News

Alternate heating sources pose greater fire risk

Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney wants everyone using a fireplace, gas heater, or wood burning stove for warmth to use extreme caution. As state temperatures remain below the freezing mark and lows are expected to break … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Operas are an important part of our culture. “Another Opening, Another Show” by Tom Markus and Linda Sarver points out that opera was born in the Renaissance when the Florentine … Read more

Local among leadership program fellows for 2014

By Press Reports

 

Mississippi State G. V. “Sonny” Montgomery Leadership Program recently named 45 spring 2014 fellows.

Kyle Henson, of Ackerman, a junior international business major is one of those 45.

The three-semester program is designed for MSU students … Read more

Strong production cannot overcome lower ag prices

By Linda Breazeale

MSU Ag Communications

 

MISSISSIPPI STATE — Mississippi’s top two agricultural commodities — poultry and forestry — maintained their strength in 2013, but most agronomic crop values took a hit from significantly lower prices than those earned … Read more

Supervisors discuss economic partnership

By Daniel Brunty

The Choctaw Plaindealer

 

The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors agreed to join a previously proposed three-county economic partnership agreement to establish the Regional Economic Partnership of Mississippi during their Dec. 30th meeting held at the Choctaw … Read more

First Impressions Grant applications available

By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

 

The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce will be administering the First Impressions Grant Program with the support of the Economic Development District. Grant applications can be requested by calling 662-285-3778 and must be … Read more

Sports schedules

FRIDAY, JAN. 10

Prep Basketball

Montgomery County Tournament (4 p.m. — East Webster Girls vs. Winona; 5:20 p.m. — East Webster Boys vs. Winona; 6:40 p.m. — FCA girls vs. Montgomery County; 8 p.m. — FCA boys vs. Montgomery County)… Read more

Calendar of Events

VFW meeting

Jan. 11

The VFW Post 5569 will meet Saturday, January 11 at 9:30 a.m. at Cagle’s Corner in Ackerman. They meet the second Saturday of each month.

 

Fantabulous Me National Pageant

Jan. 18

The Fantabulous Me National … Read more

Schedule set for Extension gardening workshop series

MERIDIAN — Garden enthusiasts with resolutions to learn more about their favorite hobby should mark their calendars for a series of workshops available at the county Extension office.

Wayne Porter, a regional Extension horticulture specialist, will kick off the 2014 … Read more