Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’

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

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 […] [...]

AGT wins NASA’s highest award

CHOCTAW — Applied Geo Technologies (AGT) has received the George M. Low Award, NASA’s highest quality and performance honor, in the small business service category. “NASA’s mission is AGT’s mission, and we will continue to strive to better what we do and how we serve our customer and our country in achieving the missions ahead,” […] [...]

AGT lands Excellence Award from Stennis

HANCOCK COUNTY — Applied Geo Technologies (AGT) is the recipient of a John C. Stennis Space Center Contractor Excellence Award. AGT, who first began work at Stennis Space Center in 2004, was selected for excellence in its work related to the Center’s laboratory services, including becoming the first resident agency at Stennis Space Center to […] [...]

Former Choctaw chief dies

JACKSON — Phillip Martin, a longtime chief who helped pull the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians out of brutal poverty with two tribal casinos and other businesses, died Thursday night. He was 83. Martin’s family was by his side when he passed away at 9:03 p.m. at a Jackson hospital, said his niece Natasha Phillips. […] [...]

Former Choctaw chief hospitalized

JACKSON — Phillip Martin, the former longtime chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, has been hospitalized in Jackson. His condition was not immediately available. A member of the tribe referred questions to Martin’s daughter, who he said was at St. Dominic Hospital with the 84-year-old former chief. Daughter Debbie Lewis told The Associated […] [...]

Hendrix named president of board

John Hendrix, director of economic development for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, has been installed as the 2010 Mississippi World Trade Center board president.  Serving with Hendrix will be John Dean, LandMart/Dean Realty, as vice president and Dr. Deirdre McGowan, Mississippi Water Resources Association, as secretary/treasurer. Other board members include:  Valerie Adams, Trustmark National […] [...]

Choctaws getting ARRA funds for food distribution

CHOCTAW — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that Indian tribal organizations and states operating the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) will receive approximately $1 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to purchase equipment and improve facilities needed to provide food assistance. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is included in the […] [...]

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