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Horticulture industry seeing first increase in business since Katrina

by Published: October 1,2014

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ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The state’s horticulture industry is seeing an increase in business for the first time since Hurricane Katrina swept away a large chunk of the state’s infrastructure, inventory and markets. “The nursery, greenhouse and landscape segments are looking up right now,” said Geoff Denny, horticulture specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. […] [...]

Drivin’ and honky-tonkin’ — Bridging the Blues returns for third year

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: Blues, Business, Delta, Mississippi, music

The state of Mississippi is actively engaged in a campaign to “package” the blues in an effort to promote regional tourism, a prime example being the multi-state Mississippi Blues Trail. That is also the mission of the Bridging the Blues (BTB), a tri-state music pilgrimage that takes in more than 100 musical events, including 15 […] [...]

TAKING OFF — Delta Group finds ready market for drones

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: agriculture, Business, Mississippi, NEWS

Though its roots go all the way back to the 1920s, Delta Group has shown that it is not afraid to embrace new technology. As example, the company that is best known as a farm equipment dealer began offering precision agriculture products when the high-tech devices first arrived on the market in the 1980s. Now, […] [...]

Poultry, catfish farmers receive REAP grants for energy improvements

by Published: September 24,2014

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AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Nine poultry and catfish producers in Mississippi have been selected to receive a total of $288,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make energy efficiency improvements to their operations. The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grants were approved for operations in Bay Springs, Brooksville, Carthage, Indianola, Magnolia, Mt. Olive, Osyka, […] [...]

Euro Fest car/motorcycle show set for Oct. 3-5

For some attendees as well as entrants, an automobile and motorcycle show featuring the finest rides from European manufacturers is simply outside their budget. Then, there’s the Renaissance Euro Fest Classic European Auto & Motorcycle Show. To be held Oct. 3-5 at Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland, the sixth-annual Renaissance Euro Fest is free […] [...]

A Stitch in Time — The Southern Needle looks to spark renaissance

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, sewing

While Beverly Anglin is a risk-taker, she is not your typical entrepreneur. Ask most small business owners about their goals, they usually will talk about revenues, profits, market share. Anglin, owner of The Southern Needle in the Trace Station Shopping Center in Ridgeland, talks little about any of those things. In fact, she has few […] [...]

Reopening history — The Oaks House Museum gets new life

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Museum

JACKSON — After closing for six months for renovations and a change in leadership, The Oaks House Museum in Jackson has reopened with a splash. An open house was held Sept. 6 at The Oaks, which is located at 823 Jefferson Street in the Belhaven Heights neighborhood. The free event offered tours of The Oaks […] [...]

William Carey trustees approve doctor of physical therapy; school to raise startup funds

HATTIESBURG — The William Carey University board of trustees has approved a doctor of physical therapy program at the university’s Hattiesburg campus. At their regular meeting, the trustees unanimously approved the recommendation of WCU President Dr. Tommy King to initiate efforts to raise $1.5 million in startup funds for the program. The opening of the […] [...]

Dove hunters excited about longer season

by Published: September 4,2014

Tags: Business, dove hunting, hunting, Mississippi, outdoors

Migratory bird hunters have more to be excited about than the recent release of “Fish and Wildlife Management: A Handbook for Mississippi Landowners.” Nearly three whole weeks have been added to the dove-hunting season, and a record number of waterfowl are expected to overwinter in Mississippi this year. Dove hunters will enjoy more shooting time […] [...]

Managing by the book — Land management guide was nearly 10 years in the making

by Published: September 4,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, outdoors, wildlife

Wildlife biologist Adam Rohnke had just relocated from New York to Mississippi to work for the Mississippi State University Extension Service when he was handed a project — put together a first-of-its-kind definitive guide for creating wildlife habitat in Mississippi. “I was a rookie, had only been here about a month, and I said sure,” […] [...]

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