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MDOT launches winter weather website

From Press Reports

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has launched a new website focused on winter weather preparedness.

MDOT’s No. 1 priority is the safety of the traveling public. Winter is officially upon us, and that means the chance of … Read more

Sports Schedules – 01/07/2015

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7
Mens College Basketball
8 p.m. — Tennessee at MSU

THURSDAY, JAN. 8
Prep Basketball
East Webster Invitational (4 p.m. — Nanih Waiya girls vs. Choctaw County; 5:30 p.m. — Nanih Waiya boys vs. Choctaw County; 7 p.m. … Read more

Prep hoops returns on Thursday for CCHS, FCA

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County High School and French Camp Academy boys and girls basketball teams will tip off the 2015 portion of their schedules this week by participating in a pair of basketball tournaments.

The Chargers … Read more

Jail Docket – 01/07/2015

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 47 miscellaneous incident reports and 20 incident offense reports this week.

12/22/14   Clell Gladney  b/m   3/1/81  CSO   Animal cruelty x 5
12/23/14 Spenson … Read more

Record soybean yield is valued at $1.17 billion

By Bonnie Coblentz
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE — A potentially record-setting production year made soybeans a billion dollar crop and Mississippi’s third-largest agricultural commodity in 2014.

Trent Irby, soybean specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said soybeans … Read more

Civil War – Fort Fisher falls to the Union

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

Wilmington, N. C. was the last Confederate blockade-running port open to receive valuable supplies from overseas. Blockade runners managed to continue to supply the Confederacy with badly needed items, which could not be acquired any other … Read more

In Our Community – 01/07/2014

A Thought for Today
Missionary Ernestine Kennedy

Now the festival of unleavened bread. Calls the Passover, was approaching, and the chief priests and the teachers of the low were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, but they … Read more

Calendar of Events – 01/07/2015

Bluegrass & Gospel concert, membership drive
Jan. 31
A Bluegrass and Gospel concert and membership drive for The Magnolia State Bluegrass Association will be held at the Sherwood Community Center located on Hwy 15, south of Mathiston, on Saturday, January … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 01/07/2014

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

One of my favorite pop music groups from the 1960s and 1970s was Paul Revere and the Raiders. A few years into its career, “Featuring Mark Lindsay” was added to … Read more