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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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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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Council approves construction of Sportsplex facility

LAUREL — The Laurel City Council has approved the construction of a nearly $300,000 facility at the Laurel Sportsplex in preparation for the 2013 World Series. The Laurel Leader-Call reports the city will host the 2013 Dixie Youth World Series and the 2013 Dixie Youth O-Zone World Series. The city will use the money to build press box facility at ...

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