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City of Biloxi says bar run by Favre’s sister is a nuisance

The city of Biloxi could shut down a bar run by former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre’s sister. The Sun Herald reports the city has sued to have Sideways Sports Bar and Grill declared a public nuisance. If a judge grants a temporary injunction, Biloxi could revoke the business license of the bar, managed by Brandi Favre. She didn’t ...

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Mississippi firms reap 42 percent of port contracts

By JACK WEATHERLY  About 42 percent of the dollar amount of  contracts awarded thus far in the restoration and expansion of the Port of Gulfport have gone to Mississippi-based firms. Fifteen Mississippi companies have won contracts valued at about $194 million of a total of approximately $468 million in awarded contracts, according to an analysis by the Mississippi Business Journal ...

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Biloxi Brewing gets its own production facility

By LISA MONTI Mississippi’s newest craft beer maker is about to start production in its new facility, a converted warehouse on Bohn Street in Biloxi. Biloxi Brewing Co. has been contracting with Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co., the oldest beer maker in the state, to make its products at the facility in Kiln. Production began in April 2015. Biloxi Brewing was founded ...

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Port of Gulfport revenue grows with reconstruction

By JACK WEATHERLY  The Port of Gulfport continues to make progress in its recovery from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and its revenue reflects that. The port’s “net position” increased by $112.7 million as of the fiscal year ending June 30, compared with an increase of $84.6 million the previous fiscal year, according to an annual independent audit. Net position on ...

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Mississippi’s oldest structure rises from ruins on coast

By LISA MONTI The restoration of the La Pointe-Krebs House in Pascagoula, the oldest confirmed building in the Mississippi Valley, got underway in 2015 and crews completed the major task of stabilizing the historic structure early this month. The French Colonial vintage house, built in 1757 and known previously as the Old Spanish Fort, is on land originally owned by ...

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Biloxi sues Shuckers’ owners over baseball stadium payments

The city of Biloxi has filed a lawsuit against Biloxi Baseball and Overtime Sports Management, owners of the Biloxi Shuckers. The Sun Herald reports the city says in the lawsuit that it has been unable to determine how much Biloxi Baseball owes the city for rent, advertising and ticket sales under a stadium lease because Biloxi Baseball and Overtime Sports ...

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Norovirus blamed for sickening 62 at retirement home

The illness sickening residents at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport has been identified as norovirus. Media outlets report that since Monday, 62 residents have become ill and nine have been hospitalized. Affected residents reported symptoms including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Testing by the Mississippi Department of Health has confirmed that norovirus is the illness. According to the Centers ...

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Harrison County to auction off equipment it tried to return

Harrison County keeps trying to return some valuable office equipment, but the company that owns it has failed to collect. County Attorney Tim Holleman tells The Sun Herald Sheriff Troy Peterson will auction off 114 copiers, printers and faxes that Ricoh USA Inc. failed to pick up, despite repeated requests. He says the county’s lease for the office equipment had ...

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Illness affects 47 residents at Gulfport retirement home

Several residents of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport have recently become ill. AFRH spokesman Christopher Kelly tells local media that since Monday evening, 47 residents have fallen ill and nine have been hospitalized. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. All ill residents were in the independent living area. Kelly says staff at the home are trying to curb ...

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Diamondhead Fire Protection District clerk arrested

DIAMONDHEAD — Hancock County sheriff’s deputies have arrested an employee of the Diamondhead Fire Protection District, accusing her of embezzling more than $25,000 from taxpayers. The Sun Herald reports 55-year-old Sandra Zitterkopf, of Kiln, faces a charge of embezzlement. Sheriff Ricky Adam said his deputies took Zitterkopf into custody just before noon on Monday. Adam said the sheriff’s office began ...

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