The Civil War – The Battle of the Wilderness

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

The National Park Service website asks, “Did you know the first infantry shots of the bloodiest campaign in American history were fired in Saunders Field on May 5, 1864.” The intense fighting took place in Spotsylvania … Read more

61,494 Mississippians Enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace

Nationwide, enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace surged to eight million at the end of the first enrollment period, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today. In Mississippi alone, 61,494 individuals selected a Marketplace plan. The final enrollment reporting period spans … Read more

County’s Riley wins 800 in South State

By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Five Choctaw County High School athletes placed in the top four in their individual events in the MHSAA Class 3A South State Track Meet on Saturday, qualifying them for the 3A State Meet to … Read more

Vaughan’s vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary

The last syllable of the word I have in mind (an adjective and a verb) has the sound of the word that sometimes follows “Name that.” Tell me the word … Read more