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French Camp Academy holds commencement ceremony

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French Camp Academy held their 2013 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Seniors pose for a photo before becoming graduates of FCA. The Class of 2013 at French Camp Academy celebrates after their Commencement Ceremony. Photos by Sylvia Dickson…

Peeples retires from AHS

Judy Peeples, cafeteria manager, at Ackerman High School turned in her apron this year. She is retiring after 25 years with the Choctaw County School District. Pictured is Judy with the AHS Cafeteria Staff and Judy Black, Nutritional Director. The…

Emmerich Newspapers acquires Kosciusko Star-Herald

From press reports   Emmerich Newspapers has acquired the The Star-Herald in Kosciusko, Mississippi from Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a newspaper merger and acquisition firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico, represented CNHI in the transaction.…

Millipedes on the move

The prolonged wet weather has prompted a lot of calls about garden millipedes, Oxidus gracilis.  Although these arthropods are harmless to people, pets, and plants, they can become quite a nuisance when they occur in the kind of numbers that…

Dendy, Froshour take top prize

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Rick Dendy, of Ackerman, and Carl Froshour, of Columbus, hold the first place trophies they earned for winning the Crappie Masters AllAmerican Tournament Trail One Pole Ultimate Challenge on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.

By Adam Minichino The Commercial Dispatch   Score one for the “Perch Jerkers.” Even though Rick Dendy, of Ackerman, and Carl Froshour don’t consider that style of fishing “old school,” they are right at home without spider rigging and fishing…

Charger Football Camp held

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Eighteen boys enjoyed three days of learning about football from the coaching staff of the Choctaw County High School Chargers coaching staff. The camp was held May 28-30 at the football field. The 18 future football players, in grades 1st-6th,…

What kind of a saver are you?

Many believe that low-and moderate-income families cannot afford to save and build wealth. Yet research shows that there are “savers” and “spenders” in all income classes. While those with modest incomes cannot save as much as the affluent, almost all…

Marriage education workshop graduates

Graduates of the Building Strong Families workshop 8 Habits of a Successful Marriage are: (back row) Jerome Carter, Tammy Stevenson-Stallings, Alynda Loney, Carrie Thomas, Jalissa Carter, Janice Thomas, (front row) Holden Blake, Jacqui Blake and Christene Skinner.

By Press Reports   The most recent class to complete the Building Strong Families (BSF) marriage education workshop entitled 8 Habits of a Successful Marriage was recently held at Emerson Family Center in Starkville. The classes, free of charge, were…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. Students in one of my public speaking classes will be watching and reading Hamlet; in the other section they will be watching and reading As You Like it. I am…