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Two injured in crash

A September 25 three-car crash resulted in two seriously injured including choctaw Sheriff Deputy Barry Jo Miller.

By Staff and Press Reports

A three-car crash on September 25 in Ackerman left two seriously injured including a Choctaw County Sheriff’s deputy.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says the 54-year-old Sheriff’s deputy, Barry Jo Miller was responding to a call … Read more

Jack-O-Lantern Jam details announced

By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

Jack-O-Lantern Jam will take place on Saturday, October 25, beginning at 4 p.m. in downtown Ackerman at the walking track and the parking lot on Main Street in Ackerman.

To help make this event … Read more

Choctaw County Flea Market is set for October 4

By Staff and Press Reports

In 2012, the MSU Extension Service-Choctaw County started Turning the Tide on Poverty Project and eleven action teams were formed. A “Buy Local” action team was organized to promote buying locally to help the County’s … Read more

One to qualify for Ward 1 aldermen

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Only one person qualified for the vacant Ackerman Ward 1 aldermen seat.

John Shumaker will take office on October 7 at the next Board of Aldermen meeting. He will be sworn in before the … Read more

Teaching with a twist

Choctaw County High School FFA Chapter poses with National FFA Secretary Mitch Baker and the FFA Mississippi State Officers Tony Buchanan, president, Hailey Clark, secretary, and Shelbie Dalton, sentinel.

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

National FFA Secretary Mitch Baker teaches leadership, confidence and FFA values with a twist. During his stop at Choctaw County High School, he spent an afternoon “playing games” and talking with the FFA chapter.… Read more

Apple fun

Mrs. Zirlott’s class

Pre-K Celebrates Johnny Appleseed Day
Mrs. Long’s and Mrs. Zirlott’s PreK classes, at Ackerman Elementary School, recently celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day by having an apple tasting tea. The students had learned about some foods made with apples. They also learned … Read more

Rep. Hood donates state flag to hospital

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From staff reports

The State of Mississippi is well represented at the Choctaw County Regional Hospital in Ackerman. District 35 Rep. Joey Hood presented the hospital administrators with the state flag on September 29.

“I’m humbled to present the flag … Read more

Christian Women’s Job Corp at Broken Wings

Submitted photo
Women of the Christian Women’s Job Corp at Broken Wings are (right to left) Verbie, Morgan, Melba and Nice and (front) Frankie.

By Sr. Alies Therese
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Summer flew and we were on the lookout for a new class of Christian Women’s Job Corp participants. And just look at these beautiful women whom the Lord sent. Already in their third week each … Read more