They are calling it a new Coastal Gem. We look forward to the opening of this educational, fun and entertaining venue turning what was for a long time, a vacant property into a true attraction for Coastal Mississippi.
There's a federal law prohibiting the phone number spoofing, but no such state law. Now the lawmakers in Jackson are moving to enact a state law so local and state agencies can go after these criminals as well.
The city of Biloxi is on its way to borrowing $14 million for infrastructure projects. The money will go to storm drainage, street repairs and other projects. There is no doubt the work is sorely needed.
Well it finally happened. The state legislature agreed on how to spend the $750 million coming to the state from the BP oil disaster settlement and the governor signed the bill into law. Now 75 percent of the settlement money will come to the six southernmost Mississippi counties.
Labor Day was founded in the 1800s. Unions pushed to reduce work hours which often were 60 to 80 hours per week. They wanted fewer hours, more time off, and a holiday recognizing working men and women. They got the holiday and for most, the scheduled workweek went to 40 hours.
The wheels are in motion for improving Mississippi's failing roads and bridges with the creation of the state lottery just approved by the state legislature. The first $80 million per year going to roads and bridges. Anything over 80 million per year goes to education. We agree with this move.
There's an unusual lawsuit in the Mississippi court system. Attorney General Jim Hood brought the suit in Lowndes County a year and a half ago against Google, the tech company worth more than $500 billion. The suit claims the company was targeting advertisements toward school children in violation of Mississippi law.