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History and health will be a big part of Cleveland mission at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

Rick Cleveland and Michael Rubenstein shared one thing in common- a love for Mississippi sports history. With Cleveland as sports writer for the Clarion-Ledger and Rubenstein as sports reporter and anchor for WLBT TV-3, both men saw their fair share of some of that history “He was competition,” Cleveland told the MBJ in a video interview last week. “We were ...

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Sports complex nearing completion; advertising for proposals

OCEAN SPRINGS — Ocean Springs officials have authorized the Parks and Leisure Services Department to begin advertising for proposals for the installation of scoreboards and the sale of concessions and beverages at the city’s new sports complex on Mississippi 57. Yesterday, the Board of Aldermen also granted the department authorization to advertise for bid specifications for the marquee sign at ...

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Significant impact expected from 44-mile Tanglefoot Trail

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — New Albany businessman Travis Wiseman says he’s ready to see rails converted to trails. Wiseman’s Union Appliance and Furniture in downtown New Albany sits next to what will be the start of the Rails to Trails project. Wiseman expects a boost in traffic and business from the trail, which is expected to attract hundreds of local and ...

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Officials delay vote on proposed $20M recreation complex

VICKSBURG — A special meeting of the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen scheduled for yesterday to discuss a proposed $20 million recreation complex was pushed back until today. Mayor Paul Winfield told The Vicksburg Post the board will take up the matter at its regular meeting. At issue is a proposal to ask the Mississippi Legislature for approval to ...

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St. Dominic supporting city's annexation bid

MADISON — St. Dominic Hospital is working with Madison officials on the possible annexation of 400 acres the hospital owns just north of the city and east of Interstate 55. The Madison County Journal reports city officials have approved the first phase of St. Dominic’s plan to build a new sports complex on the land. St. Dominic is still pushing ...

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Work to begin on The Esplanade wellness complex

MADISON — Work will begin in October on athletic fields and a sports training facility, the first phase of The Esplanade, a multi-million-dollar health and wellness complex on 110 acres owned by St. Dominic Hospital in Madison County. Lester Diamond, executive vice president for operations for St. Dominic, tells The Clarion-Ledger the public-private partnership is designed to provide the City ...

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Casket company opens another fitness center

BATESVILLE — Batesville Casket Company has opened a health and wellness center that will offer free medical care to employees and their families who participate in the company’s health plan. Company president Kim Dennis tells The Panolian that the Hillenbrand Health and Wellness Center is the second to be opened by the company. One was built earlier for employees at ...

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