News

Local athletes chosen for MAC All-State teams

By Austin Bishop

The Choctaw Plaindealer

 

Five French Camp Academy Panthers and four Choctaw County Chargers were chosen for their respective Mississippi Association of Coaches All-State Football Teams that were released last week.

Quarterback Jesse Hosket and athlete Hagan … Read more

Rex begonias can bring Christmas cheer indoors

By Gary R. Bachman

MSU Horticulturist

Coastal Research & Extension Center

 

As much as I like decorating with colorful poinsettias during the Christmas season, I’m always on the lookout for nontraditional plants that can add interest and be just … Read more

Supervisors hear Solid Waste bill compliant

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer

 

Barbara Franks says she does not owe Choctaw County $200 for a garbage bill for a house where no one lives. Choctaw County says she does owe for the bill.

Franks addressed the … Read more

Hunting quail the way it is now

by Roy Hawkins

 

Three quail erupted one after another other in front of the motionless Pointers. Just as quickly feathers exploded from each of them as my thirteen year old grandson, Hayes Wood, dropped all three in a fine … Read more

Suspects arrested in pharmacy burglary ring

By Press Reports

 

Three men are being held on $1 million bond each in connection with the burglary of an Ackerman pharmacy and nearly 6,500 doses of narcotics.

The individuals have been identified as 31-year-old Marcus Taylor, 31-year-old Maurice … Read more

Sports schedules

FRIDAY, DEC. 20

Prep Basketball

TBA — Sumter Central Tournament (Kemper County entered)

6 p.m. — Noxapater at Eupora

6 p.m. — Louisville at West Point

6 p.m. — Choctaw County at East Webster

Men’s College Basketball

British Virgin Islands … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your
vocabulary.

Julia Tomiak, affectionately known as the Word Nerd, has a longtime favorite book, “Barron’s 1100 Words You Need to Know.” Tomiak recalls her eighth grade English teacher using “1100 Words” … Read more

Land management for trophy bucks takes years

By Bonnie Coblentz

MSU Ag Communications

 

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Mississippi is one of the best places in the country for deer hunting because of excellent natural habitat and good management by landowners and hunters.

Bronson Strickland, wildlife specialist with … Read more