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Trunks needed for Jack-O-Lantern Jam

By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

Jack-O-Lantern Jam will take place on Saturday, October 25, beginning at 4 p.m. in downtown Ackerman.

To help make this event a huge success, the support of the community is needed. There are several … Read more

Ackerman to be honored with country music marker

By Staff and Press Reports
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Mississippi has always been known for its traditional sound of the blues, with many famous blues artists being born in the Magnolia State. Another genre that has deep roots in Mississippi is … Read more

CCHS Homecoming Activities

Choctaw County High School celebrates Homecoming this week. Parade and pep rally will be Thursday, October 9 at 6 p.m. following the parade will be a community-wide pep rally at the stage (pavilion) on Main Street in Ackerman. Homecoming maids … Read more

French Camp celebrates 63rd Harvest Festival

One of the beautiful quilts that will be auctioned at French Camp’s Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 11. Pictured are Monica May of French Camp and her mother, Sybil Clark of Bellfontaine,. Mrs. Clark designed, made and quilted this one-of-a-kind item in honor of her family.

By Sylvia Dickson

Bring the family for a fun day at Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 11, 2014, in the French Camp/Natchez Trace Historic District. French Camp, MS is located on the Natchez Trace Parkway at the intersection of Hwy 413, … Read more

Panthers moved to 4-0 in Region 3-1A with big win

FCA’s defense makes the stop.

By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer

With their 60-0 win over East Oktibbeha on Friday night, the Panthers of French Camp Academy finished the first half of their Region 3-1A schedule with a perfect 4-0 mark.

“That’s a big plus,” … Read more

If you plant them, they will grow

Submitted photos

Written by: Jan Ballard
MSU Extension Service – Choctaw County
662-285-6337

As part of the Welcome Home Garden Initiative 2014, the Burpee Seed Company donated seed packets to Mississippi 4-H groups across the state. Seed packets were provided to county … Read more

Hunting for meat with the Springfield rifle

Roy Hawkins and Marcus Oswalt of Oswalt’s Building Supply in Mathiston, examine the Springfield rifle bought at the store in 1931. It was purchased by Wiley Dobbs, Hawkins’ grandfather from Noah Ellis, Oswalt’s grandfather as a first gun for Dennis Dobbs of Ackerman.

By Roy Hawkins

The little Springfield single shot .22, came to me as a gift from my Uncle Dennis. It was bought new for him by my grandfather at Noah Ellis’ hardware store in Mathiston, MS. The year was 1931, … Read more

Extension service to celebrate National 4-H Week October 5-11

10-8 National-4-H Clover logo

Submitted by: Juli Hughes, County Coordinator/Family & Consumer Science Agent/4-H
MSU Extension Service – Choctaw County 662-285-6337

4-H is the youth education program of the Mississippi State University Extension Service. We offer programs and growth opportunities that put the heads, … Read more