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Margaritaville Resort amusement park ‘will reshape the traditional landscape of Biloxi’

By BECKY GILLETTE What could be more fun than hanging out at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Resort and Hotel in Biloxi? It might be enjoying the beachside amusement park that is currently planned next to the Margaritaville located on Point Cadet. Milton Segarra, CEO, Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast, said by definition amusement parks are exciting. That is even more true when ...

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Senate approves bill dividing $700M in oil spill damages

Mississippi senators late Tuesday approved a bill to divide up $700 million in oil spill damages, setting aside more than $100 million overall for special projects. The Senate voted 42-8 in favor of the bill after only brief debate that included one senator reading the entire list of 128 earmarked projects. The measure moves to the House for more debate, ...

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Lottery bill passes Mississippi Senate but falters in House

Mississippi legislators split late Monday on whether to create a state lottery, leaving uncertainty about what will happen. Senators voted 31-17 to pass a lottery bill , moments after the House rejected the same proposal. Sixty House members voted against the bill, and 54 voted for it. The issue is not going away. The bill was held for the possibility ...

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Analysis: Appeal over charter school funding heats up

JEFF AMY Chancery court was never going to be anything but the first round in a lawsuit over how Mississippi’s charter schools are funded. Hinds County Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas ruled in February that diversions of local property taxes to charter schools are acceptable. But the inevitable appeal to the state Supreme Court is now in motion. In recent weeks, ...

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McCain to be buried near best friend at US Naval Academy

It will be a fitting final resting place for a man who prized military service, cherished friendship and had little patience for formalities. Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who died Saturday of brain cancer, will be buried on a grassy hill at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, right next to a lifelong friend, within earshot of the ...

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McCain’s family says he’s stopping medical treatment

»» American hero, who would be 82 next week, has been away from the Capitol since December. John McCain, the six-term Arizona senator and the Republican presidential nominee in 2008, has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for his brain cancer, his family said Friday. In a statement, the family said McCain has surpassed expectations for survival, but “the progress of ...

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Trump tweets ‘total endorsement’ for Hyde-Smith

Cindy Hyde Smith President Donald Trump tweeted his “complete and total endorsement” Thursday for a Republican who was appointed to the U.S. Senate in Mississippi and is running in a November special election. Trump tweeted that Cindy Hyde-Smith supports a border wall, “is helping me create Jobs, loves our Vets and fights for our conservative judges.” In a second tweet, ...

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Nissan invests $170m at assembly plants to make new Altima

Nissan has announced a $170 million investment at assembly plants in Tennessee and Mississippi to produce the 2019 Altima sedan. Nissan North America made the announcement Thursday at its facility in Smyrna, Tennessee, where the company celebrated the start of production of the car’s sixth generation. The $170 million investment was used to upgrade its plants in Smyrna and Canton, ...

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1 of South’s last Bonanza eateries to close, leaving 15 open

The second to last Bonanza Steakhouse restaurant left below the Mason-Dixon Line is closing its doors after 45 years. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported Thursday that owner John Mason has confirmed his Tupelo, Mississippi, franchise is closing. Mason says the building occupied by the business is under contract to be sold to Dollar General Corp., which plans to build ...

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Wise Carter hosts Focus on Jackson series

Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A.  recently hosted the third event in the Focus on Jackson series titled, “The Economic Impact of Downtown Jackson Colleges.” The event featured a panel discussion by Dr. Roger Parrott, President of Belhaven University, Dr. William Bynum, Jr., President of Jackson State University, Dr. Robert Pearigen, President of Millsaps College, and was moderated by Maggie ...

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