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No shortage of contenders for best five conventions in the state What are the best five conventions in the state? There is no shortage of possible contenders. Walter Tipton, director, Natchez Convention Center, likes the Harley Davidson convention. “Obviously, this attracts people who like to travel,” Tipton said. “Because of the nature of their conference, […] [...]

Gulf Coast seafood safe to eat and readily available

Mississippi Gulf Coast seafood is available and safe. Stringent measures are taken by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources to ensure seafood safety. The regulatory state agency has always been responsible for taking those measures but stepped up their efforts during last year’s BP oil spill drama. “Our seafood is most certainly safe to eat. […] [...]

Bigger, better

by Lynn Lofton Published: September 5,2010

Tags: Convention Center, Gulf Coast, Paula K. April, Richard Forester

Coast now waiting for the masses to gather The multi-million-dollar expansion at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center is complete and ready to welcome large gatherings. The state-of-the-art facility expresses the flavor of the Coast in its design with shades of blue and a swooping roofline that resembles a wave. Space for meetings, conventions and trade […] [...]

Excitement builds

by Lynn Lofton Published: September 5,2010

Tags: Denny Mecham, Museum of Art, Ohr O'keefe

Five buildings expected to open in November Five of the buildings on the new campus of the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art on Highway 90 in Biloxi are becoming a reality and will open to the public Nov. 8.  Dedicated to George Ohr, the self-proclaimed “Mad Potter,” it will be America’s first museum devoted to a […] [...]

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