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Schools, athletes win awards for academic achievement

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Winners of the Halbrook Awards for Academic Achievement Among Athletes and the John C. and Ernestine McCall Halbrook Award were announced during the Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities Annual Conference, which was held recently at Hinds Community College’s Eagle Ridge Conference Center in Raymond. Administered cooperatively by the Board of Trustees […] [...]

PGA golf tournament officially sets new November date

MADISON — The Sanderson Farms Championship has officially set the tournament for Nov. 6–9, 2014 at the Annandale Golf Club in Madison. The date change will allow the tournament to compete at the front end of the PGA TOUR’s 2014-2015 official schedule, the same week as the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in China. By doing […] [...]

Commission approves permit for minor league baseball stadium

BILOXI — The Biloxi Planning Commission unanimously approved a conditional-use permit for construction of a minor league baseball stadium, but held off giving a permit to remove 18 trees at the site. By an 8-5 vote, the commission tabled the tree permit for two weeks in hopes of saving even one more tree on the […] [...]

Council approves $1M budget for proposed baseball stadium

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has set up a $1-million budget in advance of any spending for a baseball stadium. David Nichols, city administrator, says no expenditures will be made until a team is purchased and all the documents are signed. The Sun Herald reports (the vote was 5-2 creating the new capital project […] [...]

MSU sets new policy for commercial tailgating

STARKVILLE — New policies addressing commercial tailgating companies and tent setup have been adopted by the Mississippi State University administration. Initially created this summer by the Game Day Operations Committee, the policies are designed to manage the expansion of commercial tailgating companies in areas traditionally used by fans who set up their own tents and […] [...]

Trustmark wins bid to handle bonds for SportsPlex construction

GREENVILLE — The Washington County Board of Supervisors has accepted a bid from a Jackson bank to handle a $3-million bond issue to finance the construction of the first phase of the Delta Sportsplex. Trustmark National Bank offered a 3.62 percent interest rate on a 15-year repayment plan. Revenue generated from the county’s hotel tax […] [...]

Proposed Coast baseball stadium plans on fast track

BILOXI — Plans for the new minor league baseball stadium presented to the Biloxi Development Review Committee haven’t changed much from the original renderings. Leigh Jaunsen, an architect with Dale Partners Architects, says the plan shows “a solid, urban, historic-looking ballpark.” The Sun Herald reports the DRC meeting yesterday was just a week after the […] [...]

Close vote expected on proposed baseball stadium

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The vote to finance construction of a minor league baseball stadium in downtown Biloxi is expected Tuesday after a public hearing and it’s expected to be close. The state contributed a $15 million grant from BP to build the stadium. The council now must decide if the city should back a […] [...]

Ex-USM athletic director McLellan dies at 81

HATTIESBURG — Former Southern Mississippi athletic director H.C. “Bill” McLellan has died after a short illness. He was 81. McLellan, who died early Monday, led the Southern Miss athletic department from 1986-99 and helped the Golden Eagles become a charter member of Conference USA in 1996. The Southern Miss athletic budget grew from $2.7 million […] [...]

Baseball team owner wants quick vote on stadium

BILOXI — Ken Young is ready to bring a minor league baseball team to Biloxi. He said yesterday he’s hoping for a vote by the end of the month so the stadium can be built in time for the start of the 2015 season. The Sun Herald reports the vote isn’t on the agenda for […] [...]

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