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Candice Pitts to perform at JuneFest

By Press and Staff Reports

Candice Pitts of Mantachie is slated to be the opening act for the 5th Annual JuneFest Saturday night entertainment.

Pitts will take stage at 6:30 p.m. on June 9 and perform until 7:15 p.m. in … Read more

Choctaw Nursing Center celebrates Nursing Home Week

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

Choctaw County Nursing Home residents and staff enjoyed a week full of activities, fun and food.

They celebrated Nursing Home Week, May 9-13 with fun activities each day to show appreciation for each other-residents … Read more

The Civil War – Battle of Winchester VA

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

On May 25, 1862, the Confederates led by General Stonewall Jackson defeated Union forces, numbering 10,000, under the command of General Nathaniel Banks at Winchester, Virginia. Of the estimated 2,400 resulting casualties, only 400 were Confederate.… Read more

Calendar of Events

Blood Drive May 24 Pioneer Community Hospital will host a blood drive on Thursday, May 24th from 1 pm–6 pm. The United Blood Services Bloodmobile will be in the hospital parking lot taking donations. Every donor will be given a … Read more

Weir history disappears

By C.J. Johnson

One of the last historic commercial or public buildings in Weir was demolished earlier this month. The old Merchants and Farmers Bank building, which was given to the Town of Weir when this branch office was closed, … Read more

Drivers Ed class to be offered this summer

By Press Reports

Drivers Education will be offered at Ackerman High School this summer from June 4-June 29 from 10 am to 1 pm daily. The class will be available to students in grades 9-12, and each student who completes … Read more

Annual Memorial Day program set

By Staff and Press Reports

Choctaw County’s annual Memorial Day program will be held May 28 at 11 a.m. at the SSG Tommy Seary Little National Guard Armory in Ackerman.

Everyone is invited to come out and join in the … Read more

2012 graduates corrected

Karina Brown Parents: Terry Brown and Kenisa Purnell Clubs/Activities/Sports: Future Teachers of America, High School Choir, Lady Indians Fast Pitch Softball Awards/Honors: Fast Pitch Most Improved Defense 2010-2011, Fast Pitch Team Captain 2010-2011, Fast Pitch Heart of a Champion 2009-2010, … Read more

Hinds CC helps engine donation get to schools

From press reports

The Landscape Management Technology at Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus is facilitating the donation of Kohler engines to local Mississippi school districts. Because Hinds is located near a Kohler manufacturer, the college was one of the first … Read more