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‘All without a penny of taxpayer money’

Sports Hall of Fame and Museum offers meeting space as well as trip down memory lane   The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum (MSHOF) is not exactly your great-grandfather’s place of exhibition. If you want to view dusty artifacts in cramped, musky rooms, the museum would not be your cup of Gatorade.  At the MSHOF, traditional artifact displays ...

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Efficiency, access results of online filing system

Madison County Chancery Clerk Johnston, Supreme Court Justice Waller recently unveil new system   Better efficiency and improved public access to court records are the results of the Mississippi Electronic Courts’ (MEC’s) new online court filing system, which was officially unveiled Aug. 27 in a ceremony at the Mississippi Supreme Court building in Jackson. “We are optimistic that this system ...

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Q&A: Todd Hunt, Director of the BancorpSouth Arena, Tupelo

The Ringmaster Hunt keeps Northeast Mississippi entertained As director of the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo, Todd Hunt oversees Northeast Mississippi’s crown jewel of convention/meeting facilities.  The arena opened in Oct. 1993 with special guest host Bill Cosby presiding and has since welcomed everything from basketball tournaments to conventions to diverse entertainment acts such as Van Halen, Amy Grant and George ...

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Unemployment keeps rising

State up to 10.5 percent, three are over 20 percent   Mississippians looking for employment continue to far outnumber jobs available, according to the latest figures on unemployment released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. The state’s unemployment rate rose to 10.5 percent in July, up from June’s 9.9 percent.  However, the seasonable adjusted rate was 9.7 percent, which ...

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Recession proof

Corporate money keeps flowing in college-football crazed state The economic times in the nation, they are a’changin. Unemployment figures rise and fall and rise again.  Fuel and food prices seem to be strangling the budgets of families in Mississippi and across the nation. But college football is getting set to kick-off and corporate sponsorships for athletic programs at the University ...

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Outside funds still flowing to small college football

MC relies on fundraisers while Delta State counts on ‘pillars of the community’ They may compete week after week away from the glare of the national spotlight, but small college athletic programs in Mississippi still require outside sources of revenue to sustain themselves in difficult economic times. Chris Brooks is not only the sports information director at Mississippi College, he ...

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Jackson federal building to get $86.7 million

      The A.H. McCoy Federal Building in downtown Jackson is getting a facelift thanks to a grant provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.       Mayor Harvey Johnson announced plans for the $86.7 million modernization and renovation of the 30-year old facility at a Monday morning press conference.       Construction for the first of the five-phase project is ...

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