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7 Best Golf Courses in Mississippi: Top Pro Shop – Country Club of Jackson

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) By Rusty Hampton The Country Club of Jackson is celebrating its 100-year anniversary, but there’s nothing old school about the pro shop at the state’s largest private country club. In 2009, the club in northeast Jackson underwent a major renovation […] [...]

7 Best Golf Courses in Mississippi: Where the pros play – Annandale

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) UPDATE APRIL 3: Sanderson Farms Championship moving to Country Club of Jackson PGA players make their stop in November By Rusty Hampton There are some 18,000 golf courses in the United States but only about 40 of them will have […] [...]

7 Best Golf Courses in Mississippi: Best Location – ‘Anywhere on the Gulf Coast’

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) Coast and its courses have bounced back from Katrina By Rusty Hampton Forgive panelist Tommy Snell if he’s a bit biased, but the Perkinston resident is bullish on golf on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Like many other things on the […] [...]

Coast casinos’ revenues up, but riverboats continue to struggle

by Associated Press Published: March 26,2014

Tags: casino, gambling, gaming, Mississippi Department of Revenue, Mississippi Gulf Coast, revenue, riverboat

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos won a bit more from gamblers in February but that increase couldn’t overcome bigger revenue declines at casinos along the Mississippi River. Mississippi Department of Revenue figures show statewide casino revenue to $182 million in February, down fell 3 percent from 2013′s second month. Revenue has fallen in […] [...]

Full House buying Fitzgerald’s Casino for $62M

by Associated Press Published: March 24,2014

Tags: acquisition, Fitzgerald's Casino, Full House Resorts, Majestic Star Casino LLC, merger, purchase, sale, sell, Tunica

TUNICA — Las Vegas-based Full House Resorts has agreed to buy Fitzgerald’s Casino in Tunica from Majestic Star Casino, LLC. The purchase price is $62 million, exclusive of working capital and other adjustments, fees and expenses as of the closing date. The agreement is subject to Full House obtaining financing for the acquisition within 90 […] [...]

Oxford Craft Beer Festival and Food Show expands

by Wally Northway Published: March 21,2014

Tags: beer, Business, festival, Mississippi, Oxford

The state of Mississippi just rolled out a new marketing campaign for this year titled “Mississippi Homecoming,” aimed at boosting tourism and the state’s creative economy. And, the 2nd Annual Oxford Craft Beer Festival and Food Show is doing its part to see that the campaign is successful. To be held Saturday, April 19 at […] [...]

Organizers want new festival on Gulf Coast to go regional

by Lisa Monti Published: March 21,2014

Tags: Bay St. Louis, Business, entertainment, Gulf Coast, Hancock County, Mississippi

Organizers of ArtsAlive! 2014 are billing their March 22 multimedia event in Bay St. Louis as a new sort of arts festival in this festival-rich coastal region. The daylong program will showcase a blend of art, music, food and literature throughout the historic downtown area, drawing artists and art lovers from all directions. Response to […] [...]

Construction underway on The Mill at MSU

STARKVILLE — Campus and community leaders officially broke ground yesterday on a $40-million economic development project in “Mississippi’s College Town.” The Mill at Mississippi State University features three main projects: Transforming a landmark former cotton mill into a conference center and related office space; building an adjacent hotel and parking garage; and developing mixed-use business […] [...]

Plans for beach green space unveiled on Mississippi Gulf Coast

by Ross Reily Published: March 20,2014

Tags: BILOXI, Business, Gulf Coast, Hancock County, Mississippi

BILOXI — Land south of U.S. Highway 90 where Harrah’s Entertainment planned to build the original Margaritaville Casino would become green space under a proposal presented this week to Biloxi officials. Jason Wald, a project manager with Yates Construction, met this week with members of the city’s development review committee. Wald said Harrah’s officials want […] [...]

Project manager proposes green space for ex-casino site

BILOXI — Land south of U.S. Highway 90 where Harrah’s Entertainment planned to build the original Margaritaville Casino would become green space under a proposal presented this week to Biloxi officials. Jason Wald, a project manager with Yates Construction, met this week with members of the city’s development review committee. Wald said Harrah’s officials want […] [...]

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