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PSC passes energy efficiency rules

From Press Reports

 

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced July 11 that the Mississippi Public Service Commission has unanimously passed groundbreaking energy efficiency rules.

The rules will apply to electric and natural gas providers in Mississippi that, according to … Read more

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The Lucky 13 4-H Club selling chances

The Lucky 13 4-H Club is selling chances on gift cards as a fundraiser. They have nine gift cards from area businesses and restaurants. Chances are $1 each or 6 for $5 and … Read more

The Civil War – Another siege, another riot

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

 

Battery Wagner, on Morris Island in the vicinity of Charleston, South Carolina, was a huge sand fort, housing 1,600 Confederate troops. The fort had 30 foot high walls made from sand and earth, as well … Read more

Challenges continue for state’s corn crop

By Linda Breazeale

MSU Ag Communications

 

If Mississippi’s corn growers thought planting season was a wild ride, they better fasten their seatbelts for harvest time.

Erick Larson, corn specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said wet fields … Read more

Farmers’ Market begins in Ackerman

From press and staff reports

 

Local farmers and the Choctaw County MSU Extension Office gathered at the first Farmers’ Market of the season to reap benefits of many long and hard days work.

The Farmers’ Market will be held … Read more

Jail Docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 30 miscellaneous incident reports and 10 incident offense reports last week.

6/28/13    Earl J Cullum   B/M     10/18/89 CSO    Bench Warrant

6/30/13   Norberto Hernandez H/M   6/5/91   CSO Dom. Viol. & Resisting Arrest

7/1/13   Shawna Murphy      … Read more

MSU plans Corn, Soybean Field Day

From Press Reports

 

STONEVILLE – Corn and soybean producers as well as others involved in agriculture will benefit from the July 18 Corn and Soybean Field Day at Mississippi State University’s Delta Research and Extension Center.

Registration begins at … Read more

Trunk or Treat planning meeting next week

By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

 

Although JuneFest just wrapped up for the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce, it’s time to start planning for fall activities in Choctaw County. There will be a Trunk or Treat planning meeting on … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

I visited a website titled “Building a Better Vocabulary,” which pointed out that everyone, from beginning English students to veterans in journalism, knows the frustration of not having the right … Read more