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Commission rules on removing trees for proposed baseball stadium

BILOXI — The Biloxi Planning Commission has voted to allow city arborist Eric Nolan to decide the fate of several trees that may be too close to the proposed parking garage for the new baseball stadium. Plans by Dale Partners architects call for the removal of 19 protected trees on the stadium site off U.S. […] [...]

CARTOON — Ricky Nobile reflects on this year’s Egg Bowl

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Fan voting opens for first time in Conerly Trophy history

JACKSON — Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace and Mississippi State offensive guard Gabe Jackson lead a list of 10 nominees for the 2013 C Spire Conerly Trophy, which annually honors the top college football player in the Magnolia State. Wallace, who hopes to be the first back-to-back winner of the award, and Jackson, who would […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Favre’s charitable foundation awards grants

HATTIESBURG — Brett and Deanna Favre’s foundation, Favre 4 Hope, has supported charities in Mississippi and Wisconsin with $180,000 in grants for 2013. The foundation said that Mississippi charities receiving grants are Special Olympics of Mississippi, Hope Haven, Association for the Rights of Citizens with Disabilities, Make a Wish of Mississippi, Memorial Hospital Deanna Favre […] [...]

Bad weather threatens future of longtime balloon race

NATCHEZ — After rainy weather hurt attendance at this year’s race, the organization that puts on the Great Mississippi River Balloon Race may not have enough money to open the gates for 2014 without dipping into its reserve fund. If the balloon race is unsuccessful next year, reports The Natchez Democrat, the committee will have […] [...]

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