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Commissioners welcome Roberts

by Published: October 7,2012

Tags: E.J. Roberts, GULFPORT, Mississippi State Port Authority

The Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport announced E.J. Roberts has been appointed by the City of Gulfport to a five-year term on the MSPA board of commissioners. Roberts is the owner of E.J. Roberts State Farm Insurance in Gulfport. He has been a member of the State Farm’s Chairman’s Circle, which honors the top […] [...]

Number left without power by Isaac rises to 90,000+

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A tow truck driver was killed this morning in Pearl River County when a tree fell on his truck, the first death in Mississippi from Isaac. The death of the unidentified driver on a Picayune street came during heavy rain and wind from Isaac, said Pearl River County Emergency Management director Danny […] [...]

Isaac pushing toward Big Easy; coastal flooding widespread

GULF COAST — Hurricane Isaac is lashing New Orleans as it approaches and pushing flood waters over a rural levee south of the city, where authorities believe some people may be trapped. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm’s center early this morning was about 50 miles south-southwest of New Orleans and moving slowly. […] [...]

Man gets prison for oil-spill fraud

GULFPORT — A 28-year-old Gulfport man has been sentenced to prison for 37 months and ordered to make restitution of $27,000 for fraud involving an oil-spill recovery claim. Moses W. Keys was sentenced Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. also ordered three years of probation. Keys had received an emergency check for $23,200 on […] [...]

Gulfport casino development denied

JACKSON — The Mississippi Gaming Commission has asked casino developer Rotate Black to try again. The commission, in a 3-0 vote Thursday, again rejected the company’s plan for the Harbor Town Casino on the waterfront in Gulfport. In April, the commission asked developers to add more to their proposal, hoping the additional investment would bolster […] [...]

Big plans proposed for Harbor Town Casino

GULFPORT — Officials with Rotate Black hope to return to the Mississippi Gaming Commission next week with a larger budget for developing Harbor Town Casino at the Gulfport waterfront. Last month the Gaming Commission tabled plans for the casino, saying as presented it would be the smallest casino in South Mississippi. The proposal could be […] [...]

Remembering national-title days — Ole Miss to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rebels’ 1962 perfect football season

The past two seasons have been zero fun for those who have even a casual rooting interest in the Ole Miss football program. The third game of the 2012 season, when the Rebels play Texas in Oxford, will be set aside to remember the best of times on the field and the worst of times […] [...]

Saving on travel expenses via technology — Solutions better, easier, cheaper

What does Iran have to do with Mississippi? Controversy over the country’s nuclear program has caused oil prices to rise again. When oil prices spike, gasoline prices do, too, and that means higher travel expenses for businesses nationwide. Mississippi businesses are increasingly saving on travel costs by embracing web and video conferencing technologies. They are […] [...]

Casino revenue decline continues in November

Mississippi’s casinos won $165.8 million from gamblers in November, down nearly 8 percent from $179.6 million in 2010′s same month. The 19 river casinos won $84.7 million, down 10 percent from $93.9 million in November 2010, according to Mississippi Department of Revenue figures. Winnings at the 11 Mississippi coast casinos totaled $81.1 million, down 5 […] [...]

Williams wins award

Dr. Janet Williams, R.N., Ph.D., dean of the Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing at William Carey University, was recently awarded a 2011 Woman of Achievement Award in the education category by the Lighthouse Business and Professional Women organization. Lighthouse BPW represents successful women in every sector of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s business community, […] [...]

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