Editorial roundup

A major blow for private prisons

The federal government’s decision to break most of its ties to the private prison industry has echoes in Mississippi.

In explaining last week its decision to phase out its use of private prisons, the … Read more

Meet the Chargers, Panthers

Photos Submitted by Cyrena Shows
Photo Courtesy of Tracie Box Photography




High Schools in Choctaw County recently held their meet the Chargers and Panthers Night Thursday, August 11. French Camp Academy held theirs at the Pavilion in downtown Ackerman while … Read more

Calendar of Events

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New AWANA Year

Aug. 24, 6 p.m., Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Ackerman. Begins with registration in the Lighthouse. Children ages Pre-K through 5th grade are welcome to attend. … Read more

In our community

God’s Love
By Evangelist Francie Hemphill

God’s Love is like a field of sunflowers. They are beautiful to the one who beholds it.

Thank you heavenly Father for all of you goodness and mercy. I will forever praise your holy … Read more

Ribbon cutting this Friday at Murphy Funeral Home

By Amanda McBride
Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce invites you to a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening at Murphy Funeral Home at 4 p.m. Friday, August 26, 2016. Murphy Funeral Home is located at … Read more

Chargers open 2016 football season on positive note

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

Behind the two-headed rushing attack of Chris Townsel and Woody Vowell, the Choctaw County High School football team was able to build a three-touchdown lead then hold on for a solid 32-20 win over visiting … Read more