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Shrimp season closes west of Gulfport Ship Channel; additional waters south of Intracoastal Waterway remain open

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Friday, April 28, that beginning May 1, all waters south of the Intracoastal Waterway and west of the Gulfport Ship Channel are closed to shrimping. The closure takes effect at 6:01 a.m. Mississippi territorial waters south of the ICW and east of the Gulfport Ship Channel will remain open to shrimping. ...

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Art lessons are drawing tourists to stay and learn in Bay St. Louis

By LISA MONTI Bay St. Louis, a popular beachfront city that has earned spots on many a Top 10 list for its amenities and casual lifestyle, is known in large part for its robust arts community. Every month, the Second Saturday Art Walk through the Old Town showcases art galleries, musicians, artisans and others who contribute to the creative economy. Crowds ...

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Stonnington Farm creates fertile ground for grassfed beef in South Mississippi

By BECKY GILLETTE Editor’s note: This is a condensed version of an article originally published in Stockman Grass Farmer. PERKINSTON — When Dr. Michael Stonnington first meets people and talks about his 378-acre grassfed beef operation, he doesn’t usually tell them that in addition to being a grassfed cattle farmer, he is an orthopedic surgeon. That is because people tend to think doctors have ...

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Susan Hunt named Biloxi’s Outstanding Citizen

Susan Hunt dedicates her life every day to making Biloxi a better place, whether through being a career educator, or working with Biloxi Excel By 5 or helping spark an interest in the colorful traditions of Mardi Gras, and now the city and Biloxi Lions Club have taken note of her dedication. Hunt was recognized as Biloxi’s Outstanding Citizen during ...

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Tractor Supply to open in Bay St. Louis

Tractor Supply Co., the retail chain that carries top brands for farmers, gardeners, homeowners and their pets, is coming to Bay St. Louis. The site is being cleared ahead of construction start. Officials of the new store, which will be built at 1220 U.S. 90, has created a lot of buzz ever since the building permit was issued for a ...

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Stennis to celebrate Old Timers’ Day May 5

NASA Stennis Space Center will celebrate its annual Old Timers’ Day on Friday, May 5, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Cypress House pavilion on site. Former and current Stennis employees, regardless of their organizational affiliations or length of service, are invited to attend. Each retiree and one guest are invited to attend the reunion at no charge. Cost for current employees ...

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Candidate online forum in Bay St. Louis may be the first of its kind

A unique online forum for municipal candidates in Bay St. Louis may be the first of its kind in the state, say volunteers who created the website. According to Serve Bay St. Louis website (www.servebsl.com), the community project aims to help voters “compare answers, not ads.” The website calls itself a one-stop-shop for local voting and offers comprehensive election information, ...

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B&D Plastics expands on Mississippi Gulf Coast, creating 35 jobs

Demonstrating Mississippi is a place where companies can achieve sustainable growth and success, B&D Plastics, LLC is expanding in Gautier, Miss., on the Gulf Coast. The expansion is a $750,000 corporate investment and creates 35 jobs. “For more than 30 years, B&D Plastics has been a valued member of the Gulf Coast business community. The company’s expansion shows its commitment ...

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