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Bay St. Louis council considers restrictions on bars


While the Bay St. Louis City Council considers a noise ordinance and other restrictions on the entertainment district, bar and tavern owners are worried they may be put out of business. The Sun Herald reports dozens of residents attended the council’s workshop Monday, many of them airing grievances with the city’s liberal policy on loud music, lights and hours of ...

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Developer plans condo-hotel on Bay St. Louis beachfront


By LISA MONTI A condo-hotel development on Court Street at Beach Boulevard in Bay St. Louis has conceptual approval from the Historic Preservation Committee and is awaiting the city’s final approval before its developer can start construction. Charles Webb, the owner, developed several properties in the Florida Panhandle before moving back to his hometown of Gulfport. Bay St. Louis has seen ...

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Over $235K embezzled from Pink Heart Fund


The founder of a nonprofit group that provides wigs for cancer patients said she was devastated when a bank teller told her the Pink Heart Funds account of $235,000 had been wiped out. JoAn Nicely tells The Sun Herald it was a blow to learn the woman suspected of embezzling the money is a volunteer who had proven herself to ...

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Condos coming to Bay St. Louis beachfront

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By LISA MONTI It took developer Chet LeBlanc 11 years, but his nine-unit Front Street Inn condo development on North Beach Boulevard in historic Old Town Bay St. Louis is set to break ground this month. “This will be first place where you can own property downtown and live their full-time if you choose to,” LeBlanc said. The original project, which ...

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Swanson, Ladner join Hancock County Port, Harbor Commission board


The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission has two new members now serving on its board. Bob Swanson was recently appointed by Waveland Mayor Mike Smith, and Christopher “Packer” Ladner was appointed by District One Supervisor David Yarborough. Swanson has ties to Hancock County dating back to his grandparents in the historic community of Logtown. He and his wife moved ...

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Revitalizing Bay St. Louis beachfront a reality

Ken Murphy is building a three-story structure on this site.

By LISA MONTI The Bay St. Louis beachfront retail and restaurant district is seeing change on both sides of Beach Boulevard. The French Settlement retail building at 108 South Beach Blvd. has a new owner, and across the street, the Murphy family is rebuilding their popular beachfront restaurant and bar that Hurricane Katrina wiped away in 2005. The Murphy family ...

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COMING SOON: Daiquiris to go on the Gulf Coast


Daiquiri fans will soon be able to sip their favorite flavor from a go cup while walking around Old Town Bay St. Louis when the Daiquiri Shak opens next month at 112 Court St. “It’s the first shop of its kind in Hancock County,” said owner Caleb McQueen. “We are a to-go cup city. We want to serve people and ...

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to expand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center


Officials with Aerojet Rocketdyne say assembly and testing of its AR1 advanced liquid rocket engine will take place at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. As a result, the company is expanding its Center of Excellence for Large Liquid Rocket Engine Assembly and Test. The AR1 is being developed to support the country’s mandate to eliminate U.S. reliance on the ...

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Go cups almost good to go in Bay St. Louis


Those attending the Second Saturday Frida Fest weren’t allowed to travel the streets of Old Town Bay St. Louis with portable adult beverages. But they soon will be. After more than a month of public hearings and discussions, The Sun Herald reports the city council voted Tuesday to allow alcoholic beverages to be transported in to-go cups in the city’s ...

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Mission S-IC: NASA Saturn V moon rocket stage moving to Mississippi

The last Saturn V stage to be built departs the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans on June 16. (NASA/MSFC)

More than four decades after its mission to the moon was canceled, NASA’s last-assembled Saturn V rocket stage has been launched on a journey to become a roadside attraction. “We are putting it on display along Interstate 10, one of the most heavily traveled interstates in the country. People will be able to see it as they enter Mississippi from ...

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