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Obituaries

Marilyn Mae Thomas Carver
April 27, 2013
Funeral Services for Marilyn Mae Thomas Carver, 78, were held 11 a.m.
May 1, 2013 at French Camp Presbyterian Church in French Camp, MS
with Rev. Alex Coblents and Rev. Gary Jackson officiating. … Read more

AES Sixth Graders enjoy Tennessee Trip

By Press Reports

The Ackerman Elementary School sixth grade students have worked hard
this year, and their efforts did not go unnoticed. Students’ good
behavior was recognized and they were rewarded with a special 3-day
trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee.
During … Read more

Lee to receive ICC scholarship

By Press Reports

Scholarship recipients at Itawamba Community College for 2013 include
Iasia Lee of Ackerman, Leadership.
Lee will be a 2013 graduate of Ackerman High School where she has
participated in basketball, volleyball, track, band and JROTC.
Her honors … Read more

USM awards degrees at Spring Commencement

The University of Southern Mississippi held spring commencement
exercises during ceremonies on the Hattiesburg campus Friday, May 10.
Southern Miss President Rodney Bennett conferred undergraduate,
graduate and specialist’s degrees at the ceremony, held at Reed Green
Coliseum. Mississippi Gov. Phil … Read more

Historical Highlight Luncheon slated May 14

By Press Reports

The Historical Highlight Luncheon will be held Tuesday May 14 at 12
noon at French Camp Presbyterian Church. The speaker will be 1975 FCA
graduate and former staff member, Nadine Ramsey.
Nadine held a variety of jobs … Read more

Special session approves incentive package

By District 35 Rep. Joey Hood

On Wednesday, April 24, Governor Phil Bryant called a special session
of the Legislature for Friday, April 26. This special session was
devoted to an economic project aimed at securing Yokohama Tire
Corporation’s establishment … Read more

Pioneer Hospital to host community blood drive

By Staff Reports

Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw is hosting a blood drive with
United Blood Services on Friday, May 10 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. at the
hospital, located on Cherry Street in Ackerman.
Please donate blood to help save … Read more

The Civil War – Battle of Chancellorsville, VA

Submitted by C.J. Johnson
The Battle of Chancellorsville, April 30 to May 6, 1863, has been
called General Robert E. Lee’s greatest victory. Union Major General
Joseph Hooker replaced General Ambrose Burnside, following the
Federal defeat at Fredericksburg during the … Read more

Calendar of Events

Order your JuneFest t-shirt
Deadline May 8
JuneFest t-shirts are being sold by the Ackerman Twentieth Century
Club to support the Distinguished Young Woman Program. A short sleeve
t-shirt youth sizes – Adult XL are $12. Adult 2XL and 3XL … Read more

[news[ Rain pushes back AHS-Loyd Star series

By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Due to inclement weather, the third and deciding game of the MHSAA
Class 2A Baseball Playoff series between Loyd Star and Ackerman
wasn’t set to be played until Tuesday at 5 p.m.
AHS head … Read more