French Camp Academy takes home four Journalism Awards

FCA Yearbook Staff L to R: Michelle Parker, Tristen Hamilton, Anna Box, Anna Katherine Hosket, Advisor Kim Hosket, Joy Lawson, Anna Sheffield, Jerad Lehman

From press and staff reports

French Camp Academy’s school annual, Lux Vitae, wins four awards at the biggest high school journalism convention in the state. Class of 2014 school annual won 1st place Multimedia integration, 1st place clubs and organizations … Read more

Ackerman Cub Scouts hosts Pinwood Derby

Local cub scouts prepare for pinwood derby.


On Saturday, April 18th, 2015, the Ackerman Cub Scout Troop 41 and the Ackerman Baptist Church Royal Ambassadors held a join Pinwood Derby Tournament at the Ackerman Baptist Church Family Life Center.

The overall winners were:  Best Designed Car: … Read more

Editorial Roundup – 04/22/15

The case for police cameras
Editorial by Jack Ryan

Two recorded events, one in South Carolina and the other in Arizona, make it obvious that assigning a camera to all police officers as part of their work equipment would be … Read more

CCHS golfers set for Region 5-3A tourney this week

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

Kent Baughn’s return to the golf course was a successful one for the Choctaw County High School Chargers.

He fired an 80 last Monday to make the all-tournament team in a seven-team event at Columbus … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 04/22/15

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

I recently encountered what I call vocabulary building homophones, advanced words that have the same pronunciation but different meanings.

Typically homophones have only a one-letter difference, and this can be … Read more

Chargers entered week looking for key win

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

A disappointing 8-4 loss to Region 5-3A foe Forest last week had the Choctaw County High School baseball team in a must-win situation this week.

The Chargers were set to host league-leading Southeast Lauderdale on … Read more

In Our Community – 04/22/15

Spring Projects
Lisa Harris
April showers bring May flowers is an expression we think of this time of year. By this reasoning, May should bring forth a botanical garden of floral beauty throughout Mississippi.

I planted some begonias recently and … Read more

Man detained on warrant for Ackerman Police Dept.

From Press Reports

On April 10, officers from the Starkville Police Department conducted a traffic stop that resulted in one felony drug arrest and two misdemeanor drug arrests.

A car driven by Thomas D. Green, 32, of Mathiston was stopped … Read more