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Smokin' the Sound cancelled in Biloxi

BILOXI — The annual powerboat races will not return to the Mississippi Sound in 2015. Smokin’ The Sound offshore powerboat race in Biloxi and the Smokin’ The Lake drag boat races in Gulfport are cancelled for this year Executive director Woody Bailey says dwindling financial support and recent years’ economic downturn prompted the decision. Bailey says financial support from state ...

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Biloxi mayor admitted to alcohol treatment facility

BILOXI — Mayor A.J. Holloway has been admitted to an alcohol treatment facility in Hattiesburg. The city, in a news release posted on its website, said Holloway checked himself into the facility Thursday afternoon. Holloway has appointed Ward 2 Councilman Felix Gines as acting mayor while he’s being treated. The 75-year-old Holloway is in his sixth term as Biloxi’s mayor. ...

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Biloxi teacher presented with $25K Milken Award

BILOXI — Carney Weaver, a fourth grade teacher at North Bay Elementary School in Biloxi, has received a $25,000 check from the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards. The award was announced Wednesday during a surprise visit to the school. The Milken Family Foundation Award was first presented in 1987 and is designed to provide public recognition and a financial ...

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Wesley Health Systems Federal Credit Union to merge with Keesler Federal Credit Union

BILOXI –  Wesley Health Systems Federal Credit Union, located in Hattiesburg, will merge with Keesler Federal Credit Union on Feb. 28, 2015.  First chartered in 1968 to serve employees of the former Methodist Hospital, Wesley FCU now serves all of Forrest County and select employee groups in Forrest, Lamar and Marion Counties. Wesley FCU will assume the name of Keesler ...

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Commerce Department: Some metro area economies grew faster than others

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The economy along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast grew rapidly in 2013, while growth slowed in the state’s other metropolitan areas. The figures, released by the U.S. Commerce Department, show that gross domestic product expanded by 4 percent in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula metropolitan area in 2013. That’s a big pickup from 0.1 percent growth in 2012. Growth in the Hattiesburg ...

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Mississippi Coast leads in urban economic growth in 2013

JACKSON — The economy along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast grew rapidly in 2013, while growth slowed in the state’s other metropolitan areas. The figures, released Tuesday by the U.S. Commerce Department, show that gross domestic product expanded by 4 percent in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula metropolitan area in 2013. That’s a big pickup from 0.1 percent growth in 2012. Growth in the Hattiesburg ...

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Communities awarded national Main Street accreditation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Main Street Association has designated cities as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. The cities are Aberdeen, Corinth, Pascagoula, Amory, Greenville, Philadelphia, Baldwyn, Greenwood, Picayune, Batesville, Gulfport, Pontotoc, Belhaven, Hattiesburg, Ripley, Biloxi, Hernando, Senatobia, Booneville, Indianola, Starkville, Canton, Kosciusko, Tunica, Carthage, ...

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Gaming summit may provide a splash in the face for industry leaders

BILOXI — There’s few things more refreshing than a splash of cold Gulf of Mexico water in your face while visiting a Mississippi beach. Larry Gregory hopes participants in next week’s Southern Gaming Summit will leave Biloxi with that same sensation about casinos in Mississippi. Gregory is executive director of the Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association, a major sponsor of ...

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Biloxi's White Pillars looking for just the right operator

The owners of the fabled White Pillars restaurant, under restoration on Biloxi’s beachfront, are as picky about who they lease or sell it to as they were when they operated the fine-dining showplace. They trucked in top quality beef, flew in premium duck and went through 1,000 pounds of veal bones every week for stock. The result: exceptional food and ...

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