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Thursday, October 01, 2015

NEW ORLEANS: Audubon Aquarium holds name-the-white-gator election | Celebrities | SanLuisObispo.com

NEW ORLEANS: Audubon Aquarium holds name-the-white-gator election | Celebrities | SanLuisObispo.com: The Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans is holding a name-the-gator election for a rare white alligator that recently went on display, even though it was dubbed "Chompitoulas" (CHOMP-uh-TOO-luhs) in 2009.

The 5-foot-long male replaces a 28-year-old white alligator named "Spots," which died Sept. 7.

The new gator and its brother were displayed as Chompitoulas and Canal-igator at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service donated the pair as hatchlings in 2009. However, they outgrew the insectarium's small swamp exhibit.

Canal-igator is on loan at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, Audubon Nature Institute spokeswoman Katie Smith said in an email.

Watch Out For Anthony Davis And The New Orleans Pelicans

Watch Out For Anthony Davis And The New Orleans Pelicans: The New Orleans Pelicans did not change their team much this offseason, but they did add a new coach in Alvin Gentry. He is just coming off an NBA title with the Golden State Warriors as an assistant coach. Gentry is a great basketball mind that should be able to help superstar Anthony Davis and co. get further in the playoffs.

Former Sprint exec lands at Mississippi wireless operator

Former Sprint exec lands at Mississippi wireless operator: Former Sprint CTO Stephen Bye will join regional wireless operator C Spire in November. Sprint

A small regional wireless operator in Mississippi is beefing up its technology chops by hiring an executive who had a leading role in Sprint's network overhaul.

On Wednesday, Ridgeland, Mississippi-based C Spire announced that former Sprint chief technology officer Stephen Bye would lead its technology strategy starting November 1. Bye had risen quickly through the ranks at Sprint after arriving there in 2011 from cable operator Cox Communications. He resigned as CTO of Sprint in July.

Destin History and Fishing Museum turns 10 - Business - Northwest Florida Daily News - Fort Walton Beach, FL

Destin History and Fishing Museum turns 10 - Business - Northwest Florida Daily News - Fort Walton Beach, FL: DESTIN — Along with the ringing in of the 67th Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo, the Destin History and Fishing Museum will be celebrating its 10th anniversary today.
Visitors will enjoy free admission to the 5,500 square-foot museum that houses historic artifacts of the early Destin settlers, colorful mounted fish of the Gulf, the evolution of fishing in the area and a brand new room dedicated to the famous fishing rodeo.

Historic building near FedExForum revived as Memphis Fire Haus

Historic building near FedExForum revived as Memphis Fire Haus: After being vacant for about 15 years, the circa 1910 building on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, which originally housed Fire Station No. 3, is back in action as "Station 3: the Memphis Fire Haus," an entertainment venue with beer, live music and food trucks.

Trustmark Bank opens in historic Downtown Gulfport building

Trustmark Bank opens in historic Downtown Gulfport building - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi: More businesses are choosing to set up shop in Downtown Gulfport.� On Tuesday, Trustmark bank opened its operation in the historic Hatten Building. The 75-year-old building had been vacant since before Hurricane Katrina.

"I think it's important to try and preserve our history and this was a great opportunity to move into a great space in downtown, utilize it and put it to a new use," said Eric Brown, President of Trustmark Bank for the Mississippi Coast.

Vicksburg gets grant for Halls Ferry trail

Vicksburg gets grant for Halls Ferry trail - Washington Times: The city of Vicksburg will be getting another walking trail paid for in part by a $99,000 federal Recreational Trails Program grant administered by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks.