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"It's awesome man," Travis Bing said. "I've been waiting for months now it seems."
Bing is one of the tens of thousands of Preds fans all over the Midstate that at first were on pins and needles waiting for the lockout
to end but had given up hope after a few months.
"I honestly did not think it was going to happen," Bing said.
But Sunday afternoon at the pub on McGavock pike he was celebrating the
highly anticipated news that the lockout could soon be over.
But he said the energy at the bar was nowhere near as intense as it is in the Preds room during an exciting game.
"It's almost like being at the arena," Bing said. "We're screaming and we're yelling at the TV."
The atmosphere is so great in fact, it doesn't matter where you're from or what colors you wear.
Dennis Pepperack is a Red Wings fan, and said says rivalries are all in good
fun. Sunday, fans of all teams put aside their differences if only for a moment.
"We're just glad that the NHL is back," Pepperack said. "Regardless of the team that
you root for, we're all hockey fans and we love the game."
And what's good for the regulars, is great for the owners.
"We are thrilled totally, excited," said Tracy Hamilton, owner.
Hamilton isn't just an entrepreneur, she's also a fan, and said she's glad
her office and her hangout are back in the same place again.
hockey crowd is a very passionate crowd," Hamilton said. "When they find a place that
they like and they go to they really want to gather with other hockey
The earliest game back for the home team could be January 15th when the Predators are scheduled to take on the Dallas Stars at Bridgestone Arena.
Monday, January 7 2013, 07:21 AM CST
Tishomingo County voters OK beer, alcohol sales
May 22, 2013 23:38 GMT
IUKA, Miss. (AP) -- Tishomingo County is the latest Mississippi jurisdiction to legalize alcohol sales.
Voters approved the sale of liquor, wine and beer Tuesday, reports the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/13JCcix).
It wasn't clear referendums would pass until affidavit ballots were counted Wednesday.
With more than half Tishomingo County's voters casting ballots, legalizing alcohol passed by 42 votes, while legalizing beer and light wine passed by 73. The county borders Alabama and Tennessee.
Lawmakers legalized liquor at a proposed resort at the county's Bay Springs Lake in 2010, but it wasn't built.
Greene County voters legalized beer sales last year, while Corinth, New Albany and Senatobia have legalized alcohol sales under a 2012 law that allows cities to hold votes.
Mississippi has 13 remaining counties that allow no beer or alcohol sales.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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