Posts Tagged ‘BILOXI’

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 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

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

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 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 […] [...]

Shopping center revivalists happy with current market

For D. Brooks Holstein, opportunity is just around the corner, down the street or just off the interstate or anywhere else people head to buy something. Holstein has been a hunter of distressed retail centers for three decades, but the region’s deep and difficult commercial real estate slump has given him a much wider selection […] [...]

Big plans proposed for Harbor Town Casino

GULFPORT — Officials with Rotate Black hope to return to the Mississippi Gaming Commission next week with a larger budget for developing Harbor Town Casino at the Gulfport waterfront. Last month the Gaming Commission tabled plans for the casino, saying as presented it would be the smallest casino in South Mississippi. The proposal could be […] [...]

Biloxi supports return of Amtrak passenger trains

BILOXI — The city of Biloxi wants Amtrak to bring back the Sunset Limited. Members of the Biloxi City Council approved a resolution Tuesday. Right now on the coast, train service is exclusively the transportation of freight. Biloxi officials say the Gulf Coast region is isolated from the nation’s passenger train system. In late August […] [...]

Biloxi council rezones part of Deer Island

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has rezoned eight acres of Deer Island at the request of a developer who wants to build a resort. Tuesday’s vote was 5-1. The council added a stipulation that a casino not be allowed as part of the Oasis resort. Larry Mitrenga, owner and developer of the property, says […] [...]

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