Posts Tagged ‘Native Americans’

Barbour looking to sue Choctaws over casino

by Associated Press Published: July 27,2010

Tags: casinos, gaming, lawsuit, Native Americans

SANDERSVILLE — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says he’s pursuing legal action to block a gaming development proposed by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. In a letter to Attorney General Jim Hood yesterday, Barbour said he would seek outside counsel to pursue litigation. Barbour had asked Hood to look into the matter in June. Hood […] [...]

Barbour asks commission to stop Choctaw casino

by Wally Northway Published: July 16,2010

Tags: casinos, gaming, Native Americans

SANDERSVILLE — Gov. Haley Barbour has asked Tracie Stevens, chairwoman of the Indian Gaming Commission, to halt work on a planned slot parlor near Sandersville that would strain state and local resources and potentially endanger rare species and habitats. Although the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is rapidly moving forward with construction, the MBCI has […] [...]

More state officials voice opposition to Choctaw casino

by Associated Press Published: July 14,2010

Tags: casinos, gaming, Native Americans

SANDERSVILLE — Gov. Haley Barbour and six other Republican statewide elected officials are asking the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians to drop plans to expand tribal gaming into Jones County. While the officials can make the request, they cannot block the proposed development because the state does not regulate Choctaws’ casinos. The officials sent a […] [...]

Choctaw commission rejects election, supervisors oppose project

by Associated Press Published: July 9,2010

Tags: casinos, gaming, Native Americans

SANDERSVILLE — The election commission of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has rejected a petition that sought an election on expansion of tribal gaming into Jones County. Choctaws spokesman Warren Strain tells The Neshoba Democrat that the election commission unanimously found that it had no authority to move ahead with an election because the […] [...]

Wicker opposes Choctaw’s casino project

by Associated Press Published: July 2,2010

Tags: casinos, gaming, Native Americans

SANDERSVILLE — U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) says he’s opposed to the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’ plan to build a casino in Jones County. Wicker says he met with tribal chief Miko Beasley Denson to discuss the project and shared his opposition. Wicker believes the tribe’s plans to move forward ignores public opinion and […] [...]

Choctaw members want vote on Jones County casino

by Associated Press Published: June 24,2010

Tags: casinos, gaming, Native Americans

CHOCTAW — Some members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaws Indians are calling for a tribe-wide vote on a planned expansion of gaming into Jones County. The Tribal Council approved the casino near Sandersville on an 8-7 vote June 8. A petition application calling for the election was presented to the office of Chief Beasley […] [...]

Choctaws approve casino in Jones County

by Associated Press Published: June 9,2010

Tags: casinos, gaming, Native Americans

CHOCTAW — The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’ Tribal Council voted yesterday to move forward with a casino project in Jones County. The site is near Sandersville on the tribal-owned Bogue Homa community, one of 10 communities comprising the Choctaw reservation. The development would be the tribe’s second gambling area in the state. Tribal spokesman […] [...]

AGT lands Excellence Award from Stennis

by Wally Northway Published: February 8,2010

Tags: aerospace, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, NASA, Native Americans, Stennis Space Center

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

by Associated Press Published: February 4,2010

Tags: Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Native Americans

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

by Associated Press Published: February 2,2010

Tags: gaming, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Native Americans

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 […] [...]

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