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Casino survey reveals national, Mississippi data

The U.S. commercial casino industry realized its second-largest year in gross gaming revenues ever in 2012, according to a economic impact study released today by the American Gaming Association. The annual State of the States: The AGA Survey of Casino Entertainment shows an industry that has now seen three consecutive years of escalating growth — reaching its highest levels of ...

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Neel-Schaffer ranks 197 on ENR Top 500 design firms

Neel-Schaffer, Inc, a consulting engineering and planning company, earned the ranking of 197 in the 2013 Top 500 Design Firms in the country by Engineering News-Record (ENR). “As we celebrate our 30th year of operation, our employees’ commitment to client service continues to be the driving force of the ranking of Neel-Schaffer,” Hibbett Neel, President, Neel-Schaffer said in a released ...

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City of Ridgeland employees lose over 200 pounds

Pound for pound, the City of Ridgeland is proving its serious about health & wellness. City employees recently lost a total of more than 200 pounds in a “Biggest Loser” contest held over 16 weeks from Jan. 9-May 1. Each participant paid $10 to participate and for every pound gained, $1 was paid. To lose weight, individuals ate less, exercised ...

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Bomgar recognized as top privately-held job creator in Mississippi

Ridgeland-based Bomgar Corporation is recognized as a leading privately-held job creator within the State of Mississippi in the inaugural ranking of Inc. Magazine’s “Hire Power” Awards, recognizing the privately-held companies that have generated the most jobs in the past three years. Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves and Senator Will Longwitz, on behalf of the Mississippi Senate, recently issued a Proclamation congratulating ...

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(VIDEO) Timothy Bartik: The economic case for preschool

In this Ted Talk, Timothy Bartik makes the macro-economic case for preschool education — and explains why you should be happy to invest in it, even if you don’t have kids that age (or kids at all). The economic benefits of well-educated kids, it turns out, go well beyond the altruistic. The author of “Investing in Kids,” Timothy Bartik studies ...

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Positioned for Progress "super conference" to meet Blueprint goals

Members of Mississippi’s non-profit, government and philanthropic organizations will gather at the Jackson Convention Complex today and tomorrow for the 2013 Positioned for Progress conference to look for more proactive ways to invest in Mississippi’s future. The so-called ‘super conference’ combines four state organizations’ annual conferences into one mass gathering where professionals from the varied groups can share experiences, opinions ...

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Local officials hoping for state help in funding Wynette museum

TREMONT — Officials in northeast Mississippi are hoping for some money from the state to help to finance construction of the Tammy Wynette Museum in Tremont. Wynette, a country music legend who died in 1998, is a native of the Tremont area in Itawamba County. She was married for six years to George Jones, who died April 26. They recorded ...

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State agency providing funds for Delta city beautification

GREENWOOD — Transportation funds will help the City of Greenwood continue its beautification of downtown. The city is planning new sidewalks and street lamps for Main Street to produce a cohesive look and feel among city blocks. Mayor Carolyn McAdams tells the Greenwood Commonwealth the city will get $1.12 million from the Mississippi Department of Transportation. McAdams says Main Street will ...

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Community college raising tuition next fall

MCCOMB — Copiah-Lincoln Community College will increase tuition beginning with classes this fall. The Daily Leader reports the Copiah-Lincoln board approved the increases this past week in a $25 million budget. President Ronnie Nettles says fulltime tuition will increase $125 per semester to $1,100. Nettles says out of state fees are increasing from $900 to $1,000 per semester. He says few ...

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Court to heal appeal of breach of contract ruling

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear oral arguments June 5 in a Jackson hospital’s appeal of a $2.27 million judgment for a doctor in a breach of contract lawsuit. Dr. Adolfo Morales, an ophthalmologist, had alleged Central Mississippi Medical Center breached a physician recruitment contract in 2004, which would have allowed him to establish a surgery practice in ...

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