News of Yesteryear

Sixty-five years ago this week–From the files of the 15, 1951 Choctaw Plaindealer

Elected Without Opposition

Hon. J.P. Coleman, of Ackerman, has received the Democratic nomination without opposition for the office of Attorney General of Mississippi. His new term will … Read more

Miles For Happy Smiles 5K held

By Jamie McHan

Miles For Happy Smiles 5K was definitely a success!

It took place June 4th at 7:30am as part of The Pine Tree Music Fest in Downtown Ackerman.

All proceeds are going toward providing free dentures to community … Read more

Bulldog ready

Chuck Bailey/Staff

Triplett02Tre Brown (#96) who is from Ackerman and recently signed with Mississippi State as a juco transfer from Copiah Lincoln Community College, played in his first game as a bulldog during the Super Bulldog Weekend Spring game. Pictured … Read more

Calendar of Events

Please email your calendar of events, notices and public meetings to

Stroke Support Group

June 15, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Community Room, Oktibbeha Regional Medical Center, Starkville. Led by OCH Rehab Services Licensed Speech-Language Pathologists Laurel Jones and Lori Windle, … Read more


In an article we ran in the June 8, 2016 Choctaw Plaindealer “MHP Troop G reports no collisions for Memorial Day Holiday” we incorrectly reported the traffic statistics that were reported to us in a press release.

The traffic statistics … Read more

Coder grads

Photo by Kristi Mewbourn

RobinsonClark01Bridgette Robinson (l) and Bailee Clark (r) of Ackerman recently graduated from the Medical Coding Program at East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew with high honors… Read more

Surf Shack VBS

Photo Submitted Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church recently held its Vacation Bible School, May 31-June 3 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the church for grades preschool to fifth. “Surf Shack” was the theme and students participated in Bible stories, … Read more

Pet Show 2016 welcomes many entries for trophy

By Ginny Lucas

A unique event each year at the Choctaw County Pine Tree Music Fest is the 20th Century Sponsored Pet Show. Always looking to serve the community, the 20th Century Club sponsors the event each year to raise … Read more

Field stop

Chuck Bailey/Staff
A one-vehicle accident happened at the intersection of Highway 9 and 12 in Ackerman, Tuesday, June 7 at approximately 1:30 p.m. A Desoto County man went straight across the intersection and into the field across from Central Mississippi … Read more