Month: May 2017

ECCC Offering Numerous Courses During Summer Terms

East Central Community College in Decatur is offering a variety of courses this summer both online and on the Decatur campus, as well as its locations in Carthage and Philadelphia. The college is offering courses during three terms: Summer Online…

Unemployment down

Mississippi’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.0% in April, tying the lowest level since January 1976 when the current method of calculating state unemployment rates started.  Since 1976 the Mississippi rate has been 5.0% in ten months but never lower.…

Town and Country Garden Club meets

Submitted On May 18th, The Town Country Garden Club met at the J.W. Gully Camp house for the final meeting of this year. Mrs. Debbie Moody served as hostess for the luncheon. Mrs. Dianne Luke gave the inspiration, which was…

Choctaw County service members book available June 1

By Carlie Reeves Myers The Choctaw Plaindealer After a long wait, the Choctaw Plaindealer has finalized the newest edition of one of the Plaindealer’s most popular printings, The Choctaw County Service Members book. In May of 1944, the Choctaw Plaindealer…

Chamber hosts A&E Insurance ribbon cutting

The Winston County Economic Development Partnership held a ribbon cutting for A&E Insurance on May 19. Alvin Smith of A&E Insurance noted he was glad to be working in Winston County where he had some many connections. Linda Skelton on…

Editorial roundup

Debating a hospital sale If news reports are accurate, a majority of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors are about the only leaders who think the county should sell Starkville’s public hospital. The OCH Regional Medical Center’s board of trustees…

Letter to editor

An Issue for Our State I’m writing this piece to weigh in on an opinion piece that appeared in the Issues and Ideas section of this paper on May 10th, 2017. Responding to the piece entitled: Another Secret Presidential Search.…

Obituaries

George W. Yarbrough Sr. May 11. 2017 George W. Yarbrough Sr. was born on May 1st, 1957 to the late West and Clara Yarbrough. He married Linda Gladney and they were had a son, George Jr. George Sr. is survived…

MSU offers free online cyberbullying training

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU-EXT-AgCommNews Educators planning for next year can participate in a free, online train-the-trainer course that will help them teach children and adults how to recognize and combat cyberbullying. The Mississippi State University Extension Service partnered with the…

Mindset turns garden work into enjoyment

By Gary R. Bachman MSU Extension Service In early April, my wife and I had the honor of being part of the 2017 Garden Clubs of Mississippi Spring Pilgrimage, as our little urban farm was one of the tour’s stops.…