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2008-07-13 09:00:18

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 13--D'IBERVILLE -- Water and sewer service will be provided by the city of D'Iberville so construction can begin on 10,000 homes plus retail and medical space in Harrison County. The area northwest of the city is 4.4 of the 12 square miles of land both Biloxi and D'Iberville want to annex, and officials from both cities agreed to the temporary certificate to get work going. "We want to help that area develop," said D'Iberville City...

2008-07-13 09:00:18

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 13--BILOXI -- Thursday could be the most important day in Biloxi's economic future since Hurricane Katrina. In the morning, the Mississippi Gaming Commission will hold its July meeting in Biloxi to hear what the community has to say about allowing RW Development to build South Beach Resort & Casino north of U.S. 90, across from the sand beach. In the afternoon the Biloxi Planning Commission will vote on whether to recommend 81...

2008-07-12 09:00:25

By Tammy Smith, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 12--GULFPORT -- Fans of TLC's "Little People, Big World" are most likely to associate the Roloff family with their 34-acre Roloff Farm outside Portland, Ore. But Friday and today, most of the active family is here helping Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast build four homes for four families in West Gulfport. Matt and Amy Roloff are little people and parents of four children: fraternal twins Zach and Jeremy, daughter...

2008-07-12 09:00:25

By Kat Bergeron, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 12--Trees are vital to a healthy community, a point driven home as coastal counties face storm rebuilding and new development. So when Bay St. Louis writer and artist Ellis Anderson convinces people to literally hug trees, and when a town like Pass Christian hones its tree friendliness, the Mississippi Urban Forest Council takes note. They will join Gulf Coast Conservation Corps, credited with planting 30,000 trees, and a dozen other...

2008-07-11 12:00:31

By Karen Nelson, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 11--OCEAN SPRINGS -- People living near the Ocean Springs Harbor plan to further appeal the city's decision to allow the Harbor Landing restaurant. Circuit Judge Dale Harkey, taking the initial appeal, ruled last week in favor of the city. "We feel we have no choice but to appeal," said Amanda Kennerly, one of 53 residents who took the matter to Circuit Court. Ocean Springs leaders voted to allow the restaurant, which now has a...

2008-07-10 12:00:00

By Karen Nelson, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 10--PASCAGOULA -- The latest U.S. Census Bureau figures show five of the Coast's cities have begun to make a comeback in population since Katrina, with Ocean Springs leading the way. Biloxi and Moss Point, however, each registered a loss again between 2006 and 2007, dropping even further behind their pre-Katrina populations. And four cities -- Long Beach, Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian and Waveland -- are still not even on the chart...

2008-07-10 09:00:42

By Melissa M. Scallan, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 10--GULFPORT -- State, local and federal officials have determined an electrical problem caused a fire Tuesday that damaged 24 classrooms at Lizana Elementary School. The Harrison County Sheriff's Department, the state Fire Marshal's Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives were at the school Wednesday investigating. "They conducted a thorough investigation and found nothing of a suspicious...

2008-07-09 09:00:00

By Melissa M. Scallan, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 9--GULFPORT -- A fire at Lizana Elementary School on Tuesday night damaged a wing of the school, said George Mixon, fire coordinator for Harrison County. Two classrooms received heavy damage, and the rest of the wing, including the main office, suffered smoke damage and some water damage, Mixon said. Firefighters were investigating the incident late Tuesday and didn't know the cause, Mixon said. No one was injured in the blaze....

2008-07-07 21:00:14

BILOXI - The White Pillars restaurant and its famed Eggplant Josephine are a few months away from returning to the Biloxi beach. "It's going to be awhile," said John Mladinich, who isn't just restoring the restaurant at the corner of Rodenberg Avenue and U.S. 90. He's helping revive a part of Biloxi's history, including memories of countless birthday and anniversary celebrations. "There's more people that stop by this place every day asking what is going on with the old mansion," Pat...

2008-07-06 15:00:14

By Anita Lee, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 6--GULFPORT -- Revamped long-term recovery groups and the East Biloxi Coordination Center are anticipating $15 million in federal workforce-housing money to rebuild housing Katrina demolished. The Gulf Coast Community Foundation will administer the Community Development Block Grant money based on need, said Janet Smith, the foundation's vice president of operations. GCCF, the committees and the East Biloxi group formed the Coming Home...