Harper asks Choctaws to drop new casino plans
JONES COUNTY — A Mississippi congressman has asked the Band of Choctaw Indians to drop plans for a casino in Jones County.
The site is near Sandersville north of Laurel and on tribal land in the Bogue Homa community.
Republican Rep. Gregg Harper, in a letter to the tribe, says while the project is probably legal under federal gaming laws, there is no local support for it outside the tribe.
Harper’s 3rd District includes a portion of Jones County but not the area where the casino would be.
Harper says the 8-7 vote approving the project by the Tribal Council indicated there is some opposition within the tribe to it.
Tribal officials say the casino would employ about 250 people.
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