Tag Archives: tourism

Natchez Trace continues to attract more visitors

April 15, 2014

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Natchez Trace: Wildlife

Seems more and more people are discovering the beauty of a ride along the Natchez Trace. The Natchez Trace Parkway experienced an increase in March recreational visits in 2014 over 2013 figures. This year, 491,577 people used the Parkway in March, compared to 349, 273 who were counted in 2013.” Compared to last year, Parkway […]

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Bad rap? County cancels contract for Lil Boosie concert

March 26, 2014

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Folks planning on seeing rap artist Lil Boosie in a concert at the Jackson County Fairgrounds may be in for a disappointment An attorney for a spring break promotion group say they are still hoping to host a Lil Boosie rap concert at the Jackson County Fairgrounds despite a contract dispute with Jackson County. The […]

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History by candlelight

March 18, 2014

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An event next month will offer “ghosts” from the past and a unique view of one of the most important historical places in the state. Vicksburg National Military Park will hold its Shadows of the Past candlelight walking tour on April 12. The tour covers about a mile long stretch road around the former visitor […]

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Officials report on economic impact of tourism

March 6, 2014

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Tourism officials gather yesterday in Jackson for the Mississippi Tourism Association’s “MTA Day at the Capitol,” and they had some significant numbers to share. Visitors spent more than $6.25 billion in Mississippi last fiscal year (July 2012-June 2013) as the travel and tourism industry continues to have a major impact on the state’s economy. The […]

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Tourism officials to gather for ‘MTA Day at the Capitol’

March 4, 2014

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The tourism agency will take center stage tomorrow in the Capital City. The Mississippi Development Authority’s Tourism Division will join the Mississippi Tourism Association for “MTA Day at the Capitol.” Beginning tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the rotunda of the State Capitol Building in Jackson, tourism professionals from around the state will converge to tout […]

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Can wind farms fight hurricanes?

February 27, 2014

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Students at Stanford University have discovered that placing wind turbines off shorelines can reduce a hurricane’s wind surface speed by up to 80 percent. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, reports that these turbines can both protect coastal areas in times of bad weather and be a significant source of renewable energy. […]

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Grenada singing the blues, and happy to do so

February 20, 2014

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The Mississippi Blues Trail is getting another marker in a part of the state not commonly thought of as a hub of the genre. Grenada County is the latest community in Mississippi to be recognized with a Mississippi Blues Trail marker. The marker unveiling is scheduled for Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Grenada […]

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Folks singing the blues over missing B.B. King marker

February 4, 2014

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One of the most important markers on the Mississippi Blues Trail appears to have been stolen. A marker commemorating the birthplace of blues legend B.B. King near Berclair in Leflore County is missing. It was located in front of a small clump of trees at the dusty intersection of County Roads 305 and 513 just […]

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Coast runners take no bull during run

January 20, 2014

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More than 100 people decided to save the airfare to Spain and instead run with the bulls on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The bigger news is all participants lived to tell about it. Rodeo cowboys got to watch as about 150 runners, from a high-school teacher to a coliseum official, dashed to stay ahead of […]

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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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