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Nonprofit buys 170 acres from developer for endangered frogs

A Mississippi environmental nonprofit has bought more than 170 acres of land from a residential development to reforest and protect as critical habitat for the critically endangered Mississippi gopher frog. The Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain will replant it in longleaf pine as habitat for the burrowing frogs and other rare animals, according to a news release Thursday ...

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Helicopter crash survivor sues for unspecified damages

GULFPORT — A Montana man injured in a helicopter crash in the DeSoto National Forest in south Mississippi has sued the manufacturers of the helicopter and the engine. Named as defendants are Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., the helicopter’s manufacturer, and Rolls-Royce Corp., which makes and distributes the 250-C30P turbo-shaft engine. Both are based in Delaware. “Our initial investigation, which included ...

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COMING OF AGE — Casinos look to Millennials for the survival of gaming

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By FRANK BROWN A Millennial and Baby boomer walk into a casino. Boomer: “Let’s go hit the slot machines.” Millennial: “This is a joke, right?” If you don’t find that funny, don’t worry. Neither does the established casino industry. The generation born between 1980 and 2000 has come of age and is a staggering 80 million strong. For the gaming ...

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Biloxi voters will choose new mayor on Tuesday

BILOXI —Biloxi voters will choose the city’s first new mayor since 1993 on Tuesday. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Andrew Gilich and Winfield Swetman III were top vote getters in the April 28 special election to get into the runoff. Together they pulled a little more than half of the 7,679 votes cast. The ...

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Sewage spill closes part of Biloxi beach

BILOXI — A sewage spill has closed a stretch of beach in Biloxi. The state Department of Environmental Quality said Thursday a two-block stretch of beach from Travia Avenue to Iberville Drive is closed after workers repaired a force main break outside a lift station. Vincent Creel, the city’s public affairs manager, tells The Sun Herald approximately 25,000 gallons of ...

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Island View unveils new hotel tower in Gulfport

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By LISA MONTI The local owners of Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport unveiled their 18-story hotel April 29 for guests and officials from the Coast and Jackson. Rick Carter and Terry Green invested $58 million in the tower which had been vacant since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The beach tower was built on a 10-acre site on the south side ...

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Connie Ladner will be Harrison County's next circuit clerk

GULFPORT — When Connie Ladner was a junior in high school, an assigned report about an elected individual of her choice led her to the circuit clerk’s office. Most of her friends chose the mayor or sheriff. That report — which she got at A+ on — and the meeting with the then-circuit clerk led to a job after she ...

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Second Harrison County supervisor indicted for corruption

GULFPORT — A Harrison County supervisor who is facing federal indictment is now a fugitive. Supervisor William Martin was scheduled be in federal court in Gulfport at 11 a.m. Thursday. When he did not appear, a federal magistrate issued a warrant for his arrest. The federal indictment against Martin remains sealed. Jim Davis, Martin’s attorney, says he didn’t know where ...

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Trial of former Harrison County utility boss set for Feb. 23

GULFPORT —€” The former head of the Harrison County Utility Authority is set for a Feb. 23 trial on charges that he took bribes from a contractor. U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden set the trial date in a Dec. 29 order. Kamran Pahlavan, a former executive director, pleaded not guilty in December to a five-count indictment alleging he received bribes ...

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Boomtown adds daiquiri bar to welcome center

BILOXI — Boomtown Casino Biloxi will convert its Welcome Center property across from Beau Rivage into Fat Tuesday at Boomtown Daiquiri Bar and Welcome Center. The Sun Herald reports the target opening date is early February. The company said Monday Fat Tuesday will offer more than 12 varieties of New Orleans-style daiquiris. The bar and outdoor patio will be equipped ...

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