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  • The chips didn't stack up

    July 21, 2014 7:49 PM

    BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI- The Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant in Biloxi is closing on or before Sept. 19 and workers will be paid up to then. Managers says the casino couldn't overcome and out-of-the-way location and lack of a hotel. The owners had planned to invest $64 million to build... more »
  • Biloxi's Margaritaville casino closing in September

    July 21, 2014 2:30 PM

    JACKSON, Miss.- Biloxi's Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant will close on or before Sept. 19. Margaritaville said Monday it will pay its 371 employees up to Sept. 19, but could close before then. Managers of the casino say it couldn't overcome an out-of-the-way location and lack of a hotel. Owners of... more »
  • Biloxi moving quickly on baseball stadium plans

    October 17, 2013 8:43 AM

    BILOXI, Miss.- Plans for the new minor league baseball stadium presented to the Biloxi Development Review Committee haven't changed much from the original renderings. Leigh Jaunsen, an architect with Dale Partners Architects, says the plan shows "a solid, urban, historic-looking ballpark." The DRC meeting on Wednesday was just a week... more »
  • Body found in Biloxi Back Bay identified

    January 25, 2013 8:47 AM

    BILOXI, Miss.- Biloxi police say a body found Thursday in Biloxi's Back Bay has been identified as a 74-year-old Floyd Lee May. Harrison County Deputy Coroner Charles Wise says May was identified through fingerprints. Wise says foul play is not suspected and an autopsy is pending. Police say a fisherman... more »
  • Buffett's "Margaritaville" set to open

    May 17, 2012 1:22 PM

    JACKSON - Jimmy Buffett says creating jobs on the Gulf Coast is a rewarding part of his new Margaritaville Casino and Resort in Mississippi. Buffet was in Jackson Thursday when the Mississippi Gaming Commission signed off the certification for the casino, set to open Tuesday in Biloxi. The meeting was... more »
  • Biloxi smoking ban vote expected March 20

    March 7, 2012 6:57 AM

    BILOXI, Miss. - The Biloxi City Council will vote in two weeks whether to ban smoking in most public places. At the first reading Tuesday, George Sekul spoke for the Biloxi Businessmen's Club and said members believe the city shouldn't become involved in the business of regulating smoking. ... more »
  • Biloxi police kill man suspected in Louisiana murder

    January 22, 2012 5:44 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - An armed robbery suspect shot in Biloxi by police was a person of interest in a Louisiana murder. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove identified the man as 56-year-old Carl L. Wise, of Scottsdale, Ariz. Hargrove says that Wise died in surgery from a gunshot wound to... more »
  • 'Swamp People' stars in Biloxi

    October 18, 2011 9:33 AM

    BILOXI - The stars of the reality TV show "swamp People" will meet fans Saturday at Edgewater Mall in Biloxi. The Sun Herald reported Junior Edwards and his son, Willie Edwards, stars of The History Channel's show, will be at the mall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Their show... more »
  • Police: La. man arrested in Miss. sex case

    August 12, 2011 12:52 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. - Police say a 46-year-old Louisiana man who traveled to Biloxi to have sex with a child has been arrested on a charge of attempted sexual battery. The Sun Herald reports Richard Berner of Metairie was taken to the Harrison County jail Wednesday on a $50,000 appearance... more »
  • Oysters may be wiped out from fresh water in Sound

    May 18, 2011 11:18 AM

    BILOXI, Miss. - State marine officials expect the oyster industry can expect extreme losses when record amounts of freshwater heading down the Mississippi River reach the Mississippi Sound. Oysters will be hit hard because they're a stationary species; shrimp, finfish and crabs, which are mobile, are expected to be... more »
  • Ex-mayor sheds shorts 5 years after Katrina vow

    February 2, 2011 1:07 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - There was a time when not even the president of the United States could get Eddie Favre to wear pants. Favre lost everything but the clothes he was wearing - which included Bermuda shorts - when Hurricane Katrina flattened Mississippi's Gulf Coast in 2005. He... more »
  • Incoming BP CEO: Time for 'scaleback' in cleanup

    July 30, 2010 11:18 AM

    BP's incoming CEO says it's time to scale back the massive effort to clean up the oil spill, but adds that the commitment to make things right is the same as ever. Bob Dudley was in Biloxi, Miss., on Friday to announce that former Federal Emergency Management Agency chief... more »
  • Leno plans benefit for Biloxi

    July 23, 2010 2:25 PM

    Jay Leno is coming to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The host of "The Tonight Show", is set to perform August 21 at the Beau Rivage Casino. It's all in part to raise money for residents affected by the Gulf oil spill. The performance, "Stand Up for the... more »
  • Mississippi reports oil sightings

    June 29, 2010 8:50 AM

    The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality reported the following oil sightings as of Monday evening. Tar balls between Horn and Ship islands. Tar balls and possible tar at the north side of Sand Island and on the coast in Jackson County. Absorbent... more »
  • Spill response for Miss. will be based in Biloxi

    June 29, 2010 8:46 AM

    Gov. Haley Barbour says that oil spill response officials have agreed to transfer control of containment and cleanup efforts in the state from Mobile, Ala., to a Coast Guard office in Biloxi. Barbour said Monday response boats will be equipped with radios and larger craft to collect soiled boom.... more »
  • Napolitano: Gulf oil spill a long term event

    May 6, 2010 1:04 PM

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is warning the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a long-term event. Napolitano said Thursday during a visit to Biloxi that she doesn't think the spill will be over shortly. She says she is hopeful the device being deployed to cap... more »
  • Oil spill stats/effort update

    April 30, 2010 9:05 AM

    The unified command continues with a comprehensive oil well intervention and spill-response plan following the April 22 sinking of the Transocean Deepwater Horizon drilling rig 130 miles southeast of New Orleans. Nearly 2,000 personnel are involved in the response effort with additional resources being mobilized as needed. The federal... more »

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