Posts Tagged ‘Jones County’

Stennett, Simpson attend Forum

Mitch Stennett, president, and Larkin Simpson, chamber director, of the Economic Development Authority of Jones County, participated in the 2011 Janus Economics Forum, an association of professionals dedicated to advancing the field of economic development. Each year, the Forum invites approximately 15 leading economic developers from around the country to participate in a unique peer-learning […] [...]

Despite Barbour and Republicans’ best efforts, community embraces new casino

SANDERSVILLE — More than six months after Bok Homa (BOHK HO-MUH) Casino opened in Jones County near Sandersville, things seem to be going smoothly for both the casino and neighboring area. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians had to weather countless efforts by local and state officials — including Gov. Haley Barbour — to stop […] [...]

Choctaw casino in Jones Co. hires 184

by Published: October 28,2010

Tags: gaming, Jones County

SANDERSVILLE — Officials say about half the jobs at the planned Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians casino in Jones County have been filled. Tribe spokesman Warren Strain tells the Laurel Leader-Call that 184 people were offered jobs after two recent jobs fairs. He says another 170 positions are to be filled before the Bok Homa […] [...]

A gamble in Jones County

Choctaws look to build casino in Pine Belt Gaming can be a polarizing issue. So when the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI) announced earlier this month to build a casino near the tiny hamlet of Sandersville in Jones County, which has never had gaming, it was not surprising that a segment of the local […] [...]

Leadership class introduced

On Sept. 10, a reception was held at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art to introduce the 2009-2010 Leadership Jones County Class. Class members are (back row, left to right): Scott French, Wayne Farms; Darrel Speir, SCRMC; Stacy Tucker, alderman of Ellisville; and, Ryan Maki, Verizon Wireless. (middle row, left to right): Tony Hales, Mississippi […] [...]

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