Ag values set to top $7B for third year


By Keri Collins Lewis
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE — Despite low prices for many commodities, the overall projected totals for Mississippi’s crop values should top $7 billion for the third straight year and essentially match the record set in … Read more

Rep. Hood discusses upcoming session


By District 35 Rep. Joey Hood

I would like to thank you for the honor and privilege of serving as your state representative in the Mississippi House of Representatives. It has been the experience of a lifetime working for and … Read more

Poultry is No. 1 among state commodities for 20th year

The poultry industry kept its No. 1 spot on the annual list of agricultural commodities, with an overall estimated production value of about $3.1 billion, a 6.4 percent increase from 2013. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Kat Lawrence)

By Susan Collins-Smith
MSU Ag Communications

RAYMOND — Poultry experienced some moderate increases in 2014, grabbing the No.1 spot among Mississippi’s commodities for the 20th straight year.

The industry ended November with a preliminary estimated total production value of $3.1 … Read more

MDOT launches winter weather website

From Press Reports

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has launched a new website focused on winter weather preparedness.

MDOT’s No. 1 priority is the safety of the traveling public. Winter is officially upon us, and that means the chance of … Read more

Sports Schedules – 01/07/2015

Mens College Basketball
8 p.m. — Tennessee at MSU

Prep Basketball
East Webster Invitational (4 p.m. — Nanih Waiya girls vs. Choctaw County; 5:30 p.m. — Nanih Waiya boys vs. Choctaw County; 7 p.m. … Read more

Prep hoops returns on Thursday for CCHS, FCA

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County High School and French Camp Academy boys and girls basketball teams will tip off the 2015 portion of their schedules this week by participating in a pair of basketball tournaments.

The Chargers … Read more

Jail Docket – 01/07/2015

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 47 miscellaneous incident reports and 20 incident offense reports this week.

12/22/14   Clell Gladney  b/m   3/1/81  CSO   Animal cruelty x 5
12/23/14 Spenson … Read more

Record soybean yield is valued at $1.17 billion

By Bonnie Coblentz
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE — A potentially record-setting production year made soybeans a billion dollar crop and Mississippi’s third-largest agricultural commodity in 2014.

Trent Irby, soybean specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said soybeans … Read more

Civil War – Fort Fisher falls to the Union

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

Wilmington, N. C. was the last Confederate blockade-running port open to receive valuable supplies from overseas. Blockade runners managed to continue to supply the Confederacy with badly needed items, which could not be acquired any other … Read more