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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.

2008-07-28 09:01:26

By Melissa M. Scallan, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 28--GULFPORT -- For years, tourism officials and some educators wanted school to start after Labor Day to help businesses keep their workers longer and let students have an extended summer.

2008-07-28 09:00:55

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 28--BILOXI -- The traditional Air Force blues have taken on a shade of green as Keesler Air Force Base looks out for the environment and our tax money while protecting the nation's freedom.

2008-07-26 18:00:22

By Robin Fitzgerald, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 26--GULFPORT -- Arson is suspected in an early-evening fire that destroyed a North Gulfport home, Fire Chief Pat Sullivan said. The blaze Friday on Ganges Street devoured a vacant wood-frame house.

2008-07-23 12:00:48

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 23--BILOXI -- The cranes were motionless Tuesday afternoon, but Harrah's Entertainment says it's not stopping work on the Margaritaville Casino, just slowing it down.

2008-07-22 18:00:34

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 22--BILOXI -- Harrah's Entertainment says it's not stopping work on the Margaritaville Casino project, just slowing it down. Rumors swirling around Biloxi had placed a cloud over the massive construction work adjacent to the Grand Casino Biloxi.

2008-07-22 09:00:00

By Pam Firmin, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 22--Songs and video clips from past productions of KNS Theater will highlight its 20th anniversary program of "Any Dream Will Do" at 8 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Saenger Theater in Biloxi. This is KNS' first major fundraiser since Katrina.

2008-07-21 08:40:00

By Anita Lee, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 21--Beach vendors said business is unlikely to rebound for another three to five years, not because of high gas prices, but because post-Katrina issues continue to keep tourists away.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.