Posts Tagged ‘BILOXI’

Johnston announces retirement

by MBJ Staff Published: November 2,2012

Tags: BILOXI, Brenda Johnston, Gerald Blessey

Brenda Johnston says it’s been a great 30 years working for the city of Biloxi, but she is ready to retire from her job as municipal clerk Nov. 30. The Sun Herald reports this is the second major change coming to City Hall. David Staehling, director of administration, announced last month that he would retire […] [...]

Compton dedicated to improving the economy in Hancock County

Kim Compton didn’t just fall into economic development on her way to or from another career. She chose it. After completing a degree in economics from Millsaps College in 1990, she entered the master’s program in economic development at the University of Southern Mississippi. Now she serves as director of economic development with the Hancock […] [...]

UM recognizes Holloway

by MBJ Staff Published: September 23,2012

Tags: A.J. Holloway, BILOXI, University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi Department of Political Science has named former Biloxi mayor A.J. Holloway as recipient of its 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award. Using money from private donors, the university also has established the A.J. Holloway Fund to provide academic and research support for the department. Holloway has served as mayor of Biloxi for nearly […] [...]

Number left without power by Isaac rises to 90,000+

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A tow truck driver was killed this morning in Pearl River County when a tree fell on his truck, the first death in Mississippi from Isaac. The death of the unidentified driver on a Picayune street came during heavy rain and wind from Isaac, said Pearl River County Emergency Management director Danny […] [...]

Isaac pushing toward Big Easy; coastal flooding widespread

GULF COAST — Hurricane Isaac is lashing New Orleans as it approaches and pushing flood waters over a rural levee south of the city, where authorities believe some people may be trapped. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm’s center early this morning was about 50 miles south-southwest of New Orleans and moving slowly. […] [...]

Rotary installs board

by MBJ Staff Published: August 5,2012

Tags: BILOXI, Rotary Club, The First Bank

The Rotary Club of Edgewater recently gathered for the installation of the board of directors for 2012 – 2013. Rotary’s district governor, Don Bryan from Slidell, La., installed Lori Davis, branch manager for The First Bank in Biloxi, as incoming president. Other members installed to the board were Susan Church, Sandi Pickard, Joy Groundas, Mike […] [...]

Gulf shrimp landings are up, but prices down

by For the MBJ Published: July 1,2012

Tags: aquaculture, BILOXI, Gulf Coat, Mississippi State University, shrimp

The shrimp are slightly bigger, but prices are down, making this year’s season-opening in Biloxi comparable to last year’s start. As in previous years, Gulf shrimpers are seeing prices forced downward by competition from imported shrimp that sells for less. All the while, they are hit with higher operating cots, especially for diesel fuel. During […] [...]

Thirteen arrested in prostitution sting in Biloxi

by Associated Press Published: June 29,2012

Tags: Aldon Helmert, BILOXI, marijuana, nude women, porn, prostitution, sex, synthetic narcotics, women

BILOXI — Biloxi police have arrested 13 people, seven women and six men, in a prostitution sting detectives said targeted people advertising as independent escorts for sexually oriented services. Sgt. Aldon Helmert says twelve of them were arrested on one or more counts of prostitution or solicitation. That includes the men who drove the women […] [...]

Margaritaville opens in Biloxi bringing jobs and tax revenue

by Lynn Lofton Published: June 25,2012

Tags: BILOXI, gaming, Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville Casino

Since legalized gaming entered the scene in Mississippi in 1992, it’s been big business, meaning jobs and tax revenue even in recessionary times. The local and state economy got another boost with the recent opening of Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant in Biloxi. Located on the eastern tip of Biloxi Back Bay, the $62 million land-based […] [...]

Deer Island extended, providing new fish habitat

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has finished a project that extends the eastern end of Deer Island by about three acres. The agency says in a news release Monday that 1,500 cubic yards of limestone were added in May to the nearshore reef for Deer Island North. Just south of Biloxi, Deer […] [...]

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