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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