Texas Johnny Brown leaves behind blues legacy

Texas Johnny Brown performs in downtown Ackerman after the unveiling of a Blues Trail marker in his honor in September 2011. Brown died July 1, 2013.

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer   Blues musician Texas Johnny Brown died July 1 while fighting lung cancer. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in May 2013. His son, Shawn Brown, cared for him until he took his last…

Troop 41 receives certificate of appreciation

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Boy Scout Troop 41 receives a Certificate of Appreciation from American Legion Post #82 for participating in the 2013 Memorial Day event held at the National Guard Armory. Pictured is (left to right) Kyle Lucas, Clay Crowder, Scoutmaster Marty Crowder…

Locals attend National Scout Jamboree

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36 Boy Scouts and four adult leaders left Sunday, July 14 for the National Scout Jamboree at the brand new Summit Bechtel Reserve near Beckley, West Virginia. This is a contingent Troop made up of Boy Scouts from across the…

NJCAA names Cutts All-American

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From press reports   Northeast Mississippi Community College utility player Andrea Cutts of Ackerman has cemented her place in the Lady Tiger softball record books. Cutts was just one of three Mississippi players to be honored by the National Junior…

4H Pet Club volunteers

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Members of the 4H Pet Club volunteered at the Choctaw County Animal Shelter last week to help clean the area. Pictured is (left to right) Collier Easley, Kierson Easley and Chipper and Karlyn Curtis. Submitted photo    

Pet of week

  Patches is a 3 month old mixed breed, possibly feist/beagle mix. She is current on shots and will be spayed. Her adoption fee is $40. She is very playful and loves attention. Please call 285-9006 for information and to schedule an appointment to meet…