It's WLOX News Director Brad Kessie. We're following a story tonight that impacts people who love hockey in south Mississippi. The Mississippi Surge needs to sell 1,000 season tickets, and the team needs to do it quickly. Otherwise, a newsletter to Surge fans says, "without reaching this number by the end of April, the immediate future of hockey here on the coast would be in serious doubt."
Sports anchor Dave Schroeder spent the day talking with people linked to the Surge. The team's VP of communications said there probably was some fudge room if ticket sales get close to 1,000. However, Steve McCall admitted, "If the number stays around 600, will the Surge continue to play hockey here on the coast? That's going to be a question that we take a long hard look at." Stay tuned.
We're hearing some encouraging news tonight at the Ohr O'Keefe Museum of Art. The museum's finances are improving. And its largest building on the campus is almost open. Steve Phillips learned what Ohr board members did to straighten out their financial mess. Watch his story on WLOX News at 6:00.