Opinion

Letter to editor – 7/1/15

A thank you

Choctaw County Animal Shelter held a hamburger plate fundraiser on June 19. We raised $1600 in plate sales, silent auction items and donations. Every item used for the fundraiser was donated. The shelter had absolutely no expenses. … 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

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

The Grinnel that stole the 4th Of July

By Roy Hawkins

The big fish tail walked all over the old run of the Big Black River locked in a battle to the death with my dad. My father and I were bass fishing on the ole run when … Read more

In Our Community – 06/24/15

Fatherhood

Pastor Steve Ellison

God has given much authority, and even more responsibility to fathers.  Social workers study extensively and consistently report that good fathering is of the utmost importance in the well-being of children.

Therefore it is right and … Read more

Editorial Roundup – 06/24/15

Another challenge for oil producers

by Jack Ryan
Publisher McComb Enterprise Journal

America’s shale oil producers have faced many challenges since last fall, when the price of their product sank. Another challenge is looming that may make the companies less … Read more

Correction – 06/17/15

In the June 10 edition of the Choctaw Plaindealer, we erred when typing the letter from Joey Loper. We made several errors in typing and we apologize for the errors. Below is the correct version of the letter:

In the … Read more

In our community – 06/17/15

A Thought for Today
Missionary Ernestine Kennedy
And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. He thought to himself, “What shall I do? I have no place to store my fruits.” … Read more

Editorial roundup – 06/17/15

A middle ground on state inmates
Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher has made a counteroffer to those counties grousing about his plan to transfer 1,000 inmates from their jails to the state’s underutilized community work centers.

These counties can keep … Read more