Posts Tagged ‘record’

State sets new record — 225 human cases of West Nile confirmed

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports 12 new human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2012. The new cases were reported in Coahoma (1), Forrest (1), Hancock (1), Lauderdale (1), Lowndes (1), Madison (1), Pearl River (1), Rankin (3), Walthall (1) and Wayne (1) counties, bringing the state total […] [...]

Cotton could set record despite harvest-slowing rains

by Published: October 15,2012

Tags: agriculture, commodity, cotton, farm, farmer, farming, rain, record, row crop, Weather, yield

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Early October rains that could have devastated the state’s cotton crop seem only to have delayed harvest of what should be near-record yields. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated the cotton harvest was a little behind schedule, with just 33 percent of the fields harvested by Oct. 7. However, they rate 67 […] [...]

Neel-Schaffer makes magazine’s reader’s choice list

JACKSON — The consulting engineering firm Neel-Schaffer made the Top 50 Road & Highway Design Firms List released by Roads and Bridges. Each year the magazine sends a survey out to its government (departments of transportation) readers, who in turn select the firms they prefer to work with out on the jobsite. The results are […] [...]

State’s rice crop in; could approach yield record set in 2007

by Published: September 24,2012

Tags: agriculture, commodity, crop, farm, farmer, farming, harvest, market, price, record, rice, row crop, yield

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi producers have the bulk of the state’s rice crop safely in storage, and yields may approach the record set in 2007 of 160 bushels an acre. Nathan Buehring, rice specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said September’s weather was nearly ideal for rice harvest. “Isaac slowed us down and […] [...]

UM incoming freshmen set record on entrance exam

OXFORD — Incoming freshmen at the University of Mississippi have set a new record on the ACT college entrance exam. The average ACT scores (which include converted SAT scores) for incoming freshmen at Ole Miss for the fall 2012 semester hit 23.9, a record high for the university, school officials report. This figure is 0.4 […] [...]

City sees record 22 inches of rain from Isaac

PICAYUNE — Officials say 22 inches of rain has fallen in Picayune over a three-day period from Hurricane Isaac. City engineer Brooks Wallace tells the Picayune Item the rain unleashed by Isaac was the heaviest downpours ever recorded in city. Rain began late last Tuesday and ended early last Friday. Perhaps the hardest-hit area was […] [...]

MSU Foundation sets new annual fundraising record

STARKVILLE — The Mississippi State University Foundation is marking the largest private giving year in the land-grant institution’s history. Campus officials announced more than $86 million was raised during the just-ended 2012 fiscal year, an increase of more than $6 million from the previously held record of FY 11′s over $80.3 million total. A major […] [...]

City sets new sales tax record, but officials still concerned

BROOKHAVEN — Brookhaven’s latest sales tax report showed record numbers, but some officials don’t want to get too excited just yet because the city is lagging behind some neighbors. The Daily Leader reports Brookhaven’s March sales tax report came in at $415,468.14. In March 2011, it was $400,912.36. Mayor Les Bumgarner says that’s the highest […] [...]

Universities to confer most degrees in history this spring

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — For the first time, Mississippi’s eight public universities will confer more than 10,000 degrees during spring commencement ceremonies. This is according to the State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL). The degrees conferred include 7,515 undergraduate degrees and 2,571 graduate degrees, for a total of 10,088 diplomas awarded. “Conferring more than 10,000 degrees […] [...]

Volume of SBA-backed loans sets another record

WASHINGTON — Spurred in part by unprecedented loan volume in the year’s first quarter, small business loans backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration in FY2011 reached the highest mark in the agency’s history, supporting over $30 billion. SBA Administrator Karen Mills said, “Due to the Small Business Jobs Act and a return to pre-recession […] [...]

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