First Impressions grants awarded

By Amanda McBride/Chamber of Commerce   Five projects have been awarded funding through the 2017 First Impressions Grant program. Over $46,000 will be spent to stimulate community improvement in Choctaw County. Of that investment, the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce…

Write On

By sister alies   What do you do with disappointment? A word among many that describes how you might feel about some certain situation. Here are some responses I received:  I get angry; I get frustrated; I get worried; I…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

This summer I’m writing about some interpersonal communication theories. Theories of Human Communication by Stephen Littlejohn and Karen Foss points out that the social penetration theory, developed by Irwin Altman and Dalmas Taylor in 1973, set in motion a tradition…

Extension backs broadband deployment to rural areas

By Nathan Gregory MSU Extension Service Expansion of high-speed internet to rural Mississippi areas is the focus of a new publication from the Mississippi State University Extension Service. Mississippi has the lowest broadband access in the nation, with 36 percent…

Calendar of Events

Kardos to attend Yarn Spinners Book Club meeting   Author Michael Kardos will be present as Yarn Spinners Book Club discusses his book “Before He Finds Her’: A Novel” on Tuesday, August 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the MSU Extension Office-Choctaw County. …