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Casino hotel construction playing beat the clock

BILOXI — The countdown is on and those driving by the new hotel construction on U.S. 90 are watching to see if the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi can make its planned opening by New Year’s Eve. Todd Raziano, CFO at the casino, tells The Sun Herald Premier Entertainment Biloxi and Hard Rock International are investing $32.5 million for ...

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State's casinos finally see an increase in revenue over 2012

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi casino revenue rose in May, the first month in 2013 that state’s gross casino revenue was higher than in 2012. Revenue was up 3 percent statewide to $192.7 million in May, according to the report from the Mississippi Department of Revenue. South Mississippi’s 12 casinos won $95.1 million in May, up more than $4 million from ...

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Commission approves sale of Ameristar to Pinnacle

JACKSON — The Mississippi Gaming Commission has unanimously approved the Pinnacle Entertainment’s proposed acquisition of Ameristar Casinos. According to a release from Pinnacle, completion of the transaction remains subject to the receipt of additional required regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. “Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg is a terrific addition to our portfolio and nicely complements our existing operations in the ...

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South's oldest casino to reopen as Golden Nugget

BILOXI — Although its hotel is still in the middle of a $100 million makeover, the oldest casino in the South will reopen at 1 p.m. Friday with a new look as the Golden Nugget Casino Biloxi. Changes range from new windows and fewer walls to new carpet and new nametags, The Sun Herald reported. They are only the first ...

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Jackson businessmen plan pub for Fondren

Later this summer, Fondren’s newest locally owned business will open, and it will be something the neighborhood does not already have. Marty Clapton and his partners are opening a pub next to Cups coffee shop. Plans for Fondren Public, which Clapton hopes will serve as a gathering place for locals, were first formulated more than two years ago, shortly after ...

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No injuries in Hub City bar fire; investigation underway

HATTIESBURG — A fire gutted the Frat House bar early yesterday but authorities say there were no injuries. The Hattiesburg American reports no one was in the bar on South 37th Avenue when the fire was reported shortly after 2:30 a.m. Fire Investigator Geneva Morgan says the building was a total loss. No one was in the bar when the ...

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Keeping Our Eye On Kamel King

Age: 33 Entertainment Attorney, Frascogna & Courtney Law Firm You could literally say that Kamel King was born into the entertainment industry. The son of a James Brown promoter, Kamel King grew up behind-the-scenes of the music industry, a business that King calls a “living, breathing and evolving creature.” “Even in my off time, I surround myself with music and music-related ...

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Developers of proposed new casino miss deadline

GULFPORT — A development company that had wanted to build a $112 million casino at the Gulfport Harbor but has been unable to obtain financing will have to return to the Mississippi Gaming Commission for new approval if it wants to go ahead with the project. The Sun Herald reports a time limit on permission for the project expired last ...

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Rock/R&B songwriter Jackson dies at home of cancer

RIDGELAND — Songwriter George Jackson, co-author of “Old Time Rock and Roll” and hundreds of other soul, rock and rhythm and blues tunes, has died. He was 68. Jackson died yesterday morning at his home in Ridgeland, said Thomas Couch Sr., board chairman of Malaco Records. Jackson had been sick with cancer for about a year. “It was not unexpected, ...

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Entrepreneur hoping for 'something big' from reality show

MCCOMB — Scott Johnson has a lot on his calendar. The 46-year-old owner of Chilly Willy’s — a sno-ball stand, restaurant, bar and concert hall — is busy preparing to defend his business in a chancery court lawsuit, a misdemeanor criminal trial in justice court and a noise ordinance violation charge in municipal court. The business has been the scene ...

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