Archive | July 8th, 2013

DiamondJacks creditors approve bankruptcy exit for Vicksburg casino

July 8, 2013

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VICKSBURG, Mississippi — Having failed in an attempt to sell the two DiamondJacks casinos to an Oklahoma Indian tribe, creditors are bringing the Bossier City, La., and Vicksburg gambling halls out of bankruptcy themselves, hiring Gulfport’s Foundation Gambling Group to try to improve operations. Creditors approved the reorganization plan in June, although an official date […]

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CNN Money: Guess which wireless network is stronger?

July 8, 2013

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According to CNN Money, AT&T’s 4G-LTE network has been rated faster than Verizon’s network by four independent studies. David Goldman writes that Ma Bell’s coverage area is growing rapidly, and it will be available to just as many Americans as Verizon’s 4G network by the end of next year. Read the entire story here.

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Brandon Presley elected president of regional association of public service commissioners

July 8, 2013

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ASHEVILLE, North Carolina — Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley was recently elected to lead the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (SEARUC) for the upcoming 2013-2014 year, as its President. Presley, who is in his second term as Northern District Public Service Commissioner, was unanimously elected at the group’s recent annual conference in Asheville, […]

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Wildlife tourism a $19 billion industry to Gulf of Mexico states

July 8, 2013

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The wildlife tourism industry in the Gulf of Mexico states is a $19 billion industry and generates 2.6 million jobs, according to a report released today by Datu Reseach, an economic research firm. The study was funded by Environmental Defense Fund with support from the Walton Family Foundation. “Wildlife Tourism and the Gulf Coast Economy” concluded […]

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UPDATE — Court extends temporary restraining order for open carry law until Friday while merits of blocking law are considered

July 8, 2013

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A Hinds County circuit judge heard arguments Monday about whether to extend his temporary block on a Mississippi open-carry gun law. Earlier this year, legislators passed and Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 2, which says adults don’t need a state-issued permit to carry a gun that’s not concealed. The bill’s chief sponsor, Republican […]

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Tropical Storm Chantal races toward Caribbean

July 8, 2013

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Tropical Storm Chantal barreled through the Atlantic Ocean early Monday, racing toward the Lesser Antilles, the National Weather Service said. The third named storm of the 2013 hurricane season is expected to cross into the Caribbean on Tuesday. Chantal, with top sustained winds of 40 mph, was about about 705 miles (1,130 kilometers) east-southeast of […]

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