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2008-07-04 09:00:23

By Al Jones, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 4--BILOXI -- The opening day of the Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo at Point Cadet started with a bang and ended with one, too. In fact, the first day might be remembered as a day when the younger generation outfished the older generation. When the scales opened at noon Thursday, Dennis Adams Jr. of Biloxi got the ball rolling with a 110-pound, 8-ounce alligator gar. A few minutes later, Ethan Bosarge of Vancleave hit the scales...

2008-07-04 09:00:23

By Michael Newsom, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 4--Gov. Haley Barbour plans to sign a bill allowing South Mississippi utility authorities to force property owners to turn over rights of way to make room for 600 miles of federally funded water and sewer lines. Sen. Tommy Moffatt, R-Gautier, sponsored Senate Bill 2007, which is known as the quick-take measure. It cleared the Legislature on Friday with new compromise language. Barbour spokesman Pete Smith said the governor will sign...

2008-07-03 09:00:54

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 3--GULFPORT -- South Mississippi is still on the move, with more passengers flying through Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport this year than at this time in 2007, which was a record breaker. "The month of May we had an increase of about 6 percent over '07," said Jim Pitts, director of marketing and business development. "We're maintaining a very strong number of seats." Total passengers in May were 92,340, up 5.3 percent over May 2007....

2008-07-03 09:00:43

By Al Jones, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 3--BILOXI -- The annual Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo kicks off today with a smorgasbord of events scheduled through Sunday. For the first time in its history, the fishing rodeo, which has seen 800-pound sharks, a 100-pound tarpon, a 30-pound redfish, a 60-pound cobia and a 100-pound stingray, will be held in Biloxi. The gates and scales will open at noon each day. The event, proclaimed as the "World's Largest Fishing Rodeo," is...

2008-07-02 09:00:30

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 2--BILOXI -- Better facilities for fishing, boating and basketball are on the way in Biloxi. At Tuesday's City Council meeting, Director of Parks and Recreation Nathan Sullivan reported on upcoming projects for the Popp's Ferry Causeway, and Councilman Bill Stallworth said the former Mercy Cross gym will open soon with supervised basketball for older kids. Sullivan expects work to begin in early September to replace the causeway...

2008-07-01 09:00:35

By J.R. Welsh, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 1--HANCOCK COUNTY -- Several projects in process or about to start will cause some inconvenience for motorists, but are expected to bring long-term improvements to roads throughout parts of the county. A repaving project on Lower Bay Road in southwest Hancock County already has caused the road to be closed from its intersection with U.S. 90 near Pearlington nearly to the Port Bienville Industrial Park. Motorists approaching the industrial...

2008-06-28 12:02:22

By Margaret Baker, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jun. 28--GULFPORT -- American Airlines and its regional affiliate, American Eagle, announced plans to cut service between here and Chicago O'Hare International Airport beginning in November, according to officials at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. Gulfport is now one of eight airports in the region to lose service to Chicago. "Service to Chicago from the Gulf Coast region is a long haul on a regional jet and difficult to make...

2008-06-27 15:02:33

By Margaret Baker, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jun. 27--GULFPORT -- American Airlines and its regional affiliate, American Eagle, has announced plans to cut service from here to Chicago O'Hare International Airport beginning in November, according to officials at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. Gulfport is now one of eight airports in the region to lose service to Chicago. "Service to Chicago from the Gulf Coast region is a long haul on a regional jet and difficult to make...

2008-06-25 12:02:33

By Jean Prescott, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jun. 25--GULFPORT -- Some of Annie B. Harris' sisters, including a middle sister named Ernestine who was inadvertently omitted from the obituary, along with at least one daughter, gathered Tuesday evening to reminisce about Harris, who died a week ago at age 60. Janet Broadnax, one of Harris' five children, consoled a grandchild as she remembered such things about her mother as her sense of humor, how strict she was as a parent and her...

2008-06-25 12:02:33

By The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jun. 25--BILOXI -- Nursing programs at three local colleges each received $50,000 from Biloxi Regional Medical Center on Tuesday. Schools receiving the money are Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, the University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University. This is the third consecutive year the medical center has donated money to the nursing programs. "We have utilized the funds that you have given us," said Nica Cason, chairwoman of...


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