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Georges-damaged museum to reopen after 15 years

PASCAGOULA — The Scranton Museum will reopen the weekend of June 21, after being closed for 15 years. The museum, set up on a shrimp boat, has been closed since Hurricane Georges hit in 1998, causing substantial damage to the vessel. Ann Burgo, Pascagoula event specialist and Scranton Museum director who began running the museum in the early 1990s, had ...

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Officials to break ground tomorrow for Grammy Museum

CLEVELAND — The Grammy Museum Mississippi will showcase the state’s role in developing blues, country and genres that shaped American music. Officials are breaking ground tomorrow for the museum. It will be at the south end of the Delta State University golf course, off of Mississippi Highway 8 in Cleveland. The museum is scheduled to open in early summer 2015. ...

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Winterville Mounds backers want bigger, more modern museum

WINTERVILLE — Historians, tourism officials and others are pushing to get started on a multimillion-dollar facelift at Winterville Mounds State Park north of Greenville. They hope to expand the site and transform the museum into a contemporary and interactive history of Native American heritage in the Mississippi Delta. The Delta Democrat Times reports various organizations met this past week to ...

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Local officials hoping for state help in funding Wynette museum

TREMONT — Officials in northeast Mississippi are hoping for some money from the state to help to finance construction of the Tammy Wynette Museum in Tremont. Wynette, a country music legend who died in 1998, is a native of the Tremont area in Itawamba County. She was married for six years to George Jones, who died April 26. They recorded ...

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Museum set to show off $3 million worth of renovation

LAUREL — It’s the home stretch for the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, with officials poised to unveil exciting new additions for next week’s 90th anniversary celebration. Last week, Jeannette Walker peered eagerly through the glass top of the doors leading from the museum’s American Gallery to the Stairwell Gallery. Fixed in her gaze was a Medusa’s head-like chandelier, under ...

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Tornado damage assessments continue as President declares disaster

SOIUTH MISSISSIPPI — President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in the State of Mississippi following a massive tornado that destroyed or heavily damaged more than 800 homes in the southern part of the state. Obama signed the declaration yesterday and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in Forrest and Lamar counties, which were affected by ...

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Tourism tax collections up in the Land of Elvis

TUPELO — Tourism tax receipts in Tupelo hit at least $300,000 benchmark in three of the first four months in the current fiscal year, the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau says. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports tax revenue rose almost 4 percent for the fiscal year. November’s revenue was $311,809 — a record for the month — compared to ...

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Lease signed for site of Grammy Museum Mississippi

CLEVELAND — Delta State University has entered into a lease agreement with the Cleveland Music Foundation to provide the property for the construction of the Grammy Museum Mississippi in Cleveland. Delta State University president Dr. John M. Hilpert and Lucy Janoush, president of the Cleveland Music Foundation, the non-profit entity set to build the museum, signed a 99-year lease agreement ...

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Expansion project nears completion at Coast museum

OCEAN SPRINGS — Rosemary Roosa and her staff at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs are awaiting the completion of the museum’s $750,000 expansion project. Roosa, the museum’s executive director, says the end of January is the deadline. Groundbreaking on the project was in July. The project is being paid for through a $700,000 federal grant and ...

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After one year, museum expansion nears completion

LAUREL — There is more than meets the eye when it comes to the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art. Hidden from public view in the lower-level vault are all sorts of treasures, including the painting “A Child’s First Steps” by 19th century French artist Jean-Francois Millet. The work, copied famously by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, has seen some refined ...

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