History comes to life for Youth Tour students

Philip Evans of Ackerman posing with Stephen Colbert wax figure.

By Brad Barr, 4-County Electric Power Association

For a group of excited Mississippi high school students, history pages came to life during their recent tour of Washington, D.C.

A visual journey of our nation’s monuments brought the pages of their … Read more

Nursing home to begin parking lot improvements

The Choctaw Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ackerman will be making improvements to the grounds and parking lot beginning August 31, 2015. The construction will take an estimated 60 day period, in which visitors and employees will not have access to the front entrance. Visitors and employees will be asked to enter the facility through the North East Wing in the rear of the facility

From press and staff reports

The Choctaw Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ackerman is excited to inform everyone that it will be making improvements to the grounds and parking lot beginning August 31, 2015. The construction will take an estimated … Read more

What’s in it for me? And her, and him, and you?

Items are made and friendships formed

Submitted by Jan Ballard
Mississippi State University Extension

You’ve seen the ads and videos on line and even personal emails sent directly to you. You Can Lose 100 lbs. in Three Days! You Can Drive a Brand New Car Out … Read more

Hosket leads East Central to big win

ECCC quarterback Jesse Hosket tosses a pass during the Warriors win last Thursday.

From combined reports

DECATUR — Jesse Hosket’s first start as quarterback at East Central Community College was a good one, as the former French Camp Academy standout hit on 13-of-18 passes for 188 yards and a touchdown in just two … Read more

School is in – Smoking is out

Mississippi high school student Michael Henderson appreciates the fact that he can go to school and not feel pressure from his classmates to use tobacco products.

“I am 100 percent behind the ‘no tobacco products on school campuses’ rule because … Read more

Lady Panthers set to hit the road

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

The only games on the French Camp Academy slow-pitch schedule for this week were a pair of road contests.

The Lady Panthers were … Read more

Jail Docket – 09/02/15

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 64 miscellaneous incident reports and 9 incident offense reports this week.

8/21/15 Casey Narmour, w/m, 9/15/70, CSO: capias/poss of firearm by convicted felon
8/23/15 Kazerick Sanders, b/m, 6/27/94, CSO: disorderly conduct… Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 09/02/15

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

After a conversation in which I had an uncertainty about the usages of alumna, alumnus, alumni and alumnae, I knew it would be good to review these terms and write … Read more

Lady Chargers look to get back on winning track

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

To say first-year coach Choctaw County High School head volleyball Miranda Worrell was dissatisfied with her team’s three-set loss to Caledonia last Tuesday would be an understatement.

“We had a poor night serving,” she said … Read more