New procedure gives reflux relief for many patients

From Press Reports   Elwanda Walker endured test after test and tried medication upon medication before finding relief from chronic reflux in a new procedure done exclusively in this region at North Mississippi Medical Center. Reflux, also called gastroesophageal reflux…

Late freezes delay, reduce blueberries

By Bonnie Coblentz MSU Ag Communications   Late-spring cold snaps and untimely freezes have delayed harvests and reduced yields for Mississippi’s 2013 blueberry crop. George Traicoff of Hernando runs a family owned and operated you-pick operation in DeSoto County. He…

Crop update, tour set for July 11 Pontotoc station

From Press Reports   Growers, crop consultants and other agriculture professionals in north Mississippi can learn about the latest crop research and emerging technologies during a July 11 field day in Pontotoc. Researchers and specialists with Mississippi State University’s Extension…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. A song I played quite often on my radio show was “Ah Leah” by Donnie Iris. I recently did a search for that 1981 hit and came upon a live…

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CCHS cheerleaders’ head to camp Choctaw County High School varsity cheerleaders’ head to cheer camp this week. This cheerleader squad is the first cheerleaders of the new Choctaw County High School Chargers. Submitted photo