Posts Tagged ‘cultural’

Restoration of historic lighthouse runs out of funds

PASCAGOULA — The restoration project for Pascagoula’s historic Round Island Lighthouse is moving forward, but needs $350,000 more to be completed. Community and economic development director Jen Dearman tells The Sun Herald a significant amount of work has been done, but the department is asking residents to get more involved. The City Council approved a […] [...]

U.S. 82 first in state to be named ‘cultural highway’

by Associated Press Published: January 15,2013

Tags: art, arts, cultural, culture, Heritage, highway, historic, history, infrastructure, music, road, tourism, tourist, transportation, travel, vacation, visitor

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — U.S. Highway 82, which runs from the Mississippi River at the Arkansas line across North Mississippi to the Alabama line, has been named the state’s first cultural highway. Officials tell the Delta Democrat Times the designation will highlight the tourist attractions along the 181 miles of highway through eight Mississippi counties. It […] [...]

Expansion plans revealed for Elvis’ childhood home

by Associated Press Published: January 10,2013

Tags: construction, cultural, expand, expansion, Heritage, historic, history, Museum, music, rock and roll, tourism, tourist, vacation, visitor

TUPELO — Two new statutes of Elvis Presley will be placed at his birthplace in Tupelo. “We’re putting an emphasis on Elvis the boy instead of Elvis the entertainer,” said birthplace chairman Henry Dodge. “Elvis the boy is our story.” Dodge said the statues and a nine-table picnic area that can seat more than 50 […] [...]

Consultant says area needs more visitors centers

by Associated Press Published: December 20,2012

Tags: concultant, consulting, cultural, culture, Heritage, history, marketing, tourism, tourist, travel, vacation, visitor, visitors center

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — A consulting firm has recommended seven to eight visitors centers to capitalize on the cultural and tourism heritage in north Mississippi. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Phil Walker, of Nashville-based Walker Collaborative, and his team presented findings to the board of the Mississippi Hills Area Alliance. The Alliance board is in […] [...]

Recent Posts

Polls

How ready is your business for health care reform?

View Results

The MBJ poll should not be considered a scientific one. Results reflect only the opinion of those who participate.

Loading ... Loading ...

Recent Comments