Posts Tagged ‘entertainment’

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 […] [...]

Bonding company repays county for missing arena funds

CORINTH — Alcorn County supervisors have accepted $34,678 from the bonding company for former Crossroads Arena manager Reggie Churchwell to replace missing funds found by state auditors. The Daily Corinthian reports the money will be paid by Travelers Casualty and Surety Company. The board of supervisors signed off on the amount Monday. In October of […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Popular Jackson restaurant owner dies at 64

JACKSON — Hal White, a partner with his brother Malcolm in the popular downtown Jackson eatery and blues club Hal & Mal’s, has died. He was 64. Malcolm White announced his brother’s death yesterday on his Facebook page. Hal White had been in intensive care at St. Dominic Hospital since suffering an aneurysm in his […] [...]

University pushes numbers, touts domed stadium

JACKSON — Jackson State University says building a domed stadium would create nearly $65 million in personal income and more than $7 million in revenue for the school in its first year of operation. The Clarion-Ledger reports the claim was made in an economic impact analysis released late last week by the university. David Hoard, […] [...]

Officials want more ”dirty’ money after successful events

CORINTH — The Crossroads Arena board hopes to attract more events while dirt is on the arena floor. The Daily Corinthian reports successful events such as the recent Motocross and Monster Truck shows sparked interest in other such attractions. The dirt will remain in the arena until the conclusion of the Lonestar Rodeo, which will […] [...]

Proposed stadium could kill downtown arena initiative

JACKSON — Jackson State University’s recently announced plans to build a domed stadium could effectively kill an effort to build a downtown arena. The city and other arena backers have spent or pledged $180,000 in recent years to study building an arena to host concerts, sporting events and other entertainment, The Clarion-Ledger reported. The key factor […] [...]

Council to debate new ordinances for nightclubs

TUPELO — The Tupelo City Council is set to consider tighter controls on nightclubs in hopes of reducing repeated disturbances that have kept police busy. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the ordinance will be considered tomorrow. It would apply to all nightclubs — broadly defined as any establishment that serves alcoholic beverages and provides […] [...]

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. […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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