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Reunion Golf & Country Club culinary operations honored by Golf Inc. magazine

Reunion Golf & Country Club’s culinary operations led by Chef Billy Kistler have been named a Golden Fork award winner by Golf Inc. magazine. Golf Inc. annually recognizes the golf industry’s top dining facilities with its Golden Fork awards in their January/February issue. Reunion Golf & Country Club opened its 33,000 square foot clubhouse in August 2018 and features four ...

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Walk-on’s will take the field in Ridgeland

By JACK WEATHERLY Walk-ons are known for their enthusiasm. They are not scholarship players. They have to scrap and hustle just to make the squad. Rudy Ruettiger was a legendary walk-on for the Notre Dame football team. A movie bearing his first name made him a legend. Brandon Landry and Jack Warner brought that kind of enthusiasm as walk-ons on ...

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State-run golf course in Mississippi closing for maintenance

A state-run golf course in Mississippi’s capital city is closing three months for maintenance. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says the LeFleur’s Bluff Golf Course is closing Tuesday and should reopen in late February. The department says crews will work on improvements to buildings at the course in northeast Jackson.

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Sanderson Farms Championship earns PGA’s “Best Charity Integration”

For the second consecutive year, the Sanderson Farms Championship, held at The Country Club of Jackson, earned the PGA Tour award for “Best Charity Integration.” The award recognizes the tournament that incorporates the tournament’s charity and theme into all facets of the event. Through onsite activation, year-round community initiatives, and title sponsor engagement, the Sanderson Farms Championship is united around ...

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Closed golf course could be sold to new owner for $1.5M

The owners of a closed Mississippi Gulf Coast golf course say there’s a $1.5 million offer to buy it. WLOX-TV reports current owners have voted 211-57 to accept the offer, and that a contract could be signed in early December. It would likely be complete in early 2020. The course is part of a historic resort that frequently hosted Elvis ...

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Ole Miss selects Keith Carter as its athletic director

The University of Mississippi has removed the interim tag from Keith Carter’s title by officially naming him the school’s athletic director. Carter had been working as Ole Miss’ interim athletic director since Ross Bjork’s departure in May. Bjork had been Ole Miss’ athletic director for seven years before leaving for the same position at Texas A&M. “In my time as a student athlete and ...

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Mississippi company helps re-brand Milwaukee Brewers baseball team

MILWAUKEE — The Brewers are bringing back the team’s iconic ball-in-glove logo next year. Milwaukee unveiled its new uniform designs and logo on Monday night at Miller Park. Starting in 2020, players will wear a modernized version of the ball-in-glove image first introduced in 1978 and worn until 1993. A “M” and the “B” are linked above the glove’s webbing. ...

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Shuckers, M-Braves expected to avoid minor leagues’ sweeping 2021 changes

Spokesman for minors says Southern League teams in good standing By TED CARTER A revamp of Minor League Baseball (MiLB) that some observers are calling the most extensive shakeup in the last 100 years won’t bear on the futures of Mississippi’s two pro ball clubs – Pearl’s Mississippi Braves and Biloxi’s Shuckers. The overhaul is expected to be far reaching ...

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NCAA board approves athlete compensation for image, likeness

The NCAA Board of Governors took the first step Tuesday toward allowing amateur athletes to cash in on their fame, voting unanimously to permit them to “benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness.” The United States’ largest governing body for college athletics realized that it “must embrace change to provide the best possible experience for college athletes,” ...

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Ole Miss does roughly $128,000 in first-game beer sales

By PARRISH ALFORD / Daily Journal OXFORD – The first day of beer sales at Ole Miss took in $128,000, interim athletics director Keith Carter said. The school sold 15,400 units at $8 and $9 per unit. Net sales numbers were not available. Ole Miss became the seventh SEC school to announce beer sales after conference presidents voted last May ...

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