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Economic impact growing as girls’ volleyball becomes more popular

By BECKY GILLETTE Girls rule in youth volleyball. Volleyball is the most played girl’s sport in the world. But Mississippi has been slower to catch on to this trend than many other states, possibly in part because competitive volleyball is an expensive sport. Not all parents can afford to pay for club dues and travel expenses. It is a high ...

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TOURISM TRAGEDY — Toxic bacteria mean fewer people on Mississippi’s beaches

Toxic bacteria are keeping swimmers out of the water on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and it will be weeks before financial information shows whether beach closures are hurting the local economy. The communications director for the tourism agency Coastal Mississippi, Erin Rosetti, says she’s seeing fewer people hanging out on the sand. “We do see people on the beach. However, ...

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New Museum Leadership Team Announced

Lucy Allen has retired as director of the MDAH Museum Division after forty years of service to the department. Cindy Gardner has been selected to replace Allen, and Pamela Junior has been selected as the director of the Two Mississippi Museums. Rachel Myers will become the deputy director. Dorian Pridgen will serve as director of visitor experience and Clay Williams ...

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Cotton House Hotel in Cleveland announces leadership team

Management company MMI Hotel Group announced the leadership team behind the Cotton House hotel in Cleveland. A Marriott Tribute Portfolio Hotel and a member of the Southern Living Hotel Collection, the 95-room hotel is scheduled to open in July. Cotton House Leadership Team includes: General Manager, James McAfee – McAfee, formerly a property leader at Renaissance Montgomery Hotel in Montgomery, ...

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Coastal Mississippi’s Beau Rivage wins award

The ninth annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival (AFWF) has announced that Beau Rivage Resort & Casino’s Executive Chef Kristian Wade is this year’s winner of the PNC “Best of the Fest” competition. As part of a collaborative effort between Coastal Mississippi, Visit Mississippi, and Beau Rivage Resort & Casino to showcase the destination, Chef Wade delighted attendees with his ...

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Cotton House names GM, is taking reservations

By JACK WEATHERLY jack.weatherly@msbusiness.com The Cotton House hotel has hired James McAfee as its first general manager for the upscale lodge to open soon in downtown Cleveland. McAfee comes to Mississippi from Mongomery, Ala., where he was director of services at the 345-guestroom Renaissance Hotel and Spa, a Marriott property. “After working in Montgomery . . . at the Renaissance ...

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No swimming: Toxic bacteria afflicts Mississippi coast

An outbreak of toxic bacteria is ruining some beach plans in Mississippi, where authorities are warning people not to swim or eat seafood from polluted coastal waters.The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality released a list of closed beaches to news outlets. Residents shouldn’t even allow their pets to come in contact with water that has a greenish-blue hue. The toxic ...

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Senators: 18 Mississippi airports receiving federal money

Eighteen airports in Mississippi will receive federal money to make improvements, including rehabilitation of some runways. U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith on Monday announced $4.8 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The single largest grant is just over $1 million to the Magee Municipal Airport for runway improvement. Other grants include $600,000 to Columbia-Marion County ...

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Historical marker commemorates reported alien abduction

A historical marker has been placed near the river where two men in southern Mississippi said they were abducted by aliens in 1973. News outlets report the city of Pascagoula dedicated the marker Saturday at Lighthouse Park. Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker said they were on the shores of the Pascagoula River when what appeared to be aliens pulled them ...

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Mississippi shrimp season opens Thursday

Shrimping in Mississippi waters opens Thursday. The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources has set the opening date of the 2019-2020 shrimp season in state territorial waters for 6 a.m. Recreational and commercial shrimp season north of the Intracoastal Waterway will close at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2020. In areas south of the Intracoastal Waterway and west of the Gulfport ...

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