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Baseball stadium/entertainment venue proposed at State Port

GULFPORT — A family entertainment venue that would include a baseball stadium, theater, bowling alley, restaurants and shops is being proposed for the state port in Gulfport. The Sun Herald reports Tim Bennett, a partner in relocating the Atlanta Braves AA Mississippi Braves team to Pearl, has been looking for eight years for the right Coast location for a baseball ...

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Three airports getting connection change from Memphis to Atlanta

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Three Mississippi cities that are losing their federally-subsidized air connections to Memphis will now be served through Atlanta. Silver Airways Corp. will provide 12 flights a week between Atlanta and Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport. The airline will fly 18 times a week from Atlanta to Tupelo, continuing on to Greenville. The communities had to seek new service when ...

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Buffett to personally greet first Margaritaville guests this evening

BILOXI — Jimmy Buffett says he knows how to put on a show. Supporters of the Margaritaville casino in Biloxi are counting on it as the gambling hall opens today. Margaritaville is among the smallest casinos approved by Mississippi regulators in recent years, raising concerns that it would steal business from competitors in the market, not bring in fresh visitors. ...

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After complaints, LeFleur's Bluff golf course getting new management

JACKSON — The golf course at LeFleur’s Bluff State Park in Jackson is undergoing a renovation and the state has ended a contract with the course’s management. Ramie Ford, parks director for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, tells the Clarion-Ledger the golf course should reopen in June. Ebenezer Group, LLC was hired in 2008 to manage the ...

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City looking to push out closer to highway bypass

OKOLONA — Okolona officials want to push the city limits out closer to the U.S. 45 Bypass. Mayor Louise Cole tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal moving the city limits eastward to within about a tenth of a mile of the bypass might attract a hotel and restaurant to the area. Robert Shinn, who lives along Mississippi 41 East in ...

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Gagnon named new president/CEO of Pearl River Resort

CHOCTAW — Holly Gagnon has been selected president and CEO of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’ Pearl River Resort. Gagnon’s most recent roles were vice president of finance/planning and analysis for Caesars Entertainment and lecturer at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts. Gagnon is also a certified public accountant (CPA). Chief Phyliss J. Anderson, Tribal ...

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Commission again rejects plans for proposed Coast casino

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Gaming Commission has asked casino developer Rotate Black to try again. The commission, in a 3-0 vote, again rejected the company’s plan for the Harbor Town Casino on the waterfront in Gulfport. In April, the commission asked developers to add more to their proposal, hoping the additional investment would bolster coast tourism. Harbor Town’s Jake Vanderlei ...

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Buffett attends certification meeting for Magaritaville Casino

JACKSON — Jimmy Buffett says creating jobs on the Gulf Coast is a rewarding part of his new Margaritaville Casino and Resort in Mississippi. Buffett was in Jackson today when the Mississippi Gaming Commission signed off the certification for the casino, set to open next Tuesday in Biloxi. The meeting was a formality. Gaming Commission Chairman Jerry St. Pe told ...

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