Pastures, forages battle armyworms

Mississippi forage producers are experiencing a major invasion of fall armyworms for the second consecutive year in pastures and hay fields across the state.Blake Layton, a Mississippi State University Extension Service entomologist, said fall armyworm populations were unusually heavy last year with treatable populations reaching north Mississippi relatively early in the year and eventually extending […]

Sales tax holiday will be held this weekend

Ron Aldridge, Mississippi state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, says the July 30-31 sales tax holiday will be a big help to small businesses still recovering from the recession.“Sales tax holidays are great for families trying to stretch a dollar, but they’re also great for small businesses,” Aldridge said. “They get people […]

Ganging up on crime

Tunica County Sheriff’s Department officers Clark and Davis offered a follow-up on gangs to the Tunica Rotary Club on July 22.A week earlier, Rotarians joined with Tunica Lions Club to learn about gangs from two former law officers at the Mississippi State Penitentiary.Clark and Davis presented a local overview. {paypalaccess}Read more{/paypalaccess} “The Sheriff’s Office and […]

Relay on the River set to light up the night

“In the right light, at the right time,  everything is extraordinary,” Aaron Rose once said.On Aug. 27, Relay for Life organizers are hoping that the right light   produced by hundreds of luminarias will make a local effort to fight cancer extraordinary. Individuals throughout Tunica County are now selling luminarias that will honor cancer survivors, support […]

Relay on the River set to light up the night

“In the right light, at the right time,  everything is extraordinary,” Aaron Rose once said.On Aug. 27, Relay for Life organizers are hoping that the right light   produced by hundreds of luminarias will make a local effort to fight cancer extraordinary. Individuals throughout Tunica County are now selling luminarias that will honor cancer survivors, support […]

Eco-festival debuts this fall

Tunica RiverPark and area Girl Scouts have teamed up to bring a unique new event to Tunica County’s resort area.Romp on the River 2010, set for Saturday, October 16, is billed as a community eco-festival showcasing the “green” community, artists, craftsmen and musicians on the banks of the Mississippi. {paypalaccess}Read more{/paypalaccess}“Tunica RiverPark is a beautiful […]