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Rotate Black rotates back with ‘perfect size casino’ plan

March 19, 2015

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GULFPORT — The rocky start for the proposed Hemingway Resort and Casino at the Gulfport Harbor is all in the past, said company CEO John Paulsen. Paulsen said the project is alive and progressing. Since missing the April 1 deadline to show it had the financial backing to build the casino resort, Paulsen tells The […]

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Lawmakers again seek role in choice of standardized tests

March 19, 2015

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JACKSON — Lawmakers are seeking to revive efforts to force the state Board of Education to consider using standardized tests written by the ACT organization. The move comes as state Superintendent Carey Wright defends the process by which the state Department of Education sought proposals for a contract to administer tests in grades 3-8 and […]

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Board of Trustees extends contract for Delta State’s president, Bill LaForge

March 19, 2015

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The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning voted recently to extend the contract of Delta State University President William N. LaForge following a careful review of the university under his leadership. According to board minutes, members granted the extensions in a closed meeting on Feb. 17 to Jackson State University’s Carolyn Meyers, […]

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Bowling in Atlanta: SWAC and MEAC champs will meet in pre-Christmas matchup

March 18, 2015

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Atlanta is getting a new college football bowl game: the Celebration Bowl that will feature the champions of the Southwestern Athletic Conference and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The champions of the two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) leagues  will meet in a new postseason game beginning with the 2015 season, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. […]

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Job numbers climb, but Mississippi keeps worst jobless rate

March 17, 2015

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JACKSON — Here’s the good news: Mississippi’s job market in January had the strongest month in at least three years. But balance that with the bad: The state remained tied in January with Nevada for the highest unemployment rate of any state, and its struggling recovery has a long way to go before reaching pre-recession […]

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Mississippi Coliseum’s deterioration may cost it MHSAA hoops championship

March 16, 2015

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With the “Big House” in Jackson all but crumbling down, the Mississippi High School Activities Association is considering moving the state basketball championship tournament to Tupelo, Mississippi Coliseum officials say. The 11-day tournament that wrapped up over the weekend drew thousands of fans to the 53-year Mississippi Coliseum. But it also drew the frustration of […]

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Reeves proposes more income tax cuts, bumping total to $550M

March 16, 2015

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JACKSON — Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says he wants to cut income taxes by a larger amount than he has previously proposed. The Republican says Monday he wants to increase the size of his tax cut to $550 million over 15 years. That would include $300 million in income tax cuts, eliminating the first $350 […]

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Report: Florida bans ‘climate change’ from use by state agencies

March 9, 2015

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Add “climate change” and “global warming” to terms that can get Florida government officials into hot water, the Miami Herald reports. At least that’s what former officials of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection say Gov. Rick Scott has set as official state policy. Scott, in an interview with the Miami Herald late Monday afternoon, […]

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Collegiate career sidelined by heart ailment, Brandon’s Tyler Adams gets start in Hoyas’ final game

March 8, 2015

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A heart ailment snatched away former Brandon basketball star Tyler Adams’s collegiate career soon after he arrived at Georgetown University as a much-heralded recruit. Another basketball highlight remained for the 6’9 senior, though he had no idea it was coming until Georgetown Coach John Thompson III called the team together after practice last Thursday, the […]

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Mississippi entrepreneurs win fellowships

March 6, 2015

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Three Mississippians are among 15 people who have been selected to participate in the Delta Regional Authority’s entrepreneurial competition in New Orleans March 25-27. The winners will each get a $1,500 fellowship and pitch their concepts to investors, participate in workshops and network with others entrepreneurs and industry representatives, the authority said in a news […]

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