Returning to great

(Editor’s note: As a journalist, I do understand that unless you are Jonathan Swift you should not use sarcasm in your writing yet I have.)

A presumptive presidential nominee has implied that America is no longer great and while I … Read more


Kenneth Wayne Patterson

June 1, 2016

Services for Kenneth Wayne Patterson, 65, of Weir were June 10, 2016, at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman.

He was born Feb. 24, 1951, in Starkville to the late Johnny and Louise Rhodes Patterson. … Read more

Calendar of Events

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Stroke Support Group

June 15, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Community Room, Oktibbeha Regional Medical Center, Starkville. Led by OCH Rehab Services Licensed Speech-Language Pathologists Laurel Jones and Lori Windle, … Read more


In an article we ran in the June 8, 2016 Choctaw Plaindealer “MHP Troop G reports no collisions for Memorial Day Holiday” we incorrectly reported the traffic statistics that were reported to us in a press release.

The traffic statistics … Read more

Coder grads

Photo by Kristi Mewbourn

RobinsonClark01Bridgette Robinson (l) and Bailee Clark (r) of Ackerman recently graduated from the Medical Coding Program at East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew with high honors… Read more

Surf Shack VBS

Photo Submitted Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church recently held its Vacation Bible School, May 31-June 3 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the church for grades preschool to fifth. “Surf Shack” was the theme and students participated in Bible stories, … Read more