Monthly Archives: August 2012

OCH-RMC Breastfeeding Classes

FW: OCH-RMC Breastfeeding Classes CH Regional Medical Center to Host ‘Breast Is Best’ Class OCH Regional Medical Center will host a ‘Breast Is Best’ class for expectant mothers who plan to or are considering breastfeeding.   Class dates are Thursdays…

Use worms in bins to create black gold

By Gary R. Bachman MSU Horticulturist Coastal Research & Extension Center Last week I highlighted the benefits of making and using compost in the garden and landscape. This week I¹m explaining how and why you should use vermicompost. That¹s right;…

Highs and lows make news for state¹s corn

By Linda Breazeale MSU Ag Communications MISSISSIPPI STATE ­ The drought across the nation¹s Corn Belt is contributing to record high grain prices and near-record low river levels, both of which are impacting Mississippi¹s corn. Corn prices are at $8…

Plan now to reduce impact on resources

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU Ag Communications MISSISSIPPI STATE ­ Gardeners may be getting ready to put away their gloves for the year, but now is the perfect time to get a head start on environmentally friendly landscaping projects. Planning ahead…

High-tech grower meets local demand

By Linda Breazeale MSU Ag Communications TUPELO ­ Steve Hale is banking on today¹s young consumers embracing sustainable vegetable production for the good of the environment and their health. 2012 is Hale¹s first year in the hydroponic tomato business. St…

Consumers seek local foods, healthier living

By Kaitlyn Byrne MSU Ag Communications STARKVILLE ­ A growing number of Mississippians are interested in how their food gets from the farm to the table and are looking for local fruits, vegetables and meat. Ali Fratesi, a graduate student…

Former Anguilla Town Clerk Arrested for Embezzlement

Former Anguilla Town Clerk Arrested for Embezzlement State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced today special agents arrested Manika Kelly, former town clerk for the City of Anguilla, following a grand jury indictment on the charge of embezzlement.  The alleged embezzlement occurred…

Tupelo Journal Inc. buys MS Business Journal

Tupelo Journal Inc. buys MS Business Journal JACKSON — Tupelo-based Journal Inc. has announced it has acquired the assets of Mississippi Business Journal, the state’s leading business publication, from Minnesota-based The Dolan Company. Journal Inc. CEO/President/Publisher Clay Foster announced the…

Hattiesburg cop sentenced in embezzlement case

Hattiesburg cop sentenced in embezzlement case Jackson, MS—A former Hattiesburg policeman has been sentenced on one count of embezzlement by a public official, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.   Jamie Hooker, 40, of Hattiesburg entered an open plea before…