Poultry is No. 1 among state commodities for 20th year

The poultry industry kept its No. 1 spot on the annual list of agricultural commodities, with an overall estimated production value of about $3.1 billion, a 6.4 percent increase from 2013. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Kat Lawrence)

By Susan Collins-Smith
MSU Ag Communications

RAYMOND — Poultry experienced some moderate increases in 2014, grabbing the No.1 spot among Mississippi’s commodities for the 20th straight year.

The industry ended November with a preliminary estimated total production value of $3.1 … Read more

MDOT launches winter weather website

From Press Reports

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has launched a new website focused on winter weather preparedness.

MDOT’s No. 1 priority is the safety of the traveling public. Winter is officially upon us, and that means the chance of … Read more

Prep hoops returns on Thursday for CCHS, FCA

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County High School and French Camp Academy boys and girls basketball teams will tip off the 2015 portion of their schedules this week by participating in a pair of basketball tournaments.

The Chargers … Read more

Sports Schedules – 01/07/2015

Mens College Basketball
8 p.m. — Tennessee at MSU

Prep Basketball
East Webster Invitational (4 p.m. — Nanih Waiya girls vs. Choctaw County; 5:30 p.m. — Nanih Waiya boys vs. Choctaw County; 7 p.m. … Read more

Record soybean yield is valued at $1.17 billion

By Bonnie Coblentz
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE — A potentially record-setting production year made soybeans a billion dollar crop and Mississippi’s third-largest agricultural commodity in 2014.

Trent Irby, soybean specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said soybeans … Read more

Jail Docket – 01/07/2015

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed 47 miscellaneous incident reports and 20 incident offense reports this week.

12/22/14   Clell Gladney  b/m   3/1/81  CSO   Animal cruelty x 5
12/23/14 Spenson … Read more