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Explore Mississippi’s beautiful state parks

By Evan O’Donnell MSU Extension Service STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippians are blessed with some amazing public lands across the state that offer opportunities for families, organized groups and individuals to experience the beauty of the state and its many outdoor…

Pilot Club to host “Safety Town” event

From press reports “Safety Town” is a free public service event hosted by the Pilot Club of Louisville for Winston County children aged preschool to eighth grade. It’s educational, it’s fun, it’s free and lunch is provided. Kids can get…

E911 Calls – 04/13/2016

March 30 6:12 a.m., Gambrell St., Medical Call, EMS 10:19 a.m., Miller Rd., Medical Call, EMS, FCFD 4:21 p.m., Keller Cir., Unwanted Person, APD March 31 1:25 p.m., Reform-Sturgis Rd., B&E, CSO

Airport request funds back from Grenada

By Chuck Bailey The Choctaw Plaindealer The Ackerman/ Choctaw County Airport Authority Board (A/CCAAB) met February 11 and March 3, 2016. During both of those meetings the Airport Authority Board made motions and took action to retrieve money, approximately $150,000…

Calendar of Events – 04/13/2016

Please email your calendar of events to reporter@choctawplaindealer.com Oktibbeha Audubon Society Apr. 14, 7 p.m., Clay Lyle Entomology Building, Mississippi State University. Margaret Copeland and Dianne Patterson will present a program about attracting and gardening for Monarch butterflies. Free and…

Consider motivations for buying local food

By Beth Baker MSU Extension Service STARKVILLE, Miss. — As the movement toward buying local food continues to grow, consumers may wonder if this trend is actually benefiting the environment. A 2011 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends Survey reported that consumers…

Deer hunters increase donations to charities

From Miss. Wildlife Federation Reports During the 2015-2016 deer season, Mississippi hunters donated over 12,000 pounds of ground venison to those in need through the Hunter’s Harvest program of the Mississippi Wildlife Federation. This year’s totals represent a 4,000-pound increase…

Holmes baseball takes 16-16 record

From school reports The Holmes Community College Bulldogs picked up a MACJC split against Northeast Mississippi last Tuesday, and then followed that up with a home split against Hinds on Saturday. The Bulldogs, who are now 16-16 overall and 7-9…