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Casinos ban gamblers from using Google Glass

Casinos in Mississippi, New Jersey and Nevada are among those forbidding gamblers from wearing Google Glass, the tiny eyeglasses-mounted device capable of shooting photos, filming video and surfing the Internet. Regulators say the devices could be used to cheat at card games. “Any cheating device is illegal,” said Allen Godfrey of the Mississippi Gaming Commission. “So if the glasses allow ...

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Malco buys theatre complex, plans expansion to entertainment center

OXFORD — Malco Theatres has acquired the closed 10-screen movie theatre and outdoor amphitheater in the Oxford Commons development. Terms were not disclosed. In a release, Malco said it would also acquire adjacent property from Kenlan Development Company in order to double the size of the building, converting it to a family entertainment center including the theatre and amphitheater, a ...

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Fla. telemarketing firm fined $420K for 'No-Call' violations

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has penalized Tailbone Security, LLC of Boyton Beach, Fla., $420,000 for violations of the Mississippi “No-Call” law and rules associated with enforcing the law. Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley said Tailbone Security violated the “No-Call” law by failing to register and purchase the state’s “No-Call” list, by contacting consumers that had registered on ...

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Democratic lawmakers propose Medicaid expansion alternative

JACKSON — Democrats in the Mississippi Legislature are proposing a way to provide health coverage to about 300,000 people without expanding Medicaid. They say Mississippi should enact a plan similar to what Arkansas is proposing — using federal money to help low-income people buy private health insurance. About two-dozen Democrats from the House and Senate attended a news conference Wednesday ...

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Reelection of Smithville mayor signals support for growth of tornado-ravaged town

SMITHVILLE, Mississippi – The question of whether this tiny community ravaged two years ago by a killer tornado is ready for land-use controls and an annexation strategy received an affirmative answer from voters Tuesday. In a campaign seen as an up-or-down vote on his call for comprehensive land-use planning and the annexation of nearby unincorporated parts of Monroe County, incumbent ...

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Man pleads not guilty to sending ricin-laced letters

TUPELO — A Mississippi man has pleaded not guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a local judge. James Everett Dutschke of Tupelo had been scheduled for arraignment tomorrow in U.S. District Court in Oxford. His lawyer, George Lucas, waived Dutschke’s right to appear in a court filing yesterday and entered not guilty pleas ...

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AmeriCorps honors first Vicksburg-based FEMA Corps

As they reflect on their service to Hurricane Isaac and Sandy survivors and others, the nation’s first FEMA Corps members will be sworn into service in a graduation ceremony at the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Southern Region Campus in Vicksburg. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. The first 177 members of the organization’s newly founded FEMA ...

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Reelection of Smithville mayor signals support for planned growth

SMITHVILLE, Mississippi – The question of whether this tiny community ravaged two years ago by a killer tornado is ready for land-use controls and an annexation strategy received an affirmative answer from voters Tuesday. In a campaign seen as an up-or-down vote on his call for comprehensive land-use planning and the annexation of nearby unincorporated parts of Monroe County, incumbent ...

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(BUSINESS VIDEO) Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius

In this Ted Talk Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk. The author of ‘Eat, Pray, Love,’ Elizabeth Gilbert has thought long and hard about ...

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Operations manager gives tour of Asics in Byhalia to DSU president

Delta State alumna, Joyce McCown, recently hosted a tour of the ASICS America Distribution Center for Delta State President Bill LaForge and Executive Director of Alumni-Foundation Keith Fulcher. McCown graduated from Delta State with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is now the operations manager at ASICS. She oversees the daily operations of shipping, receiving, special projects, and added ...

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