Business Briefs

ALCORN COUNTY

Daily Corinthian names
Blankenship as editor
CORINTH – Robert Blankenship, who led community newspapers in his native Alabama, is the new editor of the Daily Corinthian.

“Robert brings with him experience not only as a community newspaper editor, but also experience as a writer and reporter,” said Publisher Reece Terry. “Robert shares our philosophy of being an active part of the communities we serve.”

Blankenship is a native of Russellville, Ala. He and his wife, Melissa, have a 5-year-old son. He succeeds Mark Boehler, who joined a radio station in Iuka.

Blankenship came to Corinth from Leeds, Ala., where he has served as editor and general manager of the Leeds News and the St. Clair News Aegis.

“I look forward to working with the outstanding staff of the Daily Corinthian and moving the paper forward,” said Blankenship. “I want to learn about the area we serve and be a part of the community. I definitely want to keep this a community-oriented newspaper.”

Blankenship previously worked as managing editor of two biweekly newspapers in south Alabama. He is a graduate of the University of North Alabama School of Communications.

HARRISON COUNTY

Southern Gaming Summit
scheduled for May in Biloxi
BILOXI – Several Wall Street analysts will evaluate Mississippi's gaming market as part of the program for the 15th annual Southern Gaming Summit.

The event, the largest gaming trade show outside Las Vegas, is scheduled for May 7-8 at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum Convention Center in Biloxi.

Also on tap are discussions of gaming law, the latest trends in slot gaming and sessions on business intelligence and analytic, game protection and the political outlook in the South.

The event is hosted by BNP Media and the Mississippi Casino Operators Association.