Monthly Archives: July 2013

MSU adopts new commercial tailgating policies

STARKVILLE, Miss.–Mississippi State University has adopted new policies designed to manage the expansion of commercial tailgating companies in areas traditionally used by fans who set up their own tents and tailgating facilities. MSU’s Special Events and Game Day Operations Committee…

Murder Charges Filed

Two Men Face Murder Charges in Highway 49 Drive-by Shooting Charged have been filed against two Bentonia men in two counties in connection with the shooting death of a man on Highway 49 last weekend. Murder, attempted murder, shooting into…

Sales tax holiday big help to small biz

JACKSON, July 24, 2013‹Ron Aldridge, state director of the National Federation of Independent, says this weekend’s sales-tax holiday will be a big help to small businesses struggling amid a wobbly economy. NFIB/Mississippi supported the legislation creating the sales-tax holiday. ³The…

Bank employee arrested for embezzlement in Oktibbeha County

Jackson, MS‹An Oktibbeha County bank employee has been arrested for embezzling from her employer, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today. Ashley Smith, 28, of Columbus was arrested today by investigators with the Attorney General¹s Public Integrity Division following indictment by…

Mississippi State signs UAS agreement

Mississippi State University is opening a new chapter in its research of unmanned aerial systems. Officials from the land-grant institution were at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., today [July 23] for a memorandum of understanding signing with the U.S. Army’s…

Film camp offers fun, life skills to 4-H¹ers

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU Ag Communications CANTON ­ The filmmaking process recently came to life for 13 4-H¹ers who attended the Canton Young Filmmakers Workshop. With instruction from experienced film students and professionals, teens from George, Pontotoc, Greene and Union…