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Proposed Waveland annexation would include Silver Slipper

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WAVELAND — The city of Waveland will file a petition in Hancock County Chancery Court seeking to annex parts of Clermont Harbor and Lakeshore, including the properties where the Silver Slipper Casino and Bayou Caddy Fishery are located. The petition will be filed Wednesday. Earlier this month, the Waveland Board of Aldermen voted to amend a city ordinance, which defines the ...

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Stennis Space Center to cut 129 as result of consolidation

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BAY ST. LOUIS — NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County will lose 129 contractor jobs as a result of a recent consolidation of operational contracts. The Sun Herald reports the consolidation will merge the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County and Michoud in New Orleans. Stennis director Richard Gilbrech said Thursday that the agency needed to make ...

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Mississippi coast casinos roll out best year since 2008

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D’IBERVILLE — The Dec. 9 opening of Scarlet Pearl Casino in D’Iberville helped push the Mississippi coast casinos to $1.14 billion in gross casino revenue for the year, squeaking revenue past the 2009 total of $1.11 billion. It was a 6 percent annual improvement over the $1.08 billion won in 2014. That’s according to a report Wednesday from the state ...

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Extreme weather poses increasing threat to US power grid

This Nov. 12, 2015 photo shows water in a low-lying ditch outside the Waveland power substation for Coast Electric in Waveland, Miss. When Hurricane Katrina's punishing storm surge plowed ashore, it swamped seven of Coast Electric Power Association's substations. The vital facilities have long since been repaired, but a decade after the storm they remain at the same elevation, and just as vulnerable to catastrophic hurricanes. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  WAVELAND — When Hurricane Katrina’s punishing storm surge plowed ashore, it swamped seven of Coast Electric Power Association’s substations, vital to powering thousands of Mississippi homes and businesses. The facilities have long since been repaired, but a decade after the storm they remain at the same elevation, and just as vulnerable to catastrophic hurricanes. Such storms are a growing ...

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Stennis International Airport operations increase 32 percent

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Stennis International Airport flight operations increased by 32 percent over the past year thanks to more military flights, a new terminal and a focus on customer service at the Hancock County airport. Stennis recorded a total of 29,010 takeoffs and landings in fiscal year 2015, up from 22,008 the previous year. The numbers were compiled by Quadrex Aviation, an international ...

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Legal whiskey to flow in Kiln community

Dr. James Crittenden and his son, Matt, plan to build a distillery, the area's first in modern times.

By LISA MONTI Matt Crittenden’s goal is to start making craft whiskey next year on the family farm in the Kiln community. When the liquor starts to flow, it will be the first legal whiskey produced in an area once known as a moonshine capital. Crittenden, who has a law degree, has had a lifelong fascination with local bootlegging and the ...

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Independent Coast pharmacy expansion built on customer care and those little extras

Waveland Pharmacy includes some of those extras that customers like, such as a old-time soda fountain with hand-scooped ice cream.

By LISA MONTI Independent pharmacist Rudy Letellier seems to have found the right customer service formula to expand business: earn the customer’s trust, provide attentive service and offer facials, massages and ice cream. He’s gone from one busy pharmacy in Waveland to adding a second and third location in Hancock County just this year. After graduating from Ole Miss, Letellier worked ...

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Bay St. Louis’ Starfish Cafe helps to find careers

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By LISA MONTI Customers at Starfish Cafe come to the colorful cottage in Old Town Bay St. Louis to enjoy healthful meals and catch up with friends among the tourists who eat at the popular Main Street spot. The meals are prepared and served by students who are working toward a career in the culinary industry or wherever their job skills ...

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