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Box Fiddle Contest announces winners

The late Billy Joe Box

From press reports/ Submitted

The Billy Joe Box Fiddle Contest took place on The Pine Tree Music Fest main stage at 1:30 p.m. on June 6th, 2015. The contest drew a crowd as participants tuned up their bows.

Eight-year old … Read more

Trail ride down Country Music Trail

The Country Music Trail marker for Hoyt Ming, as well as a number of others around the state, will be recognized in a music show at the historic Elkin Theater in Aberdeen entitled “Another nite in the country at The Elkin ...the journey down Mississippi’s Country Music Trail.” The venue will feature nearly a dozen singers from across the state of Mississippi that will re-create songs and share stories in honor of a number of country music legends.

From press reports

The historic Elkin Theatre at 110 East Commerce Blvd in Aberdeen, Mississippi, invites all to attend “Another nite in the country at The Elkin …the journey down Mississippi’s Country Music Trail” on Saturday, August 1.

Join them … Read more

District’s special-ed grad rate one of the best

From press and staff reports

According to the latest statistics from the state Department of Education, the Choctaw County School District’s graduation rate for students with disabilities ranked fourth highest in the entire state in 2013.

The statistics showed that … Read more

Pals and pets

The 4-H Pet Pals Club recently held a meeting on June 15 at 6 p.m. at the Choctaw Animal Clinic. This was a make-up meeting from the January horse meeting. Amanda Williams bought two of her horses for the kids … Read more

French Camp to host patriotic event

July 5 LTC Jody Smith

From press and staff reports

A patriotic evening service and ice cream social will be held in the French Camp Historic District on Sunday, July 5, 6 pm.  Lieutenant Colonel Jody (Mike) Smith will be the guest speaker.

The public … Read more

Dixie Panhandle Club meet at MSU library

Dixie Panhandle Club at Mitchell Memorial Library

Submitted by Ellen Turnipseed

On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, members of the Dixie Pan Club met at the Mitchell Memorial Library on the MSU campus in Starkville.

Carol McMinn was the hostess for our June meeting. Carol’s daughter, Linda Graham, … Read more

Summer heat can be dangerous for pets

Pets left inside vehicles, especially on hot summer days, can suffer heat exhaustion and heatstroke. (Staged photo by MSU Ag Communications/Kat Lawrence)

By Brittany Jacks
MSU Ag Communications

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Summers are no laughing matter here in Mississippi, especially for those wearing fur coats.

Dr. Brittany Thames, assistant clinical professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences with the Mississippi State University … Read more