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Revenue figures show struggles of casinos, especially along river

The April revenue figures for the state’s casinos back up what the Mississippi Business Journal reported last week from the Southern Gaming Summit — Coast casinos are hanging on while riverboats continue to bleed. Mississippi Department of Revenue figures show casinos statewide won $164 million from gamblers in April, down 6 percent from April 2013. The 12 coastal casinos won ...

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Cashion pushing first-ever 'Mississippi Seafood Trail'

GULFPORT — Mike Cashion, executive director of the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association, will be on the Gulf Coast today to host a briefing for area restaurant owners and managers about a new summer Gulf seafood campaign and the creation of the first “Mississippi Seafood Trail.” The effort is designed to promote and drive business to participating restaurants that sell ...

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Advisories lifted on three Coast beaches by MDEQ

HANCOCK COUNTY and HARRISON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted three water contact advisories for three beach monitoring stations. The advisories were lifted for the following stations in Hancock County: • Station 1-Lakeshore Beach, which extends from the Sliver Slipper Casino eastward to the jetty west of Poinset Avenue • ...

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State receives first NFWF funding to support coastal planning

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has received a $3.6 million grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The money will be used by MDEQ to coordinate the views, visions, values and plans of the people of the Gulf Coast as Mississippi puts together an integrated, coastal wide, restoration plan. The project award constitutes ...

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7 Best Golf Courses in Mississippi: Best Location – 'Anywhere on the Gulf Coast'

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) Coast and its courses have bounced back from Katrina By Rusty Hampton Forgive panelist Tommy Snell if he’s a bit biased, but the Perkinston resident is bullish on golf on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Like many other things on the Coast, golf courses were damaged ...

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Coast casinos' revenues up, but riverboats continue to struggle

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos won a bit more from gamblers in February but that increase couldn’t overcome bigger revenue declines at casinos along the Mississippi River. Mississippi Department of Revenue figures show statewide casino revenue to $182 million in February, down fell 3 percent from 2013’s second month. Revenue has fallen in 18 of the last 20 ...

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Report: Optimism up among Coast CEOs, business owners

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Gulf Coast Business Council Research Foundation has released its quarterly CEO and Business Owners Confidence Report for the fourth quarter of 2013. “After a decline in confidence for the third quarter of 2013, we are pleased to see business leaders are optimistic of improvements in the coming months”, said Jack Norris, president of the Gulf ...

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Hosemann presents largest-ever Tidelands check

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has presented coastal officials a check for more than $9.7 million for tidelands-related projects along the Gulf Coast. Hosemann said the amount — $9,755,926.46 — is the largest tidelands amount ever returned to the Gulf Coast to date. Mississippians own the public trust tidelands, the land covered by water at high ...

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Survey: Percentage of Coast families in poverty rising

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The percentage of families living below the poverty line in South Mississippi is on the rise. That’s according to the latest numbers released from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. In Hancock County, where the numbers from 2007-09 showed 11.6 percent of families were living in poverty and that percentage nearly doubled to 20.9 in ...

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Section 42 ruling to impact tax collections on Coast

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — A recent state Supreme Court ruling is expected to cost Coast counties, cities and schools more than $6 million in tax revenue. That’s according to Mississippi Coast tax assessors. The ruling pertains to how counties calculate the value of Section 42 or federally subsidized tax-credit housing for tax purposes. The Sun Herald reports Jackson County Tax ...

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