Mike Lacy was a print journalist for 37 years before joining the WLOX team. Most of his career he spent as a writer, editor and page designer at the Sun Herald newspaper. His work has been published regionally and nationally in such newspapers as the Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer and Miami Herald.
Mike has a master's degree in mass communications and also teaches journalism at Tulane University's Mississippi Coast campus.
In addition, Mike has been working in performing arts for 30 years and has been an acting teacher/coach for nearly a decade. He is also a writer, director and performer with several murder mystery dinner theater companies.
He is married to Carol Lacy, and they have a son, Blake.
Pirates have taken over Beauvoir this weekend, but instead of robbing, they’re bringing in money, by attracting people who may not have ever come to the museum dedicated to Jefferson Davis, the only Confederate president.
It took a simple stroke of a pen to retire the old state flag. A simple pull on a rope to take it down, and a simple check on a box to vote in a new design. But it took a complex effort to make those easy gestures happen.
It’s cold, but business is hot for items to keep the chill at bay. Fazzio’s Home & Farm Center in Lizana has been stocking up on typical cold-weather items most people may need like pipe insulation, heat lamps and plastic sheeting.
New Year’s Day has come and gone, but the holiday weekend continues. That means visitors from all over are staying just a little longer to take in the sights, and that sets a nice template for tourism season in 2021.
The children at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center beat everyone in their New Year’s Eve celebrations by about 12 hours. They had their own called ‘Countdown to Noon.’ But for a moment, it looked like it might not happen.
Fireworks sales could be much better, but they are pretty good for a pandemic year. Dedicated pyrotechnic fans loaded up their supplies for what promises to be a big celebration to send 2020 out with a bang.
Many Christmas wishes have been made this year. Some will be granted, some won’t. Regardless, a lot of Gulf Coast residents and visitors are looking for something less from the pocket book and more from the heart.
Gulfport ended the flat rate billing system in November that it started in March, and now that the bills have come due, residents are flooding social media with complaints about bills as much as $200 or more.