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Downtown iconic hotel going on auction block

JACKSON — A May 22 online auction will determine the future of a downtown Jackson landmark. Auctioneer Benny Taylor tells the Mississippi Business Journal (http://bit.ly/113wahW) that several prospective bidders toured the eight-story Edison Walthall Hotel this past week. The hotel has been closed since early 2010 after burst water pipes extensively damaged the lower floors. Tax records put the appraised ...

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Faulkner heirlooms going up on auction block

OXFORD — It’s a literary treasure trove. William Faulkner’s 1950 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Legion d’Honneur medal presented to him by France in 1951. Faulkner’s Nobel handwritten acceptance speech draft. All in an estate package that includes 26 letters and postcards sent by Faulkner, 25 leather-bound columns of the author’s work and manuscripts of “The Trapper Story,” ”Vision in ...

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Trustee to auction off closed casino, some inventory

VICKSBURG — The trustee in the bankruptcy liquidation case of a closed Vicksburg casino boat will auction off the vessel and some its inventory on April 25. The Vicksburg Post reports a court hearing for creditors of the former Grand Station Casino will be heard again May 3. In March, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Neil P. Olack granted Smith permission to ...

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Gulf oil and gas lease sale pulls in $1.2B in bids

GULF OF MEXICO — A nearly 39 million-acre oil and gas lease sale yesterday for the central Gulf of Mexico drew $1.2 billion in high bids by offshore energy producers. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said 52 companies submitted 407 bids on 320 tracts, three to 230 miles off the coasts of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. The tracts, covering ...

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Salazar to attend federal oil and gas lease sale

GULF OF MEXICO — U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will be on hand when federal regulators put more than 38 million acres in the central Gulf of Mexico up for bid to offshore energy producers. The sale in New Orleans will begin at 9 a.m. today in the Superdome and include about 7,299 federally-owned drilling tracts, three to 230 miles ...

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Auction of SemiSouth's assets to be held next month

STARKVILLE — Heritage Global Partners (HGP) and The Branford Group will hold a webcast auction sale of late model silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductor manufacturing assets and testing equipment of SemiSouth Laboratories in April. The global webcast auction is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on April 4. A full listing of the items up for sale can be found online ...

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Trustees of bankrupt casino want to auction off boat, inventory

VICKSBURG — The trustee in the bankruptcy liquidation case of a closed Vicksburg casino boat has requested that the vessel and some of its inventory be auctioned. The Vicksburg Post reports creditors of the closed Grand Station Casino will go before a court-appointed trustee on April 5 as the case proceeds. Trustee Stephen Smith continued a creditors’ meeting set Friday ...

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Livestock auction sets new records, passes $5M milestone

JACKSON — After a week of intense competition, 42 animals and their exhibitors qualified for the 44th annual Dixie National Sale of Junior Champions, Mississippi’s premier youth livestock auction. Thirteen hogs, 12 lambs, nine goats and eight steers were auctioned off at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds’ Trade Mart. For the first time, the animals were sold by the head instead ...

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Freeman, Luckett to auction off contents of closed restaurant

CLARKSDALE — Actor Morgan Freeman and his business partner are auctioning the contents of their upscale restaurant in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. The Madidi Restaurant in Clarksdale closed in February. At 9 a.m. Tuesday, auctioneer Nick Clark will open bidding on a laundry list of restaurant items, from the glasses to the tables to leather couches to the ...

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County to sell hundreds of tax-delinquent mobile homes

MERIDIAN — Lauderdale County plans to sell off more than 200 mobile homes for which taxes are still owed. Tax collector Stanley Shannon tells The Meridian Star if the taxes aren’t paid by the day before the tax sale, then the mobile home will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Shannon says there is a minimum bid on each ...

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