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Biloxi baseball project still alive, but it may be for 2015

July 25, 2013

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

When the Southern League baseball season begins next April, there probably will not be a team in Biloxi as was originally proposed. Instead, it probably will be in town by April 2015 – but there’s an outside chance it could be on the coast as early as next summer. “We’re close to closing the window […]

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Biloxi restaurant owner lands record 845-pound blue marlin

July 16, 2013

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BILOXI, Mississippi — Biloxi restaurant owner Chris Ferrara landed a record-setting 845.8 pound blue marlin over the weekend during the Blue Marlin Grand Championship at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Ala. Ferrara, owner of Biloxi Boardwalk Marina and The Hook Up Bar & Restaurant, fought the 10-foot, 5-inch fish for 6 ½ hours. Before the […]

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Jerry Lawler Museum moving to Tunica casino

July 15, 2013

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The Jerry Lawler Museum will move to Resorts Casino in Tunica County, according to a tweet by the professional wrestling legend over the weekend. The museum was in the process of moving from the now-closed Wynn Automotive Sales & Service in Memphis to Harrah’s Casino in Tunica, according to Memphisport.com, but the switch to Resorts […]

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Veterans, military spouses job fair is Tuesday in Jackson

July 10, 2013

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host “Hiring Our Heroes – Jackson,” a hiring fair Tuesday for veterans and military spouses. The event begins with a 9 a.m. workshop, followed by the job fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. It will be held at the Mississippi Trade Mart at the State Fairgrounds in downtown Jackson. […]

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Biloxi’s Lyons, former Jackson Mets to join baseball All-Star festivities

July 10, 2013

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1989 Barry Lyons New York Mets baseball card

Biloxi native Barry Lyons and several Jackson Mets from the 1980s will participate in Major League Baseball All-Star Game festivities leading up to Tuesday’s game at Citi Field in New York. Lyons, who played on the New York Mets’ 1986 world championship team, will be one of the legends of the game signing autographs during […]

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Wildlife tourism a $19 billion industry to Gulf of Mexico states

July 8, 2013

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The wildlife tourism industry in the Gulf of Mexico states is a $19 billion industry and generates 2.6 million jobs, according to a report released today by Datu Reseach, an economic research firm. The study was funded by Environmental Defense Fund with support from the Walton Family Foundation. “Wildlife Tourism and the Gulf Coast Economy” concluded […]

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Jackson TV stations negotiating with DISH on agreements

July 2, 2013

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Raycom, which operates WLBT and WDBD television stations in the Jackson area, has yet to reach a retransmission agreement with DISH Network as the deadline nears. The companies have until July 31 to reach an agreement or DISH must discontinue the stations’ signals. Media General, meanwhile, which owns WJTV, last week provided DISH with a […]

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Southern League baseball team backs out of gun giveaway promotion

July 2, 2013

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HUNTSVILLE. Alabama — The Huntsville Stars have cancelled Wednesday’s “Second Amendment Night” promotion in which the Southern League baseball team was to have given away three weapons through a raffle. The cancellation came after national publicity of the event, and pressure applied by both Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball. Winners of the raffle […]

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FRANK BROWN: Location key to Biloxi baseball success

June 27, 2013

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It’s a 10-mile drive every morning from my suburban home to the MBJ office in downtown Jackson. On a good day, it takes no more than 20 minutes. On a bad day, well… Along the way, there are obstacles — road construction, potholes, railroad tracks that are sometimes occupied, distracting tailgaters and cars. And more […]

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Mississippi’s May casino revenues offer economic encouragement

June 21, 2013

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For those who judge casino spending as an indicator of increased leisure spending and economic recovery, May was a good month. Just 30 days after one of the worst casino revenue months in the last 15 years, an abrupt reversal by the state’s Gulf Coast casinos in May have sparked Mississippi casinos to their first […]

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