Monthly Archives: September 2013

Changes continue for swine industry

By Linda Breazeale MSU Ag Communications Mississippi swine producers are discovering the only constant in their industry is change. John Michael Riley, agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said a variety of challenges have kept the state’s…

Spark your entrepreneurial side

By Lara F. Bowman, Executive Director, Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce   When you ride around Choctaw County do you notice empty buildings? You will not have to look far to find a vacant storefront or a business. Yes, many…

Ackerman Christmas Parade set

From press reports   The Town of Ackerman announces plans for the 2013 Christmas Parade. This year’s theme will be Christmas Blessings – Unity in the Community. The parade will be held in downtown Ackerman on Thursday, December 5, beginning…

Photograph and research leads to unkown relatives

From staff and press reports   Mrs. Janeese Garey in Ackerman recently discovered a pair of long lost relatives. Garey noticed a picture of Sue Tim (Moline, IL) and Donna Welty (Davenport, IA) in the Winston County Journal this summer.…

Mississippi legislators learn about wild hogs

By Linda Breazeale MSU Ag Communications   JACKSON – Mississippi legislators attended a special meeting on Sept. 9 to learn about the “greatest emerging wildlife challenge of the 21st century.” Bruce Leopold, executive director of the Mississippi State University Center…

Lady Chargers focused on making strong division run

By Austin Bishop The Choctaw Plaindealer   The Lady Chargers of Choctaw County High School played league-leading Caledonia tough for most of the first set last Monday, before dropping the match to the Lady Confederates in three straight sets. The…