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  • Cruisin' the Coast begins today

    October 4, 2015 12:45 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - The Mississippi Gulf Coast's annual celebration of hotrods and classic cars is getting under way. Cruisin' the Coast runs Oct. 4-11 this year. The festival has been growing since its start in 1996, when 374 vehicles were registered. Cruisin' the Coast officials are hoping good weather and... more »
  • 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 »

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