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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Planning Commission voted 7-6 Thursday to deny rezoning of 81 acres in East Biloxi to Waterfront, the commissioners rescinded that vote and will revisit the issue at the Aug. 7 meeting.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...

2008-07-18 09:00:41

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 18--BILOXI -- After 16 years with Harrah's Entertainment, Karen Sock is leaving her position as senior vice president and general manager of Harrah's Grand Biloxi Casino at the end of the month. "I was pleased to be able to support our staff during the recovery," said Sock. "Now it's time for me to go on to other things." She plans to move to her home in the Tradition community and take a trip with her family to South Africa. She...

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...

2008-07-13 15:00:19

By Michael Grady, The Tribune, Mesa, Ariz. Jul. 13--Certain things you just don't think of together: Waffles and plutonium. Dick Cheney and break dancing. Jackie Collins and Biloxi, Miss. Well, waffles aren't radioactive and Cheney won't bust a move anytime soon. But Jackie Collins, scribe of Tinseltown sin, is ridin' a bus on the Bayou. "I really am doing fantastic down here!" Collins declares, in her crisp English accent. "Biloxi has great shrimp and lobster!" The author of...


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