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One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso around 9:30pmMore >>
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso area around 9:30 Monday night. Investigators say it happened on Church Street near the Hall Street intersection in a car.More >>
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Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas, despite a new gun law in the state.More >>
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas despite a new gun law in the state. As WLOX has reported, starting July 1st Mississippians will be able to openly carry a gun and other weapons with or without a permit. Some Jackson county leaders want to create a local ordinance to keep weapons in check.More >>
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A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when...More >>
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when the truck driver popped the tank and gas started spilling out.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) -
Residents in Bay St. Louis are gathering, not to dwell on the disaster of Hurricane Katrina, but to look to the future of their community.
"We've got a lot to celebrate, and I really think once the rebirth begins on Beach Blvd, it's going to be explosive," said Mayor Les Fillingame.
After rebuilding the interior of the city, the mayor said it's all eyes to the waterfront, and with good reason. The city has its first waterfront tenant since Katrina, a brand new restaurant.
"It's just now the time, and we were feeling bad about having this wonderful building sitting up on the beach and having it boarded up. So, we felt like we owed it to the community to do something to it, "said Ann Tidwell, the owner of North Beach Food and Spirits.
Ann Tidwell moved to Bay St. Louis in the 1990s. She owned the building at 200 Beach Blvd, as well as the neighboring Bay Town Inn, which was destroyed by Katrina.
She said in the years after the storm she was unsure of her next step. However, the slow recovery was encouraging.
"Then, after the second year, we saw things happening and our houses were getting back to normal, and this was in the back of my mind," said Tidwell.
Tidwell and her family began work on reopening 200 Beach Blvd as a new restaurant around the first of the year. She expects it to be fully operational by mid September, but gave residents a sneak peak on the eve of Katrina's anniversary.
The restaurant's bar even pays homage to the group that monitors hurricanes. The Hurricane Hunter Bar is named for Tidwell's son-in-law, who is a retired Hunter and flew through Hurricane Katrina.
However, the restaurant isn't the only thing to celebrate in Bay St. Louis. The new seawall is nearing completion, as is the new location of Trapani's Eatery. And construction on new waterfront condos, a third restaurant and the city harbor aren't far behind.
"The night life and the entertainment quality of Bay St. Louis emanates from Beach Blvd. And, I think the entire community has very anxiously awaited the restaurant, lounge, nightclub community to come back to Beach Blvd," said Fillingame.
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