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Buck Rogers named GM for new Biloxi Baseball team

BILOXI, Mississippi — Huntsville Stars general manager Buck Rogers will assume the same role in Biloxi next year when the minor league baseball team relocates to the Gulf Coast to play in the Southern League. Owner Ken Young introduced Rogers, 54, at a news conference Tuesday at the Biloxi Visitors Center. The Biloxi Baseball team is scheduled to begin play ...

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Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos building momentum

The gradual makeover of Mississippi’s gaming landscape continued in March as the Gulf Coast casinos continued to out-perform the Mississippi River casinos — including an increase over last year’s gross gaming revenue for the second month in a row. In the first quarter of 2014, Gulf Coast casino gross gaming revenue is up 0.6 percent over the first quarter of ...

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Juli Inkster to return to Old Waverly for Handa Cup

Hall of Famer and 31-time LPGA Tour winner Juli Inkster will return to Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi, this fall for the Legends Tour’s 2014 ISPS Handa Cup. Inkster won the 1999 U.S. Women’s Open at Old Waverly for one of her seven major championship titles. The ninth ISPS Handa Cup will be Sept. 25-28. The event ...

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Fish are biting, but should people bite back?

For those looking to do a little fishing this year at a national park, it might be a good idea to catch and release. Mercury has been discovered in fish in some of the most remote national park lakes and streams in the western United States and Alaska, according to a release from the National Park Service and U.S. Geological ...

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Natchez Trace continues to attract more visitors

Seems more and more people are discovering the beauty of a ride along the Natchez Trace. The Natchez Trace Parkway experienced an increase in March recreational visits in 2014 over 2013 figures. This year, 491,577 people used the Parkway in March, compared to 349, 273 who were counted in 2013.” Compared to last year, Parkway visitations were also up in ...

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Fulbright promoted to executive chef at Ameristar

VICKSBURG, Mississippi – Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg announced Monday the promotion of Chef William Fulbright to Executive Chef. Chef Fulbright takes more than 24 years of culinary experience to his new role. He formerly worked at Ameristar Casino Kansas City, Mo., where he was chef at Horizon Buffet, Bugatti’s Italian Cafe and Roadhouse Restaurant. He also trained under celebrity chef, ...

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Tishomingo Park a corner of Mississippi like no other

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition)   Tishomingo State Park is packed with scenery, history and amenities located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Mississippi’s uppermost corner. It’s known for its natural beauty and features such as large rock formations that are unique in Mississippi. Where else can you ...

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Five more Mississippi state parks for fun and scenery

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) Clark Creek Nature Area Waterfalls aren’t something you associate with Mississippi outdoors but Clark Creek has them. The 700-acre nature area is located in Woodville in southwestern Mississippi and has some 50 waterfalls in different sizes, from 10 feet high to more than 30 feet. ...

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Don’t miss these sites along the Natchez Trace

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition)   PHARR MOUNDS, milepost 286.7, are a prehistoric Native American site built between 1 and 200 AD, making it about 2,000 years old. There are eight mounds on 90 acres. These mounds built by Native Americans during the Middle Woodland period are considered the oldest ...

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