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Bee hazard icon, labels help protect pollinators

The bee hazard icon and accompanying label information are designed to provide warnings and information that will allow chemicals to be used against pests while protecting pollinators from exposure. (Graphic by Environmental Protection Agency)

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Chemical companies have added a new bee hazard icon on labels of certain insecticides to protect pollinators from chemicals hazardous to their health.

Blake Layton, an entomologist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said the icon … Read more

In Our Community – 08/19/15

The Sting of Rejection

By Lisa Harris

Well after two years and eight months I got the shaft from the Starkville Daily News. They are “revamping” their Lifestyles section and will no longer have a place for my submissions. Good … Read more

The right process of blanching produce

Written By: Pamela Redwine, MSU Extension Service
Submitted By: Juli Hughes, County Coordinator/Family & Consumer Science Agent/4-H
Mississippi State University Extension Service – Choctaw County

I often get calls from clients wanting to know if they really have to blanch … Read more

Jeff Koonz Coach’s Show returns for HCC this season

From school reports

The Jeff Koonz Coach’s Show returns for its second year at Sombra Mexican Kitchen in Ridgeland. It airs at 7 p.m.

This week’s show, which aired Monday, featured Koonz, the Holmes Community College head football coach, several … Read more

Lady Panthers play 4A Kosciusko tough in opener

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

The Lady Panthers of French Camp Academy are hoping to build off a promising performance in the Kosciusko Classic when they face a pair of foes in slow-pitch softball action this week.

FCA dropped a … Read more

MSU researcher: U.S. racial residential segregation evolving

STARKVILLE, Miss.–Racial residential segregation in the United States is changing its form.

A new study co-authored by Mississippi State sociology professor Domenico “Mimmo” Parisi finds that, while neighborhood segregation declined between 1990-2010, segregation between suburbs and suburbs and central cities … Read more

Mississippi Book Festival to feature local author

By Jacob Threadgill, The Clarion-Ledger

In effort to highlight the state’s rich literary legacy and combat its ranking among the lowest in youth literary rates, leaders announced the first Mississippi Book Festival will be held August 22.
The free event … Read more

EMCC Lions looking for fresh challenges during 2015 season

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

SCOOBA — You won’t hear East Mississippi Community College head football coach Buddy Stephens utter the words “defending champions” very often.

The veteran coach, entering his eighth season at EMCC, says what’s in the … Read more

New wave of phone scams here

From press reports

Mississippi (August 13, 2015) Consumers throughout the state have been reporting scammers calling looking for ways to steal your money or identity. Calls have covered everything from government agencies such as IRS, Social Security, and local sheriff’s … Read more