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National beef symposium heads to Biloxi in 2015

February 20, 2015

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BILOXI — A national organization dedicated to improving the beef industry will hold its annual meeting on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in June and bring together cattle producers from across the world. The 2015 Beef Improvement Federation Convention, themed “Rebuilding a Cowherd,” will take place June 9-12 at the Beau Rivage Hotel and Conference Center in Biloxi. […]

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Smokin’ the Sound cancelled in Biloxi

February 19, 2015

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BILOXI — The annual powerboat races will not return to the Mississippi Sound in 2015. Smokin’ The Sound offshore powerboat race in Biloxi and the Smokin’ The Lake drag boat races in Gulfport are cancelled for this year Executive director Woody Bailey says dwindling financial support and recent years’ economic downturn prompted the decision. Bailey […]

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Biloxi mayor admitted to alcohol treatment facility

January 30, 2015

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BILOXI — Mayor A.J. Holloway has been admitted to an alcohol treatment facility in Hattiesburg. The city, in a news release posted on its website, said Holloway checked himself into the facility Thursday afternoon. Holloway has appointed Ward 2 Councilman Felix Gines as acting mayor while he’s being treated. The 75-year-old Holloway is in his […]

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Shuckers could bring Cuban teams to play in Biloxi this year

January 28, 2015

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BILOXI — The owner of the minor league Biloxi Shuckers is planning to bring a Cuban baseball team in to play some exhibition games. Team owner Tim Bennett said he is meeting with delegates from Cuba on Thursday to discuss the games. “The goal would be to get one or two teams to come to […]

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Biloxi stadium next step: Acquiring loan, league approval

October 9, 2013

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David Nichols, Biloxi’s chief administrative officer, and city financial advisers were scheduled to be in Jackson today, following through on the city’s vote Tuesday to borrow $21 million to construct a downtown baseball stadium on U.S. 90 that will host minor league baseball games and other events, according to a news release from the City […]

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Biloxi passes proposal to build minor league stadium for 2015 season

October 8, 2013

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

The Biloxi City Council this morning approved a plan by a 5-2 vote to build a $36 million minor league baseball stadium across from the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino on U.S. 90. In a series of three votes, the council decided to use a $21 million in bond issue, and $15 million from a […]

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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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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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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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Biloxi group trying to force vote on proposed baseball stadium

June 11, 2013

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The STEPS Coalition is in the process of attempting to gather signatures of 1,500 registered voters to possibly force a public vote on the proposed minor league stadium in Biloxi. “So many of us here are baseball fans,” Roberta Avila, executive director of the STEPS Coalition, told the Sun-Herald at a news conference this morning. […]

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