Sixteen HCC athletes honored by NJCAA for academic excellence

From school reports

Sixteen Holmes Community College athletes were among this recognized as recipients of the 2014-15 NJCAA Academy Student-Athlete Awards last week.

During the 2014-15 academic year, the NJCAA saw 58,531 student-athletes compete on 3,461 teams in 28 different … Read more

Chargers look to replace 16 football seniors

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

Veteran Choctaw County High School head football coach Adam Dillinger knew exactly what his Chargers were going to have to work on during the spring in order to get ready for the 2015 season.

“We … Read more

Obituaries – 7/1/15

Kenneth G. Baxter
June 22, 2015
Services for Kenneth G. Baxter, 56, of Sturgis were June 24, 2015, at Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman with the Rev. James Rushing officiating. Burial was in Whitefield Cemetery in Sturgis.

He was born … Read more

MACJC softball moves to one-division format

From special reports

The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) announced scheduling and playoff changes for the upcoming softball season.

Starting in 2016, each team in the state will play each other once in the regular season and … Read more

Vaughn overcomes injury to get shot at college golf

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

After a freak injury playing pickup basketball left him with a severely sprained ankle, Kent Vaughn thought his dreams of following in his brother Taylor’s footsteps and playing college golf were on shaky grown.

But … Read more

MSU-USM football game to kick-off at 9 p.m. on Sept. 5

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

Mississippi State University’s first football game of the 2015 season may actually end early on Sunday morning.

MSU, looking to build off an impressive 2014 season that saw the Bulldogs go 10-3 on the year … Read more

UMMC confers record 864 degrees t Mississippi Coliseum

From press reports

The number of graduates of the University of Mississippi Medical Center continues to climb for the third year in a row.

A record 864 physicians, dentists, nurses, allied health professionals and graduate students in the health sciences … Read more

Ackerman native set to become new Starkville head coach

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer
There are certainly a lot of folks in Starkville who are happy that legendary high school football coach Ricky Woods is returning to Mississippi to be the head coach of the Starkville Yellowjackets, but they … Read more