Posts Tagged ‘agency’

MDMR extends tonging-only oyster season; closing date to be set

by Associated Press Published: December 21,2012

Tags: agency, commercial fishing, Extension, fishing, food, oyster, oysterman, seafood, season, shellfish, state

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources says the limited oyster season — for tonging only — will extend past the Dec. 29 closing date. The Mississippi Press reports a new closing date will be set later. The closing date of the limited oyster season for dredging is still set for 4 […] [...]

Judge gives Justice more time to review school plan

CLEVELAND — A federal judge says he will rule after the first of the year on proposals to desegregate two schools in the Cleveland School District. The Bolivar Commercial reports U.S. District Judge Glenn H. Davidson told attorneys after a hearing in Oxford that he wanted to give the Department of Justice time to review […] [...]

Fitch Ratings gives TVA bonds ‘negative’ outlook

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Fitch Ratings has assigned an “AAA” rating to the $1-billion 2012 series B Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) global power bonds. The bonds were priced Dec. 18, 2012. Proceeds from the 2012 series B bonds will be primarily used to refinance outstanding debt. In addition Fitch awarded a parity global power bond rating […] [...]

Former state park now owned by Coast city

GAUTIER — Shepard State Park in Gautier has 395 acres abounding with trees and wild flowers, bike and nature trails, 28 developed campsites and an 18-hole disc golf course. It now belongs to city of Gautier and will remain open according to an agreement with Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. “A revitalized Shepard […] [...]

River stage forces closure of waters to oystermen

by MBJ Staff Published: December 20,2012

Tags: agency, Closing, closure, commercial fisherman, fishing, law, oyster, oysterman, regulation, river, seafood, shellfish, state, waters, Weather

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) has closed Area II “A” Conditionally Approved Waters, Area II “B” Conditionally Approved Waters and Area II “D” Conditionally Approved Waters to the harvest of oysters due to the Pearl River stage exceeding the 10-foot management plan criteria for these areas. This includes: • […] [...]

Agency ranks high in study of emergency preparedness

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has received an eight out of 10 possible points for emergency preparedness in a Robert Wood Johnson’s Trust for America’s Health recently released report. Mississippi is one of only five states to receive eight points. Other states include Maryland, North Carolina, Vermont and Wisconsin. According to […] [...]

Removal of rock pinnacles in dropping river progressing slowly

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Crews scooping out Mississippi River bedrock in southern Illinois are making steady progress but have removed just a fraction of the rock pinnacles that are impeding navigation along a stretch of the drought-plagued waterway, an Army Corps of Engineers official said. Excavating machinery had chiseled away 39 cubic yards of rock by […] [...]

After two-year-closure, state lake ready for re-stocking

SALTILLO — It may not look ready, but according to state wildlife officials, Lake Lamar Bruce is ready to be stocked with fish — very small bluegill and redear sunfish as well as catfish fingerlings. “Tupelo Fish Hatchery and Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks have partnered to raise the fish to put back […] [...]

MDWFP streamlines outdoor services with ACTIVE solution

by MBJ Staff Published: December 18,2012

Tags: agency, angling, computer, fish, fisherman, hardware, hunt, hunter, hunting, license, outdoors, software, state, strwamline, technology, wildlife

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks (MDWFP) has streamlined its outdoor services on San Diego-based ACTIVE Network’s ActiveWorks Outdoors technology platform. MDWFP is the first Outdoors customer to consolidate information, like game harvest reporting and registration information, into a single database, according to the company. Earlier this year, ACTIVE Network successfully […] [...]

Communities in race with deadline to spend Katrina money

VICKSBURG — Warren County and Vicksburg want to decide before the end of 2012 on how to spend a remaining $1.75 million in Hurricane Katrina recovery money. The Vicksburg Post reports the money runs out in 2013. The county got $3.8 million in 2008 to clean drainage ditches inside Vicksburg. Warren County was among 49 […] [...]

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