Bay Council agenda: Mayor’s responses to audit report

There will be a workshop before today’s (Sept. 22) Bay St. Louis City Council meeting to discuss the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance. The workshop starts at 4:30 p.m. Here’s the agenda for the council meeting that starts at 5:30 p.m. Guests Roger Caplinger – Bulls on the Beach  David Wells – Audit, Ward 6 Public…

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Amberjack season closing, red drum opening

The recreational fishing season for Greater Amberjack will close in Mississippi territorial waters at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28. The commercial fishing season for Red Drum will open in Mississippi waters at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 1 and close when the quota is met. That’s the word this morning from the Department of Marine Resources. Meanwhile,…

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The color purple-ish

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Carts4kids recycling helps community organizations

S&L Office Supplies owner Chris Cochran has created a recycling program to encourage recycling and to help community organizations. Carts4kids collects used toner cartridges from individuals and businesses at the Waveland business or an S&L employee will pick them up. Once bundled, the used products are shipped off and either refilled or repurposed back into…

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Now open: Curb Appeal

From the state Health Department: Curb Appeal at 929 Division St. in Biloxi is now serving snow cones, nachos, hot dogs, assorted drinks and snacks. Renee LaRue is the owner.

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Bay Council Recap X 3

Let’s catch up with the Bay Council, starting with the Sept. 8 meeting. These are highlights from the official minutes: Listed below are the actions taken by the City Council at their meeting September 8, 2015. Planning & Zoning Applications EARL & KATHERINE MARLOWE – Application for Variance to the Zoning Ordinance. The applicants’ intentions…

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