Visit before runoff


Choctaw County residents received the opportunity to meet when Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Chris McDaniel’s 2014 Campaign Bus Tour made a stop at Cagles Corner in Ackerman on June 12. McDaniel, who carried … Read more

EMCC presents pathways, programs in West Point

East Mississippi Community College Electronics Technology instructor Bob Lovelace speaks with a trio of men Thursday evening at the West Point Civic Center. EMCC’s Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Division hosted an information session to lay out multiple pathways to skills training at EMCC.

From press reports

WEST POINT – There is more than one way to obtain the skills employers want. And East Mississippi Community College’s Manufacturing Technology and Engineering team was in West Point last night to present the various pathways to … Read more

A new brand that tackles any hunger

Kelly with a customer.

By Eric Pittman
MPA Intern Choctaw Plaindealer

Reggie Kelly, former professional football player and native of Aberdeen, Mississippi, arrived in Ackerman on June 12 to present his new food brand “KYVAN”.
Kelly visited the Supervalu were he was … Read more

Birth – Abigail Breanne Studdie


Bo and Heather Studdie of Ackerman are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Breanne Studdie.
Abigail was born on May 24, 2014, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. She weighed … Read more

Camp for aspiring sports writers set for July 26

From staff reports

Those interested in learning to write sports for a hobby or profession or how to have their sports photographs published are invited to take part in a sports writing/sports photography camp that will be held at three … Read more

Vaughan’s vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

What is a noun for a slender, graceful woman or girl (this word is in the title of a Nathaniel Hawthorn story)? James Joyce in Ulysses uses a two-syllable word … Read more

Jail Docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 100 miscellaneous incident reports and 13 incident offense reports this week.

6/6/14 Iliesha Wynter … Read more

Vaughan’s vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Mary Ann Copeland, in the book Soap Opera History shares an anecdote about something that happened to Gloria Monty (1921-2006), the director of The Secret Storm. For a period during … Read more