Latest Ocean Springs, Mississippi Stories

2012-09-05 03:00:13

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly This past week, as most of the country found out through some sort of email or television coverage about the arrival of Hurricane Isaac and the impact it had along the Gulf Coast, redOrbit.com Meteorologist Joshua Kelly was actually embedded in the storm and was able to capture some great video along with images from the storm. Here is a summary of how things happened through the time frame of Isaac. Two days prior to the arrival of Isaac, Joshua...

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...

2008-07-13 09:00:18

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 13--D'IBERVILLE -- Water and sewer service will be provided by the city of D'Iberville so construction can begin on 10,000 homes plus retail and medical space in Harrison County. The area northwest of the city is 4.4 of the 12 square miles of land both Biloxi and D'Iberville want to annex, and officials from both cities agreed to the temporary certificate to get work going. "We want to help that area develop," said D'Iberville City...

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...

2008-07-10 12:00:00

By Karen Nelson, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 10--PASCAGOULA -- The latest U.S. Census Bureau figures show five of the Coast's cities have begun to make a comeback in population since Katrina, with Ocean Springs leading the way. Biloxi and Moss Point, however, each registered a loss again between 2006 and 2007, dropping even further behind their pre-Katrina populations. And four cities -- Long Beach, Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian and Waveland -- are still not even on the chart...

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...

2005-09-18 11:01:30

By Carey Gillam OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi (Reuters) - The sorrow is still fresh for many in southern Mississippi, where more than 200 people lost their lives to Hurricane Katrina. Even as authorities scramble to reopen public buildings, restore services and send children back to school, Gulf Coast residents say they are far from regaining normal lives. "I think we're all still in shock," said Susan Samson, 51, whose daily routine now involves clearing debris from her wrecked...

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