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Monday, October 19, 2015

Jeff Vitter the preferred candidate for chancellor at Ole Miss - Mississippi Business Journal

Jeff Vitter the preferred candidate for chancellor at Ole Miss - Mississippi Business Journal: Jeffrey Scott Vitter,�provost and executive vice chancellor and Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, is the preferred candidate of the IHL to be the next chancellor at the University of Mississippi.

A love for the beauty of Louisiana


North Louisiana is stunning in fall, and nature photographer C.C. Lockwood has captured that unique beauty in a new book.
Shots of such places as a golden Dorcheat Bayou in Webster Parish and candy-apple red trees at Caddo Black Bayou are among those included in “Louisiana Wild, The Protected and Restored Lands of the Nature Conservancy,” Lockwood’s fourteenth book.
“I learned it’s an old wives tale that we have no seasons,” Lockwood said in an interview. “Just check out the beautiful fall colors I photographed in Bayou Dorcheat and Caddo Black Bayou.”


USDA offers drought disaster aid in 41 Mississippi counties | gulflive.com

USDA offers drought disaster aid in 41 Mississippi counties | gulflive.com: The USDA is offering drought disaster aid in 41 Mississippi counties.

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran says Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has designated 14 Mississippi counties as primary natural disaster areas because of drought conditions. Another 27 counties are named as contiguous disaster counties.

The designation makes eligible farm operators with extensive drought-related losses in those counties to apply for assistance from the Farm Services Agency. Applications must be made within eight months.

Primary counties included in the designation are: Attala, Carroll, Claiborne, Copiah, Holmes, Lawrence, Leflore, Lincoln, Sunflower, Washington, Leake, Scott, Simpson, and Smith.