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2011-01-11 06:50:00

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Spring Pilgrimage is "Coming Home." When March 26 - April 3 arrives, it will be six years since the Gulf Coast Council of Garden Clubs held its last Spring Pilgrimage. Hurricane Katrina in 2005 destroyed homes and gardens, many of which have only recently been completely restored. "Coming Home" will be the very appropriate theme of the return of this 58-year tradition of hospitality. From Pascagoula to Pass Christian, the eight-day...

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...

2008-07-11 12:00:31

By Karen Nelson, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 11--OCEAN SPRINGS -- People living near the Ocean Springs Harbor plan to further appeal the city's decision to allow the Harbor Landing restaurant. Circuit Judge Dale Harkey, taking the initial appeal, ruled last week in favor of the city. "We feel we have no choice but to appeal," said Amanda Kennerly, one of 53 residents who took the matter to Circuit Court. Ocean Springs leaders voted to allow the restaurant, which now has a...

2007-12-03 09:00:00

Dome's likely casualties: Seafood, rare species A plan to use the Pascagoula River or Leaf River to hollow out the Richton salt dome has been denounced by local officials, conservationists, scientists and recreational users as a potential environmental and economic catastrophe based on faulty science. The Department of Energy plan calls for drawing 50 million gallons of fresh water each day for five years to dissolve salt in the underground cavern near Hattiesburg. One hundred sixty million...

2007-09-06 09:10:50

OCEAN SPRINGS - If Liz Smith-Incer has anything to say about it, South Mississippi will soon be adorned in virtual ribbons of green space and blue water. The good news for residents? She does have something to say about it, and National Park Service officials will be listening. She has been stationed on the coast since January and is situated alongside Gulf Islands National Seashore personnel in Ocean Springs. The park service employee is here to organize a growing number of trails,...

2006-12-06 18:04:39

By Margaret Baker, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Dec. 6--OCEAN SPRINGS -- One man was behind bars Wednesday and another hospitalized with stab wounds after an apparent argument over the volume of a television, said Ocean Springs Chief of Detectives Louis Miller. Miller said Labanacheck Lowery, 34, was at his home on School Street on Tuesday night when he got angry with the suspect because the television was too loud. Miller said a heated argument followed and a short time later...

2005-09-04 08:11:33

By Matt Daily BILOXI, Mississippi (Reuters) - Far from the spotlight shining on the chaos in New Orleans, U.S. Gulf Coast towns are beginning the enormous task of recovering the dead and rebuilding after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. In Biloxi, the southern Mississippi town ripped apart when Katrina roared in from the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, municipal workers ran bulldozers and front-loaders on Saturday, while crews slowly restored water and electricity to a few...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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