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Biloxi mayor-elect names head of transition team

BILOXI — Biloxi Mayor-elect Andrew Gilich has named F. Cliff Kirkland to head his transition team. Vincent Creel, Biloxi public affairs manager, tells The Sun Herald Gilich likely will be sworn in next week. His public inauguration will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Biloxi Civic Center. The Biloxi Election Commission certified the election late Tuesday night. Gilich received ...

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Empty casino, warehouse part of military exercise in Biloxi

BILOXI — The former Margaritaville Casino and an empty warehouse in East Biloxi will be used by special forces for military training Aug. 1-8. The Sun Herald reports the city council this past week approved the training exercise that will occur over several nights on air, ground and water. Naval Special Warfare Command Group 2, which is listed on the ...

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City decides to scrap baseball stadium construction contract

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has canceled its project management contract with Yates Construction for a $36 million minor-league baseball stadium. It had been planning on bidding by phases but now plans to bid out the entire $36 million project. Yates officials agreed with the decision. City spokesman Vincent Creel said the city had paid Yates about $100,000 on ...

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Communities buy more time for Katrina aid forgiveness

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — With the deadline extended for federal forgiveness on Hurricane Katrina disaster loans, political entities on the Mississippi Coast are asking one last time. The cancellation deadline has been extended to April 2014, former Bay St. Louis Mayor Eddie Favre told the Sun Herald. In addition, political jurisdictions are allowed to show disaster losses over five or ...

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Biloxi group trying to force vote on proposed baseball stadium

The STEPS Coalition is in the process of attempting to gather signatures of 1,500 registered voters to possibly force a public vote on the proposed minor league stadium in Biloxi. “So many of us here are baseball fans,” Roberta Avila, executive director of the STEPS Coalition, told the Sun-Herald at a news conference this morning. But she said the group ...

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Biloxi supports return of Amtrak passenger trains

BILOXI — The city of Biloxi wants Amtrak to bring back the Sunset Limited. Members of the Biloxi City Council approved a resolution Tuesday. Right now on the coast, train service is exclusively the transportation of freight. Biloxi officials say the Gulf Coast region is isolated from the nation’s passenger train system. In late August 2005, service between New Orleans ...

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