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Dear Colleagues:

Due to our climate and existing mosquito populations, Mississippi is at risk for emerging diseases spread by mosquitoes such as Zika.  Zika virus normally causes a mild illness but infection during pregnancy has been linked to severe brain damage to babies in the womb.  Mississippi residents are currently only at risk if they travel to areas with active Zika transmission, primarily the Caribbean and Latin America.  Two Mississippi residents have been diagnosed with Zika following trips to Haiti.

The dates for the 2016 Spring Regional Meetings have been set.  Please see the schedule for meeting dates, times and locations.  Click here to download the schedule.  

The Reverend Mark Williams, Pastor of Clear Creek Methodist Protestant Church in Brooklyn, delivered an opening prayer to the state Senate on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Click HERE to view the presentation.

USDA, Partners to Invest $720 Million in Large-Scale, Targeted Conservation Projects Across the Nation

Natural Resources Conservation Service For more information, contact
100 W. Capitol Street, Suite 1321 Jackson, MS 39269
Kavanaugh Breazeale
601.965.5205. Ext 134

Click HERE to view Governor Bryant's 2017 Budget Recommendation

NACo County News

Averting the Ghost of Shut­downs Past, Congress passed and President Obama signed a $1.15 trillion FY16 spending bill that boosts overall federal spending by approximately 5 percent. To lend even more holiday cheer, counties fared very well in the FY16 appro­priations process. Major highlights include:

Reverend Bobby Bolton, (left), pastor of Sweet Hope Baptist Church in Laurel, delivered an opening prayer to the senate on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at the invitation of Senator Billy Hudson, who led the Pledge of Allegiance, after Lt. Governor Tate Reeves called lawmakers to order.

Bobby Bolton is also President of the Perry County Board of Supervisors.

On December 3, 2015, Congress passed a five-year reauthorization of the federal surface transportation programs called the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” or FAST Act. The legislation included significant policy and funding provisions for counties and marks the first long-term transportation bill in over a decade.