Protecting your pets from the cold

Winter can be a challenging time of year for pets. The cold temperatures along with chemicals and poisons used during this time of year can be very dangerous to pets. Also, arthritic pets can have worsening pain and pets with…

Choctaw County Chargers win twice in tourney

By Austin Bishop The Choctaw Plaindealer   The Choctaw County High School boys basketball team finished the week strong, taking a pair of games in its own invitational tournament. After opening the week with a 54-49 loss to Eupora on…

Local athletes chosen for MAC All-State teams

By Austin Bishop The Choctaw Plaindealer   Five French Camp Academy Panthers and four Choctaw County Chargers were chosen for their respective Mississippi Association of Coaches All-State Football Teams that were released last week. Quarterback Jesse Hosket and athlete Hagan…

Rex begonias can bring Christmas cheer indoors

By Gary R. Bachman MSU Horticulturist Coastal Research & Extension Center   As much as I like decorating with colorful poinsettias during the Christmas season, I’m always on the lookout for nontraditional plants that can add interest and be just…