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Greenwood recognized by Mississippi Tourism Association

The Greenwood Convention & Visitors Bureau recently received the Mississippi Tourism Association’s award for Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) of the Year in the $250,000-$499,000 Budget Category. It also received the At-Large Mississippi Research in Action Award. Pictured are, from left Greenwood Convention and Visitors Bureau representatives Forrest Hodge, Sales Coordinator; Danielle Morgan, Executive Director; and Andrew McQueen, Board Chairman. (Courtesy ...

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Small town tries to save Little Red Schoolhouse from rot

A community in southwestern Mississippi will try to save a building that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Little Red Schoolhouse in Liberty is a former girls’ school that dates to 1853. The Enterprise-Journal reports an architect has a plan to fight moisture that is causing the structure to rot. Sam King with the Amite County Historical ...

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Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience names Trahan Marketing Director

Jerome Trahan, a native of Biloxi and long-time resident of Meridian, is returning to Mississippi as the Marketing Director for The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX). Trahan is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and is a former resident of Northern Virginia, where he spent 11 years working in Amtrak’s Washington D.C. headquarters. Trahan began his career ...

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Official: Stranded dolphins may be related to hurricane

An official with the nonprofit Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Mississippi says the stranding of rare dolphins on the Gulf Coast may be related to Hurricane Michael. IMMS director Moby Solangi tells The Sun Herald of Biloxi that a stranded pantropical spotted dolphin was brought to the center in critical condition Tuesday night. It was found near Theodore, Alabama. ...

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Grant library notching a place for itself on Civil War trail

By JACK WEATHERLY The irony of a library dedicated to U.S. Grant in Mississippi did not pass unnoticed. John Marszalek A space of 21,000 square feet was created at Mississippi State University at a taxpayer cost of $10 million to tell the story of the Union general who captured Vicksburg, a turning point in the Civil War, and won the ...

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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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Hurricane Michael gains strength, takes aim at north Florida

Hurricane Michael intensified into a Category 2 over warm Gulf of Mexico waters Tuesday amid fears it would strike Florida on Wednesday as an even stronger hurricane. Mandatory evacuations were issued as beach dwellers rushed to board up homes just ahead of what could be a devastating hit. A hurricane hunter plane that bounced into the swirling eye off the ...

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Po’ Monkey’s artifacts sold in auction as collection

By JACK WEATHERLY SHONDA WARNER Willie Seaberry is gone but the stuff of his life isn’t. It’s together as a collection bought in a bidding process by Shonda Warner. Now she’s looking for a home for it, or a place to stay. “Hopefully there will be a number of renowned institutions interested in preserving this vernacular treasure,” she said. “There ...

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Visit Ridgeland wins DMO of the Year award

The Mississippi Tourism Association (MTA) presented their annual awards for tourism achievement for the year 2017 during activities at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism held at the Oxford Conference Center in Oxford, Miss. on Sept. 23-25, 2018. The awards program recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of tourism by members of the 300+-member private sector organization as well as honoring ...

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