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Mississippi 4-H members keep fun traditions alive

By Linda Breazeale MSU Extension Service STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi 4-H competitions continue to help “make the best better” more than a century after the first corn clubs for boys and tomato clubs for girls were formed in the state.…

Local residents among UMMC graduates

From press & staff reports   The University of Mississippi Medical Center for the fifth year is breaking its record for degrees conferred to health care and health science professionals.   The Class of 2017 is 971 strong. In 2016, the…

Aldermen seek grant to beautify Town of Ackerman

By Daniel Brunty The Choctaw Plaindealer   The Ackerman Board of Aldermen continues its quest to beautify Ackerman as it matched funds to assist with a community improvement projects grant during its May 2 regular meeting at the Ackerman Town…

Write On

By sister alies.   Have you thought much about ‘food insecurity’? Seems MS is a state where there are many more ‘hungry’ than we’d like to admit. I think it means that not only isn’t there a place to get…

SOUTHEASTERN NAMES 3,849 TO SPRING 2017 HONORS LIST

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University has named 3,849 students to its honors list for the spring 2017 semester. The honors list is divided into three academic levels. To be named to the President’s List, students must have earned a 3.50…

Area residents among 2017 ICC graduates

Several area residents were among those who earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degrees or certificates at the conclusion of the 2017 spring semester at Itawamba Community College. They include Ackerman – Marilyn Ramirez (A.A.S.); Duck Hill –…

Jail Docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 216 Miscellaneous Incident reports and 30 Incident Offense reports in the last 3 weeks.   5/15/17 Ana Luisa Woods, H/F, 7/24/68, APD, stalking; CSO simple assault x 2   5/20/17 John Harris, W/M, 8/10/63,…

Weir Elementary School Honor Roll

FIRST GRADE   Term Four Superintendent’s List First Grade: Iyana Jeanise Leechelle Coffey, Kaleigh Elizabeth Crowley, Treson Desai Ja’yven Meaders, Kasey J. Newlin, Aryel Ashyln Riley   Principal’s List: Latoya Marie Ashford, Natiyah S. Battle, Tiana Cymone Campbell, Maleah Jazelle…

Jupiter: Giant of the Solar System

Rainwater Observatory in French Camp Mississippi will be offering a free public program called “JUPITER:  Giant of the Solar System”. This presentation will be presented on Friday, June 9, 2017, starting at 7:00 p.m. by Edwin Faughn, director of Rainwater…