Summer heat can be dangerous for pets

Pets left inside vehicles, especially on hot summer days, can suffer heat exhaustion and heatstroke. (Staged photo by MSU Ag Communications/Kat Lawrence)

By Brittany Jacks
MSU Ag Communications

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Summers are no laughing matter here in Mississippi, especially for those wearing fur coats.

Dr. Brittany Thames, assistant clinical professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences with the Mississippi State University … Read more

Furr receives multiple recognitions

From press & staff reports

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) recently honored 19 Copiah-Lincoln Community College student-athletes for their classroom excellence in 2014-2015. Co-Lin had more student-athletes honored than any other school in the Mississippi Association of Community … Read more

Grateful flowers bloom after deadheading done

To deadhead plants with single flowers, such as this Echinacea Pow Wow Wild Berry, just remove the flower stalk. You can also increase bloom size by removing side flower buds from lateral growth. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Gary Bachman)

By Gary R. Bachman
MSU Horticulturist
Coastal Research & Extension Center

I’m like most home gardeners when it comes to working in and maintaining my garden and landscape. My philosophy to garden chores can be summed up by the catchphrase … Read more

Helping others could solve a lot of issues

Hanna McCain

A wise, old black man walked into the Journal office a couple years back. He didn’t stay long, but what he had to say really stuck with me. I didn’t recognize him at first with his long beard and he … Read more

Voter registration deadline approaches

From Staff Reports

Saturday is the last day for unregistered voters in Choctaw County to qualify for voting in the August primary elections.

All Choctaw County offices will be closed Friday in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

The Democratic … Read more

Correction – 07/01/15

In the article entitled “School board holds budget hearing” in the June 24 edition of The Choctaw Plaindealer, it states that the date of the next meeting for the Choctaw County School Board is July 7. The correct date of … Read more