Editorial roundup

A major blow for private prisons The federal government’s decision to break most of its ties to the private prison industry has echoes in Mississippi. In explaining last week its decision to phase out its use of private prisons, the…

Meet the Chargers, Panthers

Photos Submitted by Cyrena Shows Photo Courtesy of Tracie Box Photography High Schools in Choctaw County recently held their meet the Chargers and Panthers Night Thursday, August 11. French Camp Academy held theirs at the Pavilion in downtown Ackerman while…

Calendar of Events

Please email your calendar of events, notices and public meetings to reporter@choctawplaindealer.com New AWANA Year Aug. 24, 6 p.m., Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Ackerman. Begins with registration in the Lighthouse. Children ages Pre-K through 5th grade are welcome to attend. …

In our community

God’s Love By Evangelist Francie Hemphill God’s Love is like a field of sunflowers. They are beautiful to the one who beholds it. Thank you heavenly Father for all of you goodness and mercy. I will forever praise your holy…

Chargers open 2016 football season on positive note

By Austin Bishop Choctaw Plaindealer Behind the two-headed rushing attack of Chris Townsel and Woody Vowell, the Choctaw County High School football team was able to build a three-touchdown lead then hold on for a solid 32-20 win over visiting…