Mimi’s Depot Diner ribbon cutting planned

Photo by Donna McKay
Mimi’s Depot Diner is open and ready for business. Located at 103 Main Street in downtown Ackerman.

By Amanda McBride/Chamber of Commerce

It’s time for a ribbon cutting! Join Mimi’s Depot Diner and the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2015 for a ribbon cutting and grand opening.

Mimi’s Depot Diner … Read more

Chargers in Charge


PreK: Faith McGee, Masyn Odom, Molly Stribling, and Brennan Telano.
Kindergarten: Jaylon Crawford, Maxton Delafoisse, Aaron Fiebig, and Lalia Woods.
First Grade: Madison Adams, Larson Gammill, Katherine McCuller, and Amoria Potts.… Read more

Teacher Appreciation


Ackerman Elementary School staff would like to thank the parents for the snacks and treats that were delivered last week during Teacher Appreciation Week. … Read more

Editorial Roundup – 05/20/15

There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.
–Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Poor readers usually are poor students

People can legitimately argue whether flunking third-graders is the correct response when they can’t read anywhere near grade level.

Those who oppose Mississippi’s new “third-grade gate” law say that holding students back only increases … Read more

‘Grade A’

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Rep. Joey Hood Receives “A” Grade on BIPEC Report Card

JACKSON, Miss.—Rep. Joey Hood (R-Ackerman) received an “A” for his efforts in pro-business legislation from Mississippi’s Business and Political Education Committee (BIPEC). Legislators were assessed based on their:  votes affecting … Read more

Performing for mothers


Douglas performs Mothers Day Weekend

Ackerman artist Danita Oswalt Douglas performed for the Gospel Music Jubilee in Gore Springs on May 9. … Read more

CTE Hall of Fame

2014-2015 CCCTC Hall of Fame: (left to right)  Breana Montgomery, Nikki Neal, Macie Cook,  Tyler Cole, Alex Robison, Ty Swindle.

Choctaw County Career and Technology Center Selects the 2014-2015 CTE Hall of Fame and CTE Student of the Year… Read more

CCHSAA celebrates Class of 2015

Scholarship winners in attendance.

From press reports

Thursday May 7, 2015 was a night of celebration, food, fun, scholarships, awards, and prizes, as the Choctaw County High School Alumni Association honored graduates of both Choctaw County High School and French Camp Academy. The event … Read more

Hospital board requests reimbursement from county

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors received an update regarding the status of the county hospital and nursing home during its May 11 meeting held at the boardroom in the Choctaw County Courthouse.

The … Read more

EMCC offers summer camp in manufacturing concepts


MAYHEW – East Mississippi Community College’s Manufacturing, Technology & Engineering Division, in partnership with Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi and the Corporation for National and Community Service, is offering a summer camp for students in middle and high school.

Camp … Read more