Declining revenue batters many Mississippi casinos

October 24, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Month after month, Mississippi’s casinos are winning less from gamblers.

Some months, such as August, see a blip, and revenue rises a little. But those are exceptions. After hitting nearly $2.9 billion in 2007, revenue fell 22 percent to $2.25 billion in 2012. And the take is on track to dip another $100 million in 2013, state figures show…

Sears store closing in Gautier

July 19, 2013 in Business, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The Sears and Sears Auto Center in Gautier will be closed for good in mid-October.

Howard Riefs, director of corporate communications with Sears Corporation, said in a press release received by The Sun Herald the store will begin a liquidation sale July 26.

Riefs says the 71 employees will have an opportunity to apply at other Sears and Kmart stores in the area.

He says store closures are part of a series of actions the company is taking to reduce ongoing expenses.

Choctaw Indians in Pearl River get $1 million water and sewer grant

July 20, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Special To The Mississippi Link CHOCTAW – Trina George, State Director for USDA Rural Development, was in Choctaw this week to celebrate a $1 million grant award to the Mississippi […]