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Biloxi giving downtown icon a facelift

By JULIA MILLER Biloxi is hoping to give its downtown area a facelift, and it’s starting by restoring Saenger Theatre and Community Center to its former glory. Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich believes this project will be an economic boon to the area. He is so passionate about the project that he even held his recent swearing-in at the theater ...

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Wylie recognized as outstanding volunteer

Patrick Wylie, who has volunteered for a host of activities and helped raise hundred of thousands of dollars to assist those affected by multiple sclerosis, has been named as Biloxi’s Distinguished Volunteer of the Year. Wylie, an economic development project manager at Mississippi Power, is a Biloxi Main Street Board member, serving as the economic vitality chair and always volunteering ...

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Another Mississippi city lowers Confederate-themed flag

A city that relies heavily on tourism is joining several other local governments in abandoning the Mississippi flag because it contains the Confederate battle emblem. Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gillich has ordered the state flag pulled from display at all municipal buildings. City spokesman Vincent Creel said Monday that Gillich believes removing the flag will help the city’s 5.7 million ...

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Guice, Biloxi mayor during Hurricane Camille, dies at 92

Former Biloxi mayor Daniel “Danny” Guice Sr., who led the city during the devastation of Hurricane Camille in 1969, has died at age 92. Danny Guice Jr. says his father died Thursday at home. The elder Guice was a state legislator before serving three terms as mayor, from 1961 to 1973. He was later a county court judge. Guice served ...

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Developers appeal rejections of Mississippi casino sites

Developers are appealing denials of two casino sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Jacobs Entertainment wants to build a casino in Diamondhead, while RW Development seeks to build one in Biloxi. The Mississippi Gaming Commission on March 16 rejected both sites. Such approval is a key step in getting a casino licensed in Mississippi. In its appeal, Jacobs says Gaming ...

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It’s good: Barq’s root beer heirs settle inheritance dispute

Heirs of a root beer company founded in Mississippi have settled a legal dispute over an inheritance. The Sun Herald reports Lou Ella Barq sued her son, Barry Barq, in 2016, claiming he took almost $1.3 million from her. She said he used a power of attorney she granted him after the 2002 death of her husband and his father, ...

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Biloxi casino employee accused of stealing from slot machine

An employee at a Biloxi casino has been accused of stealing from a slot machine. The Sun Herald reports that the state Gaming Commission says 38-year-old Gary Landon Davison, of Brooklyn, Mississippi, was arrested Saturday and charged with theft from a slot machine. Brooklyn is south of Hattiesburg. Davis worked as a slot technician at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. ...

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Biloxi is site for Red Roof’s 500th hotel

Red Roof has opened a renovated Inn and Suite in Biloxi, its 500th property in the U.S. The property is owned by Pete Patel. The Red Roof Inn & Suites Biloxi is a family and pet friendly hotel, located off I-10 just a short drive from Keesler Air Force Base, Gulf Coast Convention Center and Beau Rivage, Started in July 2016, the 60-room property ...

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Passenger says ‘train just kept coming’ toward bus on tracks

A charter bus carrying dozens of tourists to Mississippi casinos was stuck on railroad tracks for about five minutes before a freight train barreled into it, sending frantic passengers in all directions, witnesses and authorities said. Four people were killed Tuesday and 40 were hurt, including seven critically. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Witnesses said some of ...

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Gaming Commission considers approval for 2 proposed casinos

D’IBERVILLE, Miss. (AP) – After hours of debate, it’s still unclear how the Mississippi Gaming Commission will vote on two proposed casino sites that have been rejected in the past. News outlets report that attorneys and experts for and against the casino sites in Biloxi and Diamondhead gathered Thursday in D’Iberville in front of the three-member commission. The commission unanimously ...

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