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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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Death on the half-shell: Flood could kill 90 percent of state’s oysters

June 19, 2011


Another major disaster is facing Mississippi, and this one could totally wipe out Mississippi’s oysters. If that happens it could be months — perhaps years — before another oyster is harvested in Mississippi waters. The historic Mississippi River flood has dumped so much freshwater into the Mississippi Sound that scientists are concerned that there will […]

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