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Council’s new food rules for festival draw howls from vendors

OXFORD — The Oxford Tourism Council’s revamped selection process for food vendors at the Double Decker Arts Festival is drawing protests from some would-be participants. Recently, several businesses that applied for one of the 25 food booths at the festival received a letter asking them to resubmit their application with menus including something unique to […] [...]

Mayor to nominate late councilman’s widow to fill seat

BILOXI — Mayor A.J. Holloway says he will nominate Arleen Wall to fill the unexpired Biloxi City Council term of her late husband, Tom Wall. The Sun Herald reports Holloway said he would make the recommendation at next Tuesday’s meeting. The council must approve his nominee. Wall died Jan. 7, and the council asked for […] [...]

Mayoral races across state taking shape

HATTIESBURG, STARKVILLE and LAUREL — The field of Hattiesburg mayoral candidates has widened with the announcement of Councilman Dave Ware for the city’s top office. The Hattiesburg American reports the 41-year-old Ware, who is in his second term as councilman, will run as an independent. Ware says goals for his administration would include an accountability […] [...]

Council ends standoff, approves $90M water/sewer project

JACKSON — The Jackson City Council has ended a month-long standoff with the administration over a $90-million water and sewer project, after receiving assurances they would have another chance to weigh in on the proposed deal. The Economic Development Committee and then the council voted to spend more than $400,000 to hire bond counsel and […] [...]

Council’s action clears way for sale of Isle Casino

BILOXI — The sale of the Isle Casino to Landry’s Golden Nugget could close at any time. The Biloxi City Council has approved reassigning leases for city land at Point Cadet to Landry’s Golden Nugget. The sale of the Isle Casino to Golden Nugget was announced in March. The casino will become the Golden Nugget […] [...]

MTA program managing biomass/renewable energy council

RIDGELAND — The Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council (MBREC) is now under the management of the Strategic Biomass Solutions (SBS), a program of the Mississippi Technology Alliance. MBREC will be housed alongside SBS in Ridgeland. “MBREC is on the move to bigger and better things,” said John Mabry Jr., president of MBREC. “We recognize […] [...]

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