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December 11, 2015 - Filed Under: City and County Government

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Low voter turnout may not be a big deal to some Mississippians, but for a group of concerned experts with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, a lack of interest in the election process signals an educational opportunity.

Jason Camp, an Extension associate with the Center for Government and Community Development, said he and his colleagues wanted to boost involvement and interest in local government.

Hancock County tax assessor Jimmie Ladner Jr., left, and Mississippi Assessors and Collectors Association executive director Joel Yelverton brief newly elected tax assessors during a training held at the Mississippi State University Bost Extension Center Nov. 18, 2015. (Photo by Bob Ratliff, MSU Extension)
November 20, 2015 - Filed Under: City and County Government

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Twenty-four newly elected tax assessors and collectors from across the state spent three days at Mississippi State University this week honing the skills they will use when they take office next year.

The MSU Extension Service Center for Government and Community Development hosted a three-day orientation for new tax assessors and collectors. During that time, the officials received training in job functions, including property assessment, homestead exemption, vehicle title registration, appraisals and tax collection.

November 14, 2014 - Filed Under: 4-H, City and County Government

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Four young Mississippians will have the opportunity to represent 4-H and the Mississippi State University Center for Government and Community Development as pages in the 2015 State Legislature.

All senior 4-H’ers are encouraged to apply for the positions with the 2015 Lt. Governor Tate Reeves 4-H Senate Page Program. Selected applicants will serve in the Mississippi Senate the week of Feb. 9-13. To be considered, applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Dec. 3.

April 24, 2014 - Filed Under: City and County Government

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- One of local government’s oldest and most essential jobs is being recognized for its services during an upcoming week of local, national and international activities.

The 44th annual Municipal Clerks Week will be observed May 5-11. During this week, municipal clerks in many of Mississippi’s cities, towns and villages will take part in activities to increase the public’s awareness of municipal clerks and the vital services they provide for local government and the community.

Participants in the 2014 Mississippi Tax Assessor Education and Certification Program training at Mississippi State University are as follows: Front Row, from left: Kimberly Turner and Ashley Carney (Lauderdale County), Cynthia Biles (Harrison), Sallie Price (Quitman) and Angela Burke (Clarke). Second Row: Darryl Ervin (Hinds), Lorna Wright (Pontotoc), Allison Culver (Desoto), Lee Ward (Hinds) and Alice Smith (Quitman). Third Row: Richard Caston (Hinds), Sandra Lollis (Harrison), Annie Peebles (Neshoba), Su
March 26, 2014 - Filed Under: City and County Government

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Sixteen tax assessors and appraisers from throughout Mississippi recently participated in the Certified Appraiser School at Mississippi State University.

The March 3-7 and March 17-21 training sessions were conducted by the Mississippi Department of Revenue and coordinated by the MSU Extension Service Center for Government and Community Development.

January 29, 2014 - Filed Under: City and County Government, Economic Development

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Southwest Mississippi landowners, land managers and residents interested in oil and gas development can learn about legal, financial and land management planning at two upcoming workshops.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service Center for Government and Community Development and the Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development are hosting “Managing Energy Development: A Workshop for Mississippi Landowners” in two locations.

Steve Gray, director of governmental affairs for the Mississippi Association of Supervisors, updates supervisors on 2013 legislation during the association's annual conference. The Mississippi State University Extension Center for Government and Community Development coordinated educational sessions at the conference. (Photo by MSU Extension Center for Government and Community Development/Bob Ratliff)
June 28, 2013 - Filed Under: Community, City and County Government

BILOXI – The state’s county supervisors expressed concern about funding for essential services in numerous discussions at the 2013 Mississippi Association of Supervisors Conference.

Most of Mississippi’s 410 county supervisors attended the June 17–20 meeting at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center in Biloxi. Educational session topics during the conference included transportation funding, rural economic development and the expected impact on counties of new federal health care laws.

Pontotoc city clerk Dexter Warren and deputy clerk Jamie Sappington assist city residents with utility payments and other city business. The week of May 5 - 11 has been designated Municipal Clerks Week to recognize the service of clerks and their deputies to communities. (Photo by MSU Extension Service Center for Government and Community Development/Bob Ratliff)
April 16, 2013 - Filed Under: City and County Government

MISSISSIPPI STATE – One of local government’s oldest and most essential jobs is being recognized for its services during an upcoming week of local, national and international activities.

