EMCC looking for ‘Leo the Lion’

East Mississippi Community College is in the process of recruiting a new mascot for the school’s 2016-17 cheerleading team. EMCC’s “Leo the Lion” mascot will be responsible for promoting school spirit and leading crowds at athletic sporting events.  Scholarship opportunities…

Jail docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 59 miscellaneous incident reports and 15 isolated incident reports this week. 6/3/16 Tonnie T. Paden B/M 2/5/86 APD FTA & Contempt 6/2/16 Sean Hunt W/M 10/19/92 APD Disregard of traffic device x 2, Suspended…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. In Scene 5 of Act IV in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet: Prince of Denmark, Laertes, like a roaring lion, enters the new Danish king’s throne room demanding answers over the mysterious…

Attend at Belhaven

Photo submitted by Rose Hunt Caleb Barry attended the Fellowship of Christian Athletes leadership camp at Belhaven University, June 2-5. He is a member of Ackerman First Baptist Church. Caleb will be entering his senior year at Choctaw County High…

E911 Calls

May 10 9:40 a.m., Hwy. 15, APD Other, APD 1:40 p.m., Hwy. 12 MVA, CSO 4:01 p.m., E. Cherry St., Vehicle Unlock, APD 4:05 p.m., E. Potts Rd., Medical Call, EMS 5:22 p.m., Hemphill St., Weir, Domestic, CSO 6:42 p.m.,…

News of Yesteryear

Sixty-five years ago this week–From the files of the 15, 1951 Choctaw Plaindealer Elected Without Opposition Hon. J.P. Coleman, of Ackerman, has received the Democratic nomination without opposition for the office of Attorney General of Mississippi. His new term will…