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Vicksburg’s Malcolm Butler named one of Boston Globe’s Bostonians of the Year

Vicksburg High grad grabs the spotlight with spectacular Super Bowl play cinching victory for his team By BECKY GILLETTE Malcolm Butler has gone from a college football player who initially wasn’t even drafted by the pros to a household name and a Vicksburg hometown hero who has made Mississippi proud. For his efforts, Butler was named today as one of the ...

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Butler Snow handles portion of bonds issued for Braves’ new Cobb stadium

Ridgeland’s Butler Snow served as bond counsel in Wednesday’s closing on $376.6 million in bonds for construction of the new Atlanta Braves stadium scheduled to open in Cobb County for the 2017 season. Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority issued Wednesday’s portion of the bonds. Butler Snow attorneys Lesly Gaynor Murray, Blake C. Sharpton and Ryan L. Pratt handled the transaction.. ...

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Pear River CC’s sports spokesman Mitch Deaver dies at 62

POPLARVILLE — Mitch Deaver, a fixture along the sidelines of Pearl River Community College athletic fields and courts, died Monday at his home. Deaver, 62, was sports information director at PRCC, a position he had held since April 1996. He was known throughout the s for his cooperation and by sports editors for the quality of his photography. He is ...

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MSU’s Keenum elected vice president of the Southeastern Conference

  STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum has been elected vice president of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) by his fellow presidents/chancellors. The action was taken Friday at the SEC’s summer meeting in Destin, Florida. Keenum will serve a term of one year in the post, succeeding the retiring University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart. Gearhart is retiring from ...

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Inequality in cost of attendance has some worried in SEC

DESTIN, Fla. — The cost of attendance boost to an athletic scholarship is about to become a reality and some coaches are uncomfortable with the new economic reality of college sports: Athletes will be able to get more at some schools than at others. In the Southeastern Conference, Tennessee and Auburn will be giving their athletes about $5,500 more on ...

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MGM Park will not open for first baseball game June 6

BILOXI — The Biloxi Shuckers’ stadium won’t be ready for what would have been the first home game on June 6. Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich said Wednesday the city, the team and Yates Construction are hoping the stadium will be ready sometime before Aug. 4. Tickets for home games went on sale May 13, and those that have been sold ...

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Sports betting could boost casino traffic

By FRANK BROWN At a time when many states are looking for ways to reverse sagging casino revenues, there’s a three-judge panel in New Jersey pondering a decision that could change the gambling playing field. In the next week or two, the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to rule on a New Jersey challenge of the Bradley Act, ...

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Daly’s fiancee seeks dismissal of ex-wife’s lawsuit

JACKSON — The fiancee of professional golfer John Daly is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out a lawsuit that blames her for breaking up his previous marriage. In February, the Mississippi Supreme Court gave the green light to Sherrie Allison Miller to pursue damages against Anna Cladakis, claiming alienation of affection. Miller and Daly married in 2001 and ...

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Braves’ GM Steve DeSalvo joins local ALS board

Steve DeSalvo, general manager of the Mississippi Braves, has joined the board of directors of The ALS Association Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter. A native of Centereach, NY, and a resident of Brandon, DeSalvo is in his 29th season with the Braves’ AA franchise and his 35th season in professional baseball. He was named Executive of the Year by the Southern League in ...

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