Mr. Houston Lamar Howell November 21, 2012 Funeral services for Houston Lamar Howell, 97, were held in Lucedale, MS. Burial followed at Magnolia Cemetery in Lucedale, MS.

A resident of Ackerman, MS, Mr. Howell was retired from Ingalls Shipyard. He … Read more

French Camp Panthers eye trip to Jackson

By Ruthie Robison The Choctaw Plaindealer

By halftime, the French Camp Panthers had a feeling they were about to make school history.

To extend their season to the pinnacle of Mississippi high school football, all the Panthers had to do … Read more

Calendar of Events

Christmas Parade Dec. 6, Entry deadline Nov. 30 The Town of Ackerman would like to announce plans for the 2012 Christmas Parade. This year’s theme will be A Picture Perfect Christmas. It will be held in downtown Ackerman on Thursday, … Read more

Patterson book signing on December 10

By Press Reports

Looking for a meaningful Christmas present? You can’t do better than a copy of How Big is Your God? The Spiritual Legacy of Sam Patterson, Evangelist. Meet the author, Rebecca Hobbs, and get a signed copy at … Read more

Master Gardner training classes planned

From press reports

Master Gardener (MG) Certification training classes will begin in February. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 1– 5 pm February 12 through March 19. The final exam is take home, open book and participants … Read more

The Civil War – Battle of Cane Hill, AR

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

On November 28, 1862, in the far northwestern part of Arkansas, Union and Confederate forces engaged in battle at a place called Cane Hill, part of the Prairie Grove Campaign.

In early 1862, in the Pea … Read more