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Memorial psychiatric hospital losing millions; sale imminent

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Gulfport’s Memorial Hospital is moving ahead with plans to sell its psychiatric hospital, Memorial Behavioral Health, in Orange Grove. The Sun Herald reports Harrison County and the city of Gulfport have agreed to schedule a public hearing for Dec. 20 at Gulfport City Hall on the proposed sale of the 89-bed hospital that provides acute psychiatric care. State law requires ...

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Biloxi council wants to know more about waterfront plan

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The Biloxi City Council had the first reading on rezoning the land around Margaritaville Resort but slowed down action on the proposed waterfront plan. The Sun Herald reports the council voted unanimously Tuesday to table the first reading and hold a public hearing to get more information about what the plan involves, the cost and possible funding. City Attorney Gerald ...

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Biloxi planning panel tables rezoning around Margaritaville

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The Biloxi Planning Commission has delayed a hearing on the rezoning of land around the Margaritaville Resort. The Sun Herald reports five minutes before the planning commission meeting Thursday, a decision was reached between attorneys for the city and the Secretary of State’s Office to slow down the rezoning process. The planners meet again on Nov. 3. The planning commission ...

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Rezoning near Margaritaville could cost Coast millions

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Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says the Mississippi Gulf Coast will lose millions of dollars in tax revenue if Biloxi’s proposal to rezone 20 acres of waterfront property where Margaritaville developers want to build a $140 million expansion. Hosemann says rezoning the property and leasing it for only $2 per square-foot would result in the Coast losing $25 million. Local ...

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Biloxi budget approval vote set for Sept. 20

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The Biloxi City Council has questioned the budget for the coming year that has the city spending $60.4 million while taking in revenue of $57.3 million. The Sun Herald reports Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich said Tuesday the administration expects to start the fiscal year Oct. 1 with a $5 million balance. Gilich expects to end the fiscal year with $1.9 million ...

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Kress Building in downtown Biloxi for sale, price $2.35M

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Two years after its rebirth to an entertainment venue that once boasted sold out shows and iconic Coast art, the Kress Building in downtown Biloxi is for sale. The building has more than 25,000 square feet of space and comes with a sound and light system valued at more than $400,000. The Sun Herald reportsChase Taylor and Nick Quave opened ...

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No tax increase in Biloxi this year, but several budget cuts

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Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich says it’s safe to say there won’t be any tax increase in the budget year that starts Oct. 1, but finances will be tight. On Tuesday, the police and fire departments cut about $800,000 from their budgets. On Thursday, Parks and Recreation Director Sherry Bell said she reduced her budget by $216,000, mostly by cutting ...

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Biloxi: Casino rent belongs in our pockets

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Biloxi city attorneys have argued that more than $1 million of casino rent money that was put into the state’s general fund defies a court settlement that mandates the money be paid to the city. The Sun Herald reports city representatives squared off against an attorney for the Secretary of State’s office during a court hearing in Hancock County Chancery ...

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City of Biloxi takes state to court over rent payment

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Attorneys for the city of Biloxi are headed to court trying to collect more than $1 million owed to the city in rent paid by the Golden Nugget Casino Biloxi and inadvertently swept into the general fund by the state Legislature last year. The Sun Herald reports Thursday’s hearing will be before Judge Jennifer Schloegel. Biloxi, the Secretary of State, ...

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Biloxi to join lawsuit seeking more oil spill money

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Biloxi plans to join a class-action lawsuit against other companies besides BP that were involved in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Sun Herald reports that the City Council on Tuesday hired attorneys to file a claim in a class-action lawsuit under the HESI/Transocean Settlement Program. The newspaper reports that potential claims will be filed against Halliburton Energy ...

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