Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans’

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 […] [...]

People in Mississippi prep for Isaac, remember Katrina

LONG BEACH — Brenda Johns and her neighbor, Willie Shook, took time Monday to pray that Tropical Storm Isaac won’t deal the devastating blow that Hurricane Katrina did. Then they got busy boarding up their homes. The women are two of only three people who built back on their street in the quiet coastal town […] [...]

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. […] [...]

Natural gas vehicles, like the Toyota Prius, face the chicken-and-egg syndrome

While the push is under way in some states to provide roadside battery-charging for the thousands of electric cars on the highways, another alternative, the natural-gas-powered vehicle, mostly sits idle. Anyone who has watched television in the past decade knows about the Chevy Volt and hybrids like the Ford Fusion or the Toyota Prius. But […] [...]

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 […] [...]

American Queen to dock in Vicksburg

VICKSBURG — For the first time in three years, the sounds of an authentic Mississippi River steamboat calliope will be heard when the American Queen docks at City Front in Vicksburg. The Queen was to arrive at 8 a.m. Tuesday and dock until 4 p.m. on its maiden journey since being acquired last year by […] [...]

Immigration bill eliminates provisions blocked by federal court

Mississippi apparently won’t be getting a fully Alabma-style anti-immigration bill — at least not if the state Senate goes along with keeping from the final bill certain provisions removed by the House. The House version passed last Thursday could also keep Mississippi from the legal difficulties Alabama encountered earlier this month when the 11th Circuit […] [...]

BP avoids trial, agrees to pay $7.8B Gulf oil spill claims

BP will pay an estimated $7.8 billion to settle a lawsuit over the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill with attorneys representing thousands of individual plaintiffs and businesses on the eve of a major trial in a New Orleans federal court, the company said Friday night. The Washington Post reported the settlement does not […] [...]

Ride not so ‘Wild’ for McComb realtor

>> Realtor has name to fit these heady times Right off the bat, Realtor Watkins Wild of McComb says it’s okay to call him by his nickname, “Noggin,” because that’s what everyone has called him all his life. As a successful Realtor and president of the Mississippi Association of Realtors (MAR), he’s called Noggin and […] [...]

Meet “Gorilla Man” and the “Empress of Steak”

The sub title of this work of non fiction is “A New Orleans Family Memoir.” It is that and more. Where else could this true tale of two bigger-than-life eccentrics take place? Anyone who loves the Crescent City, its food, culture, rowdy history and characters will enjoy this book because its sweep includes a wide […] [...]

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