Posts Tagged ‘convention’

One casino adding revenue while the other spruces up

NATCHEZ — Three months after Natchez’s second casino began play, gaming revenue is up in the city, but insiders warn it’s too early to bet on the increase holding or folding. Natchez gaming revenues for December, January and February increased over the same months last year. The Natchez Democrat reports figures from the Natchez City […] [...]

Officials want loop to connect casinos, beach with Back Bay

BILOXI — City officials want to complete the long-awaited loop around East Biloxi that would link the casinos and the beach with Back Bay. The Sun Herald reports the City Council voted to support an initiative to connect Back Bay Boulevard with U.S. Highway 90. David Nichols, the city’s chief administrative officer, says he’s looking […] [...]

Consultant advises city to expand convention center

NATCHEZ — Natchez Convention Center managers say a multi-million-dollar expansion of the center will be needed in two years. The Natchez Democrat reports New Orleans Hotel Consultants president Warren Reuther told Mayor Butch Brown and aldermen at a meeting last week that the center is rapidly approaching 70-percent capacity. Convention center manager Walter Tipton said […] [...]

City, new casino get off to bumpy start over signage

NATCHEZ — The president of a casino in Natchez said he plans to meet with Mayor Butch Brown about banners advertising the casino. The Natchez Democrat reports the city took down banners directing customers to the Magnolia Bluffs Casino at the bottom of Roth Hill in Natchez last Friday. But the casino soon replaced them. […] [...]

Airport control towers facing shutdown from budget cuts

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Automatic federal budget cuts could shut down control towers at as many as seven Mississippi airports. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood warned of the closing of 100 airport towers at airports that have 150,000 flights or fewer each year if automatic federal spending cuts take effect March 1. The Federal Aviation Administration […] [...]

County appeals decision to give casino tax money to city

CLARKSDALE — Coahoma County has appealed a judge’s order that it return to the city of Clarksdale about $62,000 collected in casino taxes. The Clarksdale Press Register reports the county filed the appeal Feb. 15, asking Circuit Judge Johnnie Walls to reverse his decision. In court documents, county attorney Tom Ross argues that Walls ruled […] [...]

Trial date set for casino’s tax-protest hearing

VICKSBURG — Ameristar Casino’s protests over Warren County property tax levies for 2012 and 2013 will be heard Oct. 14 in Warren County Circuit Court. The Vicksburg Post reports the separate lawsuits filed by the casino have been combined by Circuit Judge M. James Chaney. The Ameristar claims in the most recent of the two […] [...]

CVB creating heritage trails in city, county

TUPELO — New markers are planned in Tupelo to point out special places in the city’s history. WTVA-TV in Tupelo reports the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau is creating heritage trails featuring Chickasaw Indian, civil rights and Civil War sites in Tupelo and Lee County. CVB director Neal McCoy says the first marker could go […] [...]

Tourism tax collections up in the Land of Elvis

TUPELO — Tourism tax receipts in Tupelo hit at least $300,000 benchmark in three of the first four months in the current fiscal year, the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau says. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports tax revenue rose almost 4 percent for the fiscal year. November’s revenue was $311,809 — a record for […] [...]

Casino chooses local firm for data protection/recovery

BRANDON and BILOXI — The Solutions TEAM, a Brandon-based IT services outsourcing and cloud-based data protection solutions provider, has been selected by Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel in Biloxi to provide cloud-based data protection and disaster recovery solutions and services. “After a thorough analysis of all available alternatives, including software and online backup solutions, we […] [...]

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