1st ever Fiddle Contest at Pine Tree

Stacy Elkins won 1st place in the first ever Billy Joe Box Contest held at the Pine Tree Music Fest on June 7.

By Jamie McHan

The first ever Billy Joe Box Fiddle Contest took place at one o’clock during The Pine Tree Music Festival. The contest was a huge success and proved to be a crowd pleaser. Contestants from … Read more


Pictured are, left to right, Justice Jim Kitchens of Crystal Springs, Justice David Chandler of Ackerman, Justice Leslie King of Greenville, Former Judge Thomas Coleman of Ackerman, and Justice Josiah Dennis Coleman of Toccopola.

Thomas Coleman of Ackerman visits son, colleagues at Mississippi Supreme Court
Former Judge Thomas Coleman of Ackerman visited his son, Justice Josiah Dennis Coleman, at the … Read more

Ole Miss falls to Virginia in CWS opener

Chris Ellis played 6.0 innings against the top-ranked Cavaliers on Sunday.

From school reports

OMAHA, Neb.  — It came down to one hit after a stellar pitcher’s duel that saw the score knotted at one through eight innings of play at TD Ameritrade Park on Sunday night.
Fourth-ranked Ole Miss (46-20) … Read more

Weir Family enjoys reunion, a surprise donation

Attendees at the event.

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

The second Sunday in June means one thing in the town of Weir…the Weir Family Reunion. For more than half a century, the descendants of Thomas and Isabella (McKee) Weir’s two sons, John and James, have … Read more

Sean Greer to perform at Ackerman Church of God

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From press reports

The Ackerman Church of God will host a singing with Sean Greer of Macon on Sunday, June 29 at 6 p.m. There will be a homemade ice cream fundraiser immediately following the singing, on a donation basis.… Read more

Local High School student preparing for college at UM


OXFORD, Miss­­­— The University of Mississippi is welcoming middle and high school students from around the region this summer as they have the opportunity to experience college through the UM Summer Academy program. Pictured is Ernest “Cliff” Hadley IV of … Read more