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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 >>
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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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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 >>
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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 >>
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An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) -
The Department of Marine Resources made a lot of Coast fishermen
happy when they opened two more oyster reefs for harvest. The Waveland
and St. Stanislaus reefs are normally reserved areas for oystermen who
use tongs to harvest the delicacy. But in a surprise move, those reefs
have been temporarily opened to oystermen who dredge for oysters.
Nearly 100 boats took to the waters Tuesday morning in search of hard shell oysters.
While the two new reefs were just opened, two other reefs that have already been harvested were closed.
would have been the end of our season if they wouldn't have given us
this little opening, and they opened up another spot for us so we can
get another pay check before Christmas," said Oysterman Kevin Livings.
"If they hadn't give this to us, cause they shut the reef down, we'd all
be sitting home wondering how we're going to pay our bills."
Oysterman Masin Sonnier agreed with him.
more reefs opened, that means there are more oysters out there to get.
It means more money and more chance to make more money."
Oysterman Henry Schmidt isn't sure about that.
"It's getting slim. We didn't even get our limit today. We got ten sacks. Maybe better luck tomorrow."
Schmidt said opening new reefs is a good thing, but the competition to harvest the oysters is stiff.
"Just a lot of boats, man. A lot of boats."
The new reefs will open to dredgers for about two weeks. Tongers will be given an extra week to harvest.
"It's good the way they are doing it at the end of the season, cause there are no tongers down there. It's too deep," Livings said.
The oystermen just hope the season lasts as long as possible.
"I'm hoping they do because once they close them, we've got to go to Louisiana and work," explained Sonnier.
have had a rough go of it ever since the BP oil spill and the opening
of a spillway in Louisiana which pushed fresh water into the Gulf.
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