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Full House marks ‘topping off’ of new Silver Slipper hotel

BAY ST. LOUIS — Full House Resorts is celebrating the “topping off” of its new 142-room hotel at the company’s Silver Slipper Casino property in Bay St. Louis. Community leaders, employees and investors have been invited to attend a special ceremony on-site at the property. Andre Hilliou, chairman and CEO of Full House, said, “We […] [...]

Newk’s looking to open more than two-dozen locations next year

JACKSON — The fast-casual restaurant chain Newk’s Eatery plans to open more than 25 new company-owned and franchise restaurants in the Southeast next year and is actively engaged with experienced multi-unit operators in new markets to add to the growth, according to a release from the company. The company’s announcement comes as Newk’s ramps up […] [...]

Half century of memories — Christmas on Deer Creek to celebrate 50th anniversary

Ask Peary Forrest if Christmas on Deer Creek in Leland was an important part of his childhood memories, and he reacts as if it’s the most leading question he’s ever heard. “But of course,” said Forrest, who now lives in Ridgeland but was born in Leland and grew up in nearby Greenville. “We would get […] [...]

Mona Nicholas replaces Lobrano as USA IBC executive director

The USA International Ballet Competition (USA IBC) board of directors has named Mona Nicholas the new executive director for the competition. Nicholas, who joined the USA IBC as deputy director in March 2014, was selected by the board to provide for smooth transition in management with the retirement of longtime executive director, Sue Lobrano, and […] [...]

Arrival of Hollywood Rentals seen as ‘game changer’ for Mississippi film industry

Mississippi’s place on the movie-making map just got substantially bigger with an announcement that one of the nation’s largest independent lighting and grip rentals companies will set up shop at Canton’s Mississippi Film Studios. The expansion of Hollywood Rentals into Mississippi ensures that feature film makers, television producers and others in the visual arts industry […] [...]

New Anchor Square store in Pascagoula offers kid’s gifts at reasonable prices

by Published: October 30,2014

Tags: books, Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, NEWS, Pascagoula

By TAMMY LEYTHAM  PASCAGOULA — Business at the newly opened Whimsy Books & Toys is going “unexpectedly” well. Tracy Jackson-Wilson opened the store with her mother-in-law Cathy Johnson in August. It sits in a Katrina cottage in Pascagoula’s Anchor Square, a shopping and dining complex on the west end of Delmas Avenue that serves as […] [...]

BANKING & WRITING — Greenville’s John Black working on third history book

by Published: October 30,2014

Tags: banking, books, Business, Greenville, Mississippi, Mississippi Delta

Greenville resident John T. Black didn’t set out to become an author after his retirement from a long banking career. However, through a series of serendipitous events, he has now written two books on Greenville-area history and has started a third that would represent his most ambitious to date. At first glance, banking and writing […] [...]

David Duval, former British Open winner, joins Sanderson Farms field

Former World No. 1, David Duval, has joined the Sanderson Farms Championship’s field. Duval won 13 PGA TOUR tournaments between 1997 and 2001 and won a major title at The Open Championship in 2001. Along with Duval, last week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open champion, Ben Martin, has committed to the Sanderson Farms Championship field. […] [...]

Autograph seekers have easy access at Sanderson Farms Championship

by Published: October 23,2014

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

By RUSTY HAMPTON  An area near the practice putting green at the Country Club of Jackson will be roped off as the autograph area during the Sanderson Farms Championship. Players are free to sign autographs at any point during Tuesday’s practice rounds and Wednesday’s Pro-Am, but under PGA Tour rules they can only sign autographs […] [...]

A plan for parking was a priority for the Sanderson Farms Championship

by Published: October 23,2014

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

By RUSTY HAMPTON  When it was announced in April that the Sanderson Farms Championship PGA Tour event would be played at the Country Club of Jackson this fall, one of the first issues golf fans questioned was parking. Unlike Annandale Golf Club in Madison, where the tournament was played from 1994-2013, CCJ does not have […] [...]

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