Monthly Archives: October 2014

The truth about bats is not so frightening

> > By Marina D’Abreau Denny > Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture > Mississippi State University > > MISSISSIPPI STATE — Bats are popular, but often misunderstood, Halloween symbols. These strange-looking mammals generate fear among children and adults alike,…

An MSU plant virologist earns major recognition

> > > MISSISSIPPI STATE — A Mississippi State University plant virologist has been invited to join the prestigious executive committee of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses, or ICTV. > > Sead “Sejo” Sabanadzovic, a professor in the…

Inmate Death Rate on Decline

> JACKSON – Mississippi’s prison mortality rate for every 100,000 inmates is on a downward trend since it peaked in 2007, based on the latest statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. > > The mortality rate dropped 41…

MSU secures impaired driving awareness grant

> > STARKVILLE, Miss.–Mississippi State’s health education and wellness department is kicking off a year of programming to educate the university community and surrounding local areas about the dangers of impaired driving. > > A $27,775 grant from the Mississippi…

Villa International Locating Operations in Belmont, Miss.

> JACKSON – Villa International, the premier manufacturer of luxury furniture for motorhomes, announces the company is locating operations in the former Falcon Products facility in Belmont, Miss., in Tishomingo County. The project represents a $250,000 corporate investment and will…