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JSU student recognized at national engineering convention

April 18, 2014

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Special to the MBJ Jackson State University computer science student Dominick Sanders was elected Region III Pre-College Initiative Chair at the 2014 National Society of Black Engineers annual convention last month in Anaheim, Calif. “I am honored to have been selected by my peers to help to lead an incredible organization that I grew up […]

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Juli Inkster to return to Old Waverly for Handa Cup

April 17, 2014

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Hall of Famer and 31-time LPGA Tour winner Juli Inkster will return to Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi, this fall for the Legends Tour’s 2014 ISPS Handa Cup. Inkster won the 1999 U.S. Women’s Open at Old Waverly for one of her seven major championship titles. The ninth ISPS Handa Cup will […]

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Lawmaker’s task force to study viability of Internet gaming, sports betting in Mississippi

April 4, 2014

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House Gaming Committee Chairman Richard Bennett, R-Long Beach, has commissioned a task force of experts to look at the pros and cons of Internet gambling and sports betting in Mississippi, according to a story in Biloxi Sun Herald. The group’s first meeting will be in May during the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi. It will […]

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Council vote makes make pro baseball in Biloxi official

February 11, 2014

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Proposed Biloxi minor league baseball stadium (Courtesy of Dale Partners)

The extended process of bringing baseball to Biloxi has come to an end. Now it’s time to build, then play. The Biloxi City Council passed five measures Tuesday, opening the door to begin construction of a $36 million minor league stadium across the street from the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. In votes of 5-2, […]

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Mississippi sets export record for 4th straight year

February 11, 2014

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Petroleum and coal products are Mississippi

WASHINGTON – Mississippi is one of 16 states to set a record for exports in 2013, according to a release today by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. Last year was the fourth consecutive year Mississippi has set an export record. Exports last year were $12.4 billion, compared to $11.8 billion in 2012. The export […]

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Sales of Misssissippi-made Nissan vehicles jump in January

February 3, 2014

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U.S. sales for Nissan jumped 11.8 percent from January 2013 to January 2014, a trend that was very much reflected in sales of vehicles produced at the Nissan plant in Canton. Please see release on January U.S. sales numbers below. Mississippi-built product highlights included: — Sales of the Nissan Frontier pickup rose 87.9 percent to […]

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Mississippi casino revenues hit lowest yearly mark since 1997

January 22, 2014

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Last year was the weakest gaming revenue year for Mississippi casinos since 1997, according to numbers released today by the Mississippi Gaming Commission. In 2013, the 30 Mississippi casinos collected $2.136 billion in gross gaming revenue, which is money leftover after players’ winnings are subtracted from wagers. That’s the lowest since 1997 when 24 casinos […]

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Will Tunica casinos feel squeeze from Southland Park $34.7 million expansion?

January 17, 2014

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The slumping casino industry in Tunica County may be about to take another hit. Southland Park Gaming & Racing in West Memphis, Ark., a major competitor for gaming dollars in Memphis area, is planning a $37.4 million expansion and redesign of its operation. The expansion will add a new 41,000-square-foot building which will house up […]

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Ridgeland’s LockerBones scheduled for Friday night’s Shark Tank

January 15, 2014

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Greg Cronin did what any good dad would do. He used his ingenuity to help solve a problem for his daughter Ashley. Now, he’s hoping an appearance Friday night on ABC’s Shark Tank will open more doors — particularly locker doors. On Shark Tank, Cronin will introduce his product LockerBones, wondering if one of the […]

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GodwinGroup promotes Wert to general manager of Godwin Gulf Coast

November 8, 2013

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GodwinGroup, a Jackson-based marketing and advertising firm, has promoted Kami Wert of Gulfport to general manager of Godwin Gulf Coast. Wert is an agency partner, senior vice president and member of the agency’s executive management team. As General Manager, Wert will be manager of all operations of the Gulfport office. She also will work closely […]

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