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Committee members get plans for Isle-Biloxi renovations, expansion

BILOXI — The Biloxi Development Review Committee has received plans from Golden Nugget officials for a $150 million remodel and expansion of the Isle Casino Biloxi. Attorney Britt Singletary said yesterday the sale of the casino resort in East Biloxi could be completed in July. Singletary says the Isle won’t be rebranded the Golden Nugget until the restorations are complete. ...

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Board rejects all bids for construction of new school

OXFORD — The Oxford School Board has rejected all bids for the construction of the new high school. The high school’s construction is the centerpiece of the district’s building program. Schools Superintendent Brian Harvey tells the Oxford Eagle the board has no authority to negotiate with any contractor and can only accept the project as bid. “This left us outside ...

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Bryant signs bill legalizing in-city liquor sales

JACKSON — The governor has signed a bill that would allow a vote on legalizing liquor sales inside the limits of cities with populations of at least 5,000 people. Under Senate Bill 2497 other residents of the county would not have a vote. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Gov. Phil Bryant signed the bill Monday. The old law required ...

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Commission approves site for proposed Coast casino

D’IBERVILLE — The D’Iberville Planning Commission has approved the site plan and variances for a $370 million resort proposed by Land Holdings. The Sun Herald reports the city council will vote on the project at its May 1 meeting. About 50 people who live around the casino site east of Interstate 110 turned out to tell the commission yesterday they ...

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Pickering revises amount owed by Davis on credit card charges

SOUTHAVEN — The office of Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering is revising the amount that Southaven Mayor Greg Davis must repay to taxpayers after aldermen determined that about $6,000 in charges to the mayor’s city-issued credit card were not city-related expenses. “We didn’t have enough documentation to justify approximately $6,000 as city expenses,” Aldermen Ronnie Hale said. “The charges we couldn’t ...

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City, airport leaders might have winning bid from airline

TUPELO — After rejecting two earlier rounds of bidding by smaller airlines hoping to provide commercial service in Tupelo, city and airport officials might have an offer they like. Air Choice One and Silver Airways turned in their bids, and Tupelo Regional Airport executive director Josh Abramson said he likes what he sees in Silver. Both airlines are hoping to ...

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Delta community collects $100K to pay IRS tax lien

METCALFE — The town of Metcalfe has collected $100,000 from a bonding company and will use the money to pay on a tax lien imposed by the Internal Revenue Service. The town sued former mayor Shirley Allen, former town clerk Brenda Gibbs and several former and current aldermen who served between 1999-2009 to recoup money through their bonding agent — ...

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Coast city looking to quiet late-night bars, restaurants

OCEAN SPRINGS — Ocean Springs city attorney John Edwards says it would be possible to have a draft of a noise ordinance for the city within two weeks. He said he could have something by the next Board of Aldermen meeting, but he cautioned city leaders many cities take their time adopting such an ordinance. He says they wait until ...

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Alderman wants referendum on bringing in gaming

LONG BEACH — Long Beach alderman Leonard Carrubba has suggested putting a nonbinding casino referendum on the November ballot. Carrubba tells WLOX-TV he wants to know if Long Beach voters are for or against a casino in their city. Long Beach voters have turned down gaming before — during two countywide votes. They rejected a gaming referendum again in 1993 ...

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Runoff required in mayorial race; incumbent finishes fourth

ABERDEEN — There will be a runoff in two weeks to decide who will be Aberdeen’s next mayor. In complete but unofficial returns from yesterday’s Democratic Party primary, former mayor Cecil Belle and Maurice Howard lead the six-candidate field that included incumbent Mayor Jim Ballard. Ballard finished fourth in the balloting. The runoff election is April 17. Police Chief Henry ...

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