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Bids are in and being reviewed for new sports complex

BAY ST. LOUIS — Hancock County officials are looking over bids received for a proposed sports complex. Century Construction and Realty of Tupelo submitted a bid this week slightly over $11 million; and Mike Rozier Construction of Hattiesburg submitted a bid of $9.85 million. Supervisors took no action because the bids came in several million dollars over budget. Supervisor Steve ...

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New owners have big plans for venerable golf course

One of Mississippi’s most noted golf courses, designed by one of the sport’s greatest legends, is under new ownership and is expected to undergo a major restoration. Veteran club pro Leigh Brannan is among the new owners who recently took control of Deerfield Golf Club, a Byron Nelson-designed 18-hole course in Jackson. Brannan was the head professional at Deerfield for ...

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Tournament officials hire full-time staff, move headquarters

MADISON — Century Club Charities, host organization for the Sanderson Farms Championship, along with title sponsor, Sanderson Farms, has hired a full-time tournament staff. The hiring reflects one change among many for the championship, including Sanderson Farms’ three-year contract as title sponsor, a purse increase of $1 million and a date change from July to November. John Mercer is the ...

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First-ever fan voting for top basketball players underway

JACKSON — For the first time in the history of the awards, Mississippians have the opportunity to take part in the voting for the C Spire Howell and Gillom Trophies, which annually honor the Magnolia state’s top male and female college basketball players. C Spire, along with the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum (MSHOF), announced fan voting will ...

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Marathon organizers expecting more than 1,200 runners

GREENVILLE — More than 1,200 participants are expected this weekend at the 2nd Annual Mississippi River Marathon. The event will kickoff Friday with an expo at the Greenville Mall. Runners will pick up their race packets at the expo. Both full and half-marathons will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday. The Mississippi River Marathon will award a total of $3,000 in ...

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Vote delayed on Coast baseball stadium bonds

BILOXI — Facing a possible tie vote, Biloxi’s baseball stadium was pulled off last night’s Biloxi Council agenda and will be taken up at special meeting next week. Five resolutions, including a vote on a $21-million bond to build the stadium, were removed from the agenda at the start of the meeting. Councilman Felix Gines is on duty with the ...

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Vote on baseball stadium bonds could come next week

BILOXI — The Biloxi Council is expected to vote next Tuesday whether to issue $21 million in bonds to build a minor league baseball stadium. The Sun Herald reports the council tabled a resolution this week to accept a $15-million grant from the state until next week’s meeting at 6 p.m. The council also tabled until Tuesday hiring Dale Partners ...

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DawgSnax now offered during MSU basketball games

OCEAN SPRINGS — Basketball fans at Mississippi State University’s (MSU) Humphrey Coliseum no longer have to wait in long lines to enjoy concessions during the university’s men’s basketball games. Game attendees now have the option of having concessions delivered to their seats with a click of a button from their smartphones. Fans visit www.dawgsnax.com on their smartphone browser and place ...

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Ground to be broken next week for baseball stadium

BILOXI — City of Biloxi officials will break ground next week on their new downtown baseball stadium. Mayor A.J. Holloway tells The Sun Herald  Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to be on hand for the ceremony on Thursday. A group led by Ken Young bought the Class AA Huntsville Stars and the team will move to Biloxi when the stadium ...

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New Coast baseball stadium attracting developers

BILOXI — A new baseball stadium in Biloxi could draw 350,000 people or more to the downtown each year, and those kinds of numbers are spurring the anticipated attention from developers and property owners. Jerry Creel, Biloxi’s community development director, tells The Sun Herald these are properties that haven’t drawn any calls in a long time. Creel says with Friday’s ...

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