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Biloxi sues Shuckers’ owners over baseball stadium payments

The city of Biloxi has filed a lawsuit against Biloxi Baseball and Overtime Sports Management, owners of the Biloxi Shuckers. The Sun Herald reports the city says in the lawsuit that it has been unable to determine how much Biloxi Baseball owes the city for rent, advertising and ticket sales under a stadium lease because Biloxi Baseball and Overtime Sports ...

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Mayor: Vicksburg sports complex study delayed

Vicksburg officials are expected to present the latest feasibility report on the proposed sports complex with an artist’s conception of the facility in early 2017, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said The Vicksburg Post reports the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on May 25 approved a $50,000 contract with Canton, Georgia-based The Sports Force to do a feasibility study for a ...

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Sanderson tourney is run like a business ‘with a heart’

By JACK WEATHERLY The Sanderson Farms Championship pumps about $23 million a year into the economy of the Jackson area and the rest of Mississippi. In professional golf and business, those things don’t just happen. Such results take a lot of planning and execution. “It is truly full-time, year-round,” said Steve Jent, tournament executive director who has a five-person staff. ...

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Grove Park Golf Course’s future after its closing is cloudy

By TED CARTER A future use of the City of Jackson’s soon-to-close nine-hole Grove Park Golf Course is anyone’s guess, though at least one City Council member is far from confident a viable commercial use can be found for it. The City Council’s decision to cut another $150,000 from a Parks & Recreation Department budget blindsided Mayor Tony Yarber, spokeswoman Shelia ...

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(WATCH) MBJ BUSINESS SHOWCASE — In the swing of things: Sanderson Farms Championship 2016

Recently, we had a chance to talk with Steve Jent, tournament director for the Sanderson Farms Championship, to catch up on the details for this year’s event. The tournament this year will be held October 24-30, a bit earlier than last year. Some might remember that last year’s event was held in November, and was somewhat challenged by weather, although ...

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TODD SMITH — Google sprints to Olympic search gold

Google unveiled a range of new features to help people follow the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, which begin last week in Rio de Janeiro. Users can now more easily find information on the Olympics in search, including details on event schedules, athletes, and medal counts, and can sign up for automatic alerts through the Google app for iOS and Android. ...

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Punt, Pass and Pixels — New scoreboard could mean big business for Alcorn State football

By NASH NUNNERY Invigorated by back-to-back Southwestern Athletic Conference football crowns, Alcorn State University wants to keep the momentum going with a championship-worthy scoreboard. And not just any scoreboard but the largest video scoreboard within the Historically Black College and University network. Marcus Ward, who serves as executive director of the Alcorn State University Foundation, says the atmosphere on football ...

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O’Mara, Woods honored

Dr. James O’Mara (surgeon) and Richey Woods (athletic trainer), both with Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, recently were named 2016 Mississippi Sports Medicine Person of the Year and Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Mississippi Athletics Trainers Association. O’Mara is team physician to Delta State University for home and away games, and has served as team physician for ...

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