Monthly Archives: August 2014

Garner convicted of depraved heart murder

> Jackson, MS—A Hinds County resident has been convicted by a jury of depraved heart murder, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today. > > The jury trial of Tracey Lynn Garner (formerly known as Morris Garner), age 54, of Jackson…

Men of Color Summit explores challenges, solutions

> > STARKVILLE, Miss.– Industry leaders, educational professionals and university students discussed the academic challenges faced by young African-American men at Mississippi State University’s third annual Men of Color Summit. > > At “Global Competitiveness: Exploring Pathways Toward Academic Achievement,”…

Get fired up about ornamental peppers

> > By Gary R. Bachman > MSU Horticulturist > Coastal Research & Extension Center > > My taste buds love hot peppers, but the rest of me really likes the increased use of peppers as ornamentals. > > Each…

Beneficial insects make ideal greenhouse workers

> By Linda Breazeale > MSU Ag Communications > > KOSCIUSKO — They don’t need paychecks, time cards or coffee breaks. They don’t even complain about the August heat in a Mississippi greenhouse. > > Parasitic wasps and predatory mites…

MDOC Seeks New Private Prison Contracts

> > Jackson – The Mississippi Department of Corrections is seeking new proposals to operate four of the state’s private prisons. > > The new contracts will begin Dec. 1, Commissioner Christopher B. Epps said. > > “The Mississippi Department…

MSU Bulldog Bash announces October musical lineup

> > > STARKVILLE, Miss.–Country music star Justin Moore will headline the Mississippi State University Student Association’s 15th annual Bulldog Bash. > > Taking place Oct. 3–the day prior to MSU’s Southeastern Conference home football game with Texas A&M University–the…

MSU researchers secure competitive USDA grant

> > > STARKVILLE, Miss.–The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine has received funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide practical, effective solutions to issues facing the aquaculture industry. > > An MSU-CVM research team was one…

Beaver management is not a simple issue

> By James E. “Jim” Miller > Professor Emeritus, Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Aquaculture > MSU Extension Service > > MISSISSIPPI STATE — The American beaver, the largest native rodent in North America, is an ecosystem engineer, building dams…