Newest Wildlife Management Area open for hunting

(Information from Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks) The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks formally dedicated its newest wildlife management area (WMA) today. The Phil Bryant Wildlife Management Area is a matrix of bayous, cypress sloughs, and well-managed bottomland hardwoods in Warren and Issaquena Counties.   “I am humbled and honored with …

Ole Miss loses pair of wide receivers as Battle, Gregory likely to transfer

Story by SportsTalk Mississippi Ole Miss Beat Reporter Brian Scott Rippee Ole Miss lost a pair of young wide receivers, Matt Luke announced on Wednesday. Redshirt freshmen Miles Battle and DeMarcus Gregory are no longer practicing with the team and will likely enter the transfer portal. The two have played sparingly this season. Battle has …

University enrollment shows slight decline from previous year

(Information provided by The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning) Fall enrollment at Mississippi Public Universities remains level when compared to Fall 2018 figures. Fall enrollment for 2019 is 77,896 for the system, compared to 79,193 students enrolled in Fall 2018, representing a 1.6 percent decrease. “Mississippi Public Universities are preparing the …

Dr. Carey Wright named to National Assessment Governing Board

Courtesy of MDE/Facebook State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright is one of seven national leaders selected to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.  The appointees will help set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card. NAEP offers to the …

Great news for Mississippi poultry farmers

Mississippi Congressman Michael Guest commended the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agriculture Service for its work to reopen the Chinese poultry market to American farmers. United States poultry and poultry products have been banned by the Chinese government since 2015. The end of this ban will reopen a large export market for American …