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Upside and risk in linking corporate name to Mississippi Coliseum

Mississippi marketing executives say state Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith has initiated a money-winning idea with her plans to sell 10-year naming rights to the Mississippi Coliseum on the state fairgrounds. Hyde-Smith wants to bring the state fairgrounds and its facilities sums similar to the millions Southaven and Tupelo received by selling arena and convention center naming rights to Landers Automotive ...

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New fairgrounds advertising bill designed to bring in revenue

Early in the last legislative session, Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith asked Sen. Joey Fillingane to file a bill that would allow for private advertising to appear on buildings at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds. Fillingane, a Sumrall Republican, did just that, the bill cleared the Capitol and became law July 1. Supporters now are hopeful the measure provides ...

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Ag chief wants multi-million dollar upgrades for fairgrounds

The aging Mississippi Coliseum and neighboring Trade Mart would undergo upgrades of around $30 million under a plan initiated by newly elected Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith. Without some significant work, each of the venues could see a falloff in usage, leading to a loss of revenue that helps support other facilities within the Mississippi Fairgrounds, Hyde-Smith said. The agriculture commissioner ...

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Old Armory on Fairgrounds to get roof as it awaits restoration

With its roof long gone and its walls wavering, the old Hinds County National Guard Armory has become an eyesore and a safety hazard on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds. Some day it may get a multi-million-dollar restoration, but for now the Mississippi Fair Commission wants to stabilize the historic landmark and slow a steady deterioration that began with the Easter ...

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Read July 30 issue of the MBJ

>> COOPERATIVE TRIANGLE? Clay, Lowndes, Oktibbeha counties mulling partnership— By Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >> IMMIGRATION Hood: Arizona ruling erased Mississippi felony penalty— by Ted Carter >> DARK ARMORY RISING? Old Armory on Fairgrounds to get roof as it awaits restoration— by Ted Carter >> AGRICULTURE New commissioner seeking legislative support for $30 million bond issue— by Ted ...

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Rising cattle prices raise rustler worries

It’s summer time and the living is just a bit easier for Mississippi’s agriculture theft investigators — at least when it comes to chasing down cattle rustlers. But no one can say how long things will stay that way as beef prices head to record levels and thieves out for a lucrative score begin trying their hand at rustling. Cindy ...

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Is farming good economic development?

Eight years chairing the Mississippi Senate Agriculture Committee led Cindy Hyde-Smith to conclude there’s a lot of gold to be mined down on the farm. The state just needs to more vigorously dig for it, she decided after a dozen years in the Senate and a lifetime working in agriculture. As the state’s newly elected commissioner of agriculture and commerce, ...

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Read June 25 issue of MBJ

>> IS FARMING REAL BUSINESS? Ag commissioner seeking more emphasis on agriculture in state’s economic development— By Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> RISING CATTLE PRICES RAISE RUSTLER WORRIES Cattle theft on the rise with beef prices— by Ted Carter

 >> MSC: UMMC SUBJECT TO CON LAW “Certificate of need” applies to state’s largest research hospital— by Clay Chandler >> ...

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