Category Archives: Other State News

Starkville sod production plants seeds for expansion.

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Thanks to several factors including climate and commercial construction, Starkville’s sod production is making a steady rebound from major shortages in 2014. Statistics collected from Mississippi State University indicate th ...

Mississippi enjoys higher wages, lower unemployment.

JACKSON, Miss. — It’s good news for Mississippians. Analyzing the state’s overall wages along with the number of those employed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) anounced last week the state’s highest overall wage raise since ...

Among cities in Mississippi, Madison comes in on top.

MADISON, Miss. – In a mostly unbiased poll toward the Magnolia state, listing website Homesnacks has deemed, among towns with a population of 5,000 or more, Madison is the No. 1 place to live in the state. Not only does the website take into account ...

Mississippi cities manage growth with vision, nostalgia.

MISSISSIPPI – Main Street Mississippi Director Bob Wilson was recently among 40 city leaders to participate in a national conference in Washington, D.C., to establish the movement, which strives to revitalize communities by establishing a sense of plac ...

Mississippi workers among most engaged in America.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Workers in Mississippi are more enthusiastic about their work and passionate about their jobs than most Americans, according to a Gallup Poll. At 37 percent, Mississippi was one of the top three states with the highest level of employ ...

Mississippi jobless rate hits 3-year low.

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi’s January job market was the strongest the state has seen in at least three years. The jobless rate in Mississippi fell to 7.1 percent, down from 7.2 percent in December 2014 and 7.9 percent in January 2014. The decrease o ...