School Board presents proposed budget

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County School Board plans to operate on a $15. 4 million budget for the 2012-2013 school year. In their July 18 Budget Hearing, Superintendent Glen Beard announced that the district would not … Read more

AES gearing up for new school year

By Glen Blaine, AES Principal

I want to welcome everyone back to a new school year and hope that everyone had a wonderful summer break.

We will hold our Open House on Wednesday, August 8th from 5:00 until 7:00. All … Read more

AHS to continue improvement

By Cory Blaylock Principal, Ackerman High School

We had a great year at AHS this year and hope to improve on that this year. I would like to thank the parents, students, and teachers for working so hard to make … Read more

FCE ready for new school year

By Stacey Johnson, FCE principal

The faculty and staff of French Camp Elementary would like to welcome you to the 2012-2013 school year. We are very excited to begin this year and look forward to working with both you and … Read more

4th annual Back to School Field Day this Saturday

By Press Reports

The Choctaw County High School Alumni Association will sponsor the 4th Annual Back to School Field Day on July 28 at the Tom Glasgow Park in Ackerman. All school-aged children along with their parents are invited to … Read more

New WAC principal excited about school year

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

Shane Burton was recently hired by the Choctaw County School District as the principal of Weir Attendance Center.

“I’m excited about being here (WAC). Weir has a lot of tradition and I’m glad to … Read more

Calendar of Events

Tomatoes 101 July 26 Tomatoes 101 will be presented via interactive video Thursday, July 26 at noon at the Choctaw County Extension Office. This program is free and open to the public. Summer Reading Program

July 26 Children are invited … Read more

Sales Tax Holiday July 27 and 28

By Staff and Press Reports

The annual Sales Tax Holiday begins12:01 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2012, and ends 12:00 midnight Saturday, July 28, 2012.

The items exempt from sales tax during the Sales Tax Holiday are identical to those items … Read more

Open House dates, times set

Ackerman Elementary School Open House will be Wednesday, August 8 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. All parents and students are invited to attend and many bring their school supplies to their homeroom during the event. There will be tables in the … Read more

The Civil War – Spies played a role on both sides

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

Neither the Union nor the Confederate governments had elaborate, structured espionage departments set up as the war began, although each had spies reporting information before The War officially started.

According to, “From early in the … Read more