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Cattle rustling investigation leads to arrests; Hyde-Smith pushes branding

PICKENS — The Mississippi Agricultural and Livestock Theft Bureau (MALTB), the law enforcement division of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, has arrested two individuals for livestock theft. The Bureau anticipates additional arrests and charges to be forthcoming in the future. Lead MALTB investigator Mike McGowan, with assistance from the Holmes and Yazoo County sheriff’s departments, arrested Terrance Deon ...

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MMSA to welcome 'Small Town, Miss.' as new member

The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) will welcome a new member next week, and the community that is joining might come as a surprise to many. On Feb. 13, the MMSA will designate the City of Small Town, Miss., an official Mississippi Main Street Community. The designation ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge at the ...

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MDAC: Don't get grinched by meat vendors

‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry — unless you get some tainted meat. The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce is warning Mississippians to be aware that a knock at the door from a meat vendor could spoil your holidays. Due to the season, MDAC reports it usually sees an increase in “door-to-door” meat sales. The department ...

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CATTLE RUSTLIN' — Rising cattle prices raise rustler worries

Livingston Springs Farms in Flora raises Belted Galloways, commonly called “oreo cows,” for grass-fed beef. 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 ...

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Weather has MEC's annual Hobnob Mississippi moving to the Mississippi Coliseum

JACKSON — Because of inclement weather conditions expected on Thursday, the Mississippi Economic Council’s 12th Annual Hobnob Mississippi will be held at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson. “The good news is The Coliseum floor footprint is actually even a little larger than our tent — and there is still plenty of room in the wings for those who want to ...

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Erosion control demonstration project highlighted at Ag Museum

JACKSON — Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith and U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) Acting State Conservationist Kevin Kennedy recently showcased a new erosion control demonstration project on the grounds of the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum. The project, a partnership between the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce and the USDA-NRCS, addresses erosion problems that ...

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Future work on fire-damaged Jackson Armory to be decided

Officials are assessing when construction work can continue on the old Hinds County Armory on Jackson’s Mississippi State Fairgrounds. The structure was damaged by fire July 2. Work started earlier this year on replacing the Armory’s roof, in an effort to keep the inside protected from the elements and help preserve the inside of the historic building for possible future ...

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Ag chief sees new Trade Mart in future

The future of the Mississippi Trade Mart may be no future at all, say state officials who want to demolish the circa 1970s exhibit hall and conference center and replace it with a new building connected to the Mississippi Coliseum. Agriculture & Commerce Secretary Cindy Hyde-Smith is campaigning for a $48-million revamp of the 52-year-old Coliseum — an effort she ...

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Look for new effort in 2014 to renovate Mississippi Coliseum

The Mississippi’s Legislature’s need to make up for capital projects that languished without a state bond bill in 2012 kept a new entry from making the 2013 bill – a proposed $48 million revamp of the half-century-old Mississippi Coliseum on the State Fairgrounds in Jackson. Having waited its turn behind new construction for the state’s universities and a new University ...

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Ag chief seeks $40 million to create 21st century Mississippi Coliseum

Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith sees Jackson’s best hope for becoming a crossroads for large-scale exhibitions, professional entertainment and music concerts resting within the confines of the 51-year-old Mississippi Coliseum. To that end, she is lobbying legislators for around $40 million to overhaul the building. She had initially planned to seek $30 million for renovations of both the Coliseum and ...

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