Monthly Archives: October 2012

Heidelberg resident going to jail for insurance fraud

Heidelberg resident going to jail for insurance fraud Jackson, MS—A Heidelberg resident will serve three years in prison for insurance fraud, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.   Terrell McAndrews, 31, of Heidelberg appeared before Judge Billy Joe Landrum in…

Mobile vet clinics train students, save animals

STARKVILLE, Miss.–In one of many states across the nation facing the monumental difficulty of pet overpopulation, Mississippi’s largest university and only veterinary college is helping address the issue and saving lives, one dog and cat at a time. The issue…

State¹s 4-H members show off skills at fair

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU Ag Communications JACKSON — Mississippi 4-H¹ers from 42 counties put their talent on display at 4-H Day at the Mississippi State Fair on Oct. 13. Exhibits by 4-H members totaled 1,225 this year, said Larry Alexander,…

MSU fruit specialist gets national honor

MISSISSIPPI STATE ­ A Mississippi State University Extension Service fruit crops expert recently received recognition for his work on a national project. Eric Stafne was honored with the 2012 eXtension Community of Practice Individual Achievement Award based on his leadership…

Early data indicates great cotton harvest

By Bonnie Coblentz MSU Ag Communications MISSISSIPPI STATE ­ Early October rains that could have devastated the state¹s cotton crop seem only to have delayed harvest of what should be near-record yields. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated the cotton…

State¹s 4-H talent on display Oct. 13

JACKSON ­ Mississippians can see the talent of the state¹s youth at 4-H Day at the Mississippi State Fair on Oct. 13. Contests, exhibits and other events will be open to the public beginning at 9 a.m. Most contests will…

Seal homes against unwanted guests

By Keri Collins Lewis MSU Ag Communications MISSISSIPPI STATE ­ Southern hospitality does not need to extend to members of the insect world when temperatures drop. ³Now is the ideal time to prepare your home for winter, before the paper…

Late pilot bequeaths Delta land to MSU

By Amy Cagle MSU Foundation MISSISSIPPI STATE ­ Willis Durden ³Dan² McGeary left Mississippi to follow his dream of becoming a pilot, but he never forgot his connection to his home state or his alma mater, Mississippi State University. The…

Festivals can bring big money to cities

By Bonnie Coblentz MSU Ag Communications MISSISSIPPI STATE ­ A long-standing and well-attended festival in Ocean Springs gave Mississippi State University researchers an opportunity to calculate the value of these fun events to the state¹s economy. The John C. Stennis…