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Bryant to announce Minor League Baseball stadium being built in Biloxi

BILOXI, Mississippi — Minor League Baseball is a step closer to coming to Biloxi. Gov. Phil Bryant, Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway and local officials will announce a new Minor League Baseball stadium for downtown Biloxi at a 3 p.m. news conference Thursday in Biloxi. Bryant will also unveil preliminary architectural designs for the stadium. The event will take place at ...

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Biloxi taking its best shot yet at minor league baseball

For nine years, Tim Bennett has been trying to provide Biloxi with a minor league baseball team. Since he delivered the Mississippi Braves to Pearl, he has made four unsuccessful attempts to put a Southern League team on the Gulf Coast — whether it be on the Back Bay, the Gulf side or the Port of Gulfport. “When I finished ...

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Mississippi casino revenues on pace for 15-year low (adds comment)

JACKSON, Mississippi – Mississippi casinos could be headed to a 15-year low in gross gaming revenues, if the trend from the first four months continues the rest of the year. April figures released by the Mississippi Gaming Commission this week show another month of revenue decreases as casinos attempt to reverse the trend of out-of-state gamblers staying out of state. ...

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Coast casinos adding rooms, restaurants, venues

There’s a 150-room hotel tower sprouting at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The Isle of Capri is undergoing a major transformation before it becomes the Golden Nugget Biloxi later this year. The Palace Casino in Bilxoi is renovating 236 rooms, and Island View Casino in Gulfport has a new entertainment venue. And there may be more on the way ...

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Casino survey reveals national, Mississippi data

The American Gaming Association has compiled its annual “State of the States” report and survey, which shows that gaming nationally continues to grow and is almost back to its 2007 pace. And while Mississippi is struggling a bit in the face of increased competition, the state continues to be a major player in the industry. Twenty-three states now offer gaming, ...

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Clock runs out on Auburn's iconic oaks at Toomer's Corner

At 7:22 a.m. Tuesday, workers made the first cut to Auburn University’s famed oaks at Toomer’s Corner. From a bucket truck, a worker removed the first branch from the tree on College Street, Mobile’s AL.com reports. Crews then moved back and forth between the two trees, removing large segments of the more than 80-year-old oaks and carting the wood away ...

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CARTER: FAA’s tower closing plan (ploy) having intended effect

  Aviation business professionals say it was glaringly obvious what the Federal Aviation Administration was up to with its initiative to cut off funding to “contract” air traffic control towers. If you want to get a politician’s attention, promise to whack contract towers at around 150 regional airports and shut down another 30 or so towers operated by FAA controllers. ...

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Tunica casino revenues a concern for state gaming officials

When Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Tuesday creating the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, John Hairston saw the occasion as more than a tourism bill for three coast counties. For the chairman of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, it is both a step in reviving the Tunica County casino and a preemptive strike in keeping the coast ...

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Tonight’s Taste of Fondren moved indoors to Fondren Corner

A threat of severe stormy weather has led Fondren Renaissance to move tonight’s Taste of Fondren to Fondren Corner. The ticketed event will get under way at 6 p.m. The Taste of Fondren is a benefit for the continuing arts and education efforts of the foundation and will highlight “all things Fondren.” Area restaurants will be presenting their favorite and ...

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