Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’

Choctaw chief lands top womens leadership honor

by MBJ Staff Published: June 6,2013

Tags: government, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Phyliss J. Anderson

Choctaw Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson was recently honored by the Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women with the Woman of the Year award in the Political/State and Local Government category. Former state senator and Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women chair Gloria Williamson presented Anderson with her award. Four other distinguished Mississippi […] [...]

Southern Gaming Summit: Tribal gaming growing in the South

BILOXI — Tribal gaming is expanding in the Southern region of the U.S. with the addition of gaming space, hotels and amenities such as spas, to keep gamblers longer and the casinos profitable for tribe members. Session attendees heard regional reports from Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, North Carolina and Oklahoma Wednesday at the Southern Gaming Summit […] [...]

Chief Phyllis making a difference

On October 2011, Phyllis J. Anderson took over as the first woman in history to serve as chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians in Neshoba County. It was a turbulent time with controversy over some of the tribe’s gaming operations, and an FBI raid that was followed by the resignation of the Price […] [...]

Trailblazers present awards

The Mississippi Trailblazers recently honored its award winners. Chief Phyliss J. Anderson, tribal chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, was presented with the Mississippi Trailblazers Inspire Award. Sam Haskell, Amory native and former executive vice president and worldwide head of television for the William Morris Agency, was honored with the Mississippi Trailblazer of […] [...]

Education meets exposure — Millsaps partners with MBCI for entrepreneurial camp

“Marketing creates value,” Dr. Penny Prenshaw told a group of 12 Choctaw Indian high school students on the campus of Millsaps College last week. That was the primary lesson Prenshaw wanted to pass along during one of the sessions that made up the on-campus portion of the Youth Entrepreneurial Summer Camp offered by the Else […] [...]

Resort adds Warren, Deon

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has hired Connie R. Deon as Pearl River Resort’s executive direct of finance. Deon has over 15 years of experience in finance. Most recently, she was the financial controller at Isle of Capri Casino in Lula. Bryce Warren, the resort’s president/CEO, says Deon will assist in the planning, implementing, […] [...]

Pearl River Resorts announces Warren, Brolick and Cook as new executives

Pearl River Resort has announced three new executives. >> Bryce Warren was named president and CEO. He brings 30 years of gaming industry experience to his new position and amongst other management positions, has served as assistant general manager of Pearl River’s Silver Star Hotel and Casino, Choctaw; vice president and assistant general manager of […] [...]

Who’s lucky here?

Choctaws plan to open Bok Homa Dec. 20 come hell or high water A policy brief released in August by Mississippi State University’s National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center says the slot casino the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will open in December could have negative social, economic and environmental effects on the Jones […] [...]

Coalition: No public money for casino

Group says Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians must pay for infrastructure improvements The Coalition for Family and Community Values in Jones County has opposed from the beginning plans by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians to build a slot-machine casino in Sandersville. With that battle seemingly lost — the MBCI is expected to open the […] [...]

A gamble in Jones County

by Wally Northway Published: June 20,2010

Tags: casino, gaming, Jones County, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

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 […] [...]

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