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Councilmen approve funding for downtown arena study

JACKSON — The Jackson City Council has approved spending as much as $91,000 to study whether an arena should be built in downtown Jackson. The Clarion-Ledger reports the remainder of the $109,500 study will be paid for with private funds. The council voted on the issue Monday night. Brailsford and Dunlavey of Washington, D.C., will lead a team of consultants ...

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Four airlines bid on Tupelo Regional service

TUPELO — Four airlines have submitted bids to provide commercial air service at Tupelo Regional Airport. The airlines include Air Choice One and SeaPort Airlines, which had earlier bids rejected by the city. The other two airlines are Blue Sky and Sun Air. The companies are hoping to get a federal subsidy to provide air service through the Essential Air ...

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Casinos won more money from gamblers in December

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi casinos won more money from gamblers in December, the only month in 2011 that gaming revenues were higher than in 2010. For the year, gamblers lost $2.24 billion in the state’s casinos, down 6.3 percent from 2010 and the lowest amount since 1998. The take at Gulf Coast casinos dropped only marginally, but winnings at river ...

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Caesars exploring what to do with Coast casino

BILOXI — The new regional president for Caesars Entertainment South says the company is looking at what to do with the skeleton of a casino that stands uncompleted on the Biloxi beach. Daniel T. Real tells The Sun Herald he and the new general manager of the Grand Biloxi, Jonathan Jones, are putting together updated options for the site. Real ...

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Hard Rock considering new 154-room hotel tower

BILOXI — Hard Rock Casino Biloxi is considering building a 12-story hotel tower that would add 154 hotel rooms. The resort presently has 317 rooms. The Sun Herald reports Hard Rock officials met yesterday with Biloxi’s Development Review Committee to show preliminary plans for a tower to be built along U.S. 90 north of the resort’s swimming pool. Karl Bulot, ...

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Airport prepares for military training program

COLUMBUS — Working with the nation’s busiest air base in just one part of the multifaceted role of Golden Triangle Regional Airport. Other facets include economic development, business travel and passenger air service. “They’re a key enabler to our training environment here,” said Rick Johnson, chief public affairs officer for Columbus Air Force Base. That enabling will go a step ...

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