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Obituaries

Mr. James Leon McKnight

Memorial services for James Leon McKnight will be held Friday, November 29 at 2 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman.

Mr. McKnight died October 17 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a … Read more

Civil War – The Gettysburg address and its part in the war

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

 

In early November 1863, President Lincoln was invited to speak at the dedication ceremony for the Gettysburg (Pennsylvania) National Military Cemetery. The July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest, most horrific battles … Read more

Tobacco-Free Coalition at work in the community

From press reports

 

The Tobacco-Free Coalition of Choctaw, Montgomery, and Webster Counties is at work in your community.

Keetha Mosley of Winona is the new Project Director. Mosley has a background in communications, including award-winning public relations work for … Read more

Aldermen hire fine collection agency

Photo by Amanda McBride
The Ackerman Mayor, Board of Aldermen and staff burn the note to Town Hall after the November 4 board meeting. The board previously approved to payoff the note to the Town Hall building.

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer

 

People with unpaid fines in the Town of Ackerman will soon have a representative from American Municipal Services contacting them for payment.

In the November 5 board meeting, the board listened to presentations … Read more

The Pink Event recognized as a success

Submitted photos
The Pink Event models that the runway together as part of the Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw’s breast cancer awareness campaign.

By Staff and Press Reports

 

The Pink Event was fun and educational for all who attended. Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw sponsored the event as part of their month long Breast Cancer Awareness fundraising.

The Pink Event was held … Read more

Just in time for deer hunting season

Tre Brown and Zac Lawrence cut wood to go on the hunting house.

From press reports

 

The Construction Trades and Agricultural Machinery classes at Choctaw County Career and Technology Center constructed 4’ X 4’ hunting houses with 4’ metal stands. he houses were built by 1st and 2nd year students under the … Read more

Check priorities, relax to reduce holiday stress

By Susan Collins-Smith

MSU Ag Communications

 

JACKSON – Family gatherings, marathon cooking sessions and shopping trips induce waves of anxiety instead of moments of joy for some.

“Some families feel a lot of pressure to create the perfect holiday … Read more

Obituaries

Mr. Emmett W. Carr

Funeral services for Emmett W. Carr, 76, were held November 6, 2013 at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS, with Rev. Guyton Montgomery officiating.

Mr. Carr attended Ackerman Church of Christ, a carpenter and served in … Read more

Sports schedule

FRIDAY, NOV. 15

Women’s College Basketball

9:30 p.m. — Ole Miss vs. West Virginia in Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu

SAT, NOV. 16

Prep Basketball

Ethel Classic (East Webster, French Camp, Choctaw County entered)

Junior College Basketball

2 p.m. — … Read more