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Paddlewheeler tours to get started on Coast

By LISA MONTI On his last day working as a Mississippi River boat captain, Michael White talked about his next career move — taking the helm of a paddle wheeler he’s bringing to the Mississippi coast this month. White and his wife, Dayna, both Gulfport natives, are the new owners of the Betsy Ann, a 85-foot stern-wheel paddlewheeler that will ...

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50 Years of Krispy Kreme in Mississippi

By JULIA MILLER For 50 years, the sweet taste of Krispy Kreme doughnuts has infiltrated Mississippi to create warm memories and long-lasting traditions, and the Dorgan family is making sure to celebrate with all their loyal customers. On Saturday, a family-friendly and free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. by Krispy Kreme locations in Columbus, Gulfport, ...

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Mitchell Distributing expands to coast market

By ALEXIS WILLIAMS October marks one year since one of Mississippi’s largest beer distributors acquired Rex Distributing, the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s former Anheuser-Busch distributor, creating Mitchell Beverage Gulf Coast. After the acquisition of Rex, Meridian-based Mitchell grew its presence in the state and brought total counties they serve to 37, including the three coastal counties of Harrison, Hancock and Jackson ...

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Photographer Alex North captures coastal beauty

By LISA MONTI Alex North is widely known for his photos that capture the beauty of sunrises and sunsets, the drama of storm clouds and lightning strikes and the graceful movement of shorebirds on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. North considers himself an advocate for the beauty of the Mississippi Gulf Coast through his photography. “The scenes I shoot are not ...

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Golf carts keep Bay St. Louis moving

By LISA MONTI Given the fact that golf carts have become such a popular way to get around Bay St. Louis, especially on sunny weekends when Old Town’s bars, restaurants and shops are in full swing, the Mississippi Coast city’s motto “A Place Apart” could easily morph into “A Place of Carts.” They’re everywhere. People drive them to work, parents ...

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Hotel hit by Hurricane Nate will reopen half of rooms Sunday

A Mississippi hotel damaged by Hurricane Nate will reopen half its rooms Sunday. Margaritaville Resort Biloxi spokesman Cono Carana tells news outlets that the storm damaged elevators and escalators. Hotel officials estimate $7.5 million in damage. Carana says two elevators will be repaired, and the hotel will reopen 170 rooms. Its restaurants, rooftop water park and large entertainment center also ...

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Biloxi firm Machado Patano to revive Katrina eyesore for its new headquarters

By JULIA MILLER Biloxi Mayor Andrew “Fo Fo” Gillich’s vision of a revitalized downtown has taken another step foward with the announcement of Machado Patano and M | P Design Group’s plans to renovate a 21,000 square-foot warehouse across from MGM Park. Jamie Barhanovich, Machado Patano’s business manager, said current plans are to relocate both the engineering firm Machado Patano, ...

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Mississippi port sues contractor for $5.8M

The Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport is suing one of its contractors over a construction contract that’s more than 1 ½ years behind schedule. The Sun Herald reports the suit filed Sept. 13 says Southern Industrial Contractors of Rayville, Louisiana, breached a $50 million contract to build terminals and transit warehouses for port tenants. It says SIC damaged port property and ...

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Passenger train talk continues along Gulf Coast

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT Twelve years after Hurricane Katrina, the Gulf Coast has restored all transportations except a passenger rail system.  Now, the Mississippi Gulf Coast appears ready to welcome a restored passenger rail service that could make stops in Biloxi, Gulfport, Bay St. Louis and Pascagoula. From 1993 to 2005, the Sunset Limited serviced the Mississippi Coast as part ...

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