Camp Shelby Museum to begin expansion
HATTIESBURG -- A planned expansion of the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby will add 6,000 square feet of multi-use space, allowing the facility to host bigger traveling exhibits.
It will also create more space for meetings and events.
Museum director Chad Daniels tells WDAM-TV of Laurel/Hattiesburg that other work will involve enclosing a central courtyard and overhauling existing exhibit areas.
Daniels says the state has provided $2 million and the museum hopes to raise another $1 million from private donations.
Daniels says the museum has had to turn away some traveling exhibits from the Smithsonian and the Japanese-American Historical Society because space wasn't available.
He says the new meeting area will be able to handle up to 400 people.
Silver Airways cuts fares between Tupelo, Atlanta
TUPELO -- Silver Airways will offer one-way tickets between Tupelo and Atlanta for $48, plus tax, beginning by the end of the month.
Such tickets currently cost between $55 and $166, depending on the day of departure.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the fare reduction comes on the heels of Silver's decision to reduce the number of weekly flights from 36 to 24, starting March 3.
Tupelo officials had asked the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based airline to reduce the number of flights in hopes of improving Silver's performance, which has been fraught with cancellations and delays.
Silver also announced Friday it was ending service between Cleveland, Ohio, and five smaller cities -- Jamestown, N.Y.; Bradford, DuBois and Franklin, Pa.; and Parkersburg, W.Va., on May 15.
-- Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal