Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:13:35 GMT
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 >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:31 GMT
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 >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:16 GMT
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 >>
While many people on the Coast are starting to relax from the havoc of the holiday season, those in the tourism industry are preparing for a very busy couple of months.
"Mardi Gras, Super Bowl, everything happens in the next 3 and a half weeks," said Kenny Glavan, the general manager of Four Points Sheraton in Biloxi.
Glavan said this is the home stretch.
"When New Orleans has a Super Bowl, it's like Biloxi and the Coast are having a Super Bowl," said Glavan.
Glavan estimates all 195 rooms of his hotel will be full in just a couple of weeks.
He said reservations are not to be taken lightly.
"They need to get on the ball. It's compressed now, we're there," said Glavan.
Just a few miles down Beach Boulevard is Edgewater Inn. It's a smaller hotel with expectations just as high.
"We will get a lot of people here that will want to watch the big screen TV. They don't want to go to New Orleans but they don't want to miss the action. So, they do stay here and watch the game," said Manager of Edgewater Inn Trish Adamic.
Adamic said she expects to flash the "no vacancy" sign soon.
The last time there was a Super Bowl in New Orleans was in 2002.
It was Super Bowl XXXVI, 11 years ago.
A lot has changed in 11 years.
"We've had to adjust and adapt with the resources that we have. We still don't have the inventory that we had before Katrina," said Glavan.
The changes that have happened in more than a decade warrants the question, will the coast be prepared for Mardi Gras 2013 and Super Bowl XLVII?
"I think we're prepared and we've gotten the word out to the locals and we're seeing it," said Glavan.
As they continue that preparation, they say they're just taking it one bead and one play at a time.
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