Archive | Tourism RSS feed for this section

Mississippi River bridge work will snarl traffic

July 9, 2014

0 Comments

river-bridge

Anyone with travel plans that include crossing the Mississippi River at Vicksburg should expect some delays. The Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development is performing a bridge retrofit project that will limit traffic to the inside lanes, eastbound and westbound, on Interstate 20 at the Mississippi River bridge near Vicksburg. During the project, there will […]

Continue reading...

Greenwood, Cleveland earn National Main Street accreditations

June 30, 2014

0 Comments

Special to the MBJ Main Street Greenwood and Team Cleveland Main Street have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners […]

Continue reading...

D’Iberville casino approved; Diamondhead site rejected

June 26, 2014

0 Comments

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is gaining one casino, but a second casino proposal was denied by the Mississippi Gaming Commission at its monthly meeting Thursday in Jackson. After receiving approval for its financing plan, Land Holdings 1 was given the okay to begin construction on the Scarlet Pearl casino, which will be located east of […]

Continue reading...

Potential casinos in D’Iberville, Diamondhead await Gaming Commission rulings

June 25, 2014

0 Comments

Casino_rouletter_wheel RGB

Two new potential Gulf Coast casinos hope to take their next steps toward reality Thursday at the 9 a.m. monthly meeting of the Mississippi Gaming Commission in Jackson. Developers of the Scarlet Pearl Casino in D’Iberville, hope to receive approval to begin construction on a site east of the I-110 bridge across the Back Bay […]

Continue reading...

Jackson to host free fireworks and show July 3 at Smith Wills

June 24, 2014

0 Comments

Special to the MBJ The City of Jackson will host its first Fireworks Extravaganza July 3 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Smith Wills Stadium, 1200 Lakeland Dr. The event, which the city hopes to hold annually, is free and open to the public. The event will feature a 20-minute fireworks display and entertainment […]

Continue reading...

Gaming revenues down again in May

June 23, 2014

0 Comments

Casino_rouletter_wheel RGB

The fall in gross gaming revenues at Mississippi’s 30 casinos continued in May, according to figures released by the Mississippi Gaming Commission. Statewide, revenue fell from $192.2 million in May of 2013 to $171.8 million this year that’s a drop of 10.6 percent. As has been the trend, the Mississippi River casinos, which stretch from […]

Continue reading...

Fixing leaks and turning back old age: Capitol getting specialized face lift

June 20, 2014

0 Comments

JACKSON, Mississippi – The Mississippi State Capitol building here is getting its first restoration and repair in 30 years, the state Department of Finance & Administration said in announcing the start of the 2-year, $6.9 million project. Work crews are installing massive construction scaffolding that will envelop different parts of the 110- year-old structure over […]

Continue reading...

Natchez Trace officials warn of dogs following cyclist’s attack

June 17, 2014

0 Comments

Bicyclists using a stretch of the Natchez Trace in the Madison area have more to look out for than just vehicular traffic, and this hazard really bites. Yesterday morning, a 64-year-old bicyclist was attacked and bitten by a pack of dogs near mile marker 113.5 on the Natchez Trace Parkway. The cyclist was traveling southbound […]

Continue reading...

Mississippi State Fair gets new executive director

June 16, 2014

0 Comments

Veteran venue manager Rick Reno has been named to replace Billy Orr as executive director of the Mississippi Fair Commission.   Reno is currently executive director of VenuWorks in Dodge City, Kan. The Louisiana native has more than 40 years in facilities management and is a certified facilities executive recognized by the International Association of […]

Continue reading...

MGM granted Massachusetts’s first casino license

June 13, 2014

0 Comments

Poker small rgb

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously today to issue the state’s first casino operators license to MGM, which plans to build an $800 million casino, hotel, and entertainment and shopping complex in downtown Springfield. MGM also owns the Beau Rivage in Biloxi and the the Gold Strike in Tunica Resorts.   Now, concerned parties must […]

Continue reading...