Kids’ Fishing Rodeo a huge success

Photos by Amanda McBride
Attendees get ready to fish

By Amanda McBride/Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

The 3nd Annual Kids’ Fishing Rodeo held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Choctaw Lake was a huge success. The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Forest Service, Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries … Read more

TVA purchases natural gas plant in Ackerman

From press and staff reports

The Tennessee Valley Authority has purchased a 700-megawatt natural gas plant in Ackerman, Mississippi.

According to the utility, TVA has bought electricity from the plant since 2008. The board of directors voted in February to … Read more

Rangers receive awards for training excellence

Drinkwater, Balentine, Mahle and Hearne

From Press Reports

Four rangers with the Natchez Trace Parkway have received awards for excellence in training from the National Park Service.

The Natchez Trace Parkway, which traverses Choctaw County, is one of 22 parks that takes recent graduates of … Read more

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