Calendar of Events

Gospel Singing
June 28

A gospel singing will be held at Cowboy Church in Vaiden on June 28 at 6 pm. It will feature performances by … Read more

Dozens of Mississippi officials skirt records law

By Steve Wilson
Mississippi Watchdog

Some politicians in Mississippi are skirting the law when it comes to filing their personal economic statements.
Each year, all elected officials, school board members, executive directors of state agencies, presidents and … Read more

Jail Docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 38 miscellaneous incident reports and six incident offense reports last week.… Read more

Fun for all at Pine Tree Music Fest

Donna McKay/Courtesy
Young ladies (Anna Box, along with Katie Box and Brookelyn Box) sing the national anthem.  See inside for more photos.

From press & staff reports

Music from local musicians, fun, food, arts and crafts, cash giveaways and much more was featured at this year’s Pine Tree Music Fest held in downtown Ackerman on June 7.
The festival, which is held … Read more

School board accept bids for multiple projects

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County School Board held their regular June meeting on June 9 at the Central Office.
Not attending this meeting was board member Clinton Huffman. Board member Laura Gibbs attended the meeting via … Read more

‘Sunshine Benefit’ to honor teen

Corey McPherson

From press & staff reports

With the memory of the loss of 17-year-old Ackerman resident Corey McPherson still in the hearts of Choctaw Countians, a “Sunshine” Benefit will be held in his honor on June 28th at the Weir Arena … Read more

1st ever Fiddle Contest at Pine Tree

Stacy Elkins won 1st place in the first ever Billy Joe Box Contest held at the Pine Tree Music Fest on June 7.

By Jamie McHan

The first ever Billy Joe Box Fiddle Contest took place at one o’clock during The Pine Tree Music Festival. The contest was a huge success and proved to be a crowd pleaser. Contestants from … Read more


Pictured are, left to right, Justice Jim Kitchens of Crystal Springs, Justice David Chandler of Ackerman, Justice Leslie King of Greenville, Former Judge Thomas Coleman of Ackerman, and Justice Josiah Dennis Coleman of Toccopola.

Thomas Coleman of Ackerman visits son, colleagues at Mississippi Supreme Court
Former Judge Thomas Coleman of Ackerman visited his son, Justice Josiah Dennis Coleman, at the … Read more

Weir Family enjoys reunion, a surprise donation

Attendees at the event.

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

The second Sunday in June means one thing in the town of Weir…the Weir Family Reunion. For more than half a century, the descendants of Thomas and Isabella (McKee) Weir’s two sons, John and James, have … Read more

Sean Greer to perform at Ackerman Church of God

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From press reports

The Ackerman Church of God will host a singing with Sean Greer of Macon on Sunday, June 29 at 6 p.m. There will be a homemade ice cream fundraiser immediately following the singing, on a donation basis.… Read more