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Couples bond over hunting giant alligators

By ERNEST HERNDON / Enterprise-Journal MCCOMB — Some couples like wine and roses. Others prefer dinner and a movie. But in southwest Mississippi, some couples bond by hunting giant alligators in the swamp at night. During the recent alligator season, Jeff and Michelle Barnes of Walthall County brought in an 11-foot, 3-inch behemoth in the Old Homochitto River — and ...

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JACK WEATHERLY — ‘El boom Latino’ heard at the Sanderson Farms Championship

Welcome to Mississippi, Senor Munoz. Let’s expand that welcome to the whole country, because Sebastian Munoz truly arrived in the United States in a big way on Sunday. In Jackson, he won his first PGA golf tournament, opening the door to bigger and better things. His achievement was set up when he sank a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th ...

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Sanderson championship to strut its stuff as a free-range bird

By JACK WEATHERLY This week the Sanderson Farms Championship, whose trophy is in the form of a rooster, will strut its stuff as a full-fledged tournament on the PGA tour. The championship to be played again at the Country Club at Jackson will be able to compete for tour players for the first time without contending with another tournament, the ...

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Hunters bagged 918 alligators on Mississippi public waters

Great weather, high water and increasing expertise made for a good alligator season in Mississippi’s public waters, says state alligator program coordinator Ricky Flynt. Hunters took 918 alligators from Mississippi’s public waters this year, up 153 from last year’s harvest, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks said. Paul Edwards of Okolona and five others tied a state record ...

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Ole Miss, Mississippi State ranked among cheapest tailgates in recent study

By DANNY McARTHUR / Daily Journal When it comes to cheapest towns to tailgate in, both Starkville and Oxford make the top ten, according to a recent study by Rent.com. The 2019 ranking looks at 57 cities representing 65 Power Five schools. The website said that for the article, they ranked each metropolitan area home to an NCAA Football Series. Schools ...

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Seventh grader is school’s first female football player

By NATHANIEL GABLER / Oxford Eagle OXFORD  Aniah Echols walks gingerly, shading her eyes with her right hand as she treads through the boys locker room at Oxford Middle School looking for her coach. Just a seventh grader, Echols doesn’t really know any different. But in a way, she’s forced herself to do a lot of growing up quickly in ...

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Blue Delta Jeans named official jean of US Ryder Cup Team

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal Some of the world’s best golfers will be sporting jeans made in Tupelo. Blue Delta Jeans announced over the weekend that it has partnered with the PGA to be the official jean of the Ryder Cup team, which will compete in the 43rd Ryder Cup matches Sept. 25-27, 2020 at the Straits course at ...

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Joe Cook joins 16 WAPT as sports director

WAPT announced the hiring of Joe Cook as sports director. Cook will anchor the weekday evening sports segments of the 16 WAPT News and joins the long-running Blitz 16 high school football program on Friday nights. Cook has an array of experience, including coverage of the Iditarod sled dog race and Midnight Sun Basketball game while working in Anchorage, coverage ...

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Ole Miss athletics announces beer sales plan

Ole Miss Athletics has confirmed the sale of beer in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium for the final three home football games of the 2019 season, starting October 19 for the game against Texas A&M. Beer will also be sold at The Pavilion at Ole Miss during the 2019-20 men’s and women’s basketball seasons and will continue into baseball season. The university’s announcement ...

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Opener between Ole Miss-Memphis last in current contract

The rivalry between Mississippi and Memphis dates back almost 100 years, often an early-season test with the Rebels piling up plenty of victories. These teams meet Saturday in the season opener for what could be the last game between them. And for a change, Memphis is favored against the Rebels of the Southeastern Conference. “Any time that you are playing ...

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