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Attendance doubles at tech forum

CHOCTAW — More than twice the number of people attended the second annual technology forum held April 28-29 at the Pearl River Resort in Choctaw, co-sponsored by the Mississippi Technology Alliance. “We didn’t expect so many, but we were very pleased,” said Creda Stewart, spokesperson for the tribe. The Choctaw Shift-2 Technology Conference was a free event open to the ...

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New museum, parks, gardens to enhance Vicksburg waterfront

VICKSBURG — A few years ago one of the biggest barriers to redeveloping downtown here was a lack of faith. Today, upper level apartments are becoming very popular, a new $12-million river museum is being constructed, and the city is investing millions to renovate the downtown making it more attractive for tourists and residents alike. Vicksburg Mayor Pro Tem Gertrude ...

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Pro sports, Jackson: Can it work?

JACKSON — “Your town. Your team. Gotta be there.” That was the slogan of the Jackson Bandits, Jackson’s first and only minor-league hockey team. And now it seems all hopes of any future hockey games at the Mississippi Coliseum, at least in the near future, have been dashed. The idea of a minor-league hockey team in Jackson began with then ...

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Wyatt Waters has full palette

CLINTON — Wyatt Waters has a full palette this year. In addition to opening his new gallery on 307 Jefferson Street, the noted watercolorist has been completing the finishing touches on two new illustrations for books, as well as completing a commission from Baptist Health Services for the upcoming guests scheduled to visit the Hederman Cancer Center May 5: former ...

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Home-cooked quality eatery newest attraction on Blues Alley

CLARKSDALE — The Clarksdale Station Depot on Blues Alley now wafts with the aroma of fresh baked breads, pies and cakes coming from a new business called the Dutch Oven. “I went by there and ate this morning,” said Ron Hudson, executive director, Clarksdale-Coahoma County Industrial Development Foundation. “It was outstanding, and complements what we are trying to accomplish on ...

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Time to consider bringing the Coast’s casino industry onshore?

For several years, there has been speculation that if the Coast casino industry and its 16,000 employees suffered a major hit from a hurricane — causing catastrophic damage to the floating casinos — the economic hardship to local communities could lead to casinos being allowed to move onto land — out of harm’s way. Now, the discussion is beginning about ...

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