Strong production cannot overcome lower ag prices

By Linda Breazeale

MSU Ag Communications


MISSISSIPPI STATE — Mississippi’s top two agricultural commodities — poultry and forestry — maintained their strength in 2013, but most agronomic crop values took a hit from significantly lower prices than those earned … Read more

Supervisors discuss economic partnership

By Daniel Brunty

The Choctaw Plaindealer


The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors agreed to join a previously proposed three-county economic partnership agreement to establish the Regional Economic Partnership of Mississippi during their Dec. 30th meeting held at the Choctaw … Read more

First Impressions Grant applications available

By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce


The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce will be administering the First Impressions Grant Program with the support of the Economic Development District. Grant applications can be requested by calling 662-285-3778 and must be … Read more

Sports schedules


Prep Basketball

Montgomery County Tournament (4 p.m. — East Webster Girls vs. Winona; 5:20 p.m. — East Webster Boys vs. Winona; 6:40 p.m. — FCA girls vs. Montgomery County; 8 p.m. — FCA boys vs. Montgomery County)… Read more

Calendar of Events

VFW meeting

Jan. 11

The VFW Post 5569 will meet Saturday, January 11 at 9:30 a.m. at Cagle’s Corner in Ackerman. They meet the second Saturday of each month.


Fantabulous Me National Pageant

Jan. 18

The Fantabulous Me National … Read more

Schedule set for Extension gardening workshop series

MERIDIAN — Garden enthusiasts with resolutions to learn more about their favorite hobby should mark their calendars for a series of workshops available at the county Extension office.

Wayne Porter, a regional Extension horticulture specialist, will kick off the 2014 … Read more