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Ag producers invited to advisory meetings

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU Extension Service Agriculture advisory groups will meet across the state next month to provide input on educational programing and research conducted by Mississippi State University. The three regional meetings offer agricultural producers the opportunity to share their needs for the upcoming year with the MSU Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and…

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Community & Religious Calendar

Jan. 31 The 2020-21 Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be held at the Civic Center at 6 p.m. Jan. 31. Tickets may be purchased beginning Jan. 4 in the Chamber office, located on the third floor of the Lawrence County Courthouse. Deadline to purchase tickets is Jan. 26. Feb. 26 The 2022 Lawrence…

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57th Annual Dixie National Livestock Show officially kicks off

Today, the 57th Annual Dixie National Livestock Show officially gets underway at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds, beginning with the Dixie National Horse and Mule Color Bonanza Show. “We are excited to kick-off the Dixie National Livestock Show and Rodeo presented by our title sponsor Southern AgCredit,” says Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson.…

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Sudden flash freezing and black ice possible in South Mississippi

As rain and subfreezing temperatures head towards south Mississippi, the Mississippi Department of Transportation warns drivers of the potential dangers on the roadway. Motorists can expect the possibility of sudden flash freezes and black ice on highways, especially bridges. Currently, MDOT crews in southeast Mississippi are doing limited pre-treatment of some roadways with salt and…

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$210M investment in teacher pay proposed

Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and Senate Education Chairman Dennis DeBar are proposing a $210 million investment in teachers over the next two years, raising a teacher’s base pay on average by $4,700. “Chairman DeBar traveled all over the state in the fall for teacher listening sessions, held a committee hearing, and met with teachers in…

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Community & Religious Calendar

Jan. 31 The 2020-21 Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be held at the Civic Center at 6 p.m. Jan. 31. Tickets may be purchased beginning Jan. 4 in the Chamber office, located on the third floor of the Lawrence County Courthouse. Deadline to purchase tickets is Jan. 26. Feb. 26 The 2022 Lawrence…

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Lt. Gov. Hosemann sees challenges, opportunities in 2022 Legislative Session

A packed agenda awaited legislators who returned to the Mississippi Capitol to convene the 2022 Legislative Session on Jan. 4. Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann expects the biggest challenge to be overseeing the expenditure of the $1.8 billion allocated to the state from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The broad categories the federal funds must…

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MDOT is ready for winter

After weeks of unseasonably warm weather in Mississippi, cooler conditions have arrived in the Magnolia State. Weather can change quickly, and the Mississippi Department of Transportation is prepared to respond to winter weather and extreme cold events. “The extreme winter weather in 2021 provided unique challenges for MDOT, and our crews are committed to safety…

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Ring in 2022 with sober driving

While the end of the year brings about the merriment of the holiday season, the Mississippi Department of Transportation wants everyone to be safe on the roads, traveling to and from parties and vacation destinations. If your plans include alcohol, make a resolution to refrain from impaired driving. “Driving while under the influence puts everyone…

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