Posts Tagged ‘athletics’

Work to begin on new USM golf practice facility

HATTIESBURG — Right now, a rolling landscape of churned earth is all that can be seen at the northeast corner of the Hattiesburg Country Club. Within the next few months, those 5½ acres will be transformed into the kind of first-class practice facilities that the Southern Miss men’s and women’s golf teams never have been […] [...]

C Spire signs contract extension with NBA’s Grizzlies

RIDGELAND — The Memphis Grizzlies and C Spire Wireless have entered into a multi-year extension of an agreement involving the NBA Western Conference team and FedExForum. Terms were not disclosed. As part of the agreement, the Memphis Grizzlies will continue its relationship with C Spire Wireless as the official wireless partner of the professional basketball […] [...]

Opponents of recreational bonds fail to get needed signatures

MERIDIAN — Opponents to a $14-million bond issue in Lauderdale County have fallen short of their goal to force a countywide election on the proposal. The Meridian Star reports the county circuit clerk completed the process of verifying signatures on a petition Wednesday. Circuit Clerk Donna Jill Johnson says there were 1,338 valid signatures that […] [...]

Groups call for election on Biloxi baseball stadium

by Associated Press Published: June 12,2013

Tags: athletics, Baseball, community development, economic development, sports, stadium

BILOXI — Groups including the STEPS Coalition and Biloxi NAACP chapter are calling for an election on a $21 million city-issued bond to help build a minor league baseball stadium in Biloxi. They have until June 18 to collect 1,500 signatures on a petition. City attorney Ron Peresich told city council members yesterday that an […] [...]

Schools’ athletic facilities still need repair from February tornado

HATTIESBURG — The lingering effects of the Feb. 10 tornado are still visible at the two local high school campuses that were hit the hardest. Hattiesburg High and Oak Grove continue to pick up the pieces, and according to officials from both schools, headway is being made every day. Willie Burton, director of maintenance at […] [...]

Council gives nod to borrowing for downtown baseball stadium

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has voted 5-2 on a resolution that could lead to the borrowing of $20 million for the construction of an athletic stadium. Councilmen George Lawrence and David Fayard voted against the plan. WLOX-TV in Biloxi reports Councilman Ed Gemmill told other council members that a downtown baseball stadium would […] [...]

School damage total $7M; officials hope MEMA meets deductible

by Associated Press Published: May 12,2013

Tags: athletics, damage, destruction, public education, public school, school education, sports, tornad, Weather, wind

OAK GROVE — Lamar County School District officials said a Feb. 10 tornado caused $7 million in damage to Oak Grove High and its baseball and football facilities. The Hattiesburg-American reports the district has a $50,000 insurance deductible it hopes to have covered by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. District Construction Manager Johnny Downs said they’ve […] [...]

Coast residents to vote on tax hike to fund recreation projects

PASCAGOULA — Gov. Phil Bryant has signed legislation allowing Pascagoula residents to vote on a proposed 2 percent prepared food tax, says city recreation commission chairman Mike McElhaney. The tax would fund recreation projects outlined in the city’s recreation master plan, which the board adopted in October. Senate Bill 2921 was signed into law April […] [...]

Mayor wants tax increase to pay for sportsplex

by Associated Press Published: May 6,2013

Tags: athletics, community development, food, restaurant, sports, sports tournaments, tax, tax collection, youth sports

BRANDON — Mayor Butch Lee is proposing a 2 percent additional tax on food and beverage sales at Brandon restaurants to pay for a multi-field complex focused on baseball. He says the goals are to allow the city’s Shiloh Park to convert more to soccer and girls fast-pitch softball. He tells The Clarion-Ledger a sportsplex would […] [...]

University pushes numbers, touts domed stadium

by Associated Press Published: March 25,2013

Tags: arena, athletics, dome, economic impact, education, entertainment, higher education, public university, sports, stadium

JACKSON — Jackson State University says building a domed stadium would create nearly $65 million in personal income and more than $7 million in revenue for the school in its first year of operation. The Clarion-Ledger reports the claim was made in an economic impact analysis released late last week by the university. David Hoard, […] [...]

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