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2008-07-20 09:00:37

By Doug Barber, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 20--The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has released the schedule of hunter education classes in District Six. All classes are free. Participants are required to attend the entire class and pass a written examination. Hunter education is mandatory for all persons born on or after Jan. 1, 1972 and who plan to purchase a Mississippi hunting license. For information on the seating availability of upcoming...

2008-07-19 09:00:23

By J.R. Welsh, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 19--HANCOCK COUNTY -- Senior citizens will have a chance to learn more about hurricane preparedness and Alzheimer's disease at a meeting scheduled for Tuesday at the county complex on Longfellow Road. The event will be held by TRIAD, "The Right Information and Direction," a public-information effort coordinated by the Hancock County Sheriff's Department and the SALT Council. Brian Adam, director of the Hancock County Emergency...

2008-07-19 09:00:00

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 19--BILOXI -- After the Biloxi Planning Commission voted 7-6 Thursday to deny rezoning of 81 acres in East Biloxi to Waterfront, the commissioners rescinded that vote and will revisit the issue at the Aug. 7 meeting. "It's not something that happens very often," said Executive Planner Edward Shambra. He's seen the commission rescind the vote only once before, but said it is within the commissioners' rights as long as they do it at the same...

2008-07-17 09:00:37

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 17--BILOXI -- Casino revenues tanked in most cities across the country but Biloxi smashed its June record, jumping almost $11 million above June 2007. Biloxi's report of $91.6 million in gross casino revenue for June comes ahead of the Mississippi State Tax Commission releasing its figures within the next week for the combined revenues of the Coast, river and state casinos. Biloxi casinos are offering strong incentives to attract...

2008-07-16 09:00:00

By Lisa Monti, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 16--GULFPORT -- 27th Avenue Bistro has closed its doors at 1310 27th Ave. downtown. Owner David Vickers, who took over the restaurant six months after Hurricane Katrina and did a complete remodel on the bistro, blamed what he described as the city's slow recovery, more competition and the faltering economy for the restaurant's demise. "There's been nothing, zero, in downtown improvement whatsoever since the storm," he said. "It still...

2008-07-16 09:00:44

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 16--BILOXI -- Rates for city sewer services will likely rise this year because of a $2 million account shortfall. That was one of the hot topics from a marathon of three morning workshops and a regular afternoon meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, when Bill Stallworth was elected as the new council president. Mike Fitzpatrick was elected vice president. Paula Myers, an accountant with Culumber Fletcher Harvey & Associates in...

2008-07-15 09:01:34

By Kat Bergeron, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 15--BILOXI -- The Monday groundbreaking for a permanent building for one of the few remaining post-Katrina clinics let the Mississippi Coast know it is here to stay. Since opening in the hurricane's wake, Bethel Free Health Clinic has recorded more than 22,000 patient visits. The clinic, which survives on nationwide donations and volunteers, first opened for volunteers who became sick or injured while helping the Coast recover. With the...

2008-07-15 09:00:00

By Pam Firmin, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 15--The mood of the Coast last September still felt close to Katrina when independent filmmaker Michael Culpepper visited from Seattle. "I was there again in March, and all of a sudden it felt very different," he said in a recent telephone interview. "There was a lot of building going on. There was a positive feel, something that was very exciting to me. You probably don't see it because people on the Coast are so close to it, but for me...

2008-07-15 09:00:44

By Michael Newsom, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 15--State and local officials cut the ribbon on a new water-supply system in Poplarville on Monday -- the first project completed in a $640 million federally funded post-Katrina water and sewer project. The $2.4 million Poplarville effort yielded a well, a water-treatment facility and an elevated storage tank to serve the city and other area water systems. South Mississippians have been critical of the pace at which the $640...

2008-07-14 21:00:18

By Linda Lange BILOXI, Miss. - Three simple words: sun, sand, sea. The way to bliss is to wiggle your toes in the sand of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Watch pelicans patrol the shoreline, nap in the sun, read a book from a beach chair planted in the surf. Climatically blessed with moderate temperatures and refreshingly cool breezes, the Mississippi coast is a year-round destination. A tragic exception to this pleasing weather came in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina blasted ashore. High...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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