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Grenada singing the blues, and happy to do so

February 20, 2014

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The Mississippi Blues Trail is getting another marker in a part of the state not commonly thought of as a hub of the genre. Grenada County is the latest community in Mississippi to be recognized with a Mississippi Blues Trail marker. The marker unveiling is scheduled for Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Grenada […]

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Haggar joins lineup at Outlets of Mississippi; grand opening March 1

February 19, 2014

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PEARL, Mississippi – Men’s apparel retailer Haggar will celebrate its grand opening at the Outlets of Mississippi March 1. Haggar is a leading brand offering casual, dress and tailored fashions for men of all ages and professions. Haggar joins more than 80 leading designer and name-brand stores at the Outlets of Mississippi including Saks Fifth […]

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Economic Council promotes Scott Waller, Vickie Powell

February 18, 2014

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The Mississippi Economic Countil has promoted Scott Waller to executive vice president and chief operating officer, and Vickie Powell to senior vice president for foundations. Waller previously was senior vice president for public affairs. He is a Shubuta native and joined the MEC in 2006, where he oversaw public affairs, policy and communications. He is […]

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Old Waverly to host LPGA Legends Tour’s ISPS Handa Cup

February 12, 2014

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WEST POINT, Mississippi – Old Waverly Golf Club will host the 2014 ISPS Handa Cup, a Legends Tour event that pits U.S.-born LPGA Legends against internationally born LPGA Legends in 36 holes of head-to-head stroke play competition. The ninth annual competition is scheduled for Sept. 25-28. The Legends Tour is the official senior tour of […]

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Council vote makes make pro baseball in Biloxi official

February 11, 2014

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

The extended process of bringing baseball to Biloxi has come to an end. Now it’s time to build, then play. The Biloxi City Council passed five measures Tuesday, opening the door to begin construction of a $36 million minor league stadium across the street from the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. In votes of 5-2, […]

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MMSA to welcome ‘Small Town, Miss.’ as new member

February 7, 2014

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The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) will welcome a new member next week, and the community that is joining might come as a surprise to many. On Feb. 13, the MMSA will designate the City of Small Town, Miss., an official Mississippi Main Street Community. The designation ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. at […]

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Folks singing the blues over missing B.B. King marker

February 4, 2014

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One of the most important markers on the Mississippi Blues Trail appears to have been stolen. A marker commemorating the birthplace of blues legend B.B. King near Berclair in Leflore County is missing. It was located in front of a small clump of trees at the dusty intersection of County Roads 305 and 513 just […]

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Coast Coliseum executive charged with helping himself to ATM cash

January 23, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — As an assistant manager at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center Ticket Office, Brian Gregory’s job gave him all the tools he needed to loot ATMs at the center owned by the state. Authorities allege he employed those tools to the tune of nearly $32,000 – the sum Biloxi police estimate […]

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Senate task force finds plenty of road, bridge problems but no money for fixes

January 22, 2014

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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON, Mississippi– A task force created by the 2013 Senate has concluded that the state does not generate enough revenue to take care of its transportation needs. But the task force, which completed its work Tuesday, did not recommend any method to pay for those needs. Senate Transportation […]

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Mississippi casino revenues hit lowest yearly mark since 1997

January 22, 2014

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Last year was the weakest gaming revenue year for Mississippi casinos since 1997, according to numbers released today by the Mississippi Gaming Commission. In 2013, the 30 Mississippi casinos collected $2.136 billion in gross gaming revenue, which is money leftover after players’ winnings are subtracted from wagers. That’s the lowest since 1997 when 24 casinos […]

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