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Ag Commissioner Gipson to chair Mississippi Hemp Cultivation Task Force

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

JACKSON — Today, in accordance with House Bill 1547 enacted during the 2019 Regular Legislative Session, Mississippi’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson announced the planned framework and first meeting of the Mississippi Hemp Cultivation Task Force.  Cultivation of industrial hemp was legalized under federal law in December










Bryant to retire June 30

By BRENT MAZE,

Newton School Superintendent Nola Bryant will be retiring from education at the end of the year.

Bryant formally submitted her notice of retirement during the Newton Municipal School Board’s March meeting, and the minutes of which were approved on April 10.






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Services for Mrs. Harriet “Tootsie” Burroughs Clark were held Friday, Aug. 16, at noon at Stephens... READ MORE



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