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16th Annual “Hoops for Jesus” Spring Break Basketball Tournament

Date(s): 3/12/2015, 3/13/2015

8:00am-9:00pm daily

The Mt Olive Missionary Baptist Church 544 49th Avenue Meridian MS
The Mt Olive Missionary Baptist Church located at 544 49th Avenue in Meridian MS will host its 16th annual “Hoops for Jesus” Spring Break Basketball Tournament March 12th -13th. Four divisions include:
1.Youth ages 11 and under
2.Youth ages 14 and under
3.Youth ages 18 and under
4.Adult ages 19 and up
Contact Tournament Commissioner, Ron Turner Sr at 601 479-7826 for more information on entering a team into the tournament. A few slots are still available.

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The March 7, 2015 tournament has changed due to weather to April 4, 2015

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The March 7, 2015 tournament has changed due to weather to April 4, 2015.

Dixon's/Central Snacks, Inc. USSSA Amateur Golf Tour

8 a.m.

Choctaw, MS

Website: htttps://www.facebook.com/usssagolftourjacksonms

The USSSA Amateur Golf Tour is a division of USSSA (United States Sports Specialty Association ); a sport governing body of 13+ sports and non-profit organization founded in 1968.

Through this tour, Magnolia Sports Promotions, LLC has partnered with the Mississippi Children’s Museum www.mississippichildrensmuseum.com to provide a portion of the proceeds to their organization as they seek to support the desire, dedication, and determination of youth, both near and far. Nationally, a portion of the proceeds will be donated by USSSA Amateur Golf to Feed the Children, the tour’s national charity.

Tournaments are open to anyone 18 or older. The annual membership fee for joining the tour is $125 per person, while the registration fee for each tournament will range from $90 to $110. An additional benefit that this tour offers is that guests of the tournament participants can experience the tour event with a $2 spectator fee for each tournament.

Registration for the tour can be completed on the USSSA Amateur Golf Tour website at www.usssagolftour.com.

2015 USSSA Jackson, MS Region Amateur Tour Schedule

March 7, 2015 (Changed to April 4, 2015)
Oaks Golf Course
Philadelphia, MS

March 21st, 2015
Refuge Golf Course
Flowood, MS

April 4, 2015
Oaks Golf Course
Philadelphia, MS

April 18th, 2015
Sonny Guy Golf Course
Jackson, MS

May 15th, 2015
Beau Pre’ Country Club
Natchez, MS

May 30th, 2015
Dogwoods Golf Course
Grenada, MS

June 13th, 2015
River Bend Links Golf Course
Robinsonville, MS

June 29th, 2015
Castlewoods Country Club
Brandon, MS

July 11th, 2015
Big Oaks Golf Club
Tupelo, MS

August 8th, 2015
Bay Pointe Resort & Golf Club
Brandon, MS

August 22nd, 2015
Deerfield Golf Course
Canton, MS

State Championships
September 12th, 2015
Oaks Golf Course
Philadelphia, MS

September 13th, 2015
Azaleas Golf Course
Philadelphia, MS

National Championships
The USSSA National Championship will be held at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club with Eagle Creek and both Orange County National courses, home of the PGA Tour Qualifier in Orlando, FL, during the weekend of September 25th through September 27th, 2015.

Howard Bartee, Jr.; 770-314-4415; usssagolftourjacksonms@gmail.com

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1st Annual Spring Break 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

12:00 noon

Velma Young Park
The 1st Annual Spring Break 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament will take place
March 7th at the Velma Young Park beginning at 12:00 noon
Boys ages 10 - 13 and Girls ages 12 - 17
(601) 227-571
Presented By; The Carter Foundation

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State Farm Tips for Throwing a Safe Super Bowl Party at Home


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State Farm Tips for Throwing a Safe Super Bowl Party at Home

January 29, 2015 – Jackson, MS – As homeowners across the state prepare to host family and friends for the big game, State Farm advises homeowners to have their own game plan in place. Research shows that in 2010, forty percent of the vehicle-related deaths that occurred after the big game were due to drunk driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Homeowners can take proactive steps to protect themselves from liability and keep their guests safe,” says State Farm spokesman Roszell Gadson. “Party hosts have a responsibility to take charge on their home turf just as coaches take charge of their teams.”
These suggestions can help hosts and their guests keep the party—and the ride home—safer when the big game takes place.

