DG donates toys to Shriners Hospital

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Dollar General of Ackerman and its customers have helped make some children’s’ Christmas brighter. Two huge boxes of toys donated by customers at Dollar General in Ackerman were taken to the Shriner’s Hospital for … Read more

Qualifying for 2015 elections nears

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

With the 2015 elections right around the corner, qualifying papers are now available for those interested in running for a seat in Choctaw County.

For those who are interested, the Choctaw County circuit clerk’s … Read more

Christmas event


Photos by Amanda McBride

WES Christmas program
First and Second grade students at Weir Elementary School danced and sang for their parents and … Read more

AES Science Fair winners announced

Third Place Winners are: Kash Stribling, Wes Cagle, William McCurry, Kameron McCuller, Marlee Coleman, Amanda Lopez, MaCalla Gammill

By Press Reports

The Ackerman Elementary School gifted classes held a Science Fair on December 10. The top three winners, in each category, for each grade will have a chance to compete in the Regional Science Fair in Starkville.

First … Read more

Basket winner

12-24 Douglas wins door prize

Photo by Donna McKay

12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza gift basket winner

Tina Lee won the gift basket winner for the 12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza kickoff held on December 11. The basket, valued at more than $300, is full … Read more

Turn off the TV, turn on the talk in your family

Adrienne Mercer (center) of Louisville, Mississippi, assists her daughter, Millie Kate, in a salt-dough ornament project on Dec. 13, 2014. Family friend Anna Claire Quinn also enjoyed doing fun projects that can build important learning skills and relationships. (Submitted Photo)

By Amy Barefield
MSU School of Human Sciences

MISSISSIPPI STATE — The countdown to the holiday break has begun, and parents and caregivers looking to keep kids occupied and happy should focus on the basics.

Instead of turning to technology … Read more