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Former Casino Magic to get new life as resort, water park


BILOXI — Plans for a new resort and water park at the former Casino Magic on the beach in East Biloxi have been presented to the Biloxi Architectural and Historical Review Commission and approved. The Sun Herald reports developer Cono Caranna with Biloxi Lodging LLC said Thursday the resort will have 373 hotel rooms, two restaurants and a water park ...

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MGM Park will not open for first baseball game June 6


BILOXI — The Biloxi Shuckers’ stadium won’t be ready for what would have been the first home game on June 6. Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich said Wednesday the city, the team and Yates Construction are hoping the stadium will be ready sometime before Aug. 4. Tickets for home games went on sale May 13, and those that have been sold ...

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COMING OF AGE — Casinos look to Millennials for the survival of gaming


By FRANK BROWN A Millennial and Baby boomer walk into a casino. Boomer: “Let’s go hit the slot machines.” Millennial: “This is a joke, right?” If you don’t find that funny, don’t worry. Neither does the established casino industry. The generation born between 1980 and 2000 has come of age and is a staggering 80 million strong. For the gaming ...

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Empty casino, warehouse part of military exercise in Biloxi

BILOXI — The former Margaritaville Casino and an empty warehouse in East Biloxi will be used by special forces for military training Aug. 1-8. The Sun Herald reports the city council this past week approved the training exercise that will occur over several nights on air, ground and water. Naval Special Warfare Command Group 2, which is listed on the ...

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Daily Journal editor to head education foundation

TUPELO — Lloyd Gray, executive editor of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal for 23 years, is leaving the newspaper to become executive director of The Phil Hardin Foundation. The announcement was made Tuesday in the newspaper by Journal Publisher and CEO Clay Foster. Foster says no decision has been made on Gray’s successor. “Lloyd is an outstanding editor and an ...

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Biloxi voters will choose new mayor on Tuesday

BILOXI —Biloxi voters will choose the city’s first new mayor since 1993 on Tuesday. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Andrew Gilich and Winfield Swetman III were top vote getters in the April 28 special election to get into the runoff. Together they pulled a little more than half of the 7,679 votes cast. The ...

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Sewage spill closes part of Biloxi beach

BILOXI — A sewage spill has closed a stretch of beach in Biloxi. The state Department of Environmental Quality said Thursday a two-block stretch of beach from Travia Avenue to Iberville Drive is closed after workers repaired a force main break outside a lift station. Vincent Creel, the city’s public affairs manager, tells The Sun Herald approximately 25,000 gallons of ...

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Andrew Gilich, Winfield Swetman in runoff for Biloxi mayor

BILOXI — The special election for Biloxi’s next mayor moves to a runoff after Andrew Gilich and Winfield Swetman III finished first and second — but without 50 percent of the vote. The runoff will take place on May 12. The Sun Herald reports Councilman Felix Gines took an early lead in the count Tuesday night and finished third, ahead ...

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Former Biloxi casino to be redeveloped as resort, water park

BILOXI — A former Biloxi casino damaged in Hurricane Katrina will be redeveloped as a resort and water park. The Sun Herald reports the developers have begun to reinvent the Casino Magic tower in east Biloxi. The casino has been closed since Hurricane Katrina severely damaged the site in 2005. Developers told the Biloxi City Council Tuesday the resort will ...

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Special Biloxi mayoral election Tuesday

BILOXI — Voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide which of the 10 candidates will be Biloxi’s next mayor. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If one candidate doesn’t get more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters will be in a runoff May 12. This is the first municipal election ...

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