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Mississippi could name beach for ‘Margaritaville’ singer

Jimmy Buffet

Jimmy Buffet

Mississippi legislators are working to name a Gulf Coast beach for the native son who wrote and sang “Margaritaville.”

Representatives voted 119-1 on Monday to pass House Bill 886, which would designate a sandy stretch in Pascagoula as Buffett Beach.

Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett was born in Pascagoula and grew up in Mobile, Alabama.

The 69-year-old Buffett also wrote “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes.”

The beach-naming bill moves to the state Senate for more debate.

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