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HUB International acquires assets of Gathings Insurance Services

HUB International Limited has acquired the assets of Gathings Insurance Services, LLC of Ridgeland. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Gathings specializes in providing employee benefits and property and casualty insurance solutions. James M. Gathings, principal, will join HUB Gulf South and report to Shaun Norris, chief sales officer, HUB Gulf South. Gathings senior account executives Michael C. Ulmer ...

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FRANK BROWN — Making a list, and checking it 100 times

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Years ago, one of my journalism mentors stressed to me the importance of lists. “Everybody looks at lists,” he said. “They touch the curiosity that is in each of us.” He was correct and ahead of his time. Lists have endured because they are easy to read and convey information quickly. If presented efficiently, lists provide knowledge — and sometimes ...

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Nissan building 2 houses in Canton with Habitat for Humanity

Special to the MBJ This month, Nissan volunteers are continuing their almost decade-old partnership with Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area by building two houses for two Canton families. Hundreds of volunteers from Nissan are taking part in a seven-day build of two homes being built simultaneously at 628 Coleman Street and 630 Coleman Street in Canton for homeowners Adrienne ...

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Ameristar owner Pinnacle reaches real estate deal with GLPI

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. and Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc., today jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which GLPI will acquire substantially all of Pinnacle’s real estate assets in an all-stock transaction. The properties include Ameristar Casino in Vicksburg, which will be leased from GLPI and continue to be operated by Pinnacle. “There’s only a limited ...

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Sports betting could boost casino traffic


By FRANK BROWN At a time when many states are looking for ways to reverse sagging casino revenues, there’s a three-judge panel in New Jersey pondering a decision that could change the gambling playing field. In the next week or two, the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to rule on a New Jersey challenge of the Bradley Act, ...

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Members Exchange Credit Union takes rewards chamber to Dixie National

Members Exchange Credit Union is taking its financial literacy initiative to the Dixie National Livestock Show and Rodeo Saturday with an interactive Kasasa Rewards Rush Truck. It gives visitors the opportunity to enter the whirlwind chamber to grab reward certificates and families opportunities to discuss responsible financial practices. The truck will be outfitted with educational gaming — including PiggyBot and ...

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(UPDATED) Biloxi Shuckers plan home games for Pearl, Huntsville

Stadium construction is ahead of schedule, but the Biloxi Shuckers will probably play at least 15 games in their old hometown of Huntsville, Ala, and may play May 6 series with the Mississippi Braves in Pearl, general manager Buck Rogers told The Huntsville Times today. The league is adjusting the stadium on the assumption the stadium won’t be ready until ...

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Gaming Commission shooting victim was Madison County resident

John Gorman, a Madison County resident and 20-year veteran of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, was killed Wednesday in during a training exercise in Tunica County, according to a news release from Allen Godfrey, executive director of the commission. Gorman had most recently served as Branch Director of the Vicksburg Field Office. He was named Director of Investigations on Tuesday. According ...

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Gaming Commission officer killed in accidental shooting

A Mississippi Gaming Commission enforcement agent has died of his wounds after an accidental shooting during a training exercise in Tunica County, Allen Godfrey, executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission has confirmed. Godfrey said the name of the officer and details of the accident would probably be made public later today. The shooting occurred about 9 a.m. today.

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