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Tunica casino revenues a concern for state gaming officials

When Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Tuesday creating the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, John Hairston saw the occasion as more than a tourism bill for three coast counties. For the chairman of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, it is both a step in reviving the Tunica County casino and a preemptive strike in keeping the coast ...

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Ingalls gives awards

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has honored five teams and three individuals with “President’s Awards for Excellence” for their outstanding and innovative work on shipbuilding projects. Donny Dorsey is head of operations at the Gulfport Composite Center of Excellence, and led the facility through manufacturing innovation and the successful delivery of two large composite structures for the U.S. Navy. ...

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Foundation unveils class

The Gulf Coast Business Council Research Foundation has announced 20 Gulf Coast leaders to participate in the 2013 Masters Program. The program was developed in 2007 to identify and develop emerging leaders of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The class members are: Charles Beasley, president and CEO, Mississippi Enterprise for Technology Inc. (MSET); Jennifer D’Aquilla, vice president-risk management, Roy Anderson Corp.; ...

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Ingalls marks 75th anniversary of shipbuilding

Ingalls Shipbuilding marks its 75th anniversary of building ships in Jackson County this year. Over the years workers have produced and made repairs to countless ships and the company remains a pioneer in the production of warships for the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. Starting in 1938 as Ingalls Iron Works, the yard was bought by Litton Industries ...

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Gulf shrimpers hail early success in bid to force tariffs on imports

Gulf shrimpers have persuaded the U.S. Department of Commerce to investigate whether foreign countries are subsidizing the dumping of shrimp on the U.S. market at prices that undercut shrimp harvesters based in Mississippi and elsewhere along the Gulf and South Atlantic. The Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries wants Southeast Asian and Central American competitors slapped with tariffs the coalition says ...

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Levens is synonymous with accounting on Gulf Coast

On the Mississippi Gulf Coast the Levens name is synonymous with accounting. It began when high school sweethearts Mary and Gene Levens married. He was a financial planner and also prepared tax returns, and she became a self-taught public accountant. Together they had nine children, three of whom are accountants – Bernadette Levens Tolson, CPA, Jerry L. Levens, CPA, CFE, ...

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Read December 14 issue of MBJ

>> BONDS ARE BACK Lt. Gov. says he will back “reasonable and rational in size” plans— by Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> BUDGET Funding for PERS is up to departments by Ted Carter >> KEMPER UPDATE Workers’ rights groups forge deal with Southern Co.— by Clay Chandler >> GULF COAST Region sees more jobs ahead for “fragile” recovery ...

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Carville, Matalin agree on new home in Bay St. Louis

The property that so many Bay St. Louis residents knew as New Orleans musician Pete Fountain’s place now belongs to a couple well known for their politics. Political commentators and consultants James Carville and Mary Matalin have bought the Beach Boulevard property and plan to build a home there starting early next year. It will be a getaway for the ...

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