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Nick Taylor, Blair E. Batson are the big winners from the Sanderson Farms Championsip

by Published: November 13,2014

Tags: Business, Golf, Mississippi, NEWS, Sanderson Farms Championship, sports

After winning his first PGA Tour tournament Sunday at the Sanderson Farms Championship at the Country Club of Jackson, Nick Taylor called his wife, who was working a 12-hour shift at a hospital in his hometown of Abbotsford, British Colombia. She cried. Tears of joy. “It might be her last double shift for a while,” […] [...]

MBJ’s Business Marketplace set for Friday at Mississippi’s Trade Mart

by Published: September 9,2014

Tags: Business, EXPO, Mississippi, NEWS

THE STATE’S LARGEST BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT will unveil a new name and a new format when it opens for its 31st year Friday at the Mississippi Trade Mart at the fairgrounds in Jackson. The MBJ Business Marketplace — formerly the Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO — will now allow vendors to sell their wares on the […] [...]

Baseball stadium for Farish Street? It’s possible

JACKSON, Mississippi — The City of Jackson, Jackson State University and Tim Bennett, owner of Overtime Sports, may begin talks in the next few weeks on the feasibility of building a baseball stadium for JSU in the Historic Farish Street District. “This is just in the observation stages,” said Bennett, who was the force behind […] [...]

FRANK BROWN: A pitch for kindness could become a big hit

by Published: July 25,2014

Tags: Business, column, Delta, Frank Brown, kindness, Leland, Mississippi

My brother had alerted me that a package was heading my way, but I was a still slightly surprised and even more curious when I pulled the rectangular, hand-addressed cardboard box from my mailbox. His work is about to uproot him from his Florida home and send him overseas, so I suspected he had found […] [...]

AGA Survey: Mississippi casinos employ 22,770; pay them $831M

Mississippi’s 30 commercial casinos employed 22,770 permanent workers and paid its employees $831 million in wages, benefits and tips, according to new jobs numbers for 2013 released today by the American Gaming Association. Mississippi ranks third nationwide for casino employment behind only Nevada and New Jersey; Louisiana ranks fourth with nearly 16,000 casino employees. One […] [...]

Gulf Coast casino revenues up for June and first half of 2014

Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos flexed their muscles in June, beginning the summer with a 13 percent increase over last year’s June and posting their most-profitable June since 2008 in Gross Gaming Revenue numbers released today by the Mississippi Gaming Commission. The coast also showed a modest increase over 2013 for the first six months of […] [...]

Wasted away — Margaritaville in Biloxi to close by Sept. 19

Just a little more than two years after it opened, Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi will close its doors on or before, Sept. 19, the casino said today in a memo to its employees. “MVB Holding, LLC has been actively working to resolve a dispute with its landlords to secure financing to build a hotel and […] [...]

UMMC, St. Dominic among ‘most wired’ health care facilities

Special to the MBJ JACKSON, Mississippi – The University of Mississippi Medical Center and St. Dominic Hospital were recently named to the 2014 “Most Wired” list for health-care facilities by Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine. This is the second time UMMC has been recognized with the honor. “I am proud that UMMC has been recognized […] [...]

Starkville’s Cotton Mill Marketplace hotel breaks ground Wednesday

STARKVILLE, Mississippi — Groundbreaking is scheduled for noon Wednesday in Starkville for a 117-room Holiday Inn hotel, part of the the of the Cotton Mill Market Place project now under way at the intersection of Spring Street and Highway 12. The $20 million investment in the hotel and 15,000-square-foot retail center now under construction should […] [...]

MORA recognizes groups with first Spero Awards

Special to the MBJ The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) served as host for the inaugural Spero Awards presented by Donate Life Mississippi today at the Old Capitol Inn in downtown Jackson. The awards ceremony recognized hospital partners, medical professionals, corporate partners and donor ambassadors that work with MORA to promote organ, eye and tissue […] [...]

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