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Preserving Flowers August 16 12:00-1:00 @ Choctaw County Extension Office via interactive video. Workshop is free and open to the public. Dr. Wayne Porter, Area Horticulture Agent, will talk about having some of your garden’s summer beauty during the dreary…

Scott leaves Chamber for Georgia

By Staff and Press Reports John Scott, assistant director to Economic Development, and his family are moving on to new opportunities and new adventures. Scott and his family are leaving Ackerman for Georgia. He accepted a job with the Brunswick…

BBL set Aug. 15

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer Congressman Alan Nunnelee will be the guest speaker at the Brown Bag Lunch on Wednesday, August 15 at noon at the Choctaw County Community Center. The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce encourages everyone to…

Supervisors discuss tax issues, note

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors approved in a 4-1 vote a resolution of an intention to borrow up to $1.5 million in a tax anticipation note in their July 31 meeting. The motion…

Qualifying deadlines for school board seats

By: Ellen Graves The Choctaw Plaindealer September 7 will be the qualifying deadline for anyone seeking to run for election to the school board. District 3 and 4 for the school board are up for election. Qualifying began August 8.…

School Board approves budget, hires teachers

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer The Choctaw County School Board approved their 2012-2013 budget in a called meeting on July 30. The budget was broken into three different budgets to allow a quorum to pass the budget. Three board…

AJHS Cheerleaders attend UCA Cheer camp in June

From press reports The Ackerman Junior High School Cheerleaders attend the UCA Cheer Camp on June 18-20 at Mississippi State University. The squad earned All Superior, Superior in Cheer and Extreme Routine and the spirit stick every day. Allie Bowman,…

Herring named new band director at AHS

By: Ellen Graves Bryan Herring has been named the new band director for the Pride of Ackerman band. Herring comes to Ackerman from Alice, Texas and is excited about working with the high school band students. With 32 years of…

Exploring summer stars at Rainwater

Rainwater Observatory in French Camp Mississippi will be offering a free program for this summer season called “EXPLORING SUMMER STARS “. This presentation will be given on Friday, August 10, 2012, starting at 7:00 p.m. by teacher and astronomer, David…

Ackerman FFA raising funds for national convention

Submitted by Ackerman FFA The Ackerman FFA Chapter Parliamentary Procedure team has the opportunity to represent Mississippi in Indianapolis, IN on October 23-27, 2012 by attending the 85th annual National FFA Convention and competing in the national Parliamentary Procedure competition.…