Posts Tagged ‘Cindy Hyde-Smith’

New fairgrounds advertising bill designed to bring in revenue

Early in the last legislative session, Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith asked Sen. Joey Fillingane to file a bill that would allow for private advertising to appear on buildings at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds. Fillingane, a Sumrall Republican, did just that, the bill cleared the Capitol and became law July 1. Supporters now […] [...]

Ag chief wants multi-million dollar upgrades for fairgrounds

The aging Mississippi Coliseum and neighboring Trade Mart would undergo upgrades of around $30 million under a plan initiated by newly elected Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith. Without some significant work, each of the venues could see a falloff in usage, leading to a loss of revenue that helps support other facilities within the Mississippi Fairgrounds, […] [...]

Old Armory on Fairgrounds to get roof as it awaits restoration

With its roof long gone and its walls wavering, the old Hinds County National Guard Armory has become an eyesore and a safety hazard on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds. Some day it may get a multi-million-dollar restoration, but for now the Mississippi Fair Commission wants to stabilize the historic landmark and slow a steady deterioration […] [...]

Read July 30 issue of the MBJ

>> COOPERATIVE TRIANGLE? Clay, Lowndes, Oktibbeha counties mulling partnership— By Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >> IMMIGRATION Hood: Arizona ruling erased Mississippi felony penalty— by Ted Carter >> DARK ARMORY RISING? Old Armory on Fairgrounds to get roof as it awaits restoration— by Ted Carter >> AGRICULTURE New commissioner seeking legislative support for $30 […] [...]

Rising cattle prices raise rustler worries

It’s summer time and the living is just a bit easier for Mississippi’s agriculture theft investigators — at least when it comes to chasing down cattle rustlers. But no one can say how long things will stay that way as beef prices head to record levels and thieves out for a lucrative score begin trying […] [...]

Is farming good economic development?

Eight years chairing the Mississippi Senate Agriculture Committee led Cindy Hyde-Smith to conclude there’s a lot of gold to be mined down on the farm. The state just needs to more vigorously dig for it, she decided after a dozen years in the Senate and a lifetime working in agriculture. As the state’s newly elected […] [...]

Read June 25 issue of MBJ

>> IS FARMING REAL BUSINESS? Ag commissioner seeking more emphasis on agriculture in state’s economic development— By Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> RISING CATTLE PRICES RAISE RUSTLER WORRIES Cattle theft on the rise with beef prices— by Ted Carter

 >> MSC: UMMC SUBJECT TO CON LAW “Certificate of need” applies to state’s largest […] [...]

From Piggly Wiggly to agriculture commissioner

Cindy Hyde-Smith made history as the first woman in the United States to be elected as Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce. She succeeded longtime Commissioner, Dr. Lester Spell, Jr., who did not seek re-election for a fifth term in office. Her election followed a 12-year career as a Mississippi State Senator for District 39 where […] [...]

Despite challenges, Mississippi coliseum and fairgrounds find niche

JACKSON — It’s the place where many baby boomers attended their first concert as teenagers or young adults. Not much has changed over the 48-year history of the state-owned Mississippi Coliseum at the fairgrounds. Today, people are still attending events at the aging coliseum, but the venue no longer is a stop on most major […] [...]

Candidates for Ag Post Debate

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Joel Gill give their civil but candid pitches for the post of Mississippi agriculture commissioner. [...]

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