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Biloxi budget approval vote set for Sept. 20


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


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


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


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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Cities gain national accreditation

The following Main Street communities in Mississippi have been designated as accredited Main Street America programs for meeting standards set by the National Main Street Center: Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Crystal Springs, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, Laurel, Louisville/Noxapater, Macon, Meridian, New Albany, Ocean Springs, ...

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Casino makes key changes

Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Biloxi recently announced three executive changes. John Guy was promoted to Assistant General Manager. He previously served as the Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Golden Nugget Biloxi. He is a native of Bay St. Louis and a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a BSBA degree in Accounting. He has ...

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No casino, but Margaritaville Resort Biloxi provides an ‘escape’ and more

Margaritaville has a 5,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor entertainment center with lazy river, splash pad, indoor zip-line roller coaster and arcade games. The Escape entertainment center includes a 40-foot volcano rock climbing wall, two multi-game golf simulators and six boutique bowling lanes and a waterpark that is reserved for hotel guests.

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By NASH NUNNERY Once…twice…three times a resort. Margaritaville Resort Biloxi, to be exact. With Biloxi mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich in attendance, the highly anticipated ‘coastal-luxe’ resort opened June 23 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and signature margarita toast. “This development means so much to Biloxi and the Gulf Coast on so many levels,” said Gilich. “It transforms a site that had been ...

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Margaritaville comes back big in Biloxi


Jimmy Buffett again has a presence in Biloxi, and a crowd turned out to open the new Margaritaville Resort Biloxi. The Sun Herald reports stilt walkers helped cut the ribbon and huge margaritas appeared for dignitaries Thursday before the first customers hurried inside. Buffett couldn’t attend the ribbon-cutting, but sent a message. Buffett said he hopes to get to the ...

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