Hunting pronghorn antelope in Wyoming


By Roy D. Hawkins

When I opened the pickup door, the buck bolted and headed across the plains. Obviously he was determined to put as much of Wyoming as he could between him and us in the shortest possible time. … Read more

Jack’ O Lantern Jam a huge success

Kids and adults didn’t know what to expect at the Mad Scientist’s Lab that was sponsored by the Choctaw County High School Drama Club.

By Amanda McBride/Chamber of Commerce

Downtown Ackerman was overflowing with superheroes, princesses, cowboys, ninja turtles and more for Jack’ O Lantern Jam on October 24. Approximately 400 kids and their families were in attendance.… Read more

WES celebrates Red Ribbon week

Balloon Release

Weir Elementary School celebrated Red Ribbon Week, October 26-30, to promote drug free awareness.

Students & teachers dressed up in the theme for each day: Monday “A Minion Reasons to be Drug Free” (dress like minions); Tuesday “Peace Out Drugs” … Read more

Editorial roundup – 11/11/15

Joe Ed Chesnut, Jr.,
and James Timothy Chesnut

That’s Life

By Ruth Nowlin

Because it is Veteran’s Day, I want to share thoughts of these special ones with you. So go with me for a moment. Back then we were all together in a tiny little house along … Read more

Remember your first paycheck?

Area Counseling to Career participants attending Career Expo in Tupelo.


Reflect back to your first “real” job. Remember the anticipation of that first paycheck? Much time was spent dreaming and planning how it would be spent. Did you buy something you wanted? Maybe you paid for something you or … Read more

Mulberry Fest a success in Mathiston


The 2015 Mulberry Festival was full of fun in spite of the rain that was coming down in sheets.

Thank you to everyone that braved the weather; from all of our vendors to the children participating in the contests and … Read more

Careers dealing with wildlife

Areyana Shannon

Wildlife Biologist, Scott Edwards, recently visited the CCCTC AEST program on behalf of the Mississippi Wildlife Fisheries and Parks. Edwards shared with students about career opportunities within the MS Wildlife Fisheries and Parks Service including Wildlife Biology, Game Warden, and … Read more

AES recognizes Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31


The Ackerman Elementary School Children celebrated Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 23 to Oct. 31.

Students received visits from Choctaw County High School Athletes and Mississippi State University Athletes.… Read more