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U.S. 90 corridor attracting business in Hancock County

By LISA MONTI There’s been a string of new businesses opening in the past year or so on the section of U.S. 90 that runs through Bay St. Louis and Waveland. Starting near the foot of the Bay Bridge and stretching to the outskirts of Waveland, doors have opened on new antique shops, restaurants and health care and fitness facilities ...

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Biloxi councilman challenging US Rep. Palazzo in GOP primary

A Republican city official says he will try to unseat one of Mississippi’s Republican members of Congress. Biloxi City Councilman Robert Deming is filing papers Thursday to challenge U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo in south Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District. Palazzo filed qualifying papers Wednesday. Friday is the deadline for candidates to file qualifying papers to run for one U.S. Senate seat ...

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Mobile to decide key issue on Amtrak future on Gulf Coast

City leaders are preparing to decide a key issue in restoring passenger train service along the northern Gulf Coast, where Amtrak hasn’t operated regularly since Hurricane Katrina. Council members are scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to commit as much as $3 million over three years to operate Amtrak trains through the city, al.com reported. Katrina badly damaged rail lines in ...

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Judges nixes lawsuit about toxic mold at Mississippi airbase

GULFPORT — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a military family who says they were sickened by toxic mold at an air force base in Mississippi. U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr.’s ruling dismissed one of 14 lawsuits filed against Hunt Southern Group and Hunt    MH Property Management, the owner and property manager of housing at the ...

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Judges nixes lawsuit about toxic mold at Mississippi airbase

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a military family who says they were sickened by toxic mold at an air force base in Mississippi. U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr.’s ruling dismissed one of 14 lawsuits filed against Hunt Southern Group and Hunt MH Property Management, the owner and property manager of housing at the Keesler Air Force ...

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Mississippi city works to resolve Thanksgiving cyber attack

Officials in one Mississippi city have confirmed the local government fell victim to a cyber attack on Thanksgiving. Computer systems in the city of Pascagoula are almost all up and running again after they were infected with malware from a third-party contractor connected to city data systems on Nov. 28, Acting City Manager Frank Corder announced on Monday. No data ...

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Boutique hotel going up on Bay St. Louis beachfront

By LISA MONTI Construction of The Pearl Hotel in the center of Old Town Bay St. Louis is about a quarter of the way completed and the targeted opening is Winter 2020. Hancock  County-based Cure Land Co. is the developer. Work at the corner of Beach Boulevard and Main Street, where a small shopping mall had been before Hurricane Katrina, ...

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Lawsuit: Mississippi police sexually harassed teen girl

Police officers of a Mississippi city are accused of sexually harassing a teen girl during a traffic stop. The girl’s mother is now suing the city of Biloxi in the hopes of preventing other girls from suffering the same treatment, The Sun Herald reported. The lawsuit alleges that the the pajama-clad girl was driving to pick up her older sister from a ...

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Former clerk pleads guilty to taking more than $100,000

A former Hancock County Justice Court employee is pleading guilty to two counts of embezzlement after investigators found she stole more than $100,000. Local news outlets report Dana Sue Beaman pleaded guilty Monday in Hancock County Circuit Court. The state auditor’s office found Beaman took more than $110,000 over three years she worked for the court. The inquiry began after ...

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Sea turtles released after rehab from pneumonia, fish hook

Two endangered sea turtles are swimming again in the Mississippi Sound after rehabilitation in south Mississippi. One is a 115-pound (52.1-kilogram) loggerhead that developed pneumonia while a Louisiana spillway was open. The other is a Kemp’s ridley that needed throat surgery after it swallowed a fisherman’s hook. Dr. Moby Solangi of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport attached satellite tags ...

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