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Officials budget for BancorpSouth Arena renovation

TUPELO — The BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo could get a new look just in time for its 20th anniversary next year. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the local coliseum commission approved a budget that would pay $1.8 million to resurface the building’s exterior and freshen up the interior paint. The building would retain its exterior insulation finishing system but ...

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Councilmen approve funding for downtown arena study

JACKSON — The Jackson City Council has approved spending as much as $91,000 to study whether an arena should be built in downtown Jackson. The Clarion-Ledger reports the remainder of the $109,500 study will be paid for with private funds. The council voted on the issue Monday night. Brailsford and Dunlavey of Washington, D.C., will lead a team of consultants ...

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Private donors falling short on pledge for arena study

JACKSON — Private donors have fallen far short of pledges toward a study of whether it makes sense for Jackson to build an arena — and, if it does, where it should be and how to pay for it. Private donors had pledged around $70,000 toward the $109,000 feasibility study, but that less than one-quarter of the money has been ...

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