Stay safe around snakes, but let them do their job

RINGNECK -- Most snakes in Mississippi, such as this ringneck snake, are nonvenomous and help control rodent and other nuisance wildlife populations. (Photo by iStockphoto)

Living and Learning

By Leslie Burger
Wildlife Biologist
MSU Extension Service

MISSISSIPPI STATE — Despite most people’s fears, snakes are an important part of our natural world and are also helpful to us in many ways.
All snakes are predators, meaning they feed … Read more

Gentiva Hospice sponsors Children’s Grief Camp

Golden Triangle Area in North Mississippi, August 8th-10th,   2014 – Gentiva Hospice, a member of the  Gentiva Health Services family of home health and hospice companies, is sponsoring a FREE children’s grief camp – Camp I Believe – for children … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

A sub-plot in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part One involves the King’s son, Prince Harry, who spends time with a bad crowd, but secretly plans to transform himself into a noble … Read more

The Civil War – Petersburg continues – Kennesaw Mountain

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

At the Battle of Petersburg, Virginia, on June 15, “Once under way, the Union attack proved anti-climactic… darkness had enveloped the battlefield.  [Union General Wm. F. “Baldy”] Smith, joined at last by Hancock, decided to postpone … Read more