Tips for the Home Team

• Serve plenty of food to help offset the effects of alcohol.
• Salty snacks can make people feel thirsty, so set a pitcher of water on the table as well.
• Stock coolers with non-alcoholic beverages for designated drivers and other guests who aren’t drinking.
• Stop serving alcoholic beverages when the fourth quarter begins.
• Avoid offering mixed beverages. Some mixers cause the body to absorb alcohol faster, and most make alcohol easier to drink.
• Reward designated drivers with perks like the prime parking spot or first dibs on seating near the big screen.
• Limit the number of drinks you yourself enjoy.
• Help your guests make travel arrangements with a designated driver or taxi.
• Make sure guests feel comfortable spending the night, if necessary.

Tips for the Visiting Team

• Leave your keys at home if you plan to drink. Arrange to have a designated driver pick you up and take you home, make plans to stay overnight or plan ahead and input a cab company’s number on your phone.
• Don’t drink on an empty stomach.
• Alternate between alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
• If you’re sober, keep an eye on friends who are drinking. Don’t be afraid to take away their keys.
• Extend a kind gesture to your designated driver, such as offering to pay for gas.
• Watch for drunk drivers during your ride home, and report suspects to the police.
• Always wear your seatbelt.

The typical homeowners and renters insurance policy does provide some liability coverage. Homeowners can also speak to their agents about supplemental coverage for additional liability protection such as a Personal Liability Umbrella policy.

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2:00 pm

Biloxi Indian Stadium

BILOXI – This Sunday, East Mississippi Community College and country artist Derek Norsworthy will turn the Mississippi Bowl in Biloxi into the “Home of the Lions” during the NJCAA National Football Championship game.
Top-ranked EMCC will travel from Scooba to Biloxi Indian Stadium to face No. 2 Iowa Western Community College for the community college football championship. Kickoff is 2 p.m.
But at halftime, Norsworthy will pay homage to Scooba with his original song “Home of the Lions,” with help from EMCC’s Mighty Lion Band. Norsworthy, an Escatawpa native, will have his entire band in attendance and feature EMCC band director and Moss Point native Steve Stringer on guitar.
The Mighty Lion Band, which has marched in major events such as the Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia, Pa., will take the field immediately following “Home of the Lions.”
“I couldn’t be more proud to have a song associated with such a prestigious school and I can’t wait to play it live for all the Lions fans at the title game,” said Norsworthy.
The rollicking country tune came about when Jackson entertainment attorney Mike Frascogna, a frequent EMCC collaborator, mentioned to Norsworthy that EMCC was in the market for some original music to use at athletic and school events.
“We always try to do things that set us apart from others and we’re mindful of establishing our identity,” said EMCC President Dr. Rick Young about commissioning the song.
“This song is another way to rally our Lion family. And it’s amazing how well Derek, a Mississippi guy, connected to who we are through his lyrics. He was able to, in a very short period of time, capture the essence of our efforts to be the best community college in the nation.”
Dr. Young said that Norsworthy’s song – and a pair of hip hop songs also commissioned by EMCC through an artist of Frascogna’s – bring positive attention to Mississippi’s community college system, just like the Lion football team’s success. EMCC is currently the defending NJCAA national football champion and has won two of the last three national titles in football. And the Lions won their 2013 crown at the Mississippi Bowl.
Norsworthy, who graduated from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s nursing program, jumped at the chance to make a song for EMCC.
“I had been through Scooba before, which turned into some of the content for the song, and I got to digging around the athletic website and the school website,” Norsworthy said.
“I looked at EMCC’s accomplishments and foundations and absorbed those and reflected on my past experiences with athletics and what you’d want to hear at an athletic event. Then the song was able to come out organically rather than me just making words rhyme. I was blown away when I heard how well everything sounded when we recorded it and proud that I could embed myself in what EMCC stands for as a school.”
CD copies of “Home of the Lions” will be available for purchase at the Mississippi Bowl and afterward at www.emccbookstore.com.

