Lady Bulldogs drop two to EMCC

From school reports

The visiting Holmes Community College fast-pitch softball suffered two losses last week to East Mississippi Community College 8-4 and 5-1.

With the losses, the Lady Bulldogs fell to 6-10-1. Holmes was set to host East Central on … Read more

Chamber to host free Marketing Seminar

By Amanda McBride/Chamber of Commerce

Are you looking for ways to market your business? Do you wish you knew the tricks to get customers to notice your social media posts? If you answered yes, then the Marketing to Grow Your … Read more

Area Head Start reopenings delayed

By Amanda Sexton Ferguson
Editor and Publisher
The Winona Times

WINONA — Since mid-January, seven Head Start centers have been reopened by interim administrator Community Development Institute Head Start; however, centers in Duck Hill and Vaiden, as well as three … Read more

Dividing Summer and Fall blooming perennials

Submitted by Darrell Banks
Mississippi State University Extension Service – Choctaw County

Mature clumps of summer and fall blooming perennials can tend to outgrow their space and not bloom or perform as vigorously as they should. Now, is the time … Read more

Calendar of Events – 03/16/2016

Mar. 16-18, 7:15 p.m., Shady Grove Baptist Church, French Camp. Pastor Rev. Roy Williams will lead the revival.

MWF Annual Meeting
Mar. 17, 10:00 a.m., Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, Jackson. Calling all members of the Mississippi Wildlife Federation. … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 03/16/2016

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

“Search for Tomorrow” aired on CBS every weekday from Sept. 3, 1951, until March 26, 1982, and on NBC from March 29, 1982, until Dec. 26, 1986.

I have a … Read more

Letter to the Editor – 03/16/2016

Concerns over new football facility

I have a few questions that are related to the Choctaw County School Board’s plan to purchase land and build a new football facility.

Why was there a need for a special meeting to be … Read more

Representative Hood gives an update on latest on House

This week, members of the House turned their focus toward budget matters, with both the Appropriations and Ways and Means committees very active. The Appropriations committee deals with spending the state’s money and is charged with designing the Fiscal Year … Read more

Hospital Board of Trustees opens meetings

By Chuck Bailey
The Choctaw Plaindealer

A new law requiring public hospital boards to open their meetings to the public and media took effect January 1, 2016. Senate Bill 2407 passed during the 2015 term of the state legislature.

The … Read more

Pesticide Applicator’s Training set for Mar. 28

From Staff Reports

There will be a Pesticide Applicator’s Training (PAT) held at the Choctaw County Library in Ackerman Monday, March 28th beginning at 9:00 a.m.

A private pesticide applicator is defined by law as one who uses an supervises… Read more