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Organic certification cost-share program announced

Commissioner Andy Gipson announced recently that the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) is offering a cost-share program for Mississippi organic producers and handlers receiving certification or continuation of certification by a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) accredited certifying agent. Funding is available for those that received the certification between Oct. 1, 2021,…

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Dr. Justin Turner named chief medical officer

Justin Turner, M.D., has joined the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) in the role of chief medical officer. Turner is an internal medicine physician and the CEO of Turner Care, LLC. He currently serves on the COVID-19 Task Forces for the Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA) and the City of Jackson. A resident of…

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Dr. Justin Turner named chief medical officer

Justin Turner, M.D., has joined the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) in the role of chief medical officer. Turner is an internal medicine physician and the CEO of Turner Care, LLC. He currently serves on the COVID-19 Task Forces for the Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA) and the City of Jackson. A resident of…

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Organic certification cost-share program announced

Commissioner Andy Gipson announced recently that the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) is offering a cost-share program for Mississippi organic producers and handlers receiving certification or continuation of certification by a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) accredited certifying agent. Funding is available for those that received the certification between Oct. 1, 2021,…

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New agriculture and conservation partnerships announced

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson recently announced three new partnerships involving the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) and youth, agricultural, and conservation organizations. “I am proud of the announcements made today involving agriculture and conservation. Farmers are the original conservationists, and no one cares more about the land and making sure…

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Community & Religious Calendar

Sept. 4 Pen Oak M.B. Church will celebrate Pastor Robert Barnes and First Lady Nedra Barnes’ eight-year pastoral anniversary at 10:30 a.m., Sept. 4, at 55 Pen Oak Church Lane, Silver Creek. Guest speaker is Michael O. Evans, pastor of St. Paul M.B. Church in Silver Creek. Ongoing Topeka Tilton Outreach Mission, 779 China Grove…

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4H holds annual awards banquet

Lawrence County 4H chapter, in conjunction with the Lawrence County Show Association and the Miniature Horse Association, held its annual awards banquet on July 12. Family and friends gathered for a night of food and games, to celebrate with the 4H’ers as they all received their end-of-the-year awards. A big congratulations goes to all the…

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Columbia Food and Music Festival slated for Sept. 3

Main Street Columbia in conjunction with the Marion County Development Partnership, the Columbia Gearheads, Backroads and Burgers, and Goin’ Crazy Studios presents the Columbia Food and Music Festival on Sept. 3. Food trucks and musical acts from throughout the southeast will be on hand from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and starting at 5 p.m.,…

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Community & Religious Calendar

Sept. 4 Pen Oak M.B. Church will celebrate Pastor Robert Barnes and First Lady Nedra Barnes’ eight-year pastoral anniversary at 10:30 a.m., Sept. 4, at 55 Pen Oak Church Lane, Silver Creek. Guest speaker is Michael O. Evans, pastor of St. Paul M.B. Church in Silver Creek. Ongoing Topeka Tilton Outreach Mission, 779 China Grove…

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