Friday, May 24 2013 9:35 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:35:10 GMT
According to Biloxi police, a gun went off inside the downtown Biloxi Waffle House early Friday morning. The bullet shattered one of the restaurant's windows. Moments later, the gun's owner was takenMore >>
According to Biloxi police, a gun went off inside the downtown Biloxi Waffle House early Friday morning. The bullet shattered one of the restaurant's windows. Moments later, the gun's owner was taken to jail. Police say Sam Edward Yu is charged with attempted aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The 21-year-old is from Montgomery, Alabama.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:49 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:49:03 GMT
It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengersMore >>
It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengers visited several attractions including the Biloxi lighthouse and the visitors center. The Grande Caribe set sail from New Orleans and will continue on until it reaches St. Petersburg. Crew members said it's the stops along the way that makes these small cruises stand out.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 1:16 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:16:06 GMT
Throughout the weekend there are several locales on the Gulf Coast offering plenty in honor of Memorial Day. 12th Annual St. Ann's Catfish Festival The Lizana Community's very own St. Ann's CatholicMore >>
Throughout the weekend there are several locales on the Gulf Coast offering plenty in honor of Memorial Day.More >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Mississippi City still shows the scars left behind by Hurricane Katrina. There are dozens of empty lots, and very few businesses. After the storm, Smart Code guidelines were adopted for the historic neighborhood. But Michael Richardson, Jim Boernge, and Jim Seidule feel Smart Code is nothing more than an afterthought these days.
"Now we see that the city is talking about making it optional or applied at will with no community inspection and this circumvents completely the process that we set up," Richardson said.
There's a real concern the quiet neighborhood could be overrun by commercial development that doesn't fit in.
"We were looking at in the design of smart code protecting the residential areas to have them stay looking like residential areas," Boernge said.
The people who call Mississippi City home and have for years say they're not against development, they like development, they just want the right kind of development, something under Smart Code.
"The smart code has businesses such as condos going up to five or six stories, they have that in there, they have such things as boutiques, they have restaurants, they have walk-throughs," Seidule said. "All those things are there, they could all be on 16th Street facing the beach."
If Smart Code guidelines are not followed, Richardson says some residents night leave.
"Specifically when a party buys a commercial property that abuts a residential neighborhood and then gradually does things to that property that make it uninhabitable for the people who were originally there to begin with."
That's the last thing these neighbors want to do, make a choice between staying, or leaving their beloved neighborhood.
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