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SEC visionary: Former Commissioner Mike Slive dies at 77

With bold vision, keen intellect and a gentle manner, Mike Slive guided the Southeastern Conference to unprecedented success and prosperity in 13 years as commissioner. He pushed for a college football playoff years before others embraced it and was a steadying force during a time of enormous growth and volatility throughout college athletics. Slive died Wednesday at the age of ...

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Ramey named Reunion’s Food & Beverage Director

Robert Ramey was recently appointed Food and Beverage Director at Reunion Golf and Country Club. Ramey has developed 5-Star properties in his more than 35 years of managing golf clubs, resorts, hotels and real estate properties. Ramey will be on the management committee searching for an Executive Chef to lead the culinary team in Reunion’s clubhouse scheduled to open in ...

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TODD SMITH — Local TV news fares better than you think

It’s a known fact that TV news audiences are shrinking – and there’s plenty of research to support it. The percentage of Americans that gets news from TV is decreasing, Pew shows, and those who do get news there are the over 40 crowd. The millennials and younger generations find it even less relevant. But don’t underestimate local TV news, ...

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Feds: Gulf states manage red snapper anglers for 2 years

States on the Gulf of Mexico can set recreational seasons this year and next for red snapper, a popular catch that’s still recovering from nearly disastrous overfishing, the federal government said. The experimental permits will let Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Louisiana and Texas track the catch, with each state closing its season when it reaches its quota, according to a Commerce ...

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JACK WEATHERLY — The grump may have to rethink his view of women’s basketball

I don’t care to watch certain women’s sports, even at the top level. Tennis, yes. Beach volleyball, okay. Snow skiing, not bad.  Gymnastics, once every four years is enough. Softball, no. Golf, if I can’t get out of watching it. Basketball. Nuh-uh. I’ve been known to say, in select company, (meaning not around women) that it’s inferior, compared with men’s basketball. ...

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Reunion names Crell golf course superintendent

Reunion names Crell golf course superintendent Reunion Golf & Country Club has named Mississippi native Charley Crell as Golf Course superintendent. Crell is a Mississippi State University graduate with a degree in Agronomy. Crell began his career as an assistant superintendent at Dancing Rabbit Golf Course in Philadelphia, Miss., then took a similar position at Madison’s Annandale Golf Club. Most ...

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M-Braves’ Steve DeSalvo named Pearl Chamber Board President

Mississippi Braves Vice President, and General Manager Steve DeSalvo has been named new president of the Pearl Chamber of Commerce Board. Along with now being President of the Pearl Chamber of Commerce Executive Board, DeSalvo currently sits on several other community boards including The Salvation Army, Pearl Kiwanis Club and will be serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors ...

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Archie, Cooper Manning to host Wednesday Pro-Am at Web.com Tour’s North Mississippi Classic

The Web.com Tour’s North Mississippi Classic announced today that Archie and Cooper Manning will serve as hosts for the tournament’s Wednesday Pro-Am to be played April 18 at the Country Club of Oxford. The pairings party for the Manning Pro-Am will be held the evening of Tuesday, April 17 at the Ole Miss football facilities. “We are honored to be ...

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M-Braves announce staff additions, changes to front office

The Mississippi Braves, Double-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves have hired Chris Harris as the new Director of Communications, Media & Broadcasting and Nancy Minevas Suites, Catering & Special Events Manager. In other front office moves, Dave Burke was promoted to Assistant General Manager, Tony Duong was promoted to Assistant Stadium Operations Manager, Zach Evans was promoted to Concessions & ...

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