Posts Tagged ‘Jimmy Buffett’

Read the July 26 issue of the MBJ

by MBJ Staff Published: July 26,2013

Tags: Jimmy Buffett, mortgage lending, Robin Roberts, sleep apnea

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Jimmy Buffett donates boat to run on waste vegetable oil

by Wally Northway Published: July 26,2013

Tags: energy, green technology, Jimmy Buffett, vegetable oil boat, waste management

In his song “A Pirate Looks at 40,” Mississippi singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett wrote: “Mother, mother ocean, I have heard you call. Been wanting to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall.” Recently, Buffett put his money where his guitar is. He, along with his family, has played a key role in a […] [...]

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 […] [...]

‘Crowd-funding’ changing the start-up game

Thirty-four-year-old Matt Hoggatt has been a Jimmy Buffett fan since childhood. Thanks to his use of social media, Hoggatt is awfully close to becoming a regular touring partner with the music legend. Hoggatt, a detective with the Gautier Police Department, won a contest held by “American Songwriter” magazine for his song, “Dear Jimmy Buffett.” Thrilled, […] [...]

Proposed Margaritaville marina gets DMR approval

BILOXI — Developers of the new Margaritaville Casino have received approval from the DMR to build a 27 slip marina as part of that project. WLOX-TV reports that authorization was given at Tuesday’s monthly meeting of the Commission on Marine Resources in Biloxi. The marina will be built adjacent to the casino project, near the […] [...]

Margaritaville will be Coast’s first new casino since Katrina

by Becky Gillette Published: June 19,2011

Tags: BILOXI, casinos, gaming, Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville

Jimmy Buffett was born in Pascagoula, the son of parents who worked at a shipyard. He attended Pearl River Community College and later the University of Southern Mississippi, where he received a degree in history. He got his start as a musician playing in bars in Hattiesburg and on the Gulf Coast. Now Buffett is […] [...]

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