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$2 million makeover for Jackson’s Smith Park in conceptual stage

February 23, 2015

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A vision for the first revamp of downtown Jackson’s Smith Park in more than 40 years is taking shape. A project committee of downtown business leaders hope to raise private money to secure a contribution from state government for a $2 million redo that involves opening up the 2.4-acre park’s visibility and access, building a […]

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Visitors’ center in Tunica offers intro to blues heritage

February 23, 2015

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TUNICA — Mississippi has a small new museum dedicated to the state’s blues heritage. Gateway to the Blues Museum opened this past week inside a visitors’ center on U.S. Highway 61 in Tunica. It’s in a new building attached to a restored train depot that dates back to 1895. Webster Franklin, president and CEO of […]

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Mississippi casino revenues rise, driven by coast winnings

February 21, 2015

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JACKSON — Gamblers lost more money at Mississippi casinos in January, as Gulf Coast gambling halls continued gains of recent months. State Department of Revenue figures show casinos statewide won $165 million from gamblers in January, up 3.4 percent from $159 million in January 2014. The 11 coastal casinos won $87.3 million, up 7 percent […]

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National beef symposium heads to Biloxi in 2015

February 20, 2015

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BILOXI — A national organization dedicated to improving the beef industry will hold its annual meeting on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in June and bring together cattle producers from across the world. The 2015 Beef Improvement Federation Convention, themed “Rebuilding a Cowherd,” will take place June 9-12 at the Beau Rivage Hotel and Conference Center in Biloxi. […]

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D’Iberville holds off selling Ocean Expo land

February 19, 2015

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D’IBERVILLE — D’Iberville officials have tabled a development agreement with RAMCO Real Estate to buy the site that was to become Ocean Expo. Councilman Henry Toncrey said Wednesday after an executive session he wants more time to study the proposal. In 2011, the city bought the land at the southwest quadrant of interstates 10 and […]

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Stennis Space Center ranked fourth in nation among places to work

February 12, 2015

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STENNIS —  The Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) announced today a recent survey named NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) the fourth best place to work in the country for Agency Subcomponents. The Partnership for Public Service (PPS) surveyed over 392,700 civil servants on a wide range of workplace topics to rank Stennis […]

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Miranda Lambert to headline C Spire Concert Series event Memorial Day weekend

February 9, 2015

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RIDGELAND – Miranda Lambert, the reigning queen of country music and its top female performer over the past five years, will be the featured headliner artist during a special Memorial Day weekend concert at Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland. Dubbed “Miranda Lambert Live,” the May 23 live concert sponsored by C Spire and presented by […]

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(UPDATED) Biloxi Shuckers plan home games for Pearl, Huntsville

February 5, 2015

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Stadium construction is ahead of schedule, but the Biloxi Shuckers will probably play at least 15 games in their old hometown of Huntsville, Ala, and may play May 6 series with the Mississippi Braves in Pearl, general manager Buck Rogers told The Huntsville Times today. The league is adjusting the stadium on the assumption the […]

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Whitehurst: Oysters, rivers and state government contradictions

February 4, 2015

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant recently announced the formation of the Governor’s Oyster Council to help the coast’s oyster industry restore a fishery that has been hurt and diminished over just a few years by hurricanes, the BP drilling disaster and its aftermath, and oyster reef mortality due to salinity changes. The fresh water from rivers feeding […]

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As merger nears, US Airways moves to American’s counter at Jackson Evers

February 4, 2015

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US Airways has moved from boarding passengers on the west concourse to the east concourse at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. US Airways passengers will now board at gates three and four. US Airways ticket counter services will now operate from the American Airlines ticket counter relocated closer to the east security checkpoint. This […]

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