Latest D'Iberville, Mississippi Stories

2008-09-29 03:00:20

By Jeter, Lynne While residential construction on the Mississippi Gulf Coast continues to ebb, new commercial contracts are flowing - to the tune of $112 million in May alone for Gulfport, Biloxi and Pascagoula. Commercial projects in Pascagoula jumped from $2 million in May 2007 to $55 million the same month this year. "Investors tell me this is the best investment market in the country right now," said Sam Ford, commercial specialist with Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty Inc., who has...

2008-07-30 09:00:45

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 30--BILOXI -- Taxes in Biloxi will likely remain at the same rate as they have for the past 16 years, but the council is considering raising fees for water, sewer and garbage to offset the costs of providing those services. The public got a first look Tuesday at the $615.5 million budget for the 2009 fiscal year. This proposed budget compares to $148 million pre-Katrina and includes $417.9 million in FEMA-funded capital projects and $26.3...

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...

2008-07-12 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...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.