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Biloxi baseball project still alive, but it may be for 2015

When the Southern League baseball season begins next April, there probably will not be a team in Biloxi as was originally proposed. Instead, it probably will be in town by April 2015 – but there’s an outside chance it could be on the coast as early as next summer. “We’re close to closing the window on the 2014 season,” said ...

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Trustmark 2Q earnings get boost from wealth management, insurance gains

JACKSON, Mississippi — The wealth management and insurance businesses of $11.7 billion Trustmark Corp. turned in a solid financial performance in the second quarter, the Jackson.-based financial services company announced Wednesday. The website Bank Investment Consultant reports that wealth management services generated $6.9 million in revenue for Trustmark, up 20.4 percent year-over-year. Revenue from insurance commissions rose 11.6% to $8.0 ...

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Brown's nomination vote for judgeship postponed by Senate

WASHINGTON — A vote on the nomination of Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown to a federal judgeship in north Mississippi has been postponed by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Brown’s nomination was one of four before the committee today. Votes on all four were postponed. The committee has not yet scheduled another meeting. President Barack Obama nominated Brown in May. ...

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WaPo obituary hails hero of Emmett Till trial

Willie Reed did not know Emmett Till, the young black man whose murder in the Mississippi Delta became one of the most infamous lynchings in the history of the Jim Crow South. Mr. Reed saw him only once — on Aug. 28, 1955, during the last hours of Till’s life — in the back of a green and white Chevrolet ...

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Dropping river allows Corps to reopen flood gates

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — After recently enduring near record high stages, the Mississippi River has begun to decrease in water levels, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Forecasters predict the Mississippi River will fall rapidly over the next seven to ten days, from 36 feet to approximately 21 feet on the Vicksburg gauge. The falling Mississippi River levels enabled ...

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New restaurants in D’Iberville

D’Iberville is welcoming two new restaurants that recently were OK’d to open by the Mississippi Department of Health. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit (3821 Promenade Parkway) has a delicious sounding menu that features Texas style chopped beef brisket, sliced beef brisket, Southern pulled pork, spicy cheddar sausage, “old recipe” Polish sausage and of course ribs. John Lockett is the owner. » Read complete ...

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New business opening in Pascagoula

Ica Latin Sports Bar & Grill (3011 Ingalls Ave.) in Pascagoula is opening soon. The menu will feature fried hot dogs, hot chicken wings, a variety of sandwiches, rotisserie chicken, fried yucca root, fried fish, calamari, shrimp, mussels, pork ribs and fried bananas, along with beverages, wine and beer. Owner is Luis A. Torrealva. » Read complete post here … — ...

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Short-handed Hurricane Hunters face challenges, tough choices

BILOXI — The commander of the Hurricane Hunters says the squadron is facing some tough choices as to which storms they fly into and how often. “Three we can’t do. Two I can do for a short time,” Col. Craig LaFave, commander of the 403rd Reserve Wing at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, tells WLOX-TV. The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance ...

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