County agrees to keep MDOC inmates without payment

From press & staff reports

More than a dozen counties have agreed to continue using state inmates in a work program without reimbursement from the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

The department plans to phase out the current Joint State County … Read more

HEC hosts Back-to-school bash


From press and staff reports

Health Education Center/First Unity Health Ministry would like to thank everyone for attending its first motivation Back to School Bash on Aug. 1, 2015. The program was a great success because of all who attended.… Read more

French Camp to hold special election

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

On Tuesday, August 18, the Town of French Camp will be holding a special election to replace a vacant Alderman position.

Qualifying documentation for the vacant position was to be submitted by potential candidates … Read more

Fly rodding for Asian carp

18 pound Asian Carp taken by author on 7-weight fly rod from tailrace at Grenada Lake.

By Roy D. Hawkins

As soon as it felt the hook, the monster took off on a run that stripped my fly reel of all its line and a good part of the backing. In recent years, a great deal … Read more