Posts Tagged ‘recreation’

Council ups red snapper quota, approves second season

GULF OF MEXICO — The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has voted to increase this year’s red snapper quota by 2.5 million pounds and to start a recreational season Oct. 1 if the catch so far allows it. The council increased this year’s quota on Wednesday from 8.46 million to 11 million pounds. A […] [...]

Agency receives 20 bids for recreational fishing boats

BILOXI — The Department of Marine Resources has received 20 bids for two recreational fishing boats it wants to sell. Spokeswoman Melissa Scallan tells The Sun Herald the bids will be open today at the Commission on Marine Resources meeting in Biloxi. Scallan says officials will review the bids for about a week and could […] [...]

Opponents of recreational bonds fail to get needed signatures

MERIDIAN — Opponents to a $14-million bond issue in Lauderdale County have fallen short of their goal to force a countywide election on the proposal. The Meridian Star reports the county circuit clerk completed the process of verifying signatures on a petition Wednesday. Circuit Clerk Donna Jill Johnson says there were 1,338 valid signatures that […] [...]

Harbor projects in full swing across Coast

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Commercial and recreational boat slips are under construction or repair in almost every city across South Mississippi. The Sun Herald reports the biggest projects are new harbors being built in Bay St. Louis and Pass Christian that will add a total of 348 new boat slips to the Coast. Pass Christian […] [...]

Mayor wants some casino money for schools to go to parks

GREENVILLE — Mayor John Cox is suggesting that a portion of casino revenue diverted to Greenville’s schools should be directed instead to parks and recreations programs. “We are trying to figure out a way that gaming funds could be directed through the parks commission to benefit the youth of the Greenville Public School District to […] [...]

Eight years after Katrina’s destruction, Coast park reopens

WAVELAND — Buccaneer Bay Water Park will open in the summer for the first time since Hurricane Katrina destroyed it in 2005. That’s according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Buccaneer State Park’s structures, water parks and support facilities were destroyed during Katrina, and the park has reopened in phases over the […] [...]

Commission gives nod to site for new sports complex

OXFORD — The site for a proposed privately run and owned sports complex has been approved by the Lafayette County Planning Commission. The Oxford Eagle reports the commission’s action this week allows the project to move on to construction. The sportsplex will be built on Mississippi Highway 7 South. Owners Chuck Trost and Michael Perry […] [...]

Boat dealer makes magazine’s top 100 ranking

BAY ST. LOUIS — Breath’s Boats & Motors has made Boating Industry magazine’s eighth-annual Top 100 Dealers program, which recognizes the best-of-the-best from the thousands of marine dealers in North America. “Our editorial staff was extremely impressed with the dealership’s knowledge of its local market,” said Jonathan Sweet, Boating Industry magazine’s editor-in-chief. “For example, Breath’s […] [...]

Coast city to ask lawmakers for restaurant tax

PASCAGOULA — The city of Pascagoula will ask lawmakers for a 2 percent restaurant tax to support local recreation programs, including the building of a new community center. If approved by the Legislature, local residents would then vote on the tax. It would take a 60 percent majority for the tax to pass. Councilman Joe […] [...]

Trail reaches southern terminal, but project not finished

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — Tanglefoot Trail has reached its southern terminal, but work on the project is not finished. The leveling and grading is complete with the trail bed ready for crews to start laying asphalt as soon as weather and new year allow. “They have laid the limestone and gotten the surface ready for the […] [...]

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