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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...

2008-07-10 09:00:42

By Melissa M. Scallan, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 10--GULFPORT -- State, local and federal officials have determined an electrical problem caused a fire Tuesday that damaged 24 classrooms at Lizana Elementary School. The Harrison County Sheriff's Department, the state Fire Marshal's Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives were at the school Wednesday investigating. "They conducted a thorough investigation and found nothing of a suspicious...

2008-07-09 09:00:00

By Melissa M. Scallan, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 9--GULFPORT -- A fire at Lizana Elementary School on Tuesday night damaged a wing of the school, said George Mixon, fire coordinator for Harrison County. Two classrooms received heavy damage, and the rest of the wing, including the main office, suffered smoke damage and some water damage, Mixon said. Firefighters were investigating the incident late Tuesday and didn't know the cause, Mixon said. No one was injured in the blaze....

2008-07-08 09:00:35

By Karen Nelson, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 8--PASCAGOULA -- A manager with the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, which takes up hundreds of acres in Jackson County, paid the county a compliment Monday when he paid the refuge's version of taxes. Lloyd Culp, refuge complex manager, told the Board of Supervisors, "You've got something very special developing here in Jackson County. You have some of the rarest habitat on the entire planet." Culp was talking about...

2008-07-06 15:00:14

By Anita Lee, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 6--GULFPORT -- Revamped long-term recovery groups and the East Biloxi Coordination Center are anticipating $15 million in federal workforce-housing money to rebuild housing Katrina demolished. The Gulf Coast Community Foundation will administer the Community Development Block Grant money based on need, said Janet Smith, the foundation's vice president of operations. GCCF, the committees and the East Biloxi group formed the Coming Home...

2008-07-06 15:00:14

By Al Jones, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 6--OCEAN SPRINGS -- Fishing in South Mississippi continues to get better for trout and redfish. But cobia, for one reason or another, have become scarce entering the month of July. With offshore water temperatures rising into to the mid-80s, cobia sightings have dwindled. A few cobia have been spotted and caught around the deeper oil rigs with no sightings around the barrier islands or shallow oil rigs. Look for cobia around rigs...

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...


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