Know warning signs of depression in seniors

By Nathan Gregory
MSU Ag Communications
STARKVILLE, Miss. — Older Americans may become depressed as they face the many challenges aging brings, but spotting the signs and being proactive can limit the illness’s influence.

This responsibility starts with the ability … Read more

Caregivers should manage stress, balance other duties

By Susan Collins-Smith
MSU Ag Communications

RAYMOND, Miss. — Caring for an aging loved one can be overwhelming, especially when balancing the task with family obligations, work and self-care.

The challenges caregivers face are different for everyone and depend on … Read more

Choctaw Regional celebrates National Hospital Week

Choctaw Regional Medical Center CEO Jamie Rodgers presents Lawn Maintenance Tech Kenneth Billingsley with the Employee of the Month recognition for May. Billingsley was recognized for all his hard work and effort displayed while working at the facility.

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Choctaw Regional Medical Center recognized and celebrated National Hospital Week 2015 from May 11-15 with a number of fun-filled activities and events for its employees and staff.

May 11 was Scrubs Day, which employees … Read more

Take steps to prevent falls among older adults

By Brittany Jacks
MSU Ag Communications

STARKVILLE, MISS. — Preventable falls can lead to catastrophic problems for older adults, so it is important to be proactive.

David Buys, health specialist with the Mississippi University Extension Service and researcher with the … Read more

Marking history


May 23, 2015 went down as a historic day for Choctaw County as the Choctaw County High School Alumni Association unveiled … Read more

Remembering an uncle who died in WWII


Submitted by C.J. Johnson

In my Johnson family, I only know of one Johnson who was killed in service to our country – one of my grandfather’s younger brothers. Like many families, several in our family have served. I have … Read more

Bio of Mathiston’s Clegg nears release

Hugh Clegg

For the Progress-Times

A biography of Mathiston native Hugh Clegg will be released in June, according to the University Press of Mississippi.

The biography, “Troutmouth: The Two Careers of Hugh Clegg,” was written by retired University of Mississippi professor Ronald … Read more