One to qualify for Ward 1 aldermen

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Only one person qualified for the vacant Ackerman Ward 1 aldermen seat.

John Shumaker will take office on October 7 at the next Board of Aldermen meeting. He will be sworn in before the … Read more

Teaching with a twist

Choctaw County High School FFA Chapter poses with National FFA Secretary Mitch Baker and the FFA Mississippi State Officers Tony Buchanan, president, Hailey Clark, secretary, and Shelbie Dalton, sentinel.

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

National FFA Secretary Mitch Baker teaches leadership, confidence and FFA values with a twist. During his stop at Choctaw County High School, he spent an afternoon “playing games” and talking with the FFA chapter.… Read more

Apple fun

Mrs. Zirlott’s class

Pre-K Celebrates Johnny Appleseed Day
Mrs. Long’s and Mrs. Zirlott’s PreK classes, at Ackerman Elementary School, recently celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day by having an apple tasting tea. The students had learned about some foods made with apples. They also learned … Read more

Rep. Hood donates state flag to hospital


From staff reports

The State of Mississippi is well represented at the Choctaw County Regional Hospital in Ackerman. District 35 Rep. Joey Hood presented the hospital administrators with the state flag on September 29.

“I’m humbled to present the flag … Read more

Christian Women’s Job Corp at Broken Wings

Submitted photo
Women of the Christian Women’s Job Corp at Broken Wings are (right to left) Verbie, Morgan, Melba and Nice and (front) Frankie.

By Sr. Alies Therese
Summer flew and we were on the lookout for a new class of Christian Women’s Job Corp participants. And just look at these beautiful women whom the Lord sent. Already in their third week each … Read more

French Camp remains undefeated in Region 3-1A play


By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Please excuse veteran French Camp Academy head football camp Nathan Wright if he watched the first half of his team’s blowout win over West Oktibbeha last week with his mouth wide open.

“We were … Read more

Chargers win last-second thriller over Caledonia


By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The cardiac Chargers did it again.

“I think my hair is getting a lot grayer,” said Choctaw County High School head football coach Adam Dillinger when talking about his team’s dramatic 38-36 win over … Read more

Conservation Carnival held in Choctaw county

Photos by Amanda McBride 
(Top, right) The Mississippi Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and Parks taught students about the importance of hunter education. 
4-H was one of the many stops along the Conservation Carnival’s trail. Students learned about the many opportunities that 4-H offers.

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Learning about nature sure is more fun while out about in nature. Fifth graders from Ackerman, French Camp and Weir Elementary Schools learned about nature and the environment during the Conservation Carnival held at … Read more

Robison earns Ferrell O. Cork Scholarship at MSU

Submitted photo

By Press Reports

Andy Robison is a freshman at Mississippi State University majoring in Biochemistry. He is a 2014 recipient of the Ferrell O. Cork Endowed Scholarship awarded by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.… Read more