• Nissan gives $500,000 to Mississippi history museums

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. is donating $500,000 to help fund exhibits and a dining area at two Mississippi history museums being built in downtown Jackson. The Japanese automaker made the announcement Monday at its Canton plant, along with former Mississippi Govs. William...

  • Air Force athletics still finding its way through the complicated world of social media

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: 47 min ago

    Troy Garnhart's message boils down to one simple tenant: When in doubt, don't post. So far, the Air Force associate athletic director for communications has avoided the ramifications for reckless use of social media. But it doesn't mean he's any less wary. Garnhart's preseason...

  • Free Comic Book Day kicks off Children's Book Week

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Thirty years ago, indulging a love of comic books required something of a hero's journey: a descent to otherworldly realms, encounters with strange beings and a return to the "real world" full of wondrous tales. Comics were on the geek fringe, "a secret handshake, secret society kind...

  • $100M hotel coming to Charleston's historic district

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Construction is underway on a major new hotel in Charleston's historic district. Bennett Hospitality broke ground Monday on a $100 million, eight-story luxury hotel on Marion Square. The 200,000-square-foot hotel is going up at the site where the old...

  • Sneaking some healthy, green fats into morning muffin treats

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    For me, this has been the year of the avocado. In addition to using them in all the usual suspects — guacamole, cobb salads and club sandwiches — my family also has been smashing them up on toast (try topping them with tomato slices, prosciutto, a drizzle of olive and a sprinkle of...

  • Show Mom some love with a moist chocolate _ and beet! _ cake

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Mom always said to eat your vegetables. So call this getting even... Make her vegetables as a Mother's Day dessert. Or maybe it's just the ticket for letting her know how much you listen to what she's always saying. We took beets and incorporated them into a delicious, moist and...

  • Blog: Eighteenth Element Yoga new on scene

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Yoga fans, there's yet another option for your practice: Eighteenth Element Yoga. And they're having a grand opening this weekend with food, vendors and classes by donation only. THe money raised will go toward the studio's Yoga for First Responders and Mindful Yoga Therapy for...

  • New Ellis Island center to complete US immigration story

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A gallery opening next month at the Ellis Island Museum will complete the story of America's immigration history. The Peopling of America Center opens on May 20. The museum will then be renamed the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. The center's new exhibits...

  • Vintage baseball game set for Waveland State Historic Site

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Baseball fans can catch a game at Waveland State Historic Site in Lexington that will recreate how the sport was played in the 1860s. State tourism officials say the game between the Losantiville Black Stockings and Norwood Highlanders will be May 17. Players...

  • Motor coach travel, Canada part of annual tourism conference

    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — This year's Governor's Conference on Tourism in New Hampshire is including sessions on group travel by motor coach and marketing to the Canadian visitor. Featured guests at the conference May 4-5 are Peter Pantuso, American Bus Association president and CEO, and...

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