Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:08 GMT
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned. According to DMR Public Relations Manager Lauren Thompson said DMR received a report about the incident around 6:30 p.m.More >>
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:53:06 GMT
Community members and fellow classmates of Natalie Hightower are gathering tonight for a candlelight vigil in her honor. The 12-year-old Vancleave Middle School student underwent surgery this past MondayMore >>
They came, looking like a sea of orange--Natalie's favorite color, more than 200 strong.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:09 GMT
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue. HSSM released few details on the Monday rescue. They wouldn'tMore >>
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
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 >>
D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - Lately, D'Iberville has positioned itself as a hub of new development. The Promenade shopping district is among the most recognizable. But with newly-completed projects like its Town Green, the city is trying to build up buzz and buildings downtown.
The extension of the Gulf Opportunity Zone or Go Zone deadline could play a role in re-shaping the area. D'Iberville is looking to the proposed Oyster Bay and Can-Can casinos to attract more development.
"Go Zone cannot be used for casino projects, but as long as you package it correctly, it can be used for retail, for restaurants and even infrastructure improvements for those projects," said D'Iberville City Manager Michael Janus.
Land behind the Town Green that once was the site of a middle school and ball field is where the city is pushing to get some of that development going. Go Zone allows for tax-exempt bonds and incentives. The goal is to lure investors who can get a better return on their development.
"We are always working to expand our retail sales tax base because that actually means less in terms of property taxes. That's more money that we can improve our parks, better public safety and our roads," Janus said.
If developers see the potential and invest, Janus said it means jobs by way of the project and other businesses that spring up around it.
"Obviously, you have construction jobs and full-time jobs. For Can-Can, I thought I saw some figures of 1800 construction jobs and 1500 full time jobs after its completed," Janus said.
Go Zone came onto South Mississippi's radar following Hurricane Katrina. It was set up to get businesses to build back and new ones to come to the coast. Go Zone has been extended through the end of 2011.
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