Editorial roundup

No good news about budget The evidence continues to grow about Mississippi’s budget: Spending will have to be cut because tax revenues are lower than expected. At a public hearing last week conducted by the Legislative Black Caucus, state health…

Returning to great

(Editor’s note: As a journalist, I do understand that unless you are Jonathan Swift you should not use sarcasm in your writing yet I have.) A presumptive presidential nominee has implied that America is no longer great and while I…

Obituaries

Kenneth Wayne Patterson June 1, 2016 Services for Kenneth Wayne Patterson, 65, of Weir were June 10, 2016, at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman. He was born Feb. 24, 1951, in Starkville to the late Johnny and Louise Rhodes Patterson. Mr.…

Calendar of Events

Please email your calendar of events, notices and public meetings to reporter@choctawplaindealer.com Stroke Support Group June 15, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Community Room, Oktibbeha Regional Medical Center, Starkville. Led by OCH Rehab Services Licensed Speech-Language Pathologists Laurel Jones and Lori Windle,…

Correction

In an article we ran in the June 8, 2016 Choctaw Plaindealer “MHP Troop G reports no collisions for Memorial Day Holiday” we incorrectly reported the traffic statistics that were reported to us in a press release. The traffic statistics…

Coder grads

Photo by Kristi Mewbourn Bridgette Robinson (l) and Bailee Clark (r) of Ackerman recently graduated from the Medical Coding Program at East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew with high honors