more dedication events are planned, including Civil War reenactors with cannon, period musical performances, and an 11 a.m. panel discussion by local Civil War era enthusiasts.