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Mississippi State Fair gets new executive director

June 16, 2014

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Veteran venue manager Rick Reno has been named to replace Billy Orr as executive director of the Mississippi Fair Commission.   Reno is currently executive director of VenuWorks in Dodge City, Kan. The Louisiana native has more than 40 years in facilities management and is a certified facilities executive recognized by the International Association of […]

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Big win for Miss. tourism with hosting ‘SEC Championship of Barrel Races’

May 28, 2014

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STARKVILLE, Mississippi — The eyes of the barrel-racing nation will turn to the Mississippi Horse Park in Starkville on Oct. 17.   A barrel racing qualifying event for The American, a major national rodeo, comes to Starkville Oct. 17. The Mississippi State University facility will host a qualifying event for The American, a major national […]

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Statewide seafood cooking contest slated for Slavonian Lodge

May 13, 2014

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Are you wondering which Mississippi chef is the best at concocting delicious seafood dishes? Well, an answer is coming soon. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ Seafood Marketing Program will hold the Fifth-Annual Mississippi Seafood Cook-Off on May 30. The statewide cooking competition will run from 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Slavonian Lodge in […]

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LAS VEGASWEEKLY: MGM, Caesars must send message to ‘hatemongers’ in Mississippi Capitol

May 9, 2014

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Las Vegas Weekly says it’s time for MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment, owners of six casinos in Mississippi, to leave the shawdows and speak out against Mississippi’s so-called Religious Restoration Act and its potential for widespread discrimination against gays and lesbians. Mississippi is not Arizona. There are precious few massive national companies with significant presences there. Lawmakers […]

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Coast city launches ‘Pelican Pound’ promotional campaign

April 25, 2014

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A Mississippi Gulf Coast community has unveiled a new effort to keep consumer spending within its city limits. The Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau has launched new items to promote the “totally locally” Pelican Pound campaign to help encourage residents and visitors to buy local. The new campaign features pelican artwork by artist […]

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Sal & Mookie’s signs licensing agreement for Biloxi eatery

April 7, 2014

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The restaurant Sal & Mookie’s has played a large role in the renaissance of the Fondren area of Jackson. Now, a group of restaurateurs on the Coast are looking to do the same for an area of Biloxi. Jackson-based restaurateurs Jeff Good and Dan Blumenthal, owners of Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice […]

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It’s official: Five Guys to open in Tupelo

April 2, 2014

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By Dennis Seid / Daily Journal TUPELO – It’s the news many of you have been waiting for: The Daily Journal has gotten confirmation that the lease is signed, and Five Guys Burgers & Fries is opening a location in Tupelo. As the Journal first reported last year, the restaurant will open in the King’s Crossing […]

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New crawfish restaurant open in Wiggins

April 2, 2014

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Texaco’s Crawfish at 321 W. Central Ave. in Wiggins, sells boiled crawfish, shrimp and crabs along with Cajun style potatoes, corn and sausage. Son Ly is the owner.

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Dickey’s Barbeque & Catering is now open in Gulfport

April 2, 2014

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Dickey’s Barbeque & Catering is now open at 11240 U.S. 49N Unit B in Gulfport. The restaurant serves beef brisket, ribs, pulled pork, spicy cheddar sausage, smokehouse salad, chicken Caesar salad, barbeque beans, potato salad, jalapeño beans, fried okra, assorted desserts and then some. John Lockett is the owner.

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Hilton Garden Inn in Pascagoula has opened its restaurant

April 2, 2014

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The Hilton Garden Inn at 2703 Denny Ave. in Pascagoula, owned by LaFont Inn LLC, has opened its restaurant. The extensive menu includes breakfast (grits, oatmeal, link sausage, applewood smoked bacon, omelets, scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuit and gravy, French toast, seasonal fruit, assorted cereal) and also these items among lots of others: Southern BBQ […]

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