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The MAX to induct five more into Hall of Fame

The five Mississippi artists chosen for the 2018 Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX) Hall of Fame class were celebrated August 25. The 2018 class members are: Country music artist Charley Pride Born on March 18, 1934, in Sledge, Mississippi, into a sharecropping family, and inspired by Grand Ole Opry broadcasts, Charley Pride picked cotton to purchase his first ...

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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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Mississippi could name beach for ‘Margaritaville’ singer

Mississippi legislators are working to name a Gulf Coast beach for the native son who wrote and sang “Margaritaville.” Representatives voted 119-1 on Monday to pass House Bill 886, which would designate a sandy stretch in Pascagoula as Buffett Beach. Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett was born in Pascagoula and grew up in Mobile, Alabama. The 69-year-old Buffett also wrote “Cheeseburger in ...

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‘Crowd-funding’ changing the start-up game

Thirty-four-year-old Matt Hoggatt has been a Jimmy Buffett fan since childhood. Thanks to his use of social media, Hoggatt is awfully close to becoming a regular touring partner with the music legend. Hoggatt, a detective with the Gautier Police Department, won a contest held by “American Songwriter” magazine for his song, “Dear Jimmy Buffett.” Thrilled, Hoggatt posted a link to ...

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Proposed Margaritaville marina gets DMR approval

BILOXI — Developers of the new Margaritaville Casino have received approval from the DMR to build a 27 slip marina as part of that project. WLOX-TV reports that authorization was given at Tuesday’s monthly meeting of the Commission on Marine Resources in Biloxi. The marina will be built adjacent to the casino project, near the foot of 5th Street on ...

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