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Percy Quin lake to be drained for dam, spillway repairs

MCCOMB — Visitors to Percy Quin State Park will see a rare sight this fall — the bottom of the lake. Park manager Will Busby said the lake would be lowered an estimated six feet to 10 feet for repairs to the dam and spillway valve. Busby said the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and […] [...]

Casino developer seeking site approval from Gaming Commission

BILOXI — The developer of the Biloxi Boardwalk Casino and Resort will ask the Mississippi Gaming Commission to approve the site for his gambling house. The commission meets Thursday in Jackson. The Sun Herald reports Louisiana businessman Chris Ferrara wants to locate the casino in the former Heinz pet food plant on the Back Bay […] [...]

Scientists warn of unusual jellyfish swarm near barrier islands

GULF OF MEXICO — Pelagia noctiluca, a relative of the common sea nettle, has been found in large numbers near the barrier islands in recent days. Commonly called the purple-striped jellyfish, the species is found in all warm and temperate oceans. While more common offshore, winds and circulation patterns may periodically move swarms of these […] [...]

Dredging for beach restoration forces another beach closure

BAY ST. LOUIS — Dredging for beach restoration has closed a second section of beach at Bay St. Louis. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality says dredging can release large numbers of bacteria trapped in the floor of Mississippi Sound. They say it also can cause dangerous physical conditions including unpredictable terrain, surf, and quicksand. […] [...]

Graceland celebrating 30 years as tourist destination

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making business that’s helped transform the city of Memphis into a top destination for music lovers. But Presley’s ex-wife […] [...]

Silver Slipper’s new owners say they need new hotel

BAY ST. LOUIS — The new owners of the Silver Slipper Casino in Hancock County have told county officials that construction of a new hotel is a priority. In April, Las Vegas-based Full House Resorts purchased the Slipper for $70 million in a cash and financing deal. The Silver Slipper is one of the few […] [...]

Silver Airways to start selling tickets for three airports by August

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Silver Airways will begin selling tickets by Aug. 1 for passenger service from three Mississippi locations. Mickey Bowman, vice president of essential air service at the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based airline, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal flights from Tupelo, Greenville and Hattiesburg-Laurel in Mississippi, as well as for Muscle Shoals, Ala., and […] [...]

Ex-Connecticut inn owner accused of bilking investors for resort project

LAKESHORE — A former owner of New London, Conn.’s, historic Lighthouse Inn is facing a trial in federal court on charges she helped defraud $1.7 million from investors in a resort project in Mississippi. Maureen Clark of Stonington and her former business partner, Cristopher Plummer of Lyme, were accused of using much of that money […] [...]

Transportation museum to open in old depot this week

VICKSBURG — Vicksburg’s long-awaited transportation museum will open Friday in the former depot of the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad. Lamar Roberts, the museum director, tells the Vicksburg Post Friday’s “soft opening” is in advance of the scheduled grand opening July 15. Roberts says admission fees will be reduced during the first month since some […] [...]

Isle of Capri rebranding Rainbow Casino as Lady Luck

VICKSBURG — The Rainbow Casino in Vicksburg will take on the name Lady Luck Casino next year. The Vicksburg Post reports the information was contained in the quarterly financial report by Isles of Capri Casinos Inc. It will be the fifth Lady Luck facility for the St. Louis-based gaming and entertainment company. The change will […] [...]

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