Qualifying deadlines for school board seats

By: Ellen Graves The Choctaw Plaindealer

September 7 will be the qualifying deadline for anyone seeking to run for election to the school board.

District 3 and 4 for the school board are up for election. Qualifying began August 8. … Read more

School Board approves budget, hires teachers

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County School Board approved their 2012-2013 budget in a called meeting on July 30.

The budget was broken into three different budgets to allow a quorum to pass the budget. Three board … Read more

AJHS Cheerleaders attend UCA Cheer camp in June

From press reports

The Ackerman Junior High School Cheerleaders attend the UCA Cheer Camp on June 18-20 at Mississippi State University. The squad earned All Superior, Superior in Cheer and Extreme Routine and the spirit stick every day.

Allie Bowman, … Read more

Herring named new band director at AHS

By: Ellen Graves

Bryan Herring has been named the new band director for the Pride of Ackerman band. Herring comes to Ackerman from Alice, Texas and is excited about working with the high school band students.

With 32 years of … Read more

Exploring summer stars at Rainwater

Rainwater Observatory in French Camp Mississippi will be offering a free program for this summer season called “EXPLORING SUMMER STARS “. This presentation will be given on Friday, August 10, 2012, starting at 7:00 p.m. by teacher and astronomer, David … Read more

Ackerman FFA raising funds for national convention

Submitted by Ackerman FFA

The Ackerman FFA Chapter Parliamentary Procedure team has the opportunity to represent Mississippi in Indianapolis, IN on October 23-27, 2012 by attending the 85th annual National FFA Convention and competing in the national Parliamentary Procedure competition.… Read more

Doyle Smith to be in concert

By Press Reports

Doyle Smith of Ardmore, Oklahoma, formerly of Choctaw County, will be in concert at Crossroads Baptist Church in Mathiston on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 5 p.m.

Mr. Smith began his singing career locally with the Melody … Read more

Calendar of Events

Dirty Laundry Exposed: Stain & Odor Removal Basics for Clothes August 9 12:00-1:00 at Choctaw County Extension Office via interactive video. Workshop is free and open to the public.Oops! you may have just ruined your favorite summer shirt with ketchup … Read more

The Civil War – Thunderbolt of the South

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

The man, who would be compared to J. E. B. Stuart as a natural cavalryman, was born in Huntsville, Alabama in June 1825. When his father’s business failed, the family moved to Kentucky to live with … Read more

Weir family reunites

By C.J. Johnson

For decades, the descendants of Thomas and Isabella Weir and their two sons, John and James, have gathered at their family church, in the town that bears their family name. Weir Presbyterian Church was the first congregation … Read more