GOP making strides in traditional Democratic Choctaw County

By Chuck Bailey

The Choctaw Plaindealer

With the beginning of the Republican National Convention next week in Cleveland, Ohio, counties throughout Mississippi started months ago planning and electing delegates to represent them at the State Republican Convention in Jackson Saturday, … Read more

Calendar of Events

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Maben Church of God VBS

July 13-16, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., 3965 Crowley Dr., Maben. The theme is “Submerged-finding the truth below the surface”. Details: Linda R. Williams (662) … Read more

State champs

DANNY P. SMITH/STARKVILLE DAILY NEWS

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Picture – DANNY P. SMITH/STARKVILLE DAILY NEWS

The Mathiston Bench Mobb 9-year-old Dizzy Dean All-Stars won the East State Tournament at McKee Park in Starkville on July 3. The team defeated Caledonia 16-1 and fell … Read more

Local ICC Student-Athletes earn MACJC Academic All-State honors


From press reports

Itawamba Community College continues to be recognized for outstanding academics as 41 student-athletes earned Mississippi Association of Junior and Community Colleges (MACJC) Academic All-State honors on Wednesday. Of the 41 Indians named to the Academic All-State list, … Read more

Cochran urges DOE to broaden renewable timber standard

From Press Reports

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) reported his support for changes to a federal policy that restricts federal agencies from purchasing lumber products produced on millions of acres of forests in Mississippi.

Cochran has signed a bipartisan letter … Read more