Calendar of Events

Choctaw County Farmers Market Registration deadline May 18 The newly organized Choctaw County Farmers Market will kick off Saturday, June 9 at JuneFest in Ackerman! Then, the market will be open June 22, July 13 & 27, August 10 & … Read more

Naval Actions and their effects

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

The events of early May 1862 included several naval encounters. provides the following account of Union and Confederate naval actions in early May. “Fort Pillow was a Confederate fort on the Tennessee bank of the … Read more

FFA holds first banquet

By Samantha Makamson, FFA Reporter

On May 3rd the Ackerman FFA Chapter held its first banquet. A series of awards were handed out to those students who achieved Supervised Agricultural Experience goals, awards earned throughout the year, Greenhand degrees, and … Read more

AES student wins Arbor Day Poster Contest

By Press Reports

Molly Oswalt, a fifth grade student from Ackerman Elementary School in Ackerman, won 1st place in the statewide Arbor Day Poster Contest. Over 1116 students from 67 schools across the state of Mississippi participated in the contest. … Read more

Cooper named MSU Alumni Association delegate

By Press Reports

Thirty-one Mississippi State students are new members of the university alumni association’s liaison organization. Jennifer E. Cooper, a physical education/kinesiology major, the daughter of Jean and Tom Cooper is one of those 31 new members. Founded in … Read more

2012 Graduating Seniors

2012 Graduating Seniors

Weir High School

Dustin B. Autry Parents: Angela Leonard and Tommy Leonard Clubs/Activities/Sports: High School Baseball-9th grade, FFA-9th-12th grades Awards/Honors: Career and Technology Center Student of the Month-10th grade Most Memorable Moment: Beating Ackerman at the FFA … Read more

Supes learn financial estimates, tackle large agenda

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

Choctaw County must tighten the budget even more after receiving an estimated financial report in the April 30 Board of Supervisors meeting. Steven Flake, hired financial consultant, presented his estimated report of the county’s … Read more

Mr. and Miss June Fest added to JuneFest

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

Natural beauty will win the title of Mr. and Miss JuneFest on June 9 during the 5th Annual JuneFest in downtown Ackerman. Girls and boys ages 0-12th grade must register in one of six … Read more

Aldermen honor the late Joe Griffin

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Ackerman Board of Aldermen and Mayor Dick Cain presented Lenore Griffin and son Josh Griffin with a resolution honoring the late Joe Griffin for his 30 plus years of dedicated service to the … Read more