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Trop Greenville ahead of schedule on significant expansion

GREENVILLE — Tropicana Entertainment Inc. is ahead of schedule to complete construction of its multi-million dollar expansion at its Trop Greenville property. The expansion is expected to Oct. 10. The development will introduce new table games and 300 more slot machines as well as Max & Erma’s, a full-service casual dining restaurant chain that will […] [...]

Diamondhead Casino Corporation wins site approval

DIAMONDHEAD — A 400-acre tract of land near the Bay of St. Louis just off of Interstate 10 near Diamondhead has been approved as a location for a casino. The Mississippi Gaming Commission gave site approval to Diamondhead Casino Corporation. The next time the casino will go before regulators is when financing is in place […] [...]

State Health Department says pair of casino workers contracted TB

TUNICA, Mississippi – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has confirmed two recent cases of active tuberculosis (TB) contracted by workers at two casinos in Tunica. Health officials have yet to identify the casinos. Tuberculosis is an airborne infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The MSDH has been working closely with the […] [...]

BankPlus now a sponsor for Sanderson Farms Championship

by Published: August 21,2014

Tags: Business, Country Club of Jackson, Golf, Mississippi, PGA

BankPlus has become sponsor at The Sanderson Farms Championship, specifically for the BankPlus Junior Pro-Am, as well as the BankPlus Fan Pavilion. The BankPlus Junior Pro-Am will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at The Country Club of Jackson. It will be a six-hole event where junior amateurs get the chance to play alongside a […] [...]

Robert Khayat wins 2014 Mississippi author award

by Published: August 15,2014

Tags: books, Business, Mississippi, Ole Miss, University of Mississippi

OXFORD, Mississippi — The Mississippi Library Association has announced the winners of the 2014 Mississippi Author Awards. Robert Khayat, author of The Education of a Lifetime (Nautilus), was named Mississippi Author of the Year in the nonfiction category. Previous winners in nonfiction include Eudora Welty, Willie Morris and Margaret Walker. The winner in the fiction category was Michael […] [...]

TUCKED AWAY — Lakeland Music offers vintage guitars

by Published: August 14,2014

Tags: Business, Fender, Hawaii, hospitality, Lakeland Music, Mississippi, music

At first glance, there seems little that sets Lakeland Music apart from other full-line music stores. Tucked away on Lakeland Drive on the fringe of the bustling Flowood retail corridor in a nondescript gray building, if not for the words “Lakeland Music” on the front of the building, it can be easily overlooked. Inside, it’s […] [...]

Jackson-Orlando air service depends on how low Allegiant can keep its costs

Prospects for Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport landing ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant Air  for service to Orlando hinge on how well the airport can help the carrier shave its operating costs at the airport. A U.S. Department of Transportation grant subsidy the airport expects to receive would ease the cost burden early. But  the Las […] [...]

SPECIAL REPORT: Hotels, industrial park, offices part of mix at Gulfport/Biloxi airport

In his slightly more than two years on the job, Clay Williams has picked up where retired predecessor Bruce Frallic left off in seeking to make the most of Gulfport/Biloxi International Airport’s assets. So far, property controlled by the Gulfport/Biloxi Airport Authority has added a pair of hotels, a Fixed Based Operator which invested $12 […] [...]

SPECIAL REPORT: A savvy pro is sought for Jackson airport’s CEO

The aviation executive search firm hired to find the next CEO of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority is likely to focus on an airport pro skilled in economic development. “You need someone who can make that happen,” said  Doug Kuelpman, founder and president of ADK Executive Search, a Jacksonville, Fla., company the Airport Authority selected […] [...]

SPECIAL REPORT: Land may hold key to Jackson airport’s success

Developing and attracting businesses to several hundred acres on Jackson Municipal Airport Authority land east of Medgar Wiley Evers International may be the Authority’s best hope for offsetting the $800,000 lost annually to the departure of Southwest Airlines. The revenue loss has already cost the Airport Authority a Fitch Ratings Service downgrade of a $39.4 […] [...]

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