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Mississippi’s oldest golf course files for bankruptcy

Mississippi’s oldest golf course has filed for bankruptcy. Gulfport’s Great Southern Golf Club filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization on Wednesday. In an initial filing, the court lists both assets and debts as being between $1 million and $10 million. Board President Ellis Hill tells the Sun Herald the club wants to restructure $4 million in debt it has accumulated ...

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Country Club Of Canton names Webb GM and golf pro

Country Club Of Canton, announced the appointment of Ralph “Butch” Webb to the position of General Manager & Head Golf Professional. Webb moves to Canton from Rolling Pines Golf Course in Berwick, Penn., where he was Golf Professional and General Manager. Webb is a Class A PGA Professional with some 25 years experience. He is also certified by Titleist Performance ...

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ROSS REILY: House that Mayers built gets its deserving name

Dr. Ronnie Mayers had a vision. He wanted to build a world-class competition swimming pool to serve the community, house classrooms for students and be home to one of the best college swim teams in America. No, it wasn’t in Oxford or Starkville or Hattiesburg or even in Jackson. It was in Cleveland — yes, Cleveland. Delta State University has ...

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Mississippi casinos win more as sports betting boost extends

Casinos on the Mississippi Gulf Coast won the second-highest monthly amount ever in March, boosted by betting on the NCAA basketball tournament. Although casinos in other parts of Mississippi remain beset by increasing competition, they too have been showing strength since the advent of sports betting. Figures released this month show gamblers lost $212 million in March, up 5% from ...

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Braves want to win hearts as 15th anniversary season begins

By TED CARTER A Wikipedia report has it that at least a dozen Jackson Mets players wed young ladies they met while in Jackson. That’s a lot of love. That the game was played on a diamond probably didn’t hurt. And with both love and baseball blooming in the spring, the Mississippi Braves are throwing in a diamond ring of ...

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A Shuck Nation is born as Biloxi Shuckers embark on 4th year

By TED CARTER A Shucker uprising at the turnstiles requires a Shuck Nation. So goes the thinking from the winter brain storming of the Biloxi Shuckers on strategies for filling up MGM Park, the baseball venue adjoining MGM’s Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. The idea is to make the product stickier. In the Shuckers new world, you make “sticky”  by ...

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Aaron Pelch named Athletic Director at Millsaps College

Aaron Pelch, interim athletic director and head football coach at Millsaps College, has been formally named as athletic director. Pelch assumed the role of interim athletic director in December 2018. He will continue to serve as head football coach. Pelch joined Millsaps as head football coach prior to the 2010 season. Under his guidance, the Majors swept both the offensive ...

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Steve Martin hired as commissioner

The Mississippi Community College Board (MCCB) has hired Steve Martin to serve as Commissioner of Mississippi Community College Athletics and Affiliated Activities. He replaces Jim Southward who retired in December after working at the MCCB for 16 years. Martin’s appointment is effective April 1, 2019. Martin has an extensive background in athletics, both as an administrator and an athlete. He ...

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Tennis enthusiasts plan unique Bay St. Louis retreat

By LISA MONTI Three tennis-loving New Orleanians want to create a new kind of resort on the Bay of St. Louis where guests can immerse themselves in the sport and also relax and recharge. Not surprisingly, the idea for the boutique resort was born three years ago on a tennis court and resulted in the formation of their company, aptly ...

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Reunion adds Nguyen, Traylor to culinary team

Reunion Golf & Country Club Executive Chef William “Billy” Kistler (center) recently announced Sous Chef Tho H. Nguyen (left) will lead the club’s fine-dining restaurant, Kristie’s, and Sous Chef Rick Traylor will lead casual dining restaurant and pizza bar EJ’s. Nguyen is a graduate of California Culinary in San Francisco with a degree in Culinary Arts & Nutrition. He moved ...

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