The Civil War

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

On November 9, 1862, Union General Ambrose Burnside took command of the Army of the Potomac, replacing General George McClellan, who had been removed from command. Following McClellan would not be an easy transition. General Henry … Read more

Calendar of Events

Ann Downing in concert Nov. 25 Come celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season with Legendary Gospel Recording Artist, Ann Downing, of The Downing’s, at Pine Forest Baptist Church, located 7 miles North of Stewart, on May Road. The concert … Read more

Ackerman FFA awarded Bronze emblem at National Convention

By Press Reports

Members of the Ackerman FFA Chapter were one of 44 teams participating in the National FFA Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event (CDE). The event was held in conjunction with the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.… Read more

Club hears program on domestic violence

By Donna McKay, Club Reporter

Ackerman Twentieth Century Club met at the Choctaw County Library on Thursday, October 18, 2012 with ten members present. Hostess for the evening was Ginny Lucas.

President Susan Shurden called the meeting to order and … Read more

Red Ribbon Week at WAC

By Staff and Press Reports

Students at Weir Attendance Center enjoyed an eventful Red Ribbon Week, October 29-November 2. The theme was “Be-Weir of Drugs” and there were many activities taking place all over campus. Also, each day the students … Read more

Children’s annual turkey recipes

Ackerman Elementary School Turkey Recipes Mrs. Long and Mrs. Griffin’s Pre-K Class Mrs. Long’s and Mrs. Griffin’s Pre-K Class has been busy this month learning about Native Americans, Pilgrims and the 1st Thanksgiving. They also discussed how important it is … Read more

Choctaw County firewise event set for Nov. 29

From press reports

“How to have a firewise home” workshop will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Pap’s Place in Ackerman, Mississippi. The meeting will start at 5:30 PM p.m. and end at 8:45 p.m.

The purpose of … Read more

Chamber Spooktacular event a town success

By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce sponsored Trunk-or-Treat and Spooktacular Parade was a huge success for the community with hundreds of children attending. The event provided an evening of family fun for all ages.… Read more

Supervisors disagree on audit proposals

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors disagrees on whom to hire to perform the 2012 and 2013 audits.

The board previously received two proposals from Watkins, Ward and Stafford and Fortenberry & Ballard PC.… Read more

Peter Krebs – killed at Shiloh. B. Krebs. W. Krebs – killed at Shiloh. William Kyle – killed at Missionary Ridge. Claborne Kyle – wounded at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia and died in Hospital in Georgia. Sam C. Kennedy, Sr. – … Read more