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Grand opening of restored Round Island Lighthouse Friday


PASCAGOULA — After 15 years of work, the completely restored Round Island Lighthouse will open to the public with a grand opening ceremony Friday. During the past week, The Mississippi Press reports workers have completed the seatwall which surrounds the base of the lighthouse and have been installing a patio in the shape of a rose compass, as well as ...

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IRS plan to require tax forms for wins of $600

BILOXI — Casino operators in South Mississippi are coming out against an IRS proposal that would require players to file tax forms any time they win $600 or more on slot machines, keno or bingo. The threshold currently is $1,200. Hit that amount or higher and the slot machine freezes and stays locked until the Internal Revenue Service form is ...

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Anti-terrorism training at Gulfport Seabee base this week

GULFPORT — The Naval Construction Battalion Center says an anti-terrorism exercise may cause traffic delays this week on roads near the Gulfport Seabee base. It’s part of a national exercise called “Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield, running from Monday through Friday, Feb. 13. WLOX-TV reports that this Friday, the Gulfport base’s gates will be closed from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Movement ...

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Hospital services will continue during long Keesler Medical Center project

Keesler Medical Center is getting an extensive facelift. The $74 million renovation project will begin soon and is expected to be completed in mid-2017. Officials expect the project to enhance the overall patient experience by providing world-class healthcare facilities for the Keesler community. Maintaining all patient services throughout construction is part of the reason for the long construction time frame. ...

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Four Seasons Produce finds growing customers across the Gulf Coast

By Tammy Leytham MOSS POINT — Customers who shop at Four Seasons Produce are greeted by colorful rows of tomatoes, oranges, grapes, corn, squash, pears and avocados. The refrigerated aisle holds sliced sweet potatoes, fresh greens and cut rutabagas. There’s a row of nuts — all types — almonds, walnuts, Brazil, peanuts and shelled pecans in plastic bags. John McCollough ...

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NEW ORLEANS SAINTS MOVING — Mississippi company has the task of moving the football team

Before the New Orleans Saints take the field, John Fayard Moving and Warehousing crews have to deliver the footballs, uniforms, video equipment and tons of other black and gold equipment from the team training facility to the Mercedes Benz Superdome. For out-of-town games, Fayard hauls equipment to the New Orleans airport and a second crew drives to the hosting stadium. ...

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Biloxi baseball project still alive, but it may be for 2015

When the Southern League baseball season begins next April, there probably will not be a team in Biloxi as was originally proposed. Instead, it probably will be in town by April 2015 – but there’s an outside chance it could be on the coast as early as next summer. “We’re close to closing the window on the 2014 season,” said ...

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New restaurants opening in Ocean Springs; Maison de Lu moves

Ocean Springs, the restaurant capital of South Mississippi, is adding two more. PHO Vietnamese Restaurant (1504 Government St.) offers traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Owner Tien Vu promises an elegant dining experience. There’s outdoor dining in a covered courtyard with a fountain and Koi pond. 228-327-8686 Vestige (715 Washington Ave.) serves seasonal American dishes. Alex Perry is the owner. 228-875-2713 In other ...

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New owner to publish Pass Christian's Gazebo Gazette weekly

Jace Ponder, the new owner and publisher/editor of the biweekly Gazebo Gazette in Pass Christian, will return the community newspaper to a weekly schedule and pump up coverage of local news and sports. He also wants to add the city’s and school district’s legal notices to keep residents informed. Ponder said weekly publication will resume in a month or two. ...

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