Groups to receive First Impressions grants

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Paindealer

Nine projects have been awarded funding through the First Impressions Grant program.
Over $20,000 will be spent to stimulate community improvement and broad appeal to the community as a whole.
The Choctaw County Chamber … Read more

Kids’ Fishing Rodeo a huge success

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By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

The 2nd Annual Kids’ Fishing Rodeo held on Saturday, April 12, at Choctaw Lake was a huge success.
The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Forest Service, Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks, … Read more

Supervisors approve MAS Insurance Trust policy

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Insurance was the main topic of discussion the April 14 meeting of the Choctaw County Board of Supervisors. Mike Hughes, of Weaver Insurance, presented the renewal quotes for the county’s property and casualty insurance … Read more

Pet of the Week

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Jethro is a 1 1/2 year old Shepard mix.  He is neutered and current on vaccinations.  Jethro is very friendly and … Read more

CCHS Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athlete Award

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By Press Reports

Emily Robison and Dakota Weaver received the nomination from Choctaw County High School for the Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athlete Award.
The Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athlete Awards program began in … Read more


GRace Christian Sal val

Grace Christian School is pleased to announce our Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2014. Pictured are … Read more

WES Kindergarteners study baby chickens

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Mrs. Raines and Mrs. Ellen McMullen, Mrs. Talley and Mrs. Fannie McMullen’s Weir Elementary Kindergarten classes have been very busy studying about baby chickens.
Over the past few weeks, the students have learned… Read more

Weather may stall summer forage crops

Mississippi’s timber industry may see increasing demand for Southern pine lumber as new home construction rates continue to rise. This pine was growing in Monroe County on Sept. 12, 2013. (File photo by MSU Ag Communications/Linda Breazeale)

By Susan Collins-Smith
MSU Ag Communications

JACKSON – Hay producers need warmer temperatures and drier ground to catch up with production this spring.
“Everything is shaping up to be late with all the wet, cool weather we’ve had,” said Charlie … Read more

State soybean value grew $1B since 2006

These soybeans in Oktibbeha County were part of the crop that set a record yield of 45 bushels an acre in 2012 and 2013. The crop increased in value by $1 billion over six years. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Scott Corey)

By Bonnie Coblentz
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE — Soybeans have been an important commodity in Mississippi for more than 50 years, but recent advances have pushed the crop’s value above $1 billion.
Mississippi soybeans had a value of $267 … Read more