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Mission S-IC: NASA Saturn V moon rocket stage moving to Mississippi

The last Saturn V stage to be built departs the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans on June 16. (NASA/MSFC)

More than four decades after its mission to the moon was canceled, NASA’s last-assembled Saturn V rocket stage has been launched on a journey to become a roadside attraction. “We are putting it on display along Interstate 10, one of the most heavily traveled interstates in the country. People will be able to see it as they enter Mississippi from ...

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Mississippi hotel group racing to become major player

MY Hotels

By JACK WEATHERLY A whippet is a small racing dog related to the greyhound. It seems a fitting image for MY Hospitality Investments LLC, whose top officers hail from Kosciusko, where the high school mascot is the whippet. President and Chief Executive Chico Patel, 34, said that in the past seven years, MY Hospitality has built 35 hotels, with 22 ...

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NY’s Mississippi Picnic in The Park cancelled over anti-gay law

Mississippi in the Park

Mississippi Picnic in New York’s Central Park, a major showcase for the state, won’t be held this year, say organizers, attributing the cancellation to the state’s “unfortunate adoption” of a religion-focused law allowing discrimination against gay people and others. This would have been the 37th year for the picnic sponsored by the New York-Mississippi Society. The event held each June ...

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Dems seek to undo Mississippi anti-gay law, but likely to fail

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More than a dozen Democratic lawmakers are calling for repeal of an incoming Mississippi law that will let workers cite religious beliefs to deny services to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. But, the Democrats are unlikely to succeed because filing a new bill this late in a legislative session requires a high margin of support in a Legislature where ...

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Swamp, river tour puts Mississippi’s amazing nature in spotlight

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By LISA MONTI For 17 years, McCoy’s River & Marsh Tours has been giving nature lovers of all ages a closeup look at the creatures and natural beauty found on one of America’s most pristine river swamps. Captains Benny, Garrett and Lynn McCoy take their passengers on a circular two-hour ride along the beautiful Pascagoula River. The brothers turned their love of ...

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Mississippi plays host to tourists, business travelers by the millions

The Gulf Coast Convention Center

By LISA MONTI Leisure and business travelers arrive in Mississippi by the millions every year to play or work at the state’s wide ranging event and entertainment venues, historical sites, state parks and various attractions. For small groups and family reunions to major conventions, meeting planners can choose from a variety of outstanding attractions and accommodations across the state. Options are ...

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Expect selection of new Jackson airports board right after bill signing

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By TED CARTER The author of the successful Senate bill to transfer control of Jackson’s airports to a state board with metro-wide representation expects appointments to the new board will begin soon after Gov. Phil Bryant signs the bill. “I would assume that they will appoint right away,” said Sen. Josh Harkins, a Flowood Republican whose bill, SB 2162, led ...

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Will Gulf Shores beach booze ban bring breakers to Miss.?

Two University of Alabama students take a selfie in front of the bar at Whale’s Tail in Miramar Beach, Fla

Some college students are telling a Mississippi Gulf Coast television station that a ban on alcohol at a popular Alabama beach destination will bring more spring breakers to Mississippi. WLOX interviewed students, the operator of a jet ski business and others who think the Gulf Shore alcohol ban could help Mississippi’s spring beach business. Alcohol is allowed on the beaches ...

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Museum carves a niche for Delta in global music

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By JACK WEATHERLY  CLEVELAND – The $20 million Grammy Museum Mississippi has begun carving a niche for itself in the global music industry. Several hundred well-wishers joined government and recording industry officials beneath flawless blue Delta skies Saturday to celebrate the opening, or just being alive. The 28,000-square-foot museum had been alive the day before with last-minute tweaks to the ...

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Natchez aldermen to hear Eola Hotel appeal


NATCHEZ — Developers of the former Eola Hotel building are expected to appear before the Natchez Board of Aldermen on Tuesday. Interim City Planner Riccardo Giani and the Natchez Planning Commission denied renovation plans for the first floor of the hotel last month. The developers, including the building’s owner, Robert Lubin, hope to renovate the historic hotel into upscale senior ...

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