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Bids are in and being reviewed for new sports complex

BAY ST. LOUIS — Hancock County officials are looking over bids received for a proposed sports complex. Century Construction and Realty of Tupelo submitted a bid this week slightly over $11 million; and Mike Rozier Construction of Hattiesburg submitted a bid of $9.85 million. Supervisors took no action because the bids came in several million dollars over budget. Supervisor Steve ...

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Stennis Space Center welcomes SpaceX to test site

HANCOCK COUNTY — Stennis Space Center traces its beginnings back in the 1960s and the Apollo manned lunar missions. Now the Hancock County propulsion facility is on the verge of testing rocket engine technology to propel humans to other planets through a new partnership between NASA and SpaceX. SpaceX announced in 2013 that it would bring the initial testing of ...

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Rickshaws rolling in Old Town Bay St. Louis?

BAY ST. LOUIS — Brenda Cuevas has approval from the city to get her Old Town Pedicabs business going. Now she needs $7,800 to buy two bicycle rickshaws so she can start moving people around the downtown business district. The city council unanimously approved a special exception to the zoning ordinance so Cuevas, a hairdresser and owner of Strandz, can ...

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Organizers want new festival on Gulf Coast to go regional

Organizers of ArtsAlive! 2014 are billing their March 22 multimedia event in Bay St. Louis as a new sort of arts festival in this festival-rich coastal region. The daylong program will showcase a blend of art, music, food and literature throughout the historic downtown area, drawing artists and art lovers from all directions. Response to the buildup has been enthusiastic, ...

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Plans for beach green space unveiled on Mississippi Gulf Coast

BILOXI — Land south of U.S. Highway 90 where Harrah’s Entertainment planned to build the original Margaritaville Casino would become green space under a proposal presented this week to Biloxi officials. Jason Wald, a project manager with Yates Construction, met this week with members of the city’s development review committee. Wald said Harrah’s officials want the area to be open ...

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John Ferrucci'a perfect voice is perfect for the Silver Slipper Casino

John Ferrucci keeps a high profile as the general manager of Silver Slipper Casino on the beach in Hancock County, but he’s probably better known for his Jersey-tinged voice in the casino’s radio and TV commercials. The ad’s catchy jingle to “Come on down to the Silver Slipper. Pass a good time at the Silver Slipper,” was written by longtime ...

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Stennis project to produce "roadmap" for STEM jobs

With high-tech science and technology jobs expected to grow at a faster pace nationwide than other occupations, South Mississippi is embarking on a key project that should help ensure it can satisfy the growing need. In it’s 20th year of operation, the Mississippi Enterprise for Technology (MSET) is conducting a unique project that will result in a “roadmap” of STEM ...

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South Mississippi faces new weather threat — flooding

The story so far this winter in South Mississippi has been ice and snow, but residents now face a new threat — flooding. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for areas along both the Chickasawhay and Pearl rivers. The Chickasawhay warning affects the counties of George, Greene and Wayne and extends into tonight. At 6 p.m. yesterday, ...

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New owners renovating Waveland cinema

John Watzke remembers standing in a long line back in the late 1970s to see the action comedy film Smokey and The Bandit at the movie theater in Waveland. He’s hoping the public response is as enthusiastic when he and his brother Charles reopen the cinema they bought last year and are working to restore from post-Katrina neglect and vandalism. ...

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