Letter to the editor – Reading is important

61% of low-income families have NO books in their home, not one single book. There is only 1 age appropriate book for every 300 children in low income neighborhoods compared to 13 books per child in middle-income neighborhoods. Studies by … Read more

Calendar of Events

Animal Shelter fundraiser

Choctaw County Animal Shelter is selling chances on a Valentine’s Basket. Tickets are $1 each.  The beautiful, fun basket consists of $85 worth of Valentine’s candy, a stuffed animal, a candle and other products for the holiday.  … Read more

Letter to the editor – Dear Choctaw County

Dear Choctaw County,

I’m writing to thank Ackerman residents for their generosity in helping thousands of suffering children worldwide this Christmas. Through their efforts, we were able to contribute towards 30,700 shoeboxes collected within the Columbus area—filled with toys, school … Read more

Resource Guide now available

by: Deanie Graves, Resource Guide Committee member

 

Choctaw County now has a Resource Guide available. The Guide is a direct result of “Turning the Tide on Poverty” project by the Mississippi State University Extension Service – Choctaw County. … Read more

GFW to host 5K Run for Wounded Warriors

By Daniel Brunty

The Choctaw Plaindealer

 

The GFWC Twentieth Century Club of Ackerman is sponsoring the 2014 5K Run to benefit Wounded Warriors on Saturday, March 29 at 8 a.m. in downtown Ackerman. A kid’s fun race will also … Read more

District tourney nears for CC basketball

By Austin Bishop

The Choctaw Plaindealer

 

The Choctaw County High School boys and girls basketball teams ail travel to Forest High School on Feb. 18 to play in the first round of the district tournament, but not before they … Read more