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Vicksburg's Ameristar will remain Ameristar when sale goes final

In a business where property name changes are a good bet to follow ownership changes, it appears Vicksburg’s Ameristar Casino will maintain its long-standing identity when it merges with Pinnacle Entertainment later this summer. “There won’t be any name changes,” said Anthony Sanfilippo, chief executive officer of Pinnacle said following the company’s suitability and licensure hearing Thursday at the Mississippi ...

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AmeriCorps honors first Vicksburg-based FEMA Corps

As they reflect on their service to Hurricane Isaac and Sandy survivors and others, the nation’s first FEMA Corps members will be sworn into service in a graduation ceremony at the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Southern Region Campus in Vicksburg. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. The first 177 members of the organization’s newly founded FEMA ...

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Mississippi Main Street communities accredited

The Mississippi Main Street Association announces the following cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®: Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Bay St. Louis/Waveland, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, ...

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Social media marketing allows casinos to give, take

You can be sure the casino industry knows a good bet when it sees one. And perhaps the most valuable tool to help revive a sluggish gaming industry in Mississippi is marketing through social media. “We look at social media, and there are a lot of different ways to approach it,” Brian Best, corporate president of e-commerce at Boyd Gaming, ...

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Miller garners honor

Michael P. Miller, senior environmental protection specialist, Regulatory Branch, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District, was recently presented the Larry N. Harper Regulator of the Year Award for his outstanding service and support. The award recognizes the regulator who exemplifies the Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. Miller is a ...

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Vicksburg casino headed to the scrap heap (update with sale price)

The bankrupt Grand Station Casino riverboat barge, a fixture in downtown Vicksburg for years, is headed to the scrap heap. Keyes Recycling of Vicksburg purchased the riverboat barge for $10,000 Thursday in an auction on the Vicksburg riverfront. Bennie Taylor of Taylor Auction & Realty in Grenada, which conducted the sale, said the interior contents sold for about $38,000. Taylor ...

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(Updated) Brothel owner endorses ex-prostitute for mayor

UPDATES with Fondren’s admission to being prostitute about 1979. VICKSBURG — Bunny Ranch brothel owner Dennis Hof has a very special reason for endorsing Linda Fondren for mayor of Vicksburg. In a news release, Hof said he was getting involved because Linda Fondren and her husband Jim not only owned and operated The Sagebrush Ranch (a Nevada brothel that is ...

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Vroman made chief

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District recently selected Noah Vroman as the new levee safety branch chief of the Dam and Levee Safety Modifications Production Center. Vroman began his career at the Vicksburg District as a civil engineer in the geotechnical branch in 2003. He has served as a research geotechnical engineer, dam safety program manager and as ...

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DiamondJacks owner countersues over $6.25 million deposit

VICKSBURG — An Oklahoma Indian tribe and the bankrupt owner of two DiamondJacks casinos are suing each other over the collapse of the tribe’s plan to buy the gambling halls. Global Gaming Solutions, a unit of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, wants a federal bankruptcy judge to declare that it didn’t break its agreement to buy gambling halls in Bossier ...

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