Presidential primaries set for March 8

From Staff Reports

Choctaw County voters will have their chance to select their political party candidate next week in the presidential primaries.

Primary elections for Democratic and Republican presidential nominees are set for Tuesday, March 8, when polls will be … Read more

Strong winds bring down trees, power

Ackerman Public Works Crews clean debris from the storm Tuesday Night.

From Staff Reports

Tuesday Night, February 23 at approximately 10:00 p.m. the National Weather Service in Jackson issued a severe Thunderstorm Warning for Choctaw County.

At approximately 10:17 p.m., straight-line winds at an estimated 80 miles per hour blew down … Read more

Chamber Annual Meeting set for March 10

By Amanda McBride/Chamber of Commerce

The Annual Meeting of the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce will be held Thursday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Center in Ackerman. The public is invited to attend the meeting where four … Read more


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Pictured front row (left to right) Brennan Power, Kyla Perry and Alexis Davis. Back row (left to right) Chloe Grissom, Brianna Carroll and Katie Box.… Read more

MSU Alumni Spotlight: Making an impact in Choctaw County

Blaine reflects on MSU College of Education

MSU Submitted

The following article ran in “Forward” a Mississippi State University College of Education Publication Volume I 2015.

Not a typical undergraduate student, Glen Blaine received his bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Mississippi State University (MSU) in 1999. … Read more

Ribbon Cutting set for Alfa Insurance Agency

Photo by Donna McKay 
Join the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce for a Ribbon Cutting at Alfa Insurance on Friday, March 11 at 11:30 a.m. to help welcome Dakota Brasher as the local agent.

By Amanda McBride/Chamber of Commerce

It’s time for a ribbon cutting! Join Alfa Insurance with Dakota Brasher-Agent and the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 11, 2016 for a ribbon cutting and grand opening. Alfa … Read more

Choctaw County falls just short in 3A State Tournament

Jason Dyess/Courtesy
Brysa Maxwell (20) makes a fast break down the court to score against Philadelphia.

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County High School Chargers fell just short in the first-round of the MHSAA Class 3A Boys State Tournament last week, dropping a 71-65 decision to homestanding Morton High School.

“We turned the ball … Read more

Art display


Photo by Debbie Bruister

Local art on display
Debbie Bruisters’ sixth grade gifted students at Ackerman … Read more