Immigration bill passed

State House members approved their version of an immigration bill today, stripping Senate-approved language that could have caused a flood of lawsuits against law enforcement first responders and local elected officials for not doing enough on the issue. {paypalaccess}Read more{/paypalaccess}The proposal also would shift attention and enforcement by holding responsible those people who bring illegal […]

MDA celebrates culinary achievements

As the New Year begins, the Mississippi Development Authority Tourism Division kicks off 2011 with a month-long celebration of food, restaurants, chefs, recipes, specialty items and plenty of flavor along a Culinary Trail that will satisfy anyone’s appetite to discover the authentic Mississippi.“Mississippi is known for great down-home cooking as well as distinctive upscale cuisine,” said Mary Beth […]

Ag commodities post record values

Mississippi farmers are finding out not only what a difference a year makes, but also what a difference a decade makes.Agricultural economists with Mississippi State University’s Extension Service predict a record $6.9 billion production value for the state’s farm enterprises. The figure represents a 19 percent increase, or $1.09 billion, from 2009’s disastrous bottom line. […]

Chancery Court installs new judge Dec. 29

An investiture ceremony for newly elected Seventh Chancery Court Judge W. M. Sanders is scheduled for 3 p.m. Dec. 29 at the Leflore County Courthouse in Greenwood.Chancery Judge Jon Barnwell will administer the oath of office.  Circuit Judge Betty Sanders will speak.Judge-elect Sanders  will fill a newly created judgeship in the Seventh Chancery District. When […]

Hollywood gives charity the star treatment

In the spirit of giving, Hollywood Casino’s General Manager, Anthony Carlucci Hollywood helped pass out toys donated by Hollywood Casino Tunica to over 115 children of needy families who participate in the Mississippi Work Program TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) on Sunday, December 19 in Hernando, Miss.Mary Vick, TANF Work Program Supervisor, Jo Pitts, […]

Roberts family innovates

Humphreys County young farmers Pepper and Crystal Roberts of Belzoni do their part to educate the consuming public about agriculture.  That is one reason they have been named state winners of the 2010 Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award contest.  They were recognized for their farming innovations, leadership skills, and involvement […]

Tax breaks available to Delta businesses

Act signed into law earlier this fall includes an estimated $12 billion in savings through eight tax provisions encouraging small business investments. These tax savings are currently scheduled to expire on December 31, 2010. Businesses must act this month to secure the much needed tax relief.Delta Regional Authority (DRA) Federal Co-Chairman Chris Masingill urged small business owners […]

MDA focuses on new, existing entrepreneurs

The Mississippi Development Authority wants you!Until Dec. 17, MDA is seeking new and existing entrepreneurs for a pilot program. The program was created to “assess the needs of potential and existing entrepreneurs in Mississippi and offer workable solutions to those needs. Specifically, this program will offer each participant an opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge from […]

FSA seeks enrollees for wetlands program

The Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP) is a voluntary program to restore up to one million acres of farmable wetlands and associated buffers by improving the land’s hydrology and vegetation. Eligible producers in all states can enroll eligible land in the FWP through the Conservation Reserve Program. Producers plant long-term, resource-conserving covers to improve the quality […]