2014 forest product value holds No. 2 spot

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By Nathan Gregory
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE — A production bump has helped forestry maintain its status as Mississippi’s second largest agricultural commodity.

James Henderson, associate forestry professor with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, estimated the state’s 2014 … Read more

Calvary Apostolic Church in Louisville rebuilding

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From staff reports

When the F-4 tornado came through Winston County, Calvary Apostolic Church on Eiland Street received a destructive strike with its van landing over on Beale Street. Now, the church is being rebuilt on Beale Street adjacent to … Read more

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