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Vaughn overcomes injury to get shot at college golf

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

After a freak injury playing pickup basketball left him with a severely sprained ankle, Kent Vaughn thought his dreams of following in his brother Taylor’s footsteps and playing college golf were on shaky grown.

But … Read more

Correction – 06/17/15

In the June 10 edition of the Choctaw Plaindealer, we erred when typing the letter from Joey Loper. We made several errors in typing and we apologize for the errors. Below is the correct version of the letter:

In the … Read more

In our community – 06/17/15

A Thought for Today
Missionary Ernestine Kennedy
And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. He thought to himself, “What shall I do? I have no place to store my fruits.” … Read more

Jail Docket – 06/17/15

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 84 miscellaneous incident reports and 16 incident offense reports this week… Read more

EMCC President’s and Dean’s List announced

From press reports

The following East Mississippi Community College students were named to the President’s List (3.5-4.0 GPA) and Dean’s List (3.2-3.49 GPA) for the Spring 2015 semester. Students are listed alphabetically by name with hometowns.… Read more

MSU releases graduation list for 2015 spring term

From press reports

Mississippi State University GRADUATION List for the 2015 spring term for Choctaw County has been announced.

Honor graduates include all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages and at least half the total required course hours earned at … Read more

Summer brings encounters with reptiles

By James L. Cummins
Special to the Plaindealer

The arrival of spring and summer is accompanied by more outdoor activities, especially water activities. Along with this increase in outdoor activity comes an increase in encounters with reptiles. And when it … Read more

Editorial roundup – 06/17/15

A middle ground on state inmates
Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher has made a counteroffer to those counties grousing about his plan to transfer 1,000 inmates from their jails to the state’s underutilized community work centers.

These counties can keep … Read more