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Gulfport attorney suspended, allegedly abandoned clients

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The Mississippi Supreme Court says Gulfport attorney Eric J. Eubanks accepted full payment from two clients, then failed to show up for Youth Court hearings where he was supposed to represent them, resulting in a three-year suspension from the practice of law. To be reinstated to the Mississippi Bar Association after his suspension is finished, The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/29UyShr) ...

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No casino, but Margaritaville Resort Biloxi provides an ‘escape’ and more

Margaritaville has a 5,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor entertainment center with lazy river, splash pad, indoor zip-line roller coaster and arcade games. The Escape entertainment center includes a 40-foot volcano rock climbing wall, two multi-game golf simulators and six boutique bowling lanes and a waterpark that is reserved for hotel guests.

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By NASH NUNNERY Once…twice…three times a resort. Margaritaville Resort Biloxi, to be exact. With Biloxi mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich in attendance, the highly anticipated ‘coastal-luxe’ resort opened June 23 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and signature margarita toast. “This development means so much to Biloxi and the Gulf Coast on so many levels,” said Gilich. “It transforms a site that had been ...

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Chiquita reverses course, will return to Port of Gulfport


By JACK WEATHERLY Chiquita Fresh North America LLC issued a release to the Mississippi Business Journal on Tuesday saying it will leave the Port of New Orleans and return to the Port of Gulfport next month. The release was short on details. Port of Gulfport Executive Director Jonathan Daniels has said that longshoremen lost 80,000 annual hours when Chiquita left two and one-half ...

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Margaritaville comes back big in Biloxi


Jimmy Buffett again has a presence in Biloxi, and a crowd turned out to open the new Margaritaville Resort Biloxi. The Sun Herald reports stilt walkers helped cut the ribbon and huge margaritas appeared for dignitaries Thursday before the first customers hurried inside. Buffett couldn’t attend the ribbon-cutting, but sent a message. Buffett said he hopes to get to the ...

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A new wall to climb for Humpty Dumpty, FunTime USA


Gulf Amusements LLC, owners of FunTime USA, said in a press release received by The Sun Herald residents of Georgia Place, a nearby neighborhood, who are opposed to the amusement park, filed an appeal against the Gulfport Planning Commission’s decision to allow the project to move forward. The commission voted 7-2 in May to approve the project. The park was ...

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State gives $160,000 to Southern Miss Gulf Park campus


The Mississippi Department of Transportation has presented a $160,000 check to the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast for improvement projects at the Gulf Park campus. The University Club accepted the check Tuesday in Hardy Hall on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The Sun Herald reports the MDOT grant will provide a majority of funding for enhancements to ...

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Gulfport taking Fishbone Alley from trash to treasure

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Someone had been complaining about all the trash in an alley that runs behind restaurants in downtown Gulfport, so Community Development Director David Parker strolled through on his way to a meeting late last year. The city’s new economic development director saw more than trash, he saw opportunity. Parker thought of Printer’s Alley in Nashville and Exchange Place in the ...

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Margaritaville Resort Biloxi debuts Thursday


The new Margaritaville Resort Biloxi opens Thursday with arcade games, zip lines, restaurants and a water park. The Sun Herald reports it’s billed as the largest family entertainment center on the Gulf Coast. Kids will swoop overhead on the indoor zip line roller coaster. Like a roller coaster, it starts with a climb, and like a zip line, it’s a ...

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Louisiana firm receives Mississippi aquarium contract


The Gulfport Redevelopment Commission plans to hire a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, firm to market The Mississippi Aquarium, slated to for a downtown space across from Jones Park. Commission Chairwoman Carole Lynn Meadows tells The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/24Vun9j) MESH Integrated Marketing and Advertising scored highest of six finalists. “We tried to look at all the proposals fairly to see what the ...

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Port of Gulfport talks with potential major tenant

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By JACK WEATHERLY  The Port of Gulfport is in talks with what would be its largest tenant in terms of leased space. SeaOne Gulfport LLC is proposing a $450 million liquified natural gas facility, according to port Executive Director Jonathan Daniels. The 36-acre site would be part of the port expanded since Hurricane Katrina as part of $566 million from ...

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