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Sun King 5K Memorial is Oct. 19, benefits Habitat for Humanity

October 2, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — The Sun King 5K Memorial Run and Walk, a benefit for the Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area is 8 a.m. Oct. 19 at St. James Episcopal Church, 3921 Oakridge Drive in Jackson. The annual run through the Fondren neighborhood streets will feature a 5K run and walk and a one-mile fun […]

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Junior League of Jackson’s Mistletoe Marketplace is Nov. 7-9

October 2, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — With a theme of “Be Merry,” this year’s Mistletoe Marketplace is scheduled for Nov. 7-9, according to its sponsor, the Junior League of Jackson. The 33rd annual shopping event will be at the Mississippi Trade Mart on the fairgrounds in Jackson. It will feature more than 160 merchants. The general admission shopping […]

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Pearl’s Trustmark Park ranked No. 5 in minor league survey

October 2, 2013

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PEARL, Mississippi — Trustmark Park, home of the Mississippi Braves, has been selected the nation’s fifth-best overall ballpark experience in Minor League Baseball by Stadium Journey Magazine. The magazine visited every Minor League Baseball (with the exception of the Arizona & Gulf Coast Leagues) over the past three seasons and released its findings this week. […]

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Taylorsville’s Billy Hamilton on Reds’ roster for wild card game

October 1, 2013

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Base-stealing sensation Billy Hamilton, the former Taylorsville High star who has stolen the hearts of Cincinnati Reds fans since his call-up from the minors on Sept. 2, will be on the 25-man roster tonight when the Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates meet in National League Playoff Wild Card Game. Hamilton is one the “7 Really Cool […]

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Mississippi veterans aren’t stopped by shutdown, storm WWII memorial

October 1, 2013

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A group of veterans walked past barriers at the closed World War II memorial with help from members of Congress. Hundreds of veterans arrived for a previously scheduled visit to the memorial Tuesday morning to find it barricaded by the National Park Service. Members of Congress, including Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, went to […]

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Golden Triangle Development LINK to announce $20 million initiative

September 30, 2013

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Golden Triangle Development LINK officials Thursday will reveal details about a $20 million technology initiative that they say will boost the regional technology infrastructure for business and bring new investment and expansion opportunities to the Southeast region. The announcement is set for Thursday at 2:3o p.m. at the Thad Cochran Research Park in Starkville. In […]

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‘Adweek’ names GodwinGroup to exclusive ‘Top Shop’ list

September 19, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Advertising industry trade magazine AdWeek has selected Jackson-based GodwinGroup as the ad agency to represent Mississippi in it list of top agencies in each state. Only one agency in each state was selected for what the magazine called, “The one that, more often than not, just gets it right.” “It’s certainly an […]

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Consultant calls Biloxi stadium site a “9 or 10″

August 20, 2013

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Proposed Biloxi minor league baseball stadium (Courtesy of Dale Partners)

How much will a minor league baseball stadium mean to the Biloxi economy? According to consultant Charles Johnson IV of Johnson Consulting in Chicago, Biloxi’s downtown stadium site rates a “9 or 10″ on a 10-point scale. Comparing it other Southern League stadiums, he said the potential attendance is “far and away the leader from […]

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Biloxi City Council wants economic study on planned stadium

August 7, 2013

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Proposed Biloxi minor league baseball stadium (Courtesy of Dale Partners)

By Frank Brown Mississippi Business Journal BILOXI, Mississippi — The Biloxi City Council wants to know what it’s paying for before it OKs a $21 million investment to build a minor league downtown baseball stadium. The Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to commission an economic analysis on the impact of the $36 million stadium that […]

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With gambling revenues falling, Tunica looks for an ace in the hole

July 30, 2013

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The people of Tunica County have toiled through the worst of economic times, and basked in the bright lights of success. But their King Midas, better known as the gaming industry, is losing its touch. Recently released numbers for the first half of this year support the trend that Mississippi is on pace for one […]

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