Won 1st


The Mississippi Mustangs 11u team won 1st place in the 82 Challenge Bulldog Bash Silver Bracket Tournament in Columbus, MS on April 11 & 12.  This win was made possible by our sponsors, Hunt Pest Control, Flipz Unlimited Gymnastics & … Read more

Art’s Place ribbing cutting planned

Photo by Donna McKay 
Art’s Place, a specialty coffee and sandwich shop, is now open. Located at 9 East Main Street in Ackerman. Pictured is Linda Carter, owner, center, and staff.

By Amanda McBride/Chamber of Commerce

Art’s Place is now open! The new coffee house and sandwich shop and business center opened this week in downtown Ackerman. It is located at 9 East Main Street (the former Tizzy Lizzy).

Art’s Place … Read more

Local student accepted at prestigious school


From press reports

The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science is pleased to announce that the Class of 2017 has been selected, and the following student from your area has been admitted into the highly selective school.

Lillian Fulgham, of … Read more

Choctaw County High School Senior Profiles 2015

Name: Macie Totiana Cook
School: Choctaw County High School
Parents: Joey and Tracey Cook
Clubs/Activities/Sports: SGA, FFA, Colorguard, Band, Beta, Mu Alpha Theta
Awards/Honors: Most Outstanding Band (14-15), Best Section (Saxophone, 13-14, 14-15), Highest Avg. Environmental Science, Completer in Ag. … Read more

Reform Head Start holds ‘Day with Dads’


The Reform Head Start held a “Day with Dads” on April 23rd. Fathers and father figures came out to the center and read stories to the children. The men also assist the teachers with other classroom activities.… Read more

French Camp Academy Senior Profiles 2015

Name: Tommy Bell
School: French Camp Academy
Parents: Thomas Bell & Michelle Stewart
Clubs/Activities/Sports: Football, Track, Skills USA
Awards/Honors: Honor Roll
Most Memorable Moment: Winning 2013 1A State Championship
Future Plans: To attend ICC and major in Pre-Med

Name: Jacob … Read more

A story of success from area program

Receiving certificates of completion were: L-R Lianell Bradley, Mae Miller, Clyde C. Davis, Mahalia Robinson, Willie Bell. Seated: Instructor Michele Miller.

From press reports

In 2012, Turning the Tide on Poverty (a joint initiative between Mississippi State University Extension Service and Southern Rural Development Center) was created to help residents of Mississippi counties to work together to first identify possible causes … Read more

EMCC Graduates more than 500

EMCC 2015 Spring Graduation - Choctaw County

East Mississippi Community College Welding instructor Brad McCool, far left, stands with his students, from left, CJ Fincher of Macon, Daniel Hughes of Columbus, Workforce Services navigator Greta Miller, Douglas Hughes of Columbus, Payton Moss of Ackerman and Daniel Winfield … Read more