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Read October 8 issue of the MBJ

>> RETAIL MSU in negotiations with new developer for CottonMill— by Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >> ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Compton dedicated to improving the economy in Hancock County— by Lynn Lofton >>REGIONALISM Choctaw, Webster and Montgomery counties plan development partnership— by Clay Chandler >> HEALTHCARE Health summit a tool for small business— by […] [...]

Oyster Bay Casino developers choose operator

D’IBERVILLE — Developers of the proposed Oyster Bay Casino have signed a management agreement and hope to start construction of the $170 million resort by the end of the year. Tom Moore says that he and business partner Duane Lewis, a developer from Birmingham, Ala., hired Falcon Gaming of Gulfport to manage the daily operations […] [...]

Crooked Letter sets sights on fall opening

During the last legislative session, supporters of Mississippi’s beer law reform bills listed as one of their benefits the possibility of new breweries opening. Raising the maximum alcohol content in beer from 5 percent alcohol by weight to 10 percent by weight, and letting breweries brew beer that would be illegal here for sale out-of-state, […] [...]

Yuki Northington to star in HGTV’s “Design Star”

Gulf Coast businesswoman Yuki Northington, a celebrated artist and owner of the Social Chair boutique in Bay St. Louis, will star in the upcoming next season of “HGTV Design Star.” Since 2006, the reality competition show has highlighted talented interior designers, stylists and artists as they compete to win their own HGTV show. The 12 […] [...]

Jackson County backs 3 county tourism marketing

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County Supervisors have voted to support the creation of a singular, regional tourism marketing group along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. On April 9, Harrison County Supervisors voted to create the public-private marketing group, and Hancock County Supervisors passed a resolution of support Friday. Jackson County leaders voted unanimous Monday to endorse the […] [...]

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Social Chair rocks Bay St. Louis

After Hurricane Katrina tens of thousands of Coast residents needed to replace their home furnishings. But about the only place open near Bay St. Louis for a while was Walmart. That is when interior decorator Yuki Northington, who owns the firm Art & Interiors in Bay St. Louis, decided to open Social Chair to help […] [...]

Infinity lifts off at Stennis Space Center on the Gulf Coast

BAY ST. LOUIS: The towering sculpture of a soaring eagle greets motorists as they turn into the massive gravel parking lot just off Interstate 10 in Hancock County. Crafted from hurricane-battered timber and scrap metal from a nearby rocket test stand, the lone eagle is the first to welcome visitors to the new Infinity Science […] [...]

Post-Katrina funds bring wealth of public buildings to the Mississippi Gulf Coast

There are many vacant lots on the Coast’s post-Katrina landscape where homes, businesses and churches once stood. However, a number of public facilities have been constructed to replace those lost in the 2005 hurricane. A combination of funds through the Mississippi Development Authority, federal Community Development Block Grants, FEMA and insurance proceeds were used to […] [...]

Cartoon — February 6, 2012

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Work continues on water park in Hancock County

BAY ST. LOUIS — Work has begun on a wave pool and water park at Buccaneer State Park in Hancock County. “We are very excited about beginning the final phase of our recovery projects. This will make us whole again,” Park Manager Stu Rayburn told the Sea Coast Echo. Rayburn said that construction began in […] [...]

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