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The Statesmen claim the 1st year title for promoting organ & tissue donation awareness
Friday, November 14th, 2014-Flowood, MS –Delta State University claimed its first Donor Challenge victory against Mississippi College by winning the 2014 organ, eye and tissue donation awareness campus campaign between the two rivals. Organized by the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA), the Donor Challenge is a form of college outreach that promotes the need for organ, eye and tissue donation. The program provides education, volunteer training and gives college students a chance to register as donors while encouraging donor designations campus-wide among fellow students, staff, faculty, alumni and fans.
During the four week challenge period, Delta State accounted for more donor designations than Mississippi College. Campus totals were based on a unique scoring system that fully credited new donor designations and utilized a point system for existing designations from fans, students, alumni, faculty and staff that identified their donor status. DSU tallied 341.75 points which accounted for 234 new donor designations and 431 existing designations. MC finished close behind with 311 points (267 new donor designations, 216 existing designations). The 501 new donor designations from DSU and MC exceeded the total of 498 posted in the 2014 Donor Challenge series between the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University and the University of Southern Mississippi that ended in mid-October. USM claimed a second Donor Challenge win in three years by collecting more donor designations than both Ole Miss and Mississippi State combined.
“Being part of the 2014 Donor Challenge was a lot of work, but it has been very rewarding,” said DSU Senior nursing student, Mary Hodges. “During the 10 events we hosted, I have had the opportunity to interact with students, faculty and the community that I would not have had the chance to even meet without this challenge. I especially loved hearing the personal stories about organ donation. It was a great experience and provided a chance for us to work together for a great cause.”
“It has been so much fun over the last month watching our students get involved in the Donor Challenge,” said Allison Hayes, a Nursing Instructor at Mississippi College. “From day one they have been thinking of new ways to recruit donors. I am so proud of their eagerness and desire to recruit new donors and be involved in helping give the gift of life to those in need.”
“We were blown away by the effort put forth by both Delta State and Mississippi College in this inaugural year of their Donor Challenge,” said Chuck Stinson, Director of Marketing and Media Relations for MORA. “They put together a truly amazing effort- motivating students, staff, alumni, and gathering support on their respective campuses and within their community. That is exhibited by the fact that this Donor Challenge, between two smaller student bodies, surpassed that of the one between the three largest universities in the state."
Both the MC School of Nursing and Delta State Student Nurses Association will receive a $500 donation from MORA after attaining all Donor Challenge performance standards that included a volunteer training session, a minimum of four registration events and a minimum of 150 new donor designations.
Alcorn State University and Jackson State University are in the final week of their respective Donor Challenge that ends today. You can register as an organ and tissue donor to support either of these schools on-line at www.msora.org/donorchallenge.
At present, more than 1,400 Mississippians and 123,000+ Americans are in need of a lifesaving transplant. A new patient is added to the national transplant waiting list every 10 minutes and an average of 18 people die each day awaiting a lifesaving transplant that never comes. One organ donor can save eight lives and one tissue donor can save or improve the lives of 50 recipients or more. To register as an organ, eye and tissue donor go to www.donatelifems.org.
For more information contact:
Chuck Stinson
Director of Marketing & Media Relations
Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency
601. 936.8610 (work)

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Southern Pro Bull Riding SPBR.... "Finals"

8:00 pm

Neshoba County Coliseum Philadelphia, MS
Southern Pro Bull Riding SPBR.... "Finals"
Oct. 17th & 18th
Tickets ... $10 advance - $12 at gate

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Newton County Youth Football Association - Open House

8:30 am

Beulah Hubbard ball field
Final registration and open house - August 2nd

Newton County Youth Football Association is holding an open house Saturday August 2nd beginning at 8:30 am at the Beulah Hubbard ball field. Lunch will be provided. Players will need to wear shorts,
t-shirts, and cleats.

