Monthly Archives: October 2013

First Down Friday winner named

Dwayne McKinley

The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Dwayne McKinley. He was selected as the winner of the October First Day Friday drawing.  n McKinley’s gift basket is a pair of MSU earrings donated by Tonya Barlow Jewelry…

Now is good time to grow lettuce in Mississippi

By David Nagel and Lelia Kelly Extension Horticulture Specialists   The Mississippi Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association will have its annual conference Nov. 14 and 15 at Choctaw Mississippi’s Silver Star Casino. The conference is geared toward folks who grow…

Christmas Parade theme announced

By Press Reports   The Town of Ackerman is proud to announce the theme for the 2013 Christmas Parade. This year’s theme will be Christmas Blessings – Unity in the Community. The parade is set for Thursday, December 5, at…

Delta expands broadband in Ackerman

From press reports   Delta Telephone Company has been providing broadband service to its customers since 2004, and began the process to incorporate fiber to the home in the delivery of broadband in 2007. Currently over 44 miles of fiber…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. Forty years ago AM radios were tuned to WLS in Chicago to hear Bob Sirott’s suave delivery, witticisms, and the hit records he played. “Bob Sirott’s First Radio Broadcast” is…

5 vehicle accident occurs on Hwy. 15 North

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer   Five vehicles including a school bus and a garbage truck were involved in an accident on Highway 15 north on October 16. The Mississippi Highway Patrol said around 7 a.m. a north bound Nissan…