Sunday Funny: Controversy in a go-cup

There’s been some talk that the New Orleans go-cup is going away. Here’s the Fleurty Girl response.

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UPDATE: Fill ‘er up: Gas prices are falling

UPDATE: If you missed the $3.09 gas at Shell, it’s too late. The advertised price this afternoon is up to $3.25. Gas prices all over Mississippi are falling. GasBuddy.com reports this morning that the average price statewide is $3.287. Nationally the price is $3.568 a gallon. In Bay St. Louis, the Shell station at Main…

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Bay City Council to examine non-profit support

BAY ST. LOUIS Looks like it might be SRO at Monday’s City Council budget workshop dealing with cash and in-kind support to non-profits. The organizations who receive support include the Chamber of Commerce, the Library System, youth sports, tourism, the Garden Club, the Senior Citizens Center, Boy’s and Girl’s Club and CASA. Tish Williams, the…

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Pizza, wing restaurants opening in Picayune

PICAYUNE Diners will find new pizza and wing eateries in Picayune that were just approved to open by the state Health Department. Papa K’s Pizza Buffet (3247 Highway 43 North) has a menu topped by pizza and also pasta with marinara or Alfredo, salad and soft drinks/tea/water. Papa K’s offers a game room for the…

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The Shed shuts down Mobile BBQ joint; critics say move was in bad taste

After news reports that The Shed abruptly closed its Mobile restaurant Tuesday and posted a handwritten sign on the door, the Orrisons responded this morning on The Shed’s Facebook page. Here’s their statement: “The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint Closing the Shed in Mobile was an extremely difficult decision for the Orrison family. There were…

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Rain chance, two views

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Trending at Bay Books: Top-selling local favorites for August

BAY ST. LOUIS Looking for a good read? You know where to go: Bay Books on Main Street. Bookseller Jeremy Burke lists his top sellers in the month of August and they’re all local favorites with Coast connections: 1. The Man Called Brown Condor: The Forgotten History of an African-American Fighter Pilot by Thomas Simmons.…

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Update: Corps of Engineers working on Bay seawall fix

BAY ST. LOUIS Here’s the latest on the seawall drainage problem near the U.S. 90 bridge: Corps spokesman Pat Robbins said, “The contractor has cleared all drainage lines, last Wednesday and Friday we had technical people on site doing a video scoping of the drainage system and geotech work. We are now evaluating the data…

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No storms for you, Weather Channel, as the Atlantic ‘goes quiet’

Attention, Weather Channel experts. Step away from the hurricane desk and tell Jim Cantore to settle down. Nothing’s happening. At least this week. Jeff Masters of Weather Underground puts it this way in today’s blog: The Atlantic Goes Quiet. “The third week of August is when Atlantic hurricane activity traditionally takes a large upswing, but…

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Bay St. Louis City Council agenda for Tuesday’s meeting

BAY ST. LOUIS Here’s a quick look at the agenda for the Bay St. Louis City Council meeting Aug. 20 at 5:30 p.m. New business includes approval of department heads, Harbor Advisory Committee members and economic development strategic planning. Old business revisits the 2012 Building Code, ordinances dealing with pets and fireworks, a report on…

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