Editorial Roundup – 04/29/15

Concerns over Kemper Mine
By Wyatt Emmerich
Last week the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) purchased a natural gas electricity plant in Ackerman, just an hour’s drive from the $7 billion Kemper power plant.

The Ackerman gas plant, which sold for … Read more

In Our Community – 04/29/15

God’s Love
By Evangelist Francie Hemphill

God love is like a bouquet of yellow, long stem roses. They are beautiful to the one who behold them. That you heavenly father I will forever praise your holy name just because who … Read more

Sports Schedules – 04/29/15

College Softball
6 pm. — Ole Miss at Mississippi Valley State

Prep Softball
5:30 p.m. — Kemper Academy at Starkville Christian… Read more

Civil War – April 9, 1865 continued….

Submitted by C.J. Johnson provides the following perspective of the end of the surrender meeting on April 9, 1865. “At four p.m. Lee departed McClean house to carry the news of surrender to his army. What followed was even … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 04/29/15

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Recently I came upon the word cynosure, pronounced “SIGH-nuh-sure” or “SIN-uh-sure.”

This noun means something that gets attention because of its brilliance and interest. Something that provides guidance or direction … Read more

Sound off

Choctaw County Veterans Service Office
Serving those who served
By Mark Bunn
SFC, USA (Retired)
Veterans Service Officer

First and foremost I want to thank God for the great country that we live in! Next I want to Thank the … Read more

‘Mitchell Dental Cares’ event to be held May 1

From press reports

Mitchell Dental Clinic is Ackerman is out to change lives by offering free smiles its annual charity event, “Mitchell Dental Cares,” on Friday, May 1, 2015.

The media is invited to join Dr. Mitchell and his team … Read more

Kudzu has many uses, names

By James L. Cummins
Special to The Plaindealer

Introduced from Japan into the United States in 1876, kudzu was originally promoted as a forage crop and an ornamental plant. Kudzu has been given several nicknames such as foot-a-night vine, mile-a-minute … Read more