Posts Tagged ‘Cindy Hyde-Smith’

Look for new effort in 2014 to renovate Mississippi Coliseum

The Mississippi’s Legislature’s need to make up for capital projects that languished without a state bond bill in 2012 kept a new entry from making the 2013 bill – a proposed $48 million revamp of the half-century-old Mississippi Coliseum on the State Fairgrounds in Jackson. Having waited its turn behind new construction for the state’s […] [...]

Ag chief seeks $40 million to create 21st century Mississippi Coliseum

Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith sees Jackson’s best hope for becoming a crossroads for large-scale exhibitions, professional entertainment and music concerts resting within the confines of the 51-year-old Mississippi Coliseum. To that end, she is lobbying legislators for around $40 million to overhaul the building. She had initially planned to seek $30 million for renovations […] [...]

October 21, 2012- Ricky Nobile

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August 13, 2012- Chuck McIntosh

by Published: August 12,2012

Tags: agriculture, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Mississippi Coliseum

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Upside and risk in linking corporate name to Mississippi Coliseum

Mississippi marketing executives say state Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith has initiated a money-winning idea with her plans to sell 10-year naming rights to the Mississippi Coliseum on the state fairgrounds. Hyde-Smith wants to bring the state fairgrounds and its facilities sums similar to the millions Southaven and Tupelo received by selling arena and convention center […] [...]

New fairgrounds advertising bill designed to bring in revenue

Early in the last legislative session, Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith asked Sen. Joey Fillingane to file a bill that would allow for private advertising to appear on buildings at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds. Fillingane, a Sumrall Republican, did just that, the bill cleared the Capitol and became law July 1. Supporters now […] [...]

Ag chief wants multi-million dollar upgrades for fairgrounds

The aging Mississippi Coliseum and neighboring Trade Mart would undergo upgrades of around $30 million under a plan initiated by newly elected Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith. Without some significant work, each of the venues could see a falloff in usage, leading to a loss of revenue that helps support other facilities within the Mississippi Fairgrounds, […] [...]

Old Armory on Fairgrounds to get roof as it awaits restoration

With its roof long gone and its walls wavering, the old Hinds County National Guard Armory has become an eyesore and a safety hazard on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds. Some day it may get a multi-million-dollar restoration, but for now the Mississippi Fair Commission wants to stabilize the historic landmark and slow a steady deterioration […] [...]

Read July 30 issue of the MBJ

>> COOPERATIVE TRIANGLE? Clay, Lowndes, Oktibbeha counties mulling partnership— By Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >> IMMIGRATION Hood: Arizona ruling erased Mississippi felony penalty— by Ted Carter >> DARK ARMORY RISING? Old Armory on Fairgrounds to get roof as it awaits restoration— by Ted Carter >> AGRICULTURE New commissioner seeking legislative support for $30 […] [...]

Rising cattle prices raise rustler worries

It’s summer time and the living is just a bit easier for Mississippi’s agriculture theft investigators — at least when it comes to chasing down cattle rustlers. But no one can say how long things will stay that way as beef prices head to record levels and thieves out for a lucrative score begin trying […] [...]

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