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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

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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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