Mentors key to small business owner success

(Family Features) You have a compelling business model … ambition … entrepreneurial spirit. Add in a solid business plan and the necessary capital, and you may be well on your way toward launching a business. But before you take the…

Mathiston Civic League active in December

By Betty Jeffcoats, President Civic League of Mathiston   Mathiston’s 2013 Christmas Parade, which was held Dec. 14, was a huge success. The theme for our parade was “A Christmas to Remember” and conjured up thoughts of Christmases past. Our…

French Camp set to open division play this week

By Austin Bishop The Choctaw Plaindealer   Mission accomplished. While the French Camp Academy boys and girls basketball teams may not have won as many games as they would have liked in last week’s Montgomery County Tournament, both squads were…

Civil War – Letters from the home front

Submitted by C.J. Johnson   Mrs. Roy McCarty contributed two letters from John F. Porter to his parents and family during the War Between the States, which were published in Mrs. Virginia Carlisle’s book of Choctaw County history in 1997.…

ICC honor roll

Officials at Itawamba Community College have released the honors lists for the 2013 fall semester. Named to the president’s list, which includes those students with a 3.8-4.0 grade point average, were Courtney Nicole Horne and Taylor F. Vaughn, both of…

Calendar of Events

NARFE Will Meet Jan.16 The National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association will meet Thursday, January 16th at the Hilton Garden Inn in Starkville.  Doors open at 11 a.m. and lunch is served at 11:30.  Dr. Van Lucas will be…