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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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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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Reunion Golf & Country Club names Foster as assistant event coordinator

Reunion Golf & Country Club recently named Jamie Foster as its assistant events coordinator. Foster joins Reunion after a tenure as Head Pastry Chef at Jackson’s Manship’s Wood Fired Kitchen. The Jackson native attended Chicago’s French Pastry School where she completed the L’Art de la Patisserie program. While in Chicago Foster worked under Chef Jessica Ellington at downtown’s Epic Restaurant.

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PGA Tour honors Sanderson Farms Championship for “Best Charity Integration”

The Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson was honored by the PGA Tour for “Best Charity Integration” during the 2018 tournament at The Country Club of Jackson. The “Best Charity Integration” Award recognizes the tournament that incorporates the tournament’s charity and theme into all facets of the event. The Sanderson Farms Championship is united around its charitable impact to Friends of ...

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Bachman joins Reunion as assistant general manager

Casey Smith, General Manager at Reunion Golf and Country Club announced the appointment of Robbie Bachman to Assistant General Manager and the lead for all Food & Beverage Operations. Bachman has previous experience at country clubs in the Southeast. He was most recently the Club Manager at Steelwood Golf & Country Clubin Loxley, Ala. Prior to Steelwood, Robbie was the ...

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Laven named Mississippi Braves’ vice president and general manager

The Mississippi Braves, Double-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves have named 27-year professional baseball veteran Pete Laven as the club’s new Vice President and General Manager. The M-Braves will hold a press conference introducing Laven (LAV-in) on Thursday, November 29 at 1 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Grill at Trustmark Park. Media interested in attending should contact Chris Harris at ...

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