Obituaries – 12/23/2015

Martha Cooper Brown
Dec. 14, 2015
Services for Martha Cooper Brown, 84, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, were Dec. 16, 2015, at University Baptist Church with burial in Resthaven Gardens of Memory Cemetery, both in Baton Rouge.
She was born June … Read more

Ackerman Community Blood Drive planned

Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) will be holding a community blood drive in Ackerman on Wednesday, December 23, from 12 – 6 p.m. The MBS Donor Coach will be at the Fred’s in Ackerman. Donors will receive a T-shirt and a … Read more

Former Choctaw Countian graduates from Mississippi State University

COLUMBIA, SC—Meranda Lychelle Esters of Columbia, SC graduated with a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Instructional Systems and Workforce Development at Mississippi State University’s commencement ceremony, held on December 11, 2015.
Esters’ is the daughter of Michael and Shirley Esters … Read more

Morgan retiring as circuit judge


From Press & Staff Reports
Circuit Judge Clarence E. “Cem” Morgan III will be honored from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at a retirement reception at the Attala County Courthouse in Kosciusko.
Morgan will retire Dec. 31 after serving for 21 years … Read more

Officer Gradie Ervin retires after 21 years


By Chuck Bailey
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Ackerman Police and Municipal Court Officer Gradie Ervin is retiring effective the end of the year as a 21-year veteran of the Ackerman Police Department.
Friends and colleagues gave him a surprise retirement celebration … Read more