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Are those reindeer or Clydesdales?

November 14, 2013

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If you hear the clatter of hooves this holiday season, it might be reindeer. Then again, it might be some really big horses. The Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, are scheduled to make several appearances in the area in December. The eight-horse hitch, along with the famous red […]

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St. Paddy’s Parade names grand marshal, theme

November 6, 2013

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Though Mal’s St. Paddy’s Parade in Jackson is four months away, organizers already have a grand marshal and a theme. The 2014 edition of Mal’s St. Paddy’s Parade will salute grand marshal and popular Jackson bartender Cotton Baronich and proceed under the theme “Drink Local, Think Global,” parade founder Malcolm White said. The 32nd parade […]

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Leland, Muppets to get new landscaping thanks to grant

October 22, 2013

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The Muppets’ Kermit the Frog is famous for singing, “It’s not easy being green.” Perhaps he is feeling better about that color after a landscape architecture grant awarded to the city of Leland. Mississippi State University was recently recognized by a $25,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant benefitting the city of Leland. Officials with […]

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Conference looks to boost outdoor recreation, tourism development

October 16, 2013

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If you’re thinking of developing an outdoor recreation/tourism-related business, it might be in your best interest to make a road trip to Alabama. The Mississippi State University Extension Service and MSU’s Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development are promoting the annual Alabama-Mississippi Rural Tourism Conference Oct. 28-30. The event will be in Guntersville, Ala., […]

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CVB recognized for doing its homework

September 30, 2013

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With of all of its offerings to tourists, it might seem the city of Natchez just has to sit back and watch the visitors come and spend their money. However, a recent award shows city officials are working hard to make sure those tourists keep coming. The Natchez Convention and Visitors Bureau has been honored […]

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Developer unveils plan to enhance historic Town Square, downtown

September 27, 2013

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Residents and visitors to the city of Brandon quickly realize two things about the city’s historic Town Square/downtown — there is a lack of things to see and do and it is not very user friendly. Perhaps that is about to change, however. According to the Clarion-Ledger, Orion Planning Group, which spent this week formulating […]

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After half-decade in dock, Delta Queen could sail again

September 26, 2013

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An act of Congress could be the first step in getting the Delta Queen back on the Mississippi River after a five-year hiatus. The U.S. House of Representatives voted yesterday to allow an exemption from some fire-retardant materials construction requirements for vessels operating within the boundary line of the United States’ inland waterways, according to […]

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Casino revenue up, but gaming along river remains depressed

September 23, 2013

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It has been an easy year so far for the state’s casinos, but there is finally some good news, at least for venues on the Coast. Mississippi Department of Revenue figures show casinos took in about $179.1 million in August, compared to about $178.4 million a year ago, according to The Associated Press. The 12 […]

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Zoo loses accreditation; location keeping visitors away

September 23, 2013

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Mississippi no longer has a fully-accredited zoo. The national Association of Zoos & Aquariums has pulled its accreditation the Jackson Zoo, which keeps 773 animals on 30 acres next to Livingston Park in west Jackson, though it will keep provisional accreditation during an appeal process that ends in March, according to The Clarion-Ledger. Financial instability […]

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Cashing in on Grant’s march to Vicksburg

September 19, 2013

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One has to believe that Ulysses S. Grant has just fired up another victory cigar, and all Mississippians ought to join him in the celebration. This week it was announced that a series of historical markers have been erected showing Grant’s path in his famous march to Vicksburg in 1863 during the American Civil War. […]

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