Madison County residents will be able to watch meetings, review minutes, and fill out public records request forms, all without leaving their desks. The Board of Supervisors recently approved the "Madison County Government Transparency Initiative."

The entity most dedicated to protecting the Magnolia State’s valuable forest resources is the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC). For over 85 years the MFC has been responsible for providing leadership, service and education in the protection and conservation of the State’s beautiful forests. As part of their commitment to ensure Mississippi’s forest resources remain available for current and future generations, the MFC proudly announces the launch of their new website,

A website aimed at promoting Philadelphia’s assets to potential new business and industry was approved by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen last week. While the city currently does not have its own website, aldermen have discussed one on numerous occasions and most recently, met with an official from U.S.NEXT of Jackson, a company which designs sites for cities and counties, among others.

In honor of Arbor Day and Tree Planting Week in Mississippi, the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) announces the release of their new Mississippi Trees app. Available for download on both Android (Google Play Store), and iPhone (App Store) mobile devices.

Sharkey County is known for being home to the Mississippi Blues and President Teddy Roosevelt’s famous bear hunt, and most recently for the launch of its new mobile-friendly website. The innovative site,, is a rich source of up-to-date information about the County’s elected officials and government services, as well as reflects the community’s rich history, promotes economic growth, and is a quick guide for residents, businesses and visitors.

The City of Flowood has been chosen by Google as the strongest online business community in Mississippi for 2015.  The eCity Awards recognize one community per state as a digital capital, and other eCity winners include Boston, Denver, Atlanta, and Austin.

In determining which Mississippi community would receive the award, Google noted that Flowood's municipal website ( lets citizens pay their water bill, pay court fees and reserve facilities online. The site was designed and programmed by U.S.NEXT.

Research shows that parents use criteria beyond test scores to select a school for their children. They are choosing to enroll their children in schools whose policies reflect their own beliefs and values as well as offer a better learning environment, smaller class sizes, student safety, individual attention and qualified, dedicated teachers and staff.

A community a place to grow and thrive and is also a source of support for various needs. The launch of Clinton Community Christian Cooperation’s new website is helping to create awareness of some of the needs in the Clinton community and to coordinate available resources and efforts to meet those needs. The new website contains information about community programs that 4C’s sponsors, FAQs, an about us section, and contact information. 

Many homes and offices have airborne pollutant levels 25-100 times higher than the air outside. In addition, recent studies show poor indoor air quality can wreak havoc on your overall health. Filtration Management, Inc., knows that air filtration systems are one of the most efficient and effective ways to clean the air in an office or home.  The launch of their new website helps the public find healthy, economical solutions to residential and industrial air and water filtration needs.

How can I save money on my electric and water bills?  How do I apply for service, or understand my usage?  What are some tips for improving the efficiency of my utilities?  As winter approaches, consumers seek answers to these and other questions concerning energy conservation.  An excellent resource is Greenwood Utilities’ new website,, providing energy information and education to the public so that they can make better choices and have more control of their energy usage.