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2018 Sanderson Farms Championship announces player commitments

With only a few days before the start of the 2018 Sanderson Farms Championship, tournament officials announced player commitments. The 51st Sanderson Farms Championship is set for Oct. 22-28 at The Country Club of Jackson. For the full field, visit SFC Committed Players. The field of 132 players includes defending champion Ryan Armour, past champions Cody Gribble (2016), Peter Malnati ...

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ALAN TURNER: Great golf, just around the corner

I talked recently with Steve Jent, Tournament Director for the Sanderson Farms Championship which is now coming up, just around the corner. This year’s tournament will be held at the Jackson Country Club on October 22-28. From Steve’s description, it looks to be another great year for the tournament. Steve Jent “We’ll have more than 130 players this year,” he ...

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Matt Jones named food & beverage manager at Reunion Golf & Country Club

Matt Jones Matt Jones, a 16-year veteran of the hospitality industry, has been named Food & Beverage Manager at the new Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison. Jones joins Reunion after five years as General Manager with McAlister’s Deli in Hattiesburg, where he wore many hats, from Human Resources, budgeting, marketing and corporate management. Matt will be responsible for ...

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McNeill named accounting manager At Reunion

Josh McNeill Casey Smith, General Manager of the Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison, announced this week the appointment of Josh McNeill to the position of Accounting Manager. McNeill will oversee all daily financial matters related to the club’s facilities and employees. A native of Louisville, McNeill is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor Of Accountancy ...

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George Cole named director of race and sports betting at IP

IP Casino Resort Spa has named George Cole to the position of Director of Race and Sports Betting. George Cole Cole will oversee sports betting operations for two Boyd Gaming-owned properties in Mississippi — IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi and Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Tunica Resorts. Cole started his career with Boyd Gaming at The Orleans ...

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Orvis endorses Prairie Wildlife

Prairie Wildlife, the conservation driven sporting estate located in the Black Prairie of Mississippi, has accepted the coveted Orvis Wingshooting Lodge endorsement, making it the only Orvis endorsed sporting estate in Mississippi. Prairie Wildlife offers an unrivaled menu of sporting experiences, from simulated European driven pheasant shoots to Bluff City Land Rover Driving Schools and from the rare opportunity to ...

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BEN WILLIAMS — Slam dunk beach read from the U.S. Supreme Court

Just in time for that summer trip, the U.S. Supreme Court has released a jackpot beach read: Murphy v NCAA. Justice Samuel Alito – a wannabe baseball commissioner who once suited up at a Phillies Phantasy Camp – lays the cards on the table and upends the long-time federal ban on sports betting. This 49-page page-turner has it all –sports, ...

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JACK WEATHERLY — What this country really needs

What this nation needs is a national pastime. For starters, put down your cellphone. I don’t know about the nation, but the Bulldogs are saving some of us from ourselves. The Mississippi State baseball team has reached the College World Series as probably the most unlikely squad in the final eight. And in doing so, the ‘Dogs have reawakened something ...

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Reunion names McCrimmon to Event Coordinator post

Marleigh McCrimmon was recently appointed Event Coordinator at Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison. McCrimmon, a native of Greenwood, joins Reunion with an MBA from Mississippi State University. Most recently, she was Marketing and Community Liaison for Whole Foods Market. She also was Assistant Catering Director for Jackson’s Manship Wood Fired Kitchen.

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