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Georgia legislation sets stage for eventual casino resort legalization

Legislation that would open the door to up to six casino resorts in Georgia will be introduced in the state House on Thursday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The measures, both by Economic Development Committee Chairman Ron Stephens, R-Savannah, would generate $250 million a year to support the HOPE scholarship, according to a briefing paper obtained by The Journal-Constitution. The bill, and ...

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Sun Country Airlines starting Gulfport/Biloxi seasonal service

Sun Country Airlines will begin a g new seasonal service from its hometown market Minneapolis/St. Paul to Gulfport/Biloxi International starting Aug. 27 through Nov. 22. The airline will also begin service from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Savannah/Hilton Head International from Aug, 27 through Dec. 13. Destinations will be available for sale beginning March 19, 2015, Sun Country said. With the addition ...

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Mississippi’s key economic indicators show slight strengthening

The performance of Mississippi’s economy in 2015 may hinge on growth in building permits, retail trade and consumer confidence offsetting a slowdown in U.S. manufacturing attributed to a stronger dollar, lower oil prices and bad weather. So say Mississippi state economists in the March issue of Mississippi’s Business, a monthly report on the state’s economy by the University Research Center ...

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Bowling in Atlanta: SWAC and MEAC champs will meet in pre-Christmas matchup

Atlanta is getting a new college football bowl game: the Celebration Bowl that will feature the champions of the Southwestern Athletic Conference and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The champions of the two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) leagues  will meet in a new postseason game beginning with the 2015 season, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.  Southwestern Athletic Conference members include ...

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Hammer comes down on predatory robocallers (kind of, sort of)

Here’s something for the “Don’t-Spend-it-All –in-One-Place” file. The unscrupulous folks behind those annoying robocalls you’ve been getting have agreed to settle with the State of Mississippi for about the price of a compact automobile. The offenders, including serial annoyer Caribbean Cruise Line,  admit to violating the state’s No-Call Law but together will pay a fine of $22,136. Oh, forgot.  There’s ...

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Report: Florida bans 'climate change' from use by state agencies

Add “climate change” and “global warming” to terms that can get Florida government officials into hot water, the Miami Herald reports. At least that’s what former officials of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection say Gov. Rick Scott has set as official state policy. Scott, in an interview with the Miami Herald late Monday afternoon, denied he has forbidden use ...

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Collegiate career sidelined by heart ailment, Brandon's Tyler Adams gets start in Hoyas' final game

A heart ailment snatched away former Brandon basketball star Tyler Adams’s collegiate career soon after he arrived at Georgetown University as a much-heralded recruit. Another basketball highlight remained for the 6’9 senior, though he had no idea it was coming until Georgetown Coach John Thompson III called the team together after practice last Thursday, the Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore writes. ...

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Fed's Beige Book shows sustained rise in economic activity

Reports from the 12 Federal Reserve Districts indicate that economic activity continued to expand across most regions and sectors from early January through mid-February. Central and South Mississippi are part of the Fed’s Atlanta District while North Mississippi is in the St. Louis District. The Beige Book, last published on Jan., details economic assessments from the various districts. The new ...

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