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Lawmaker’s task force to study viability of Internet gaming, sports betting in Mississippi

April 4, 2014

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House Gaming Committee Chairman Richard Bennett, R-Long Beach, has commissioned a task force of experts to look at the pros and cons of Internet gambling and sports betting in Mississippi, according to a story in Biloxi Sun Herald. The group’s first meeting will be in May during the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi. It will […]

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Bad rap? County cancels contract for Lil Boosie concert

March 26, 2014

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Folks planning on seeing rap artist Lil Boosie in a concert at the Jackson County Fairgrounds may be in for a disappointment An attorney for a spring break promotion group say they are still hoping to host a Lil Boosie rap concert at the Jackson County Fairgrounds despite a contract dispute with Jackson County. The […]

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History by candlelight

March 18, 2014

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An event next month will offer “ghosts” from the past and a unique view of one of the most important historical places in the state. Vicksburg National Military Park will hold its Shadows of the Past candlelight walking tour on April 12. The tour covers about a mile long stretch road around the former visitor […]

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Faldo, Montgomerie headline Champions Tour stop on Mississippi Coast

March 11, 2014

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SAUCIER, Mississippi — Some of the biggest names in golf visit Mississippi next week for the PGA Champions Tour’s Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic at Fallen Oak Golf Course in Saucier. Nick Faldo and Colin Montgomerie make their first visit to the Mississippi Gulf Coast as part of a world-class field that includes seven World Golf […]

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Silver Slipper Casino parent company annouces $2.3 million quarterly loss

March 10, 2014

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This morning, Full House Resorts (NASDAQ: FLL), owner of Silver Slipper Casino in Hancock County, announced results for the quarter and year ending Dec. 31, 2013. Net loss attributable to the Las Vegas-based company for the quarter was $2.3 million, or $0.13 per common share, compared to $0.8 million, or $0.04 per common share, in […]

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Louisiana billboards advocating Medicaid expansion spur legal threats from state

March 7, 2014

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s Mardi Gras celebration has ended and a war with the progressive political group MoveOn.org has begun. MoveOn.org’s lawyers received a cease-and-desist letter from state of Louisiana officials Thursday, one day after the state’s Republican lieutenant governor told the Baton Rouge Advocate that the state would pursue legal action to try to […]

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American Airlines adds Memphis flights

March 6, 2014

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According to the Memphis Business Journal, Memphis Airport Authority officials announced Thursday that American Airlines/US Airways will add three daily nonstop flights between Memphis and Philadelphia this summer. “We are excited to add more nonstop options for our passengers,” said Scott Brockman, president and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, in a news release. […]

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Officials report on economic impact of tourism

March 6, 2014

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Tourism officials gather yesterday in Jackson for the Mississippi Tourism Association’s “MTA Day at the Capitol,” and they had some significant numbers to share. Visitors spent more than $6.25 billion in Mississippi last fiscal year (July 2012-June 2013) as the travel and tourism industry continues to have a major impact on the state’s economy. The […]

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Tourism officials to gather for ‘MTA Day at the Capitol’

March 4, 2014

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The tourism agency will take center stage tomorrow in the Capital City. The Mississippi Development Authority’s Tourism Division will join the Mississippi Tourism Association for “MTA Day at the Capitol.” Beginning tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the rotunda of the State Capitol Building in Jackson, tourism professionals from around the state will converge to tout […]

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Lazy Magnolia to host ribbon cutting for expansion

February 28, 2014

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Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co. in Kiln will celebrate the completion of its brewery expansion with a ribbon cutting March 7. The ceremony will also the brewery’s advancement from micro brewery to regional status. The dedication ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. followed by Lazy Magnolia’s signature First Friday event. General admission is $15. Beer stations […]

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