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Wayward Walmart cart

What a surprise to see this Walmart cart parked on the ramp of the $600,000 bathroom this morning. When I shopped at Walmart, I always got a cart with a broken wheel.

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Big economic news for Hancock County

Some huge economic news coming out of the Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission at last night’s Industry Awards Gala. Here’s a brief look at the major announcements Executive Director Ashley Edwards made: DAK Americas will invest millions of dollars in a new polyester staple fiber manufacturing facility at Port Bienville Industrial Park. The investment…

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Hungry for Gourmet Mexican cuisine?

One new restaurant opening to report today: El Aguila II Restaurant and Bar is now open at 1601 Government St. in Ocean Springs. Owner Nhu Trong and Manager Joaquin Morales are serving gourmet Mexican cuisine.

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Restaurant reopening in Waveland

The owners of West End Restaurant in Waveland are gearing up to reopen within days following a short hiatus. Owners Kelyn and Mark Breland have been remodeling the interior of the restaurant in anticipation of the reopening, and are making some changes to the menu. The oyster bar will be renamed The Raw Bar and…

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P&Z agenda: variances, special subdivision plat OKs

Here’s the Planning & Zoning agenda for Tuesday, Aug. 25. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. APPLICATIONS: EARL & KATHERINE MARLOWE – application for Variance to the Zoning Ordinance. The applicants’ intentions are to construct a single family residence. The residence will front on Bay Oaks Drive. Where a lot is a corner lot fronting…

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New deli now open

I’ve got some restaurant stories in the works but let’s start off with one in Gulfport that’s newly approved to open by the state Health Department. Canal Grocery & Deli, inside a convenience store at 6600 28th St., is serving fried rice, egg rolls, lo mein, fried catfish, fried chicken and fried shrimp. Keep checking…

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Caribbean ginger

I just realized the same ginger plants are growing in my back yard. They just look better in St. Lucia.

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A bald eagle heads down the beach toward the War of 1812 reenactment at Washington Street.

An eagle, a goat & the War of 1812

This morning’s walk was a “Dear Diary” one, with a couple of unique encounters. First, at the spot where Boudreaux likes to take a restorative dip in the water, was a large bald eagle apparently taking a break from fishing. The eagle was in no hurry at all to leave, even though gulls were doing…

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Your free party planner

Are you as worn out by all the Katrina rehashing as I am? Let’s focus instead on celebrating how far we’ve come by gathering with family and friends. Here’s a suggested party menu I came up with instead of doing actual work. Send in your favorites and I’ll add them to the list. Appetizers Mini…

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