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

Local athletes recognized among state’s best

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

A pair of local athletes were among those recognized by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger and were invited to the Best of Mississippi Preps Banquet on Thursday at the Jackson Convention Complex.

The guest speaker for the … Read more

Repeat champions the norm for MHSAA fast-pitch softball

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

East Webster, Harrison Central, Neshoba Central, and Newton County each defended their MHSAA Fast-Pitch State Championships this past weekend at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland.

While it was the second straight 6A title for Harrison … Read more