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Mississippi St. gets first look at new QB vs. Cajuns

Not only is Mississippi State quarterback Tommy Stevens new to the Bulldogs. The graduate transfer also is set to make his first college start against Louisiana-Lafayette in the Superdome on Saturday. “You can’t dismiss the emotional component of having your first start,” said Bulldogs second-year coach Joe Moorhead, a former college quarterback at Fordham in the early 1990s. “He’s really ...

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TODD SMITH — Ohio State seeks to trademark ‘The’

The Buckeyes are aiming to be “The” brand in college sports! Ohio State University is seeking to trademark the word “The” when used on items marketed for sale, according to a trademark application filed to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The filing, made a couple of weeks ago, aims to protect the school’s formal name – The Ohio State ...

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Southern Miss is latest to sell beer at football games

The University of Southern Mississippi is joining a nationwide trend of universities selling beer at football games. The university announced Monday that it will sell beer and light wine at M.M. Roberts Stadium beginning with its Sept. 28 game against University of Texas at El Paso. USM officials say they’re waiting until the year’s second home game to get employees ...

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Branning joins Reunion

Jourdan Branning was named Membership Sales and Communication Manager for Reunion Golf & Country Club. She will work with Reunion Membership & Marketing Director Kelli Stabbs. Branning previously was a tennis instructor at Reunion while working to receive her master’s degree from Mississippi College in Sports Administration. Upon graduation, Branning returned to Mississippi College to pursue a career in the ...

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BankPlus recommits as fan pavilion and junior pro-am sponsor for Sanderson Farms Championship

The Sanderson Farms Championship announced today that BankPlus has committed to continue as sponsor of the popular BankPlus Fan Pavilion and the BankPlus Junior Pro-Am. The 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship is scheduled for September 16-22 at The Country Club of Jackson. The BankPlus Fan Pavilion is a shared hospitality venue on the 12th green with a tiered viewing deck that overlooks ...

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Australia’s Gabriela Ruffels wins US Women’s Amateur

WEST POINT — Gabriela Ruffels became the first Australian winner in U.S. Women’s Amateur history Sunday, beating Albane Valenzuela of Switzerland 1 up in the 36-hole final at Old Waverly Golf Club. “I’m a proud Australian,” Ruffels said. “That’s where I started playing golf. I have such a huge support system back there, and to win it not only for ...

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Stabbs named Membership & Marketing Director

Kelli Stabbs was named Membership & Marketing Director for Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison. Stabbs joins Reunion with over 14 years experience in healthcare marketing, promotion, sales, event coordination and business development. She began her career serving various marketing roles for Professional EyeCare Associates, Madison Medical Imaging and St. Dominic Hospital. In 2014 she was Business Relations Manager ...

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Local cyclist spends month on the open road

By JAKE THOMPSON / Oxford Eagle OXFORD — Andy Hemmins can be seen riding his bike around Oxford, but he used to spend his time riding much further distances. While facing what he would describe as a “mid-life crisis,” Hemmins decided to scratch an itch he had for quite some time. After nearly three years of planning, Hemmins set out ...

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City advances plan to place turf in sports complexes

By TAYLOR VANCE / Daily Journal TUPELO • The city is one step closer to replacing the natural grass fields at two of its sports complexes with artificial turf fields. The Tupelo City Council voted to finalize a contract with Sloan Landscape Architecture for $150 an hour to draw the initial designs for installing artificial turf at Ballard Park Baseball ...

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Reunion Clubhouse named Clubhouse of Year by Golf Inc Magazine

Reunion Golf & Country Club’s new 33,000 square-foot clubhouse has been named the “Clubhouse of the Year – Top New Private Clubhouse” by Golf Inc. magazine, the world’s only magazine for golf course developers, owners and management company executives. The $16 million clubhouse opened in August 2018 and is the newest luxury amenity to be added to the 2,100-acre private ...

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