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Sixteen HCC athletes honored by NJCAA for academic excellence

From school reports

Sixteen Holmes Community College athletes were among this recognized as recipients of the 2014-15 NJCAA Academy Student-Athlete Awards last week.

During the 2014-15 academic year, the NJCAA saw 58,531 student-athletes compete on 3,461 teams in 28 different … Read more

Marriage for all and all for marriage

Editorial by Jack Ryan
Enterprise McComb Journal

There is already plenty of criticism of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that legalized gay marriage across the country. By a 5-4 vote, the justices said the definition of liberty includes marrying any … Read more

In our community – 7/1/15

“Lightning Strikes Thrice”
Lisa Harris

In my most recent column, I made mention of the mishaps of life. I had to purchase four new tires and my car overheated. Well, things haven’t improved much since then, but it is what … Read more

Fertilizing forages can provide deer food

By James L. Cummins
Special to the Plaindealer

Most people think that during the summer there is an ample supply of browse for deer to eat. Many people think that since the sweetgums, hickories and oaks are green again, deer … Read more

Civil War – Late June and Early July 1865 action

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

In late June 1865, President Andrew Johnson continued to pursue his reconstruction efforts. On June 30th, he named Benjamin F. Perry as the provisional governor of South Carolina.

Also on the same date, seven conspirators tried … Read more

Why stick by negative flag?  

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By Tim Kalich
Greenwood Commonwealth

When your argument is weak, erect straw men.

That’s what state Sen. Lydia Chassaniol and some other defenders of Mississippi’s state flag did last week when trying to diplomatically explain why they were not in … Read more

Chargers look to replace 16 football seniors

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

Veteran Choctaw County High School head football coach Adam Dillinger knew exactly what his Chargers were going to have to work on during the spring in order to get ready for the 2015 season.

“We … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 07/01/15

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

This week’s column is pertaining to the truism that vocabulary gets results, the third reason discussed in the article Top 3 Reasons to Improve Your Vocabulary, published on the Litemind … Read more

Calendar of Events – 07/01/15

Broken Wings Christian Women’s Job Corps Aug. 11
Broken Wings Ministries Christian Women’s Job Corps is taking applications for classes until June 25. Applications may be picked up at the Broken Wings office. The twenty-five weeks program will include Bible … Read more