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Fulbright promoted to executive chef at Ameristar

April 7, 2014

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VICKSBURG, Mississippi – Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg announced Monday the promotion of Chef William Fulbright to Executive Chef. Chef Fulbright takes more than 24 years of culinary experience to his new role. He formerly worked at Ameristar Casino Kansas City, Mo., where he was chef at Horizon Buffet, Bugatti’s Italian Cafe and Roadhouse Restaurant. He […]

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Vicksburg casino hotel sold to Gulf Coast developer

July 29, 2013

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VICKSBURG, Mississippi — The former Grand Station Hotel, closed since gambling ceased at Vicksburg’s waterfront when a casino left 16 months ago, has been sold to a Gulf Coast developer. Vicksburg Hotel LLC, a Biloxi-based entity led by businessman Charles Lambert, purchased the 117-room hotel this month from Great Southern Investment Group Inc., according to […]

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‘Art of Commemoration’ is a must-read for both historians and art lovers

July 15, 2013

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One of the treasures of the Vicksburg National Military Park is the stunning art of the park’s monuments, markers and statues. And, there is a great book, offered free of charge, that gives the history and significance of the park’s art and architecture. “Art of Commemoration” was written by Parker Hills, a 30-plus year military […]

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DiamondJacks creditors approve bankruptcy exit for Vicksburg casino

July 8, 2013

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VICKSBURG, Mississippi — Having failed in an attempt to sell the two DiamondJacks casinos to an Oklahoma Indian tribe, creditors are bringing the Bossier City, La., and Vicksburg gambling halls out of bankruptcy themselves, hiring Gulfport’s Foundation Gambling Group to try to improve operations. Creditors approved the reorganization plan in June, although an official date […]

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Vicksburg’s Ameristar will remain Ameristar when sale goes final

June 20, 2013

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In a business where property name changes are a good bet to follow ownership changes, it appears Vicksburg’s Ameristar Casino will maintain its long-standing identity when it merges with Pinnacle Entertainment later this summer. “There won’t be any name changes,” said Anthony Sanfilippo, chief executive officer of Pinnacle said following the company’s suitability and licensure […]

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AmeriCorps honors first Vicksburg-based FEMA Corps

June 5, 2013

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As they reflect on their service to Hurricane Isaac and Sandy survivors and others, the nation’s first FEMA Corps members will be sworn into service in a graduation ceremony at the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Southern Region Campus in Vicksburg. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. The first 177 members of […]

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Mississippi Main Street communities accredited

May 24, 2013

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The Mississippi Main Street Association announces the following cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®: Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Bay St. Louis/Waveland, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, […]

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Vicksburg casino headed to the scrap heap (update with sale price)

April 26, 2013

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The bankrupt Grand Station Casino riverboat barge, a fixture in downtown Vicksburg for years, is headed to the scrap heap. Keyes Recycling of Vicksburg purchased the riverboat barge for $10,000 Thursday in an auction on the Vicksburg riverfront. Bennie Taylor of Taylor Auction & Realty in Grenada, which conducted the sale, said the interior contents […]

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(Updated) Brothel owner endorses ex-prostitute for mayor

April 16, 2013

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UPDATES with Fondren’s admission to being prostitute about 1979. VICKSBURG — Bunny Ranch brothel owner Dennis Hof has a very special reason for endorsing Linda Fondren for mayor of Vicksburg. In a news release, Hof said he was getting involved because Linda Fondren and her husband Jim not only owned and operated The Sagebrush Ranch […]

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DiamondJacks owner countersues over $6.25 million deposit

February 7, 2013

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VICKSBURG — An Oklahoma Indian tribe and the bankrupt owner of two DiamondJacks casinos are suing each other over the collapse of the tribe’s plan to buy the gambling halls. Global Gaming Solutions, a unit of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, wants a federal bankruptcy judge to declare that it didn’t break its agreement to […]

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