Civil War – Amnesty, pardons, and reconstruction

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

The second half of May 1865 was full of events related to amnesty for Southerners and the beginning of Reconstruction of the Union.

On May 14, President Andrew Johnson issued a proclamation which granted a conditional … Read more

HCC releases President’s/Dean’s Lists

From press reports

Academic and technical students with exemplary quality point averages are recognized at the end of the fall and spring semesters by being named to the President’s or Dean’s list. To be eligible for such recognition a student … Read more

Sutphin, former Wood college president, dies

From Staff & Press Reports

A memorial service was held Sunday afternoon on the campus of the former Wood College in Mathiston for Dr. Felix Sutphin, who served as its president for 30 years.

Sutphin, of Union, died May 18 … Read more

It’s almost BINGO! time

From press reports

There is a familiar sound that echoes from the Pap’s Place annex the first weekend in June – BINGO!!! And it really gets interesting when more than one person shouts it at the same time.

For years … Read more

Ackerman native set to become new Starkville head coach

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer
 
There are certainly a lot of folks in Starkville who are happy that legendary high school football coach Ricky Woods is returning to Mississippi to be the head coach of the Starkville Yellowjackets, but they … Read more

Local athletes recognized among state’s best

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

A pair of local athletes were among those recognized by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger and were invited to the Best of Mississippi Preps Banquet on Thursday at the Jackson Convention Complex.

The guest speaker for the … Read more