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BILOXI, Miss., Dec. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Coastal Mississippi: The Secret Coast is inviting travelers to experience this year's winter holiday season in an unparalleled way. The Secret Coast and its 62 miles of scenic shoreline offer an abundance of events, culinary delights, unique experiences, and outdoor adventures year-round, thanks to the region's temperate climate. The following experiences are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the endless adventure, celebration, and relaxation that The Secret Coast has to offer.

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GREENVILLE, Miss., Dec. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, Mars Food, makers of Ben's Original™, continued its efforts to enhance educational opportunities, as well as further access to fresh foods for Greenville area residents through a series of donations. The new actions are in service of the Ben's Original™ brand purpose to create opportunities that offer everyone a seat at the table and are linked to company's commitment to donate $2.5 million over the next five years in the community Mars Food has called home for more than four decades.

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LAUREL, Miss., Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanderson Farms, Inc. has been recognized by Newsweek magazine as one of America's Most Responsible Companies for 2022. This prestigious list is presented by Newsweek and Statista, Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The complete list of the top 500 most responsible companies in the United States across 14 different industry subcategories can be viewed on Newsweek's website.

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JACKSON, Miss., Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- EastGroup Properties (NYSE: EGP) (the "Company", "EastGroup") announced today that its Board of Directors approved a 22.2% increase in its quarterly dividend, raising it to $1.10 per share from $0.90 per share.  The dividend is payable on January 15, 2022 to shareholders of record of Common Stock on December 31, 2021.  This dividend is the 168th consecutive quarterly distribution to EastGroup's shareholders and represents an annualized dividend rate of $4.40 per share.  EastGroup has increased or maintained its dividend for 29 consecutive years.  The Company has increased it 26 years over that period, including increases in each of the last 10 years.

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JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Pro-life leaders from across denominational, political, and ethnic lines came together Sunday, November 28, for a national prayer gathering hosted by Family Research Council. Pray Together for Life took place at New Horizon Church in Jackson, Mississippi, home of the pro-life law at issue in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, three days before the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the case. For decades, pro-life Americans have prayed and worked to see the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy. The forthcoming decision in the Dobbs case could be the one that sends Roe to the dustbin of history.

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The Gold Strike Casino Resort has recently launched its new gaming floor, the Buffalo Zone. The official launch came three days after the Gold Strike reopened its doors at limited capacity on May 25, 2021. With over 1,258 rooms, this marks another addition to the MGM Resorts International property’s wide array of gaming choices.