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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 12:00:31

By The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 1--Fewer than 4,000 remain in lower three coastal counties FEMA announced today the number of occupied trailers provided by its agency is under 4,000 in coastal counties, down about 5,000 from January. As of June 27, the trailer inventory stood at 3,690, notably below the 9,137 units identified in January 2008. "The decreasing number of FEMA trailers is a good indicator of our overall recovery effort," Go. Haley Barbour said in a press release....

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...

2008-06-28 09:02:19

By Robin Fitzgerald, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jun. 28--Two Coast men were sentenced to prison in a federal probe of illegal deer kills by spotlighting and poaching. Both men pleaded guilty to charges that include selling methamphetamine to undercover agents in an ongoing investigation known as Operation Stone Duck. U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette on Thursday sentenced Mark "Scope" Necaise of Kiln to 10 years and a month. Necaise pleaded guilty to selling meth and four...

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...

2008-06-27 12:02:24

By Anita Lee, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jun. 27--OXFORD -- The attorney opposing Dickie Scruggs in the lawsuit that led to his downfall has been subpoenaed to testify for prosecutors today at Scruggs' sentencing hearing. "I've been subpoenaed, that's a fact," said Grady Tollison. "Guess what I am going to do. When it says be at the courthouse at 9 o'clock, I'm going to be there." Tollison said he expects to be asked about the amount of money at stake in the lawsuit his client,...

2008-06-26 09:02:36

By J.R. Welsh, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jun. 26--PORT BIENVILLE -- A small chemical spill sent one employee to the hospital Wednesday with injuries believed not to be life-threatening. The spill occurred about 10:30 a.m. at Wellman Inc.'s Pearl River Plant in the Port Bienville Industrial Park off Lower Bay Road in southwestern Hancock County. A plant official said the spill involved a small amount of PTCE, which is used to check viscosity in polyester. Wellman is a producer of...

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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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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