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Officials expected to OK city's first gaming venue

D’IBERVILLE — The D’Iberville City Council is expected to give the final approvals for the city’s first casino. The Sun Herald reports the council will vote today on four measures that will allow Land Holdings I to build a casino on the Back Bay. The company hasn’t yet announced the name of the casino. Before the final master plan is ...

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Officials to mull special election for liquor referendum

CORINTH — Aldermen will consider setting a special election for a city-wide referendum on the sale of liquor. The Daily Corinthian reports the issue is on the board’s agenda for tomorrow night. Supporters of a vote on the liquor issue have been gathering signatures since September and now have the required 2,400 signatures on their petitions calling for a citywide ...

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'Wet' supporters hope for special election on alcohol sales

CORINTH — Supporters of a vote on liquor sales in Corinth hope to get a special election scheduled before the end of the year. Petition drive spokesman John Orman tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the group would not have the 2,400 required signatures in time for the city board meeting on Nov. 6. He said the petition effort needs ...

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BP, Coast Guard say source of oil sheen capped, plugged

GULF OF MEXICO — BP says it has capped and plugged an abandoned piece of equipment that is believed to be the source of a sheen spotted near the site of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The London-based oil giant said today that it successfully placed a 750-pound cap over an 86-ton steel container that the ...

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Chickasaws moving forward on buy of riverboat casino

Vicksburg — An Oklahoma Indian tribe is moving forward with buying the DiamondJacks casinos in Bossier City, La., and Vicksburg. A bankruptcy auction did not occur after Global Gaming Solutions was the only bidder to qualify. The unit of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma plans to pay $27.5 million in cash and $97.5 million in new debt to secured lenders ...

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Oil seeping from failed 2010 spill-prevention equipment

GULF OF MEXICO — A sheen on the Gulf of Mexico likely came from oil seeping out of a piece of discarded equipment that failed to contain BP PLC’s massive 2010 oil spill, the company and the Coast Guard said. A statement from BP said a three-day inspection confirmed that its Macondo well, which blew out and led to the ...

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Delta casino laying off unspecified number of workers

TUNICA — The Fitz Casino & Hotel Tunica has laid off an unspecified number of employees, citing a soft economy, seasonal fluctuations and increased competition. General manager Chuck Miller declined to say how many employees were let go or how many remain. The casino reported 669 employees to the Mississippi Gaming Commission June 30. A company statement said laid-off workers ...

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Historic Delta store reopens after renovations

ONWARD — The Onward Store is keeping alive the story of Teddy Roosevelt’s famous 1902 bear hunt as it has done for generations. The store, first opened in 1913, was closed in the spring to undergo renovation, according to the Vicksburg Post. It reopened over the weekend. A new addition is a back porch that overlooks cotton fields. A restaurant ...

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MDAC opens new agritourism promotion program

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) has launched its new Agritourism Registration Program. This program is part of the recently passed Senate Bill 2439, which was enacted to provide limited liability to persons engaged in agritourism activities. Under state law, agritourism operations that register with MDAC and that meet certain signage requirements advising visitors of the ...

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Scientists, BP say Gulf oil sheen from drilling wreckage

GULF OF MEXICO — Federal scientists and BP say oil appears to have leaked last month from the drilling wreckage lying at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico near where a BP well blew out in 2010, causing the nation’s worst offshore spill. A probe started after a sheen was discovered Sept. 16 in the waters near the site ...

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