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David Duval, former British Open winner, joins Sanderson Farms field

Former World No. 1, David Duval, has joined the Sanderson Farms Championship’s field. Duval won 13 PGA TOUR tournaments between 1997 and 2001 and won a major title at The Open Championship in 2001. Along with Duval, last week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open champion, Ben Martin, has committed to the Sanderson Farms Championship field. […] [...]

Autograph seekers have easy access at Sanderson Farms Championship

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: Business, Golf, Mississippi, NEWS, Sanderson Farms Championship, sports

By RUSTY HAMPTON  An area near the practice putting green at the Country Club of Jackson will be roped off as the autograph area during the Sanderson Farms Championship. Players are free to sign autographs at any point during Tuesday’s practice rounds and Wednesday’s Pro-Am, but under PGA Tour rules they can only sign autographs […] [...]

A plan for parking was a priority for the Sanderson Farms Championship

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: Business, Golf, Mississippi, NEWS, Sanderson Farms Championship, sports

By RUSTY HAMPTON  When it was announced in April that the Sanderson Farms Championship PGA Tour event would be played at the Country Club of Jackson this fall, one of the first issues golf fans questioned was parking. Unlike Annandale Golf Club in Madison, where the tournament was played from 1994-2013, CCJ does not have […] [...]

Get your gear for the Sanderson Farms Championship

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Sanderson Farms Championships, sports

By Rusty Hampton In 2013, Jason Prendergast’s pro shop at the Country Club of Jackson was voted the best in Mississippi and Louisiana by his fellow club pros in the Gulf States Section of the PGA of America. That was one reason Steve Jent had no qualms about partnering with Prendergast to run the merchandise […] [...]

TODD SMITH: Tech companies lead rankings of most valuable brands In 2014

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: advertising, Business, COLUMNS, Mississippi, NEWS, PR

Madison Avenue continues at a frenzied, techy pace with a closely held annual report about how much brands are worth – and big name technology brands top the charts this year. The Interbrand Best Global Brands 2014 report shows Apple in first place, as the world’s most valuable brand, for a second straight year. Apple […] [...]

There’s an app for Sanderson Farms PGA tournament

The Sanderson Farms Championship has released a mobile application, which gives spectators, volunteers and media full access to tournament information on their smart phones. The Sanderson Farms Championship application is available for free download in the Apple Store and Google Play. The 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship is Nov. 3 – 9, at The Country Club […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS: You say “Obama”, I say “Ebola”

by Published: October 20,2014

Tags: Africa, Barack Obama, Business, ebola, healthcare, Mississippi

No one wants to suggest their neighbors here in Mississippi are guilty of overreacting to the Ebola scare, after all, it doesn’t hurt anyone to be cautious. No one wants to suggest their neighbors might seem even the slightest bit racist in their reaction to the Ebola crisis, not in our current age of super […] [...]

MISSISSIPPI RISING: Time to sell the image

by Jack Weatherly A Harvard professor said long ago: “Nothing happens until somebody sells something.”That was pretty profound, still is.Here’s something else pretty profound. Mississippi State is No. 1 and Ole Miss is No. 3 in college football. State has never been in that position. Ole Miss has been at the top of the heap a […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE — The five most common grammar errors that aren’t in the digital age

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: Business, column, Deane Smith & Partners, Mississippi, NEWS

If you spend anytime in PR, you will encounter the self-proclaimed “Grammar Nazi” who wears the dreaded red Sharpie around his/her neck like a nerdy Flavor Flav. I should know, I’m one of those folks! And despite the mind-numbing changes by the AP Stylebook that sometimes don’t need to be made, it is important to […] [...]

JOHN SCOTT: Carpe Diem — It’s time

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: Business, column, Mississippi, NEWS

Seize the day! Carpe diem in Latin. That is what Mississippi’s two SEC schools have done thus far this football season, and it is a terrific story! Regardless of whether you supportState or Ole Miss, it is hard not to be proud of each. Both schools have put on outstanding performances, and both have been […] [...]

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