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MDA to sponsor ISPS Handa Cup at Old Waverly

June 4, 2014

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One of Mississippi’s most venerable golf courses will soon play host to legends, and the state is throwing in its support. The Mississippi Development Authority will help sponsor the ISPS Handa Cup, the longest-running tournament on The Legends Tour, at Old Waverly Golf Club. Pitting a team of 12 U.S.-born LPGA Legends against a team […]

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New owners have big plans for venerable golf course

May 19, 2014

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One of Mississippi’s most noted golf courses, designed by one of the sport’s greatest legends, is under new ownership and is expected to undergo a major restoration. Veteran club pro Leigh Brannan is among the new owners who recently took control of Deerfield Golf Club, a Byron Nelson-designed 18-hole course in Jackson. Brannan was the […]

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HOME RUN! Tupelo lands 2014 national softball convention

December 12, 2013

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Like a number of communities across the state, the city of Tupelo has targeted sports and sports-related events as source of new money into the community. And officials have snagged a gem. The city of Tupelo has won a bid to host a national softball convention in 2014. Mayor Jason Shelton and Tupelo Convention and […]

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Can new AD McGillis turn things around at USM?

September 16, 2013

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The University of Southern Mississippi football team suffered yet another humbling defeat last weekend when they met the University of Arkansas, falling 24-3. The Golden Eagles have a serious “0-fer” going after losing every game last year and the first three games this year. They have been outscored 102-31 so far in 2013. Dreadful. The […]

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C Spire sponsoring Champions Tour golf tournament on Coast

September 13, 2013

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A Mississippi telecommunications company has stepped forward to sponsor a professional golf tournament on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Ridgeland-based C Spire Wireless has signed a three-year deal to be the presenting sponsor of the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic golf tournament, part of the Champions Tour that features golfers 50 years and older. It will mark […]

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Sanderson renews PGA commitment; tournament moving to October

September 3, 2013

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Mississippi’s only PGA Tour event is staying in the state and keeping its title sponsor, but is moving to a new date — which means it will not be played next year. Sanderson Farms has agreed to a three-year renewal of its title sponsorship of the PGA TOUR’s Sanderson Farms Championship. In addition to the […]

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NORTHWAY: Steve Knight should be first-ballot Hall of Famer

July 10, 2013

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Trivia question: Which men’s basketball head coach has the most career wins at one school in Mississippi collegiate history, all levels? Hint: He set the record several years ago, is still at the same institution, still winning games. The answer is: Steve Knight. Wonder how many of you are thinking — who? And, that’s a […]

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Nutt fired, our problems solved

November 7, 2011

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It is a major development, one certain to make Mississippians feel secure about their future. Have we found a cure for our ever-growing obesity rate in this state? Found a way to get off the bottom of every education ranking in the land? Discovered a way to fix our ailing economy and get people back […]

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