Posts Tagged ‘sports’

Trustmark wins bid to handle bonds for SportsPlex construction

GREENVILLE — The Washington County Board of Supervisors has accepted a bid from a Jackson bank to handle a $3-million bond issue to finance the construction of the first phase of the Delta Sportsplex. Trustmark National Bank offered a 3.62 percent interest rate on a 15-year repayment plan. Revenue generated from the county’s hotel tax […] [...]

Proposed Coast baseball stadium plans on fast track

BILOXI — Plans for the new minor league baseball stadium presented to the Biloxi Development Review Committee haven’t changed much from the original renderings. Leigh Jaunsen, an architect with Dale Partners Architects, says the plan shows “a solid, urban, historic-looking ballpark.” The Sun Herald reports the DRC meeting yesterday was just a week after the […] [...]

Close vote expected on proposed baseball stadium

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The vote to finance construction of a minor league baseball stadium in downtown Biloxi is expected Tuesday after a public hearing and it’s expected to be close. The state contributed a $15 million grant from BP to build the stadium. The council now must decide if the city should back a […] [...]

Ex-USM athletic director McLellan dies at 81

HATTIESBURG — Former Southern Mississippi athletic director H.C. “Bill” McLellan has died after a short illness. He was 81. McLellan, who died early Monday, led the Southern Miss athletic department from 1986-99 and helped the Golden Eagles become a charter member of Conference USA in 1996. The Southern Miss athletic budget grew from $2.7 million […] [...]

Baseball team owner wants quick vote on stadium

BILOXI — Ken Young is ready to bring a minor league baseball team to Biloxi. He said yesterday he’s hoping for a vote by the end of the month so the stadium can be built in time for the start of the 2015 season. The Sun Herald reports the vote isn’t on the agenda for […] [...]

Largest gator record broken for third time in two weeks

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Mississippi’s record for the heaviest alligator has fallen again with the catch of a 741.5-pounder in the backwater of the Mississippi River near Port Gibson on Sunday morning. The Clarion-Ledger reports it also tied the record for longest alligator at 13-feet, 6.5-inches. Jimmy Greer of Canton, Dalco Turner of Gluckstadt, and Jennifer […] [...]

Gator-hunting season gets off to solid start

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Reasonably high water at the dark of the moon made for a great opening for Mississippi’s alligator season, says the state’s alligator program coordinator. Saturday was one of the best opening nights ever, said Ricky Flynt of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. “From everything I’m hearing — and I’m […] [...]

Commission gives nod to Coast baseball stadium

BILOXI — Plans for a minor league baseball stadium and neighboring commercial development in downtown Biloxi are consistent with the city’s 2009 Comprehensive Plan, according to a vote last night by the city’s Planning Commission. The Sun Herald reports the city council hasn’t yet voted on whether to borrow $21 million in general obligation bonds […] [...]

Voters say no to new tax for recreational development

GAUTIER — The Gautier recreation department will not be getting any improvements. At least not right now. The Sun Herald reports residents voted down a referendum Tuesday in a special election to levy a 2 percent tax on hotels, motels and prepared food and beverages. The referendum received only 54 percent of vote. It needed […] [...]

Consultant on baseball stadium: ‘Existing businesses to benefit first’

BILOXI — A consultant hired by Biloxi to determine the economic impact of a minor league baseball stadium says the proposed site on U.S. 90 north of Beau Ravage Resort & Casino is a winner. Charles Johnson IV of Johnson Consulting in Chicago said during yesterday’s report to the City Council he also can’t think […] [...]

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