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Marcus Campbell - “Future Star” Basketball Camp

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Sumter Central High School & Livingston Jr. High School Livingston, Alabama
Marcus Campbell - “Future Star” Basketball Camp

5th grade – 12th grade boys & girls

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Registration: 8am – 9am...
(Parent/Guardian must register their children)
9am – 3pm ... and
Thursday, July 3, 2014
8am – 2pm

Sumter Central High School & Livingston Jr. High School
Livingston, Alabama

***Free, Fundamental & Life Skills Basketball Camp***

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Registration for Southern Choctaw Independent Football League

5:00 pm

Alabama Southern Community College Park
Event Title: Southern Choctaw Independent Football League (SCIFL) Registration

Event Date: June 5, 2014

Text: Registration for Southern Choctaw Independent Football League players and cheerleaders will be Thursday, June 5th at Alabama Southern Community College Park at 5:00 P.M. New players and cheerleaders will need to bring a copy of their birth certificate. Contact Bruce Grayson at 251-843-2249 or
205-457-1344 for more information.

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Challenger League

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Sammie Davidson Complex
Challenger League......at Sammie Davidson complex each of the next three Friday nights ... April 25th, May 2nd and May 9th. Sammie Davidson Complex 6pm to 7pm.
Challenger League is for children with special needs.

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The People's Charity Project - 1st Annual Benefit Golf Tournament

8:30 am - Shotgun Start

Lakeview Golf Course
The People's Charity Project will have their 1st Annual Benefit Golf Tournament
May 3rd at Lakeview Golf Course. Shotgun start at 8:30 am
c/g 2-man Scramble - $70 Entry Fee ... includes Lunch and Cart
Entry Fee and Donations are Tax Deductible
Scott Ford (601) 490-0801
Robert Gibson (601) 686-1420

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Meridian Youth Soccer

9:00 - 10:30 am

Jacee Complex 1500 Old 8th Street Road
Meridian Youth Soccer is having an event on Saturday, April 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for special needs children and adults of all ages. If you know of anyone that would like to participate please print out this information. Registration is free and each athlete will receive a t-shirt, a drink, snack and a participation medal. Pre-registration is highly encouraged to help with planning. Also volunteers are also needed. If you would like to volunteer to help with this program contact Neil Henry at 601-484-5303 or email him at neil.henry@yourcnb.com. If you have any questions just let me know and I can find out the answer for you!! Hope to see you all there!!

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13th Annual Steve Hul13th Annual Steve Hull

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Dancing Rabbit Golf Club
13th Annual Steve Hul13th Annual Steve Hull
Memorial Golf Classic
June 11, 2014
Dancing Rabbit Golf Club

$150 per player or $600 per team
Includes golf • shared cart • range • lunch • prizes & more!
Call 601.703.2091 For More Information

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Steve Hull Memorial Golf Classic - June 11th, 2014

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Dancing Rabbit Golf Course on the Pearl River Resort
Steve Hull Memorial Golf Classic - 2014

Dear Golfers
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 11th. That’s the date for the annual Steve Hull Memorial Golf Classic.
This year’s tournament will again take place at the spectacular Dancing Rabbit Golf Course on the Pearl River Resort. The format will be a 4-person scramble with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. The tournament will be flighted with prizes going to the top 3 teams in each flight. We are asking that you check-in no later than 9:00 a.m. By arriving early, you will be able to enjoy a variety of fresh fruit and drinks. Following the completion of play, a late lunch including hamburgers and/or hotdogs, side items of your choosing, and a beverage will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own snacks to take with you on the course.
The cost is $600.00 per team, which is tax deductible. The entry fee includes golf, lunch, a T-shirt, goody bag and door prizes. There will also be closest to the pin prizes on all par three’s and a longest driving hole. We will also be offering valuable prizes for a hole-in-one and be giving away golf outings at premier courses in Mississippi and Alabama.
We have also blocked off a limited number of hotel rooms for Tuesday, June 10th at The Silver Star Casino for $69.00 plus 7% sales tax. If you wish to take advantage of this, call 1-866-44PEARL (447-3275) and ask for the reservations department. Once you have an agent, tell them that your group code is “GHULL14”. All room reservations must be made by midnight on May 20th. Contact Lindsey Hall for additional details.
There will be a hospitality room on June 10th from 7 p.m. - until. This is a presidential suite at the Silverstar. Snacks, free beverages (beer/cokes/water/liquor) will be provided.
So as you can see, this should be a terrific event. But I encourage you to enter as soon as possible as I anticipate a full field. We will again be utilizing both The Azaleas and The Oaks courses. The first 20 teams to register will have their pick of either course to play.
Please return the enclosed form and your entry fee. Deadline to enter is Friday, June 6th, but we could be full by then. Make checks payable to the “Steve Hull Memorial Fund.”
All proceeds from the tournament will go directly into a college fund that has been set up for Steve’s two children, Trex and Bailey. If you can’t golf, we still encourage you to make a donation in Steve’s behalf.
We hope to see you at the Dancing Rabbit June 10th – 11th for the Steve Hull Memorial Golf Classic. On behalf of Steve’s family, we thank you in advance for your participation.
If you have any questions, you can contact me at (601) 703-2091.
Lindsey Hall
Tournament Director

