Posts Tagged ‘vacations’

Aldermen pass noise ordinance despite negative public comments

OCEAN SPRINGS — The Ocean Springs Board of Aldermen has passed a noise ordinance. Last night’s vote came after another round of public comment, most of it against some aspect of the new law. The Sun Herald reports even the board was split on aspects of it and the vote was 5-2. But the city […] [...]

Supervisors turn down CVB’s offer to join tourism promotion group

JACKSON COUNTY — Jackson County supervisors have turned down the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau offer to add Jackson County representatives to their board to form a tri-county entity in support of Mississippi Coast tourism. Supervisor John McKay said yesterday he supported the move because it’s important for the Coast to speak with […] [...]

Coast CVB invites county to join in promoting tourism

JACKSON COUNTY — The Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau has invited Jackson County to join Harrison and Hancock counties in tourism promotion. Beth Carriere, executive director of the bureau, presented a memorandum of understanding to the Board of Supervisors yester, according to The Mississippi Press. “We would hope that Jackson County would want […] [...]

Steamboat travel returns to river with American Queen launch

by Associated Press Published: May 1,2012

Tags: cilture, cruises, hertiage, history, river, Steamboat, tourism, tourists, tours, vacations, visitors

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The churning red paddlewheel propels the pearl-white steamboat along the wide Mississippi River, like a slow-moving time machine through a slice of Americana that harks back to Mark Twain and the history, culture and commerce of the 19th century. Inside the six-level steamboat, passengers enjoy tea time in the ladies’ parlor, rousing […] [...]

State’s casinos brought in more winnings in February

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — February winnings for Mississippi’s casinos rose 2.6 percent from a year ago, only the second time in the last year that revenues have improved at the state’s 30 gambling halls. The month was aided by the leap year’s extra day, as well as Mardi Gras occurring in the month. In 2011, Mardi […] [...]

MDEQ closes beach due to pump station overflow

by MBJ Staff Published: March 20,2012

Tags: beach, environment, outdoors, pollution, state agency, tourism, tourists, vacations, visitors, water sports

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has closed a section of beach in Biloxi. This preemptive closure includes Station 11A (which extends from Eisenhower Drive westward to Debuys Road) and also continues west to Mockingbird Lane.  MDEQ advises people to not swim or engage in any other […] [...]

Bank to take over historic Monmouth in foreclosure proceedings

NATCHEZ — United Mississippi Bank was expected to assume ownership of historic Monmouth today in foreclosure proceedings. Warren Reuther, president of New Orleans Hotel Consultants, said his company has met with bank representatives about the possibility of managing Monmouth. Reuther said the bank intends to do everything they can to keep Monmouth open because of […] [...]

Coast tourism groups working on agreement for regional organization

by Associated Press Published: February 27,2012

Tags: Conventions, marketing, meetings, tourism, tourists, travel, vacations, visitors

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Leaders of various tourism-related interests on the Mississippi Gulf Coast say they are making progress toward an agreement on a single regional tourism marketing organization. No formal agreement was reached during a meeting last Friday in Biloxi as tourism leaders considered various proposals to create a regional “Destination Marketing Organization” for […] [...]

Commission rejects proposal for Deer Island development

BILOXI — The Biloxi Planning Commission has rejected a proposed development on the west end of Deer Island. The Sun Herald reports the commission recommended denial of a zoning change. The issue next goes to the Biloxi City Council for a decision. Larry Mitrenga has proposed the Oasis at Deer Island. Mitrenga has described the […] [...]

BP oil spill funds to be used for new Coast nature center

MOSS POINT — A new $2 million Pascagoula River Audubon Center celebrating the environment of the Mississippi Gulf Coast is scheduled to open in early 2013. The center, one of just 43 such Audubon centers across the country, will be located within walking distance of downtown Moss Point. Audubon president David Yarnold says the center […] [...]

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