Posts Tagged ‘Cindy Hyde-Smith’

Erosion control demonstration project highlighted at Ag Museum

JACKSON — Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith and U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) Acting State Conservationist Kevin Kennedy recently showcased a new erosion control demonstration project on the grounds of the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum. The project, a partnership between the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce and the […] [...]

Future work on fire-damaged Jackson Armory to be decided

Officials are assessing when construction work can continue on the old Hinds County Armory on Jackson’s Mississippi State Fairgrounds. The structure was damaged by fire July 2. Work started earlier this year on replacing the Armory’s roof, in an effort to keep the inside protected from the elements and help preserve the inside of the […] [...]

Ag chief sees new Trade Mart in future

The future of the Mississippi Trade Mart may be no future at all, say state officials who want to demolish the circa 1970s exhibit hall and conference center and replace it with a new building connected to the Mississippi Coliseum. Agriculture & Commerce Secretary Cindy Hyde-Smith is campaigning for a $48-million revamp of the 52-year-old […] [...]

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

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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, […] [...]

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