Update: City Council meeting

A concerned citizen took the podium during Tuesday’s city council public forum to express concerns about kids driving golf carts around Bay St. Louis. One under aged driver reportedly was seen chauffeuring his partying parents home. It wasn’t the first time that event was brought up to the council. The concerned citizen was assured the…

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Carnival time already?

The top item on the short agenda for tonight’s Bay St. Louis City Council meeting sounds promising: The Mystic Krewe of the Sea Horse parade on Lundi Gras. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. Mardi Gras beads optional.

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Coastal Cleanup bags marine trash

Thanks to all of the 1,277 volunteers who had a part in Saturday’s Coastal Cleanup Day. By the end of the soggy event, they had picked up 956 bags of trash from our beaches and waterways. That’s 15,465 pounds of trash. The cleanup is organized by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and Mississippi Marine…

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The Lisa Nation

This amazing map – at least to me – shows that in 1965 Lisa was the most popular name given to baby girls in all 50 states. In fact, Lisa reigned as top name from 1962 to 1969. This explains why, years ago, a young sales clerk looked shocked upon realizing that she and I…

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‘This Property is Condemned’ movie sites to get historical markers

BAY ST. LOUIS “This Property is Condemned” movie site street markers will be unveiled Nov. 2 at several spots in the Depot District where portions of the movie were filmed in 1966. The movie, based on a play by Tennessee Williams, starred Robert Redford and Natalie Wood and was directed by Sydney Pollack. The Bay…

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Trending: Minions, Walter White top Halloween costume searches

“Minion” tops Google Shopping’s trendiest Halloween costumes that trick or treaters and party goers are searching for this year. Pardon me while I Google “Minion.” OK, so I haven’t seen Despicable Me 2 yet, but I do know Walter White and the Duck Dynasty boys and, sadly, Miley Cyrus. They’re all on the list, too.…

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Coastal Cleanup update

The barrier islands will get a pass on Saturday’s annual Coastal Cleanup. They’ve been closed because of the government shutdown and even though the federal workers are now going back to work, the islands will remain closed for a bit longer. The Department of Marine Resources has redistributed all of the supplies and the volunteers…

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Oysters on the horizon

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Roll-Royce ups its investment at Stennis

STENNIS SPACE CENTER It was chamber of commerce weather, though a tad on the hot side, so Rolls-Royce executive Jim Guyette declared it a “jacket-off day” at this morning’s ribbon-cutting for the company’s new jet engine test stand. Up on stage with Guyette, Biloxi astronaut Fred Haise and MDA’s chief Brent Christensen dutifully and probably…

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Monks win!

From an AP report: Benedictine monks have won the final round in their lawsuit to keep selling caskets from their monastery outside New Orleans. Their attorney, Darpana Sheth, calls it a great victory for St. Joseph Abbey and for entrepreneurs nationwide. Sheth says she learned today that the U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear the Louisiana…

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