Only 6 of Mississippi’s 50 snakes are poisonous

By James L. Cummins
Special to the Plaindealer

The problem most people encounter with snakes is the ability to properly identify them. Of the 50 plus species of snakes found in Mississippi, only six are poisonous.

They are the copperhead, … Read more

Cakes, pies and soft biscuits —Southern Style

“Syrup and Biscuits”, a Facebook cooking place, is about the kindness in people, food and memories of growing up in the south. You will find recipes and food related stories about Southern food culture and history. The owner and sweet … Read more

Blossom end rot, buckeye rot affecting tomatoes

By David Nagel and Lelia Kelly
Extension Horticulture

A couple of problems have been occurring with tomato fruit.

One is an area of smoky or tangled-thread looking black areas on the side of the fruit. This could be a symptom … 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