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Posted on: August 03,2012

Webb, who died Thursday at the age of 72, was an accomplished teacher, a fine player in his own right and, most importantly, a second father to scores of golfers who proudly called themselves “Robbie’s boys.” Webb was a huge, broad-shouldered, balding man with Popeye forearms, a fierce stare that demanded discipline without any vocal […]

Rubenstein family makes largest private donation

Rubenstein family makes largest private donation

Posted on: July 28,2012

Nearly 500 banquet attendees stood Friday night and applauded as Ted Rubenstein handed Boo Ferriss the first ever “The Rube,” an award named in honor of Ted’s brother, the late Michael Rubenstein. Moments later, the same 500 attendees stood and applauded again when it was announced that the Rubenstein family has given a $150,000 gift […]

USM Great McElroy Passes

USM Great McElroy Passes

Posted on: July 26,2012

Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer Bucky McElroy, one of Southern Miss’s all-time football greats, died Wednesday in his hometown of Monroe, La., after a long battle with cancer. He was 83. McElroy, inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 1981, was a standout running back at both Hinds Community College and USM. He […]

Ferriss Chosen for First Rube Award

Ferriss Chosen for First Rube Award

Posted on: July 16,2012

Boo Ferriss, one of Mississippi’s most beloved citizens, will receive the first The Rube award at the BancorpSouth Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremonies July 27 at the Downtown Marriott in Jackson. The Rube is named for the late Michael Rubenstein, the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum’s first and only executive director […]

Record Field for Farm Bureau Insurance Watermelon Classic

Record Field for Farm Bureau Insurance Watermelon Classic

Posted on: July 04,2012

Josh Heird, 32, of Louisville, Ky., and Meggan Franks, 28, of Starkville were the overall winners of the five-kilometer Farm Bureau Insurance Watermelon Classic Wednesday morning. A record 1,772 participants celebrated Independence Day in the 30th annual event held in sunny, warm and humid weather. Heird finished the 3.1 mile run in 16 minutes, 31 […]