Among the parties, parades and fireworks, it is easy to get caught up in Independence Day festivities. According to AAA, 44.2 million people are expected to travel over the Fourth of July Weekend, more Americans than ever before. With more motorists on the road this year, the Mississippi Department... Read More.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today announced $5.0 million in AmeriCorps grants to support tutorial and mentor programs in Mississippi. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is awarding $5.0 million between five programs in Mississippi, including $2.26 million in state... Read More.
JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced a new rule regarding the handling and storage of bait fish captured in dam spillway areas. Anglers using dip or landing nets, cast nets, boat mounted scoops, wire baskets, minnow seines, and minnow traps in... Read More.
Mississippi’s spring squirrel hunting season opens May 15 and closes June 1. The bag limit is four squirrels per day. Unlike fall and winter hunting, during the spring squirrel hunting season, acorns and other nut crops will not be available. Squirrels use a wide variety of foods in spring,... Read More.
At a public meeting on April 19, 2017, the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved rule changes for the 2017 alligator hunting season on public waters and private lands in Mississippi. The statewide public waters season will include opportunities in specific public waterways. There are no changes... Read More.
Country and Americana music legend Marty Stuart will headline the Governor’s Concert at the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration North in Oxford on June 24. The free event is part of celebrations around the state during 2017. “In a state known for master storytellers, Oxford is a literary capital,” said Gov.... Read More.
Don’t miss it!! The 62nd annual Marion County Cattlemen’s Association Rodeo, sponsored by Mack Grubbs Motors will be in town Friday, April 14th and Saturday April 15th at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Expo Center. NFR Clown Rudy Burns will be there along with the Trixie Chicks Trick Riders... Read More.
The record for the largest catfish caught in the state of Mississippi has been broken and a new record set. Richard Albritton of Bogue Chitto, MS, caught a 14.4 pound channel catfish this past Sunday at Lake Mary Crawford near Monticello. The fisherman will receive a certificate from the... Read More.