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Weir Family enjoys reunion, a surprise donation

Attendees at the event.

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

The second Sunday in June means one thing in the town of Weir…the Weir Family Reunion. For more than half a century, the descendants of Thomas and Isabella (McKee) Weir’s two sons, John and James, have … Read more

Sean Greer to perform at Ackerman Church of God

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From press reports

The Ackerman Church of God will host a singing with Sean Greer of Macon on Sunday, June 29 at 6 p.m. There will be a homemade ice cream fundraiser immediately following the singing, on a donation basis.… Read more

Local High School student preparing for college at UM

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OXFORD, Miss­­­— The University of Mississippi is welcoming middle and high school students from around the region this summer as they have the opportunity to experience college through the UM Summer Academy program. Pictured is Ernest “Cliff” Hadley IV of … Read more

Little Miss

The court is as followed: right, Little Miss Zeta Royalty-Monica Huntley, First Princess-Madison Pickett, Second Princess -Kiara Hardy, Sweethearts- Kasey Nichols, Meghan Jennings, and Jada Head.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated, Rho Nu Zeta Chapter held its second annual Little Miss Zeta Royalty Pageant on June 7, 2014. This pageant promotes… Read more

Birth – Luke Harrison McBride

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Josh and Amanda McBride of Mathiston announce the birth of their son, Luke Harrison McBride.
He was born April 30, 2014 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus.
Luke weighed … Read more

Visit before runoff

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Choctaw County residents received the opportunity to meet when Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Chris McDaniel’s 2014 Campaign Bus Tour made a stop at Cagles Corner in Ackerman on June 12. McDaniel, who carried … Read more

EMCC presents pathways, programs in West Point

East Mississippi Community College Electronics Technology instructor Bob Lovelace speaks with a trio of men Thursday evening at the West Point Civic Center. EMCC’s Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Division hosted an information session to lay out multiple pathways to skills training at EMCC.

From press reports

WEST POINT – There is more than one way to obtain the skills employers want. And East Mississippi Community College’s Manufacturing Technology and Engineering team was in West Point last night to present the various pathways to … Read more

A new brand that tackles any hunger

Kelly with a customer.

By Eric Pittman
MPA Intern Choctaw Plaindealer

Reggie Kelly, former professional football player and native of Aberdeen, Mississippi, arrived in Ackerman on June 12 to present his new food brand “KYVAN”.
Kelly visited the Supervalu were he was … Read more

Birth – Abigail Breanne Studdie

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Bo and Heather Studdie of Ackerman are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Breanne Studdie.
Abigail was born on May 24, 2014, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. She weighed … Read more