News

Membership investment into Chamber is important

By Lara Bowman, Executive Director, Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

 

I have been out in the county the last few weeks focusing on membership retention and investment for the Chamber of Commerce. I receive a lot of questions about … Read more

Get organized to reduce back-to-school stress

By Keri Collins Lewis

MSU Ag Communications

 

Kids are not the only people feeling stressed about going back to school.

As families count down the days of summer, the idea of returning to schedules packed with work, school and … Read more

Schools encourage students to drink water, not sodas

By Linda Breazeale

MSU Ag Communications

 

Mississippi schools are leading the national effort to reduce excessive sugar intake from beverages that can do students more harm than good, and parents can follow their example at home.

Becke Bounds, assistant … Read more

Career Education workshop held

Kneeling left to right: Eddie Nicholson, Melvin Triplett, Jonathan Johnson
Standing left to right: Brunette Coleman, Christina Hopkins, Tamika Hull, Cora McDuffy, Sarah Wragg, Sharon Fuller

By Press Reports

 

Congratulations to a recent group of participants for completing the Building Strong Families (BSF) Career Education workshop. The class was held last month on the campus of East Central Community College (ECCC) in Louisville. The career … Read more

Texas Johnny Brown leaves behind blues legacy

Texas Johnny Brown performs in downtown Ackerman after the unveiling of a Blues Trail marker in his honor in September 2011. Brown died July 1, 2013.

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer

 

Blues musician Texas Johnny Brown died July 1 while fighting lung cancer. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in May 2013. His son, Shawn Brown, cared for him until he took his last … Read more

Troop 41 receives certificate of appreciation

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Boy Scout Troop 41 receives a Certificate of Appreciation from American Legion Post #82 for participating in the 2013 Memorial Day event held at the National Guard Armory.
Pictured is (left to right) Kyle Lucas, Clay Crowder, Scoutmaster Marty Crowder … Read more

Locals attend National Scout Jamboree

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36 Boy Scouts and four adult leaders left Sunday, July 14 for the National Scout Jamboree at the brand new Summit Bechtel Reserve near Beckley, West Virginia. This is a contingent Troop made up of Boy Scouts from across the … Read more

NJCAA names Cutts All-American

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From press reports

 

Northeast Mississippi Community College utility player Andrea Cutts of Ackerman has cemented her place in the Lady Tiger softball record books.

Cutts was just one of three Mississippi players to be honored by the National Junior … Read more

Pet of week

 

Patches is a 3 month old mixed breed, possibly feist/beagle mix. She is current on shots and will be spayed. Her adoption fee is $40. She is very playful and loves attention. Please call 285-9006 for information and to … Read more

4H Pet Club volunteers

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Members of the 4H Pet Club volunteered at the Choctaw County Animal Shelter last week to help clean the area. Pictured is (left to right) Collier Easley, Kierson Easley and Chipper and Karlyn Curtis. Submitted photo

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