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Delta city seeing successful businesses

GREENWOOD — What do a restaurant serving doughnuts and tamales, a luxury hotel and a spa and a farmers’ market have in common? Probably nothing, unless you are in Greenwood, where these businesses have found success. And those are just a few. Over the past decade a host of new restaurants and merchants have established themselves in Greenwood and have ...

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Airlines set performance record

The nation’s largest airlines set a single-month record in November for on-time performance for the nearly 15 years the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has collected comparable data, according to the “Air Travel Consumer Report.” They also set a record for the lowest rate of mishandled baggage in a single month since these data were first collected in September 1987. ...

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City to ask lawmakers for tourism tax

SOUTHAVEN (AP) — The Southaven Board of Aldermen has approved a resolution asking lawmakers for a 1 percent tourism tax on restaurant bills. Mayor Greg Davis says the proceeds would be used for upgrades and maintenance at two parks, which are used for several major youth baseball and softball tournaments each year. Southaven, along with Horn Lake and Hernando, already ...

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Multimedia earns commission's approval

JACKSON — The Mississippi Gaming Commission has granted Multimedia Games Inc. a manufacturer/distributor license and has granted approvals to members of the company’s senior management team. The first stage in the process to allow Multimedia Games to sell slot machines to, or place them on a revenue share basis in, commercial casinos in the State of Mississippi. The license is ...

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Bridges makes national ranking

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Bridges Golf Club at Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis rates among the Top 40 casino layouts in the United States, according to Golfweek’s recently-released rankings. Golfweek’s Best Casino list for 2009-2010 was published in the Dec. 12 issue of the national magazine. “We’re very pleased and not surprised that the raters recognize the splendid course ...

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Louie's opens in Harlow's Casino

GREENVILLE — Harlow’s Casino Resort has opened Louie’s Fine Steaks, a new steakhouse that combines food with the soul of the Delta. Harlow’s worked wth Craig McIntyre of MMG in Destin, Fla., the real estate conceptual design company that helped build Universal Studios attractions and restaurants such as the Margaritaville Café in Orlando and Hard Rock Cafes around the world. ...

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Tupelo chooses Delta/Mesaba

TUPELO — The City of Tupelo has made its choice of air carrier to serve the Tupelo Regional Airport, and Delta/ Air Line’s subsidiary, Mesaba, is its choice. The AP reports that Tupelo Mayor Jack Reed Jr. is backing a bid by Delta/Mesaba to provide federally subsidized air service in the city. Reed told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal he ...

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Airlines face new rules concerning delays

The federal government has adopted a new rule designed to significantly strengthen protections afforded to consumers by, among other things, establishing a hard time limit after which U.S. airlines must allow passengers to deplane from domestic flights. The new rule prohibits U.S. airlines operating domestic flights from permitting an aircraft to remain on the tarmac for more than three hours ...

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Roadhouse Casino holds grand opening

TUNICA — Harrah’s Entertainment Mid-South Region has officially opened Tunica Roadhouse Casino and Hotel. Tunica Roadhouse Casino and Hotel, previously Sheraton Casino and Hotel Tunica, opened after being closed for the past four days to complete renovations. The Southern rock roadhouse utilizes reclaimed materials to create an authentic roadhouse interior and atmosphere. Gaming offerings are being enhanced with the addition ...

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AirTran to resume Coast service

GULFPORT — AirTran Airways has made public plans to resume scheduled service from Gulfport/Biloxi to the carrier’s hub in Atlanta and add new service from Gulfport/Biloxi to Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla. This service will begin Jan. 8, and will replace existing charter service to Atlanta. Flights to Atlanta and Tampa/St. Petersburg will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with the airline’s ...

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