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Cashing in on Grant’s march to Vicksburg

September 19, 2013

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One has to believe that Ulysses S. Grant has just fired up another victory cigar, and all Mississippians ought to join him in the celebration. This week it was announced that a series of historical markers have been erected showing Grant’s path in his famous march to Vicksburg in 1863 during the American Civil War. […]

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Shed owners respond to closing of restaurant

August 21, 2013

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After news reports that The Shed abruptly closed its Mobile restaurant Tuesday and posted a handwritten sign on the door, the Orrisons responded this morning on The Shed’s Facebook page. Here’s their statement: » Read complete post from Lisa Monti …

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The Shed restaurant closes its doors in Mobile

August 21, 2013

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A restaurant that’s been a landmark in southern Alabama is closing its doors. Employees tell WPMI-TV that they were surprised Tuesday when they showed up at The Shed in Mobile and learned the business had closed. A handwritten sign on the front door stated, “Closed, Ocean Springs Shed still serving BBQ!” and listed a phone […]

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Biloxi City Council wants economic study on planned stadium

August 7, 2013

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

By Frank Brown Mississippi Business Journal BILOXI, Mississippi — The Biloxi City Council wants to know what it’s paying for before it OKs a $21 million investment to build a minor league downtown baseball stadium. The Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to commission an economic analysis on the impact of the $36 million stadium that […]

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Developer may be set to turn old Bay St. Louis school into new hotel

July 29, 2013

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BAY ST. LOUIS, Mississippi — New Orleans developer Jim MacPhaille says it’s too early to say what the vintage Second Street Elementary School will become when he takes ownership in early August. Based on conversations with neighbors and city officials, he guesses the property likely will be turned into a hotel. With offices and shops. […]

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MCDILL: Thoughts on panhandling

June 6, 2013

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Jackson has a huge problem. Bigger than potholes. Smaller than crime. But still huge. This is the part where the economic developer says that perception is the problem. Not exactly, but it ties in with perception. The problem is panhandling. Sure, it’s not a huge thing in the grand scheme of life. Just a person […]

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Main Street Association, tourism professionals take Heritage Highway roadtrip

May 23, 2013

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Representatives from Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) and Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), Division of Tourism, recently traveled along Mississippi Highway 82 as part of a regional tourism initiative to celebrate its designation as the state’s first Heritage Highway. MMSA and MDA Tourism representatives explored the towns and cities of Columbus, Eupora, Greenville, Greenwood, Indianola, Kilmichael, […]

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OUR VIEW: Jeopardizing a visitor industry for little in return

April 25, 2013

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The Mississippi Business Journal over the years has chronicled the exodus of Mississippi corporations, trade associations and non-profit groups to Alabama’s Orange Beach and Gulf Shores and Florida’s Panhandle for their conventions and trade shows. While we lamented the loss of hospitality dollars to our state, we conceded the lure of the sparkling sand beaches […]

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Tunica casino revenues a concern for state gaming officials

April 18, 2013

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When Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Tuesday creating the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, John Hairston saw the occasion as more than a tourism bill for three coast counties. For the chairman of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, it is both a step in reviving the Tunica County casino and a preemptive […]

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Creative economy hitting the road

November 28, 2011

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For those who missed last August’s pioneering Creative Economy Summit in Jackson, there is good news. The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) and Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) are bringing the show on the road. Beginning tomorrow, the MDA and MAC will host five Creative Economy Road Show events in regions throughout the state. From Mississippi’s artists, […]

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