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Southern Airways to offer Jackson-Nashville service

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By JACK WEATHERLY Southern Airways will connect Jackson and Nashville starting Sept. 26, the carrier announced Monday at Jackson-Evers International Airport. The Southaven-based airline is moving its Jackson-area connection from Madison’s Bruce Campbell Field, where it has been based since May 2014,  and will continue to offer flights in nine-seat Cessna turboprops. The airline will use the Atlantic Aviation executive ...

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Once vilified, BP now getting credit for gulf tourism boom

In this Wednesday, May 13, 2015 photo, tourists line the beaches in Gulf Shores, Ala., a prime spot along the Gulf of Mexico for conventions. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — With the Memorial Day holiday here, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls and scared away visitors in 2010 is being credited, oddly, with something no one imagined back then: An increase in tourism in the region. Five years after the BP disaster, the petroleum giant that was ...

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