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

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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U.S. Easing Decades-Old Restrictions on Travel to Cuba

WASHINGTON — According to the New York Times, the United States government on Friday will begin making it easier for Americans to travel to Cuba than it has been for more than half a century, opening the door to a new era of contact between neighbors that have been estranged longer than most of their citizens have been alive. The Obama administration ...

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Section of Highway 9 to be dedicated to teachers killed in bus wreck

ACKERMAN — A section of highway in north Mississippi will be dedicated Friday to honor two Ackerman teachers who were killed in a bus wreck in 2011. Mississippi Highway 9 from the Choctaw-Webster County line to the corporate limits of Ackerman will soon be known as the “Phyllis A. Graham-Steven B. Moss Memorial Highway.” The ceremony will be 10:30 a.m. ...

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MDOT making 'short-term fix' to bad bridges on Highway 6

BATESVILLE — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be raising the posted weight limits of several Highway 6 bridges between Batesville and Clarksdale. In order to raise the posted weight limits, MDOT bridge maintenance crews replaced and constructed additional shoring for numerous timber pilings which support the bridge. Raising the posted limits will allow commercial vehicles, such as empty ...

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American Eagle flies out of Hattiesburg for first time

HATTIESBURG — An American Eagle 50-passenger jet left the Hattiesburg Laurel regional airport yesterday as the airline made its debut. American Eagle will connect Hattiesburg-Laurel and Meridian regional airports with its parent carrier’s Dallas-Fort Worth hub. It replaced Silver Airways as the area’s commercial carrier. “We’ve got service now that we believe is something that you can grow,” Hattiesburg-Laurel Executive ...

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DOT okays SeaPort Airlines' service between Greenville and Memphis

GREENVILLE — The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved Oregon-based SeaPort Airlines to offer service between Greenville and Memphis, Tennessee. The Delta Democrat-Times reports the airline hopes to start flying by Thanksgiving. SeaPort replaces Silver Airways, which announced it was ending service to four Mississippi cities. It departed Greenville for the last time on Sept. 30. SeaPort began service in ...

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Roadway slide repair forces closure of Highway 6

NETTLETON — The Mississippi Department of Transportation is closing a section of state Highway 6 between Nettleton and Plantersville to repair a roadway slide. MDOT officials say the roadway will be closed in both directions starting tomorrow at 7 a.m. The roadway work is expected to be complete by Nov. 18. MDOT is telling motorists to use U.S. Highway 45 ...

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State's bad bridges continue to raise concerns among officials

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mention highway safety and people have all sorts of ideas of what that means. To the Highway Patrol, it suggests expanding the ranks of state troopers. For the Mississippi Department of Transportation, it’s a well-maintained road system. For Mothers Against Drunk Driving, getting intoxicated drivers off the roads is the highest priority. And there are those against ...

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MDOT closing Coast bridge for upgrade project

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) plans to temporarily close the Wilkes Bridge along Highway 605 in Gulfport next week. Beginning at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, MDOT will close the Wilkes Bridge to perform required upgrades. Once the bridge has been closed to traffic, MDOT crews will replace hardware on the Wilkes Bridge. The repairs are expected ...

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