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Mayor: Vicksburg sports complex study delayed

Vicksburg officials are expected to present the latest feasibility report on the proposed sports complex with an artist’s conception of the facility in early 2017, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said The Vicksburg Post reports the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on May 25 approved a $50,000 contract with Canton, Georgia-based The Sports Force to do a feasibility study for a ...

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Sanderson tourney is run like a business ‘with a heart’

By JACK WEATHERLY The Sanderson Farms Championship pumps about $23 million a year into the economy of the Jackson area and the rest of Mississippi. In professional golf and business, those things don’t just happen. Such results take a lot of planning and execution. “It is truly full-time, year-round,” said Steve Jent, tournament executive director who has a five-person staff. ...

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(WATCH) MBJ BUSINESS SHOWCASE — In the swing of things: Sanderson Farms Championship 2016

Recently, we had a chance to talk with Steve Jent, tournament director for the Sanderson Farms Championship, to catch up on the details for this year’s event. The tournament this year will be held October 24-30, a bit earlier than last year. Some might remember that last year’s event was held in November, and was somewhat challenged by weather, although ...

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Punt, Pass and Pixels — New scoreboard could mean big business for Alcorn State football

By NASH NUNNERY Invigorated by back-to-back Southwestern Athletic Conference football crowns, Alcorn State University wants to keep the momentum going with a championship-worthy scoreboard. And not just any scoreboard but the largest video scoreboard within the Historically Black College and University network. Marcus Ward, who serves as executive director of the Alcorn State University Foundation, says the atmosphere on football ...

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O’Mara, Woods honored

Dr. James O’Mara (surgeon) and Richey Woods (athletic trainer), both with Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, recently were named 2016 Mississippi Sports Medicine Person of the Year and Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Mississippi Athletics Trainers Association. O’Mara is team physician to Delta State University for home and away games, and has served as team physician for ...

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Keenum new SEC president

Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Southeastern Conference by his fellow presidents/chancellors. Keenum succeeds Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. As SEC president, Keenum will head the seven-member executive committee. The panel is empowered under conference by-laws to hear and decide appeals of disciplinary/enforcement matters, fill conference vacancies, and ...

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LaForge to lead Gulf South

Delta State University President William N. LaForge has taken office as the President of the Gulf South Conference. He has spent the past two years as Vice President of the GSC. The President of the GSC oversees the Board of Directors for the league and is responsible for chairing all Board and general session meetings, appoints all standing and special ...

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