School and safety are back in session

From Press Reports

As summer vacation comes to an end, yellow school buses, new teen drivers and other young travelers will join the daily commuters in the morning traffic. Although many will be focused on getting to school or work … Read more

911 Calls

July 27
10:54 a.m., Penderville Rd., CSO

July 28
8:20 a.m., Hwy. 15, Vehicle Unlock, APD
1:52 p.m., Hwys. 12 & 15, Disabled Log Truck, APD, CSO
4:09 p.m., Enon Rd., Medical Call, EMS
7:04 p.m., Fentress-Panhandle Rd., SO Disturbance, … Read more

News of Yesteryear

Sixty-five years ago this week–From the files of the August 10, 1951 Choctaw Plaindealer.

Short Ballot For Second Primary

The weather in Choctaw on Tuesday, August 7, was hot and clear, causing a record turn-out of voters. The result was … Read more

Magyar signs book deal

From Press Reports

Elevation Book Publishing signs Anthony Magyar of Ackerman and Jason Sibley of Vicksburg as the debut novelist of a suspense novel, Dare Ya!, due to release December 2016.

Dare Ya!, the suspense novel, will keep you on … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan

Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary

This week’s column is pertaining to the truism that vocabulary gets results, the third reason discussed in the article Top 3 Reasons to Improve Your Vocabulary, published on the Litemind … Read more

Calendar of Events

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Meet the Chargers

Aug. 11, 6:00 p.m., The Pavilion, Main St., Downtown Ackerman. Meet the junior high and varsity football teams, JH and varsity cheerleaders, volleyball team and … Read more

Zeta Phi Betas attend conferences

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Youth Auxiliary attends regional conference

The Youth Auxiliaries of Rho Nu Zeta Chapter attended the 87th South Central Region Leadership Conference in Tupelo, June 16th-18th, 2016.  The conference was very informative with workshops in the … Read more