Miss. Code Ann. §25-61-19
Pursuant to Miss. Code Ann. §25-61-19, the following describes legislation enacted during the 2019 Legislative Session that revises powers and duties of the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.
Summary: SB 2867 authorizes the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning to administer certain construction projects funded by state bond funds. Prior to distribution of funds, IHL and the Department of Finance and Administration must enter into an agreement that stipulates the responsibilities of each party, applicable procurement regulations, documentation and reporting requirements and conditions for handling state bond funds. Effective July 1, 2019.
Director of Legislative Services
POPLARVILLE, Miss. — The Mississippi State University Extension Service in Pearl River County has a new temporary location after the building housing its office sustained irreparable damage from an overnight fire.
Located at 204 South Julia Street in Poplarville behind the county courthouse, the facility is scheduled to be operational by April 16. The main office number, 601-403-2280, is still active for clients in need of assistance. MSU Extension operations in Pearl River County will take place at this location indefinitely.
The Mississippi State University Extension Service is launching a new Extension Center for 4-H Youth Development to grow the next generation of leaders. This name change leverages current funding and restructuring of existing positions to allow for greater support and service to Mississippi’s young people. 4-H provides nonformal youth development education across the state for 8- to 18-year-olds through programs delivered locally by Extension agents and registered 4-H adult volunteers.
Longtime Mississippi State University Extension Service administrator and MSU Extension professor Paula Threadgill announced her retirement effective Dec. 31, 2020.
Many of Mississippi’s annual traditions were interrupted this year due to COVID-19, but the Mississippi State Fair Livestock Show will go on.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service resumed in-person activities with social distancing guidelines in place Sept. 1.
Meetings at all Extension offices and units -- including the Bost Extension Center, the four regional Research and Extension Centers, and each of Extension’s 82 county offices -- will be limited to 50% seating occupancy for conference spaces and auditoriums. Participants must remain 6 feet apart.