Poultry is No. 1 among state commodities for 20th year

The poultry industry kept its No. 1 spot on the annual list of agricultural commodities, with an overall estimated production value of about $3.1 billion, a 6.4 percent increase from 2013. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Kat Lawrence)

By Susan Collins-Smith
MSU Ag Communications

RAYMOND — Poultry experienced some moderate increases in 2014, grabbing the No.1 spot among Mississippi’s commodities for the 20th straight year.

The industry ended November with a preliminary estimated total production value of $3.1 … Read more

Editorial Roundup – 12/31/14

20 states raise minimum wage

Editorial by Jack Ryan

With an evenly divided government in Washington in 2015 — President Obama is a Democrat, and Republicans will control both houses of Congress — the political stalemate on the minimum wage … Read more

Record soybean yield is valued at $1.17 billion

By Bonnie Coblentz
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE — A potentially record-setting production year made soybeans a billion dollar crop and Mississippi’s third-largest agricultural commodity in 2014.

Trent Irby, soybean specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said soybeans … Read more

Prep basketball returns in full force in January

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

It didn’t take long for prep basketball in the area to return to the hardwood following Christmas break, as the Patriots and Lady Patriots of Winston Academy have been taking part in the Kirk … Read more

Palmer Home selected charity for SMR

From press reports

Sturgis, Mississippi – The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally held in August 2014 selected Palmer Home for Children as its benefitting charity. Palmer Home received the donation check for $7,182.90 on December 12, 2014.

“We try to keep our … Read more

Sports Schedules – 12/31/14

Prep Basketball
TBA — Kirk Invitational Tournament (Winston Academy entered)
TBA — Sam Dale Tournament (Kemper County entered)
Men’s College Basketball
7 p.m. — Florida State at Mis… Read more

Calendar of Events – 12/31/14

Family Center to host workshop
The Family Center will host a Common Core workshop for parents with children in grades Pre-K through 6th Grade from 5 p.m.- 6 p.m. January 15. Penny Hill will be the presenter.

Louisville/Winston County Excel Read more

Memories of our County – 12/31/14

Nannie Maude Reynolds shares memories and thoughts about Winston County’s past.

Someone mentioned the other day that nothing is free. Someone somewhere had to sacrifice for every good thing we enjoy. I began to think about that statement and … Read more

Ag values set to top $7B for third year

By Keri Collins Lewis
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE — Despite low prices for many commodities, the overall projected totals for Mississippi’s crop values should top $7 billion for the third straight year and essentially match the record set in … Read more