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Casino developers reapply to build 2 new casinos along coast

An official says that developers have reapplied to build two casinos along the Mississippi Gulf Coast whose proposed sites were previously rejected by gaming commissioners. Allen Godfrey, executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, tells The Sun-Herald that developers RW Development and Jacobs Entertainment have reapplied. RW Development proposed building South Beach Casino on the northeast side of Veterans Avenue ...

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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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Hancock panel hires adviser for development plan

By JACK WEATHERLY  Hancock County is known for its futuristic Stennis Space Center. But the Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission wants to make sure its vision stays forward-looking. So it recently signed a contract with VisionFirst Advisors to develop a development strategy. VisionFirst is based in Tallahassee, Fla., but it is a wholly owned subsidiary of THE Jackson-based Butler ...

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Lyons named CEO of Mississippi Gulf Coast chamber

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc. has announced Adele Lyons the next Chief Executive Officer. Prior to accepting this position, Lyons served as the Director of Development and Communication for Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast since 2010. Her experience with overseeing fundraising and grant writing efforts, donor relations, volunteer management, speaking experience, and marketing and ...

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Papa Murphy’s wants to expand in Mississippi markets

By LISA MONTI The Papa Murphy’s pizza chain, which sells fresh, hand-crafted pizzas that cus-tomers bake at home, is looking to expand in the Jackson area and in other Missis-sippi markets. The Oregon-based Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. was founded in 1981 and operates more than 1,500 franchises and corporate fresh pizza stores across the country and in Canada and the United ...

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Storefront maker moves fabrication to Waveland

By LISA MONTI Infinity-AP is moving its custom storefront fabrication operation from Chalmette, La., to the vacant 84 Lumber location off U.S. 90 in Waveland. Co-owner Rick Bradley said the goal is to open in early 2017 with up to 15 employees. The company designs, engineers and fabricates custom storefronts for international retailers. Bradley said their best known customers are Abercrombie ...

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Lazy Magnolia updates production, packaging

By LISA MONTI Leslie and Mark Henderson, the founders of Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co., are both engineers, so when it came time to update equipment at their Kiln, brewery, they devised a production line that would keep the craft beer tasting better longer. “It’s a huge big deal, both from the capacity standpoint and also the quality,” said Mark Henderson of ...

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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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