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2010-08-16 09:48:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Newseum marks the fifth anniversary of the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history with "Covering Katrina," a new exhibit that chronicles the dramatic tale of the media's reporting of the killer storm that struck the Gulf Coast in August 2005. Hurricane Katrina shredded Mississippi's coast, left 80 percent of New Orleans under water, destroyed billions of dollars in property, displaced 1 million residents and resulted in the deaths of...

2008-08-06 09:00:31

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Aug. 6--BILOXI -- Hayes Bolton has 29 more days to tear down his fence and replace it with one that will meet code or Judge Robin Midcalf will hold him in contempt of court and possibly send him to jail. In December, Midcalf ordered Bolton to erect a privacy fence to shield the materials stored on his site from public view. He operates a jet ski and pawn business on property on U.S. 90, across from the Biloxi Lighthouse. When the city...

2008-08-06 09:00:30

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Aug. 6--BILOXI -- The final vote was 4-3 in favor of Bay Village, but City Attorney Michael Collins said he doesn't expect that to be the final word. "No matter how this comes out, this is going to the Circuit Court," Collins told the council, and possibly to the Mississippi Supreme Court. The council room was packed during the Tuesday night meeting, and residents and council members argued both sides. Tom Wall, George Lawrence and David...

2008-08-05 09:00:38

By Melissa M. Scallan, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Aug. 5--GULFPORT -- Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann plans to be more involved in the beach and how it's used, he told the Harrison County Board of Supervisors on Monday. In the past, supervisors informed the Secretary of State's Office of their plans for the beach. But Hosemann said Monday there needs to be a written agreement outlining exactly what each group's responsibilities are. "I spend about 25 percent of my time on the...

2008-08-05 09:00:38

By J.R. Welsh, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Aug. 5--BAY ST. LOUIS -- After months of indecision, Hancock County supervisors gave preliminary approval Monday to the first large-scale, waterfront condominium development in the unincorporated county. A green light by the board means developer Mike Felter can get down to business in building Jourdan River Resort and Yacht Club at the end of Nicola Road, along the river north of Interstate 10 and east of Mississippi 603. "We want to be a...

2008-08-04 09:00:31

By Ryan LaFontaine, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Aug. 4--GULFPORT -- Large cranes are busy this week pulling more than 70,000 cubic yards of muck from the floor of the Small Craft Harbor, a necessary step if the city is to realize its dream of a world-class facility. The two-phase, harbor-dredging project should last well into the new year. Meantime, the new Gulfport Development Commission, a five-member panel assembled to solicit proposals from developers to build projects on city...

2008-08-03 09:00:11

By Robert L. Brodie, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Aug. 3--For any angler, it's not hard to realize just how unbearable the summer heat can be. When the wind dies out its brutal, and getting to the fishing grounds extremely early, or late in the afternoon, can deliver a bit of relief. However, by fishing on or near the bottom can increase the bite ratio well into the heat of day, a time when many fish will hunker close to the cooler depths. Last week, much time was spent fishing near...

2008-08-03 09:00:11

By J.R. Welsh, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Aug. 3--GULFPORT -- While modern jets roared low overhead Saturday morning, a Civil War veteran received a proper grave marker in the Mississippi City Cemetery, 86 years after his death. Luke Ward Conerly, who died at 81 in 1922, was buried next to his second wife when he died. He had been living at the Confederate Veterans' Home at Beauvior at the time of his death. Conerly was buried with a makeshift, hand-lettered headstone, although his...

2008-08-03 09:00:11

By Leigh Coleman, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Aug. 3--GULFPORT -- Residents of the Gaston Point community said they are reclaiming their neighborhood from the social ills of the area. Hundreds gathered for a Village is Back Block Party on Saturday at the Gaston Point Community Park to celebrate an awakening. The event is only the beginning, organizers said, as the Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church and representatives from the Gulfport YMCA are taking steps to get their kids off...

2008-08-02 12:00:23

By J.R. Welsh, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Aug. 2--WAVELAND -- City residents will be seeing a door-to-door survey taken over the next few days as officials gather information to be used in applications for millions of dollars in federal recovery grants. Like other governments in Hancock County, Waveland faces an Aug. 8 deadline to submit proposals for a share of nearly $200 million being directed to the county through federal Community Development Block Grants. The money is to be used...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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