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The Shed in Ocean Springs won first place in both the Whole Hog and Poultry categories this weekend at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.More >>
A South Mississippi BBQ joint is bringing home top honors from a prestigious competition. The Shed in Ocean Springs won first place in both the Whole Hog and Poultry categories this weekend at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.More >>
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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 >>
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We are nearing the end of the Spring season and for the Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) they are in the middle of kitten season. They are over their capacity of cats storing some in boardMore >>
We are nearing the end of the Spring season and for the Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) they are in the middle of kitten season.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
It's been less than 10 months since the world record for a lottery prize. On Saturday night, it could conceivably fall once again.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one single ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials disclosed Sunday.More >>
On Biloxi's beachfront, the city's planning commission has okayed seven projects that will be built on the southside of Highway 90. Each one sits on land that was once a vital part of Biloxi's economy. The post Katrina developments are supposed to revitalize the three sections of Biloxi's waterfront where building is legal.
For example, there's condominium construction on Biloxi's strip. What's going up is building number one of South Beach's multi-phase, multi-million dollar project. Biloxi Community Development Director Jerry Creel expects that development will clean up hurricane damaged properties along Biloxi's beachfront.
"I think it's exciting," Creel said.
His department works with groups like the builders of South Beach to make sure they rebuild the beachfront in a way that benefits everybody.
The South Beach project is designed by RW Development, a company that has plans on both sides of Beach Boulevard.
"We're excited about seeing that development unfold," said Creel.
Prior to the storm, a one mile section of Biloxi's beachfront had more than a dozen commercial businesses on it. The Biloxi Strip included the Emerald Beach Motel, Cuco's Restaurant, Hooters Restaurant, a Shell gas station, Taco Bell, KFC, Wendy's a liquor store, a used car lot, an amusement park, a miniature golf course, La Fiesta Brava restaurant, Ruby Tuesday, Sonic, Waffle House, a pizza parlor, Sharkheads and Snapper's Restaurant. South Beach encompasses everything from Taco Bell to Sharkheads.
If other property owners on the west side of the strip can sell their lot, future beachfront projects will extend from Veterans Avenue to Treasure Bay. And that will mean new condos, and new restaurants will dot the Biloxi strip's shoreline.
"I'd say probably in the next five years we're going to see a substantial development happening along there," Creel said.
Biloxi's other notable waterfront project is near the city's eastern tip. Margaritaville construction is in its initial stages. By 2009, the water's edge across from Grand Biloxi will have a dramatically different look. It's the water that Creel says can be so attractive to developers with deep pockets.
"I think they see that as one of our assets. They certainly want to be along the scenic boulevard," he said.
Casino Row is one of three areas where waterfront development is legal. The other locations are from the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor to I-110. And from Rodenburg Avenue over to Treasure Bay. That's the spot where South Beach is going up south of Highway 90.
Besides South Beach, the Biloxi Strip area will have another Waffle House on the beachfront. The plan is to rebuild it in the same location it operated prior to the storm.
Snapper's Restaurant will also return to the shoreline. It has a permit to go back to its Rodenburg Avenue home.
Two condos have the Biloxi Planning Commission's initial approvals. A second Sea Breeze is supposed to be built on the waterfront. And a Bienville Condominium will go up next door.
Besides Margaritaville, the only casino with permits to build on the Mississippi Sound is the Isle of Capri. It amended its master plan to build an expansion at its Point Cadet property.
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