The 44th annual Municipal Clerks Week will be observed May 5 – 11. During this week, municipal clerks in many of Mississippi’s cities, towns and villages will take part in activities to increase the public’s awareness of municipal clerks and the vital services they provide for local government and the community.

January 9, 2013 - Filed Under: 4-H, City and County Government

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Mississippi 4-H is looking for four outstanding young people to work in state government for one week in March during the 2013 legislative session.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H program and the Extension Center for Government and Community Development are looking for qualified 4-H’ers to serve in the 2013 Legislative Page Internship Program. They will work with the Mississippi Senate during the week of March 11-15.

Sumner Davis
July 19, 2012 - Filed Under: City and County Government, About Extension

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Sumner Davis has been named department head of the Mississippi State University Extension Service center that supports local governments.

For 40 years, the Center for Governmental Training and Technology, or CGT, has led the development and implementation of educational programs for county and municipal officials, provided technical assistance to local units of government, and provided specialized publications for local government officials in Mississippi.

Newly elected Mississippi supervisors attended a training session held by Mississippi State University Extension Service's Center for Governmental Training and Technology in December. Leaders at the meeting included from left: Joe Street, associate director of MSU's Extension Service; Charles Selmon, president of the Mississippi Supervisors' Association; Gary Jackson, director of MSU's Extension Service; and Sumner Davis, interim leader for the Center for Governmental Training and Technology. (Photo by Kat
January 5, 2012 - Filed Under: Community, City and County Government

JACKSON – Mississippi State University Extension Service’s Center for Governmental Training and Technology recently gave newly elected county supervisors some of the tools they needed to begin work in the new year.

New supervisors from across the state participated in a training session designed to teach them about basic laws and ethical issues that supervisors face on a daily basis.

July 7, 2011 - Filed Under: City and County Government

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Elected and appointed municipal government officials in Mississippi have another resource to turn to for leadership and problem-solving in the daily operation of local government.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service’s Center for Governmental Training and Technology recently published its Third Edition of Municipal Government in Mississippi. The center distributed more than 1,200 copies of the book at the recent Mississippi Municipal League Annual Conference in Biloxi.

January 6, 2011 - Filed Under: 4-H, City and County Government

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Four qualified 4-H=ers who want to learn more about state government will have the chance to be pages for one week in March during the 2011 Mississippi legislative session.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H program and the Center for Governmental Training and Technology are sponsoring the opportunity for 4-H youth to serve in the 2011 Legislative Page Internship Program March 14-18. Program coordinators hope to select two male and two female 4-H’ers for the positions.

January 7, 2010 - Filed Under: 4-H, City and County Government

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Four qualified 4-H'ers who want to learn more about Mississippi government will have the chance to be legislative pages for one week in March for the Mississippi Senate or House of Representatives.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H program and the Center for Governmental Training and Technology are sponsoring the opportunity for 4-H youth to serve in the Legislative Page Internship Program March 15-19. Program coordinators hope to select two male and two female 4-H’ers for the positions.

P.C. “Mac” McLaurin Jr.
October 11, 2007 - Filed Under: City and County Government

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- P.C. “Mac” McLaurin Jr. of Starkville will serve on a national association’s committee to address financial issues that face counties.

McLaurin is a professor of local government and leader of the Center for Governmental Training and Technology in the Mississippi State University Extension Service. He has been appointed a member of the Finance and Intergovernmental Affairs Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties.

March 11, 2002 - Filed Under: City and County Government

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Municipal officials across the state have another tool in their arsenal to provide efficient public service with the publication of the second edition of Municipal Government in Mississippi.

Published by the Mississippi State University Extension Service's Center for Governmental Training and Technology, the 412-page edition offers the latest thinking by 19 contributing authors and editors P.C. McLaurin Jr., Extension professor of local government, and Michael T. Allen, Extension governmental training officer.

November 15, 1999 - Filed Under: City and County Government

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Mississippians are getting a short course in constitutional law thanks to the as-yet-unresolved governor's race.

Ronnie Musgrove narrowly won more votes in the Nov. 2 general election than did Mike Parker, but he is not the governor-elect. Neither man won a majority of the popular votes cast and with the final tally not yet in, it looks as if neither will win a majority of the state's electoral votes.

November 16, 1998 - Filed Under: City and County Government

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- When the votes have been counted and a new local official takes office, work has just begun for the 25-year-old Center for Governmental Technology.

The center is a unit within the Enterprise and Community Resource Development program area of Mississippi State University's Extension Service. It was established in 1973 to help local officials understand the duties they are to perform.