See Form here ......................

Wednesday June 11th, 2014
Dancing Rabbit Golf Club
Philadelphia, Mississippi
Player: _____________________________
Player: _____________________________
Player: _____________________________
Player: _____________________________
Tee Time: 10am
Format: Flighted four person scramble
Cost: $600 per team
Deadline to enter: Friday June 6, 2014
First 20 teams to register will receive their choice of course:
Please circle your preferred course: “The Azaleas” or “The Oaks”
Make checks payable to:
Steve Hull Memorial Fund
Mail checks to:
Lindsey Hall, WTOK-TV, P.O. Box 2988, Meridian, MS 39302
The Steve Hull Memorial Foundation’s purpose is to provide Steve’s children, Trex and Baleigh, with the necessary funds to attend college, as well as help other deserving needy students.
For more information call 601-703-2091
Lindsey Hall
(601) 703-2091

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Quitman's first annual City Basketball 2 on 2 Championship

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Sumrall Park Quitman, MS
Quitman's first annual City Basketball 2 on 2 Championship will be held March 14th, at 10 am
March 15th, at 9 am
Sign up at City Hall.
Call for info ... (601) 917-7089

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Meridian Futbol Club Makes A Ruckus In Bulldog Country


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Meridian Futbol Club Makes A Ruckus In Bulldog Country.

This past weekend, several teams from the cities' soccer club, traveled to the Starkville Soccer Shootout, in Starkville, MS and came home with hardware.

Meridian FC 05 Boys

The Meridian FC 05 Boys won their division by winning all four games and defeating the U9 Starkville Grey, the Mississippi Flood 05 Boys, the U9 Tupelo United boys and the U9 Starkville Maroon. The members of the team are Will Thames, Marco Espino and Jay Fruge, Coach Michael Lagendyk, Joshua Buxton, Paden Avera, Ian Graham, Brady Lagendyk, Ali Meloelain and Coach Matthew Castleberry

Meridian FC 02 Girls
The Meridian FC 02 girls wrap up an undefeated weekend defeating Florence, Desoto County, Starkville, and Tupelo for the Gold Medal. The members of the team are Guiliana Giles, Abby Gist, Morgan Massey, Peyton Rigdon, Emma James, and Mia Aviles,
Coach Bob Dalton, Olivia Clark, Anna Kate Henry, Macy Hale, Lydia Hutcherson, Kristin Hayes and Manager Neil Henry.

Meridian FC 00 Boys Elite

The Meridian FC 00 Boys Elite brought home the Silver by winning a game against Tupelo YSO, Starkville and Tupelo United, before falling to the Starkville Bulldogs in the finals. The members of the team are Alex Reyes, Davis Thames, Garrett Mills, Joel Hill, Keegan Pearson, Landon Lee,Andres Alonso, Harvey Griffin, Eli Bancroft, Larry Dunn, Cameron Smith, Joseph Aviles, Reggie Pech, and Coach Tom Gavin

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Marcus Campbell - “Future Star” Basketball Camp

Date(s): 7/1/2013, 7/2/2013

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Sumter Central High School Livingston, Alabama
Marcus Campbell - “Future Star” Basketball Camp

5th thru 12th grade boys & girls

Monday, July 1, 2013

Registration: 8am – 9am
9am – 3pm
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
8am – 2pm

Sumter Central High School
Livingston, Alabama

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