What you need to know about game cameras

By Jacob Dykes
MSU Extension Service

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Hunters love new gadgets that are supposed to help them find and harvest more game, but most of this gear falls short of delivering on its promise.

Game cameras, also known … Read more

Hunting leases earn landowners income

By Daryl Jones
Natural Resource Enterprises
MSU Extension Service

There are several things landowners should consider before allowing people to use or rent their land for recreation, such as hunting and fishing.

Important considerations include drafting a legal lease, addressing … Read more

Women take aim at bow hunting action

By Mary Grace Eppes
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Many Mississippi bow hunters eagerly await the first hunt of the season and each year, more of those hunters are women.

Katie Pepper of Canton, a former Mississippi State University … Read more

Local and state election on horizon with Nov. 8 ballot

From press reports 

The State Board of Election Commissioners met recently to certify candidates on the November 8, 2016 General Election Ballot.  Statutory members of the State Board include Governor Phil Bryant, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, and Attorney General … Read more

Broken Wings and 20th Century Club Painting Party

Submitted by Deanie Graves

Broken Wings Ministries hosted its first Painting Party with 20th Century Club members. 20th Century ladies created individualized art pieces while learning about the great work being done at Broken Wings. Mary Reed, local art instructor … Read more

Three districts improve fire rating

By Joseph McCain
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Residents in three fire districts in Choctaw County could see fire insurance premiums drop as much as 20 percent.

Bywy Volunteer Fire Department District, Simpson Volunteer Fire Department District, and Union Volunteer Fire Department … Read more

French Camp celebrates 65th Harvest Festival

Frenchman's Faire Harvest Festival auctionBy Sylvia Dickson

Bring the family for a fun day at Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 8, 2016, in the French Camp/Natchez Trace Historic District. Started in 1951 by the French Camp Community Club, Harvest Festival is a 65 year old … Read more

‘Y’all Vote’ site launches

Press Reports

Mississippians no longer have to leave the comfort of their home or office to change their existing voter registration information.

‘Y’all Vote’ — located at — launched today in connection with National Voter Registration Month. The site … Read more

Calendar of Events

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Computer Workshop Offered

Sept. 22, 27 & 29, 9 a.m.- 11a.m., Choctaw County MSU Extension Office, Harmon Circle-Courthouse Annex, Ackerman. An introduction to the Internet, Windows, Email and … Read more

Sports Briefs

Lee has strong game in ULL’s Sun Belt win over South Alabama
From combined reports

Former Choctaw County High School standout Taboris Lee recorded five tackles, including 1.5 behind the line of scrimmage to help the Louisiana-Lafayette hold of Sun … Read more