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Goodbye, Turner Field; Braves to Cobb in 2017

The Atlanta Braves plan to build a new stadium in Cobb County and move there from Turner Field at the start of the 2017 season, team officials said today, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Braves executives John Schuerholz, Mike Plant and Derek Schiller, in a meeting with a small group of reporters, said the new ballpark will be built at the ...

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Sanderson Farms Championship hires new tournament director, Steve Jent

Century Club Charities, host organization for the Sanderson Farms Championship, selected Steve Jent to lead the event as the new Tournament Director. The hire comes on the heels of Sanderson Farms announcing its three-year extension through the 2016-17 PGA TOUR FedExCup season, and the move of the event from the July date it has held the past three years back ...

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St. Paddy's Parade names grand marshal, theme

Though Mal’s St. Paddy’s Parade in Jackson is four months away, organizers already have a grand marshal and a theme. The 2014 edition of Mal’s St. Paddy’s Parade will salute grand marshal and popular Jackson bartender Cotton Baronich and proceed under the theme “Drink Local, Think Global,” parade founder Malcolm White said. The 32nd parade will march and roll through ...

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Gaming executive to build "The Lube" restaurants on Gulf Coast

BILOXI, Mississippi — Louisiana-based I-10 Hospitality, LLC, a restaurant, hotel and gaming management company founded by former Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. and Caesars Entertainment, Inc. executive, Geno M. Iafrate, has signed a deal with Quaker Steak & Lube to develop branded restaurants along the I-10 Corridor from Beaumont, Texas, to Destin, Fla. — including the Biloxi/Gulfport area. Founded in 1974, Quaker ...

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Golf carts discussed at city council meeting again

A concerned citizen took the podium during a recent Bay St. Louis city council public forum to express concerns about kids driving golf carts around town. One under aged driver reportedly was seen chauffeuring his partying parents home. It wasn’t the first time that event was brought up to the council. The concerned citizen was assured the city is following ...

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Leland, Muppets to get new landscaping thanks to grant

The Muppets’ Kermit the Frog is famous for singing, “It’s not easy being green.” Perhaps he is feeling better about that color after a landscape architecture grant awarded to the city of Leland. Mississippi State University was recently recognized by a $25,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant benefitting the city of Leland. Officials with the university’s landscape architecture program ...

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Reservoir still a candidate for Bassmasters, despite shooting death

RIDGELAND, Mississippi – Bassmaster fishing tournaments don’t often come to Ross Barnett Reservoir. Last weekend’s Central Open event was only the third time since 1978 that B.A.S.S. has visited the 33,000-acre reservoir. But the shooting death of a Texas fisherman at a Jackson hotel will not prevent the B.A.S.S. from reconsidering the area for a future tour stop, a B.A.S.S. ...

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MDEQ offers new way to give ideas on post-oil spill restoration

There is new, convenient way to chime in thoughts and ideas on how to revitalize the Gulf Coast in the after math of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has created a web site — www.restore.ms — where the public can submit ideas. MDEQ executive director Trudi Fisher says MDEQ has already received a number ...

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Conference looks to boost outdoor recreation, tourism development

If you’re thinking of developing an outdoor recreation/tourism-related business, it might be in your best interest to make a road trip to Alabama. The Mississippi State University Extension Service and MSU’s Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development are promoting the annual Alabama-Mississippi Rural Tourism Conference Oct. 28-30. The event will be in Guntersville, Ala., and the theme is outdoor ...

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City's hopes dimmed for Rosalie work due to federal shutdown

The city of Natchez was hoping renovations to historic Fort Rosalie might be completed before its tricentennial celebration. But the federal shutdown might put an end to that plan. The National Park Service has stopped work at Fort Rosalie. The work was scheduled to be finished by mid-December; however, the shutdown might force the completion date to be pushed back. ...

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