Archive for April 3rd, 2011

Blue Cross of Miss. not part of DOJ probe

by Published: April 3,2011

Tags: Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Investigation of company is ongoing in other states Health insurance plans of provider Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi are not part of a widening U.S. Department of Justice investigation examining whether companies are effectively raising health insurance premiums by striking agreements with hospitals that stifle competition from rival insurers. The DOJ has issued civil […] [...]

Harrison County Industrial Park is ‘project ready’

The Global Axis Industrial Park in Harrison County is now certified as “project ready.” More than 600 acres adjacent to the growing U.S. 49 corridor, linking Gulfport to Hattiesburg, have been assessed for environmental, archeological, endangered species and geotechnical issues, among others. Actual improvements to the property will cost approximately $6 million and be finished […] [...]

Market flooded? Not likely this year

NWS says only minor flooding is expected for river in Mississippi For as long as they have been open, Mississippi’s riverside casinos have enjoyed the Mississippi River as their greatest asset, depending on its almost hypnotic views to draw folks to their gaming floors, hotel rooms, restaurants and golf courses. The River, though, could potentially […] [...]

Port study to use market projections to gauge jobs

Before Hurricane Katrina, the estimated number of direct jobs the Mississippi State Port at Gulfport created was 2,500. That number was based on an economic impact study done in 2004, the last time the Mississippi Development Authority evaluated the job-creation figures related to the Port. In the next 60 days, the MDA and the Mississippi […] [...]

BEAUTIFULLY MADDENING

The late Sir Winston Churchill, England’s cigar-chomping prime minister, once compared playing golf to chasing a quinine pill around a cow pasture. Whether you’re a PGA Tour professional or a weekend hacker, most golfers can relate to Mr. Churchill’s blunt assessment of a sport that has brought Tiger Woods to his knees more than once. […] [...]

No. 1: Tunica National Golf Club, Tunica

According to Mississippi Business Journal readers, there’s a new favorite golf course to play in Mississippi. An 18-hole public course featuring immaculate Champion Bermuda greens, gently rolling fairways and generous landing areas, Tunica National Golf & Tennis Club edged out last year’s favorite Old Waverly by the statistical equivalent of a six-inch putt to be […] [...]

No. 2: Old Waverly Golf Club, West Point

by Published: April 3,2011

Tags: Bill Colloredo, Brad Suggs, George Bryan, Old Waverly

Voted by Mississippi Business Journal  readers as their favorite golf course in 2010, Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point finished second this year. No worries, though, says club general manager Bill Colloredo. “We are so appreciative that the MBJ recognizes that golf is an important part of Mississippi’s economy,” he said. “For the state’s […] [...]

No. 3: Timberton Golf Club, Hattiesburg

by Published: April 3,2011

Tags: Ron Hickman, Timberton Golf Club

To those who know golf in Mississippi, the course at Timberton Golf Club might come as close as any to giving golfers the distinct feeling of being alone. Like most Mark McCumber-designed tracks, the picturesque Hattiesburg golf course is a gentle haven of peace and tranquility. Timberton owner and PGA Master Ron Hickman wouldn’t have […] [...]

No. 4: The Azaleas, Dancing Rabbit

by Published: April 3,2011

Tags: Mark Powell, The Azaleas

Constructed on the ancestral lands of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, The Azaleas at Dancing Rabbit Golf Club is a celebration of the tribe’s rich and history-laden culture. Legend has it that the name Dancing Rabbit commemorates one of the most popular assembly grounds on the tribal lands and looms as a lasting monument […] [...]

No. 5: The Dogwoods at Hugh White State Park, Grenada

by Published: April 3,2011

Tags: Jeff Sanford, The Dogwoods

For those that have never played a round at The Dogwoods at Hugh White State Park, director of golf Jeff Sanford advises to pack a camera in your bag. “There’s a lot of wildlife in the area and you never know when a large buck, a fox or bald eagle might appear out of nowhere,” […] [...]

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