Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed retired Col. Gregory S. Michel director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. The appointment is effective immediately. Michel takes over for J.W. Ledbetter, Gov. Bryant’s senior criminal justice policy advisor, who has overseen MEMA operations since last month, when former... Read More.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today voted to advance a new five-year farm bill authorizing a broad array of policies and programs important to Mississippi agriculture and rural America. The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee approved the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 on a bipartisan... Read More.
The 2018 Public Waters Alligator Hunting Season in Mississippi will be open from August 31 – September 10, 2018. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks will be accepting applications beginning 10:00 a.m. on June 1 through 10:00 a.m. on June 7, 2018. A total of... Read More.
See, touch, and learn about snakes! MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science will host “Snake Day” on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. “At Snake Day, you can see and touch live snakes, learn the value of Mississippi’s native snakes, and learn how to... Read More.
Mississippi’s unemployment rate in April 2018 was 4.6%, the second lowest level of unemployment ever recorded in Mississippi. The April rate is one-tenth of a percentage point higher than a month earlier in March 2018, when the rate was 4.5% and seven-tenths of a percentage point lower than a... Read More.