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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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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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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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