Emmerich Newspapers acquires Kosciusko Star-Herald

From press reports


Emmerich Newspapers has acquired the The Star-Herald in Kosciusko, Mississippi from Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a newspaper merger and acquisition firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico, represented CNHI in the transaction.… Read more

Millipedes on the move

The prolonged wet weather has prompted a lot of calls about garden millipedes, Oxidus gracilis.  Although these arthropods are harmless to people, pets, and plants, they can become quite a nuisance when they occur in the kind of numbers that Read more

Dendy, Froshour take top prize

Photo by Luisa Porter/Dispatch Staff 
Rick Dendy, of Ackerman, and Carl Froshour, of Columbus, hold the first place trophies they earned for winning the Crappie Masters AllAmerican Tournament Trail One Pole Ultimate Challenge on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.

By Adam Minichino

The Commercial Dispatch


Score one for the “Perch Jerkers.”

Even though Rick Dendy, of Ackerman, and Carl Froshour don’t consider that style of fishing “old school,” they are right at home without spider rigging and fishing … Read more

Charger Football Camp held


Eighteen boys enjoyed three days of learning about football from the coaching staff of the Choctaw County High School Chargers coaching staff.

The camp was held May 28-30 at the football field. The 18 future football players, in grades 1st-6th, … Read more

What kind of a saver are you?

Many believe that low-and moderate-income families cannot afford to save and build wealth. Yet research shows that there are “savers” and “spenders” in all income classes. While those with modest incomes cannot save as much as the affluent, almost all Read more

Marriage education workshop graduates

Graduates of the Building Strong Families workshop 8 Habits of a Successful Marriage are: (back row) Jerome Carter, Tammy Stevenson-Stallings, Alynda Loney, Carrie Thomas, Jalissa Carter, Janice Thomas, (front row) Holden Blake, Jacqui Blake and Christene Skinner.

By Press Reports


The most recent class to complete the Building Strong Families (BSF) marriage education workshop entitled 8 Habits of a Successful Marriage was recently held at Emerson Family Center in Starkville. The classes, free of charge, were … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Students in one of my public speaking classes will be watching and reading Hamlet; in the other section they will be watching and reading As You Like it. I am … Read more

The Civil War – Vicksburg and Brandy Station

Submitted by C. J. Johnson


In an effort to aid Vicksburg, Confederate troops led by General Henry McCulloch attacked the Federal post at Milliken’s Bend, Louisiana, across the River from Vicksburg. Earlier, the outpost was important to General Grant … Read more

Historical Highlight Luncheon planned

By Press Reports


The June Historical Highlight Luncheon at French Camp Presbyterian Church will be on Tuesday, June 11 at noon.

The speaker with be Mr. Bill Adams, former French Camp Academy Business Administrator and Executive V.P. of Operations … Read more