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Outback Steakhouse dream realized in Flowood

A victory at the polls in 2006 after a pair of defeats in Flowood liquor-by-the-drink referendums positioned Steven Grantham Jr. to carry out his late father’s plans for a second Outback Steakhouse in Metro Jackson. Flowood finally would get an Outback restaurant where diners could enjoy their favorite spirits along with thick cut grilled steaks and the acclaimed bloomin’ onion. ...

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Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto are dotting every ‘i’ and crossing every ‘t’ in the development of Seafood R’evolution, which is set to open in November

Let there be no doubt, chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto have every intention of opening the finest, nicest and best restaurant Mississippi has ever seen. The two recently sat down with the Mississippi Business Journal to discuss their vision for the 10,000-square-foot Seafood R’evolution with seating for 317 which is set to open in November at Ridgeland’s Renaissance at ...

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Isle of Capri reports decreased in-state revenues; experiencing 'market pressures'

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. has released financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015. Company-wide, net revenue for the quarter was $241.6 million, compared to $238.0 million in the prior year quarter, and consolidated adjusted EBITDA was $43.7 million, compared to $41.9 million in the same quarter of the prior fiscal year However, Isle ...

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Trop Greenville ahead of schedule on significant expansion

GREENVILLE — Tropicana Entertainment Inc. is ahead of schedule to complete construction of its multi-million dollar expansion at its Trop Greenville property. The expansion is expected to Oct. 10. The development will introduce new table games and 300 more slot machines as well as Max & Erma’s, a full-service casual dining restaurant chain that will open its first Mississippi location ...

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Diamondhead Casino Corporation wins site approval

DIAMONDHEAD — A 400-acre tract of land near the Bay of St. Louis just off of Interstate 10 near Diamondhead has been approved as a location for a casino. The Mississippi Gaming Commission gave site approval to Diamondhead Casino Corporation. The next time the casino will go before regulators is when financing is in place and the project is ready ...

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State Health Department says pair of casino workers contracted TB

TUNICA, Mississippi — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has confirmed two recent cases of active tuberculosis (TB) contracted by workers at two casinos in Tunica. Health officials have yet to identify the casinos. Tuberculosis is an airborne infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The MSDH has been working closely with the casinos to identify other individuals ...

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BankPlus now a sponsor for Sanderson Farms Championship

BankPlus has become sponsor at The Sanderson Farms Championship, specifically for the BankPlus Junior Pro-Am, as well as the BankPlus Fan Pavilion. The BankPlus Junior Pro-Am will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at The Country Club of Jackson. It will be a six-hole event where junior amateurs get the chance to play alongside a PGA TOUR professional. The Bank ...

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Robert Khayat wins 2014 Mississippi author award

OXFORD, Mississippi — The Mississippi Library Association has announced the winners of the 2014 Mississippi Author Awards. Robert Khayat, author of The Education of a Lifetime (Nautilus), was named Mississippi Author of the Year in the nonfiction category. Previous winners in nonfiction include Eudora Welty, Willie Morris and Margaret Walker. The winner in the fiction category was Michael Farris Smith for his novel Rivers. ...

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TUCKED AWAY — Lakeland Music offers vintage guitars

At first glance, there seems little that sets Lakeland Music apart from other full-line music stores. Tucked away on Lakeland Drive on the fringe of the bustling Flowood retail corridor in a nondescript gray building, if not for the words “Lakeland Music” on the front of the building, it can be easily overlooked. Inside, it’s much the same. Rows and ...

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