Former Choctaw Countian graduates from Mississippi State University

COLUMBIA, SC—Meranda Lychelle Esters of Columbia, SC graduated with a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Instructional Systems and Workforce Development at Mississippi State University’s commencement ceremony, held on December 11, 2015.
Esters’ is the daughter of Michael and Shirley Esters … Read more

Morgan retiring as circuit judge


From Press & Staff Reports
Circuit Judge Clarence E. “Cem” Morgan III will be honored from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at a retirement reception at the Attala County Courthouse in Kosciusko.
Morgan will retire Dec. 31 after serving for 21 years … Read more

Officer Gradie Ervin retires after 21 years


By Chuck Bailey
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Ackerman Police and Municipal Court Officer Gradie Ervin is retiring effective the end of the year as a 21-year veteran of the Ackerman Police Department.
Friends and colleagues gave him a surprise retirement celebration … Read more

Christmas program

French Camp Elementary School 1st Grade students recently performed their Christmas  program – Elfis and the Sleigh Riders. It was a fun program and was enjoyed by everyone in attendance. Ms. Rachel McCool is the music teacher at FCE.
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Newspaper seeks Santa Letters

Continuing a generations-old Christmas tradition, the Choctaw Plaindealer is serving as the information pipeline for area children to send their letters to Santa Claus. The newspaper is also requesting Letters of Gratefulness to place in the section to celebrate the … Read more

Service Award

During a recent service award ceremony held in Tupelo, Miss., Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert recognized several MDOT employees for their years of service. The executive director and the Mississippi Transportation Commission staff thank these Choctaw … Read more

Attendance competition

AES continues with their attendance competition.  The boys won for the month of October so Mrs. Gina Smith (asst. principal) paid the price for the girl’s loss.  During a student assembly Mrs. Smith was blessed with a big bucket of … Read more

News of Yesteryear

Chuck Bailey,
reporter for the Choctaw Plaindealer will chose an interesting item in past issues to highlight.
43 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK – From the files of the December 14, 1972, Choctaw Plaindealer:

W. D. Coleman Named Deputy Atty. General … Read more

WES sings

WES sing

Ms. Coffey’s and Mrs. Jones WES 3rd and 4th grade students sang Christmas songs for the residents of Ackerman Nursing Home today under the direction of Ms. Rachel McCool.
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