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Voters view casinos more favorably, industry poll shows

June 10, 2014

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In an attempt to find national political support for the gaming industry, the American Gaming Association Tuesday released highlights of a poll that it says shows voters view gaming more favorably than in previous years. According to the poll, more Americans embrace gaming, and more Americans believe casinos create jobs and strengthen local communities. It […]

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Nissan sales in May set records

June 3, 2014

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CANTON, Mississippi — Nissan set a national sales records in May, and those results were reflected in production at its plant in Mississippi. Nissan Group in a news release today announced total U.S. sales for May of 135,934 units, an increase of 18.8 percent over last year and a May record. Sales of the Mississippi-built […]

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Full House seeks to terminate deal to buy Fitzgerald Casino in Tunica

May 14, 2014

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Full House Resorts is attempting to terminated its planned $62 million purchase of Fitzgerald’s casino in Tunica from Majestic Star Casino LLC. The news was disclosed in its quarterly earnings report filed today. The deal was struck on March 21, but Full House Resorts said today that on May 7, it informed Majestic Star that […]

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Hibbett Sports to open store in Byram

May 13, 2014

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Hibbett Sports is headed to Byram. Ward 3 Alderman Theresa Harvey Marble posted on Facebook today that Mayor Richard White had inform the Board of Aldermen that “Hibbett Sports” has applied for a privilege license and will be occupying the former Super D Store in the Vowells Shopping Center at the intersection of Siwell Road […]

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Ridgeland’s Digital Quest launching 3D prototyping course

May 1, 2014

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Special to the MBJ RIDGELAND, Mississippi — Digital Quest is launching the first course in a new series of courses using SolidWorks and 3D printers. The “Projects in 3D Design” course is designed to teach the process of design engineering, integrating the design and industry standard tools. The target audience for the course is both […]

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Tired of losing sunglasses? Soon they can talk to your iPhone

May 1, 2014

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If you have a habit of losing expensive sunglasses, the innovators at Tzukuri may have the product for you — shades that send an alert to your iPhone if you leave them behind. The glasses have a small Bluetooth low-energy chip in the temple of the frame. When paired, the app sends an alert if […]

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Boston firm buys majority interest in Ridgleland’s Bomgar

May 1, 2014

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From staff and special reports JACKSON, Mississippi – TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm with headquarters in Boston, has purchased a majority interest in Ridgeland-based Bomgar, a leading provider of enterprise remote support solutions. Additional terms of the investment were not disclosed. “We are very pleased to partner with an experienced investor […]

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Is Taylorsville’s Billy Hamilton real or fictional, baseball columnist wonders (with video)

April 30, 2014

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Major League Baseball columnist Terence Moore compares Cincinnati Reds rookie centerfielder to fictional legends after the Taylorsville, Mississippi,  star had three hits, including his first major league home run, a stolen base and a diving catch Tuesday night against the Cubs. Click here to read his column and watch a video of Hamilton’s show.

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Buck Rogers named GM for new Biloxi Baseball team

April 22, 2014

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BILOXI, Mississippi — Huntsville Stars general manager Buck Rogers will assume the same role in Biloxi next year when the minor league baseball team relocates to the Gulf Coast to play in the Southern League. Owner Ken Young introduced Rogers, 54, at a news conference Tuesday at the Biloxi Visitors Center. The Biloxi Baseball team […]

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Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos building momentum

April 22, 2014

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The gradual makeover of Mississippi’s gaming landscape continued in March as the Gulf Coast casinos continued to out-perform the Mississippi River casinos — including an increase over last year’s gross gaming revenue for the second month in a row. In the first quarter of 2014, Gulf Coast casino gross gaming revenue is up 0.6 percent […]

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