Choctaw County, FCA set to open on Aug. 22

By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The 2014 football season will officially open locally on Aug. 22 when Choctaw County High School plays host to county rival French Camp Academy at 7 p.m. Last season CCHS traveled to FCA to … Read more

Local students complete MSU art summer camp

Students find inspiration outdoors.
Photo by: Lori Neuenfeldt

Nine students from throughout the Magnolia State are back home after spending last week at the Mississippi State art department’s INvision summer camp.
Jaiye Gillon, of Ackerman, was one of the nine participants. She is the daughter of … Read more

Ole Miss eliminated from CWS by Virginia


From School Reports

OMAHA, Neb. – The Rebels’ run in the College World Series ended Saturday as No. 4 Ole Miss (48-21) fell to No. 1 Virginia (52-14) by a score of 4-1.
The Rebels and Cavaliers resumed the elimination … Read more

New farmer at Maben Market

John O’Kelly of OC Choctaw Farms near Ackerman was a first-time vendor at the Maben Farmers’ Market on Saturday.

By Jane Collins, Manager
Maben Farmers’ Market

Skies were bright and the breeze was mild Saturday morning as the vendors and the customers gathered at the Maben Farmers’ Market for another day of shopping and visiting.
A new vendor from … Read more

Fun outdoor activities can be free and easy

Interesting plants, such as this spike winterhazel, offer children opportunities to observe nature at close range, practice their sketching skills and learn about textures. (Photo courtesy of Marina Denny)

Living and Learning

By Keri Collins Lewis
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE — Exploring the wonders of nature does not have to be time-consuming, expensive or complicated.
June is National Great Outdoors Month and is an ideal time to encourage kids to explore … Read more