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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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A new product and new day for Tunica gaming

Sports betting gives Delta casinos an opportunity to regain lost business By Ted Carter Tunica County casino executive R. Scott Barber’s long wait for the light to change is almost over. Legalized sports betting is about to materialize in Mississippi and with it prospects for a change of fortune for the Delta’s gaming sector. Barber, Caesars Entertainment regional vice president, ...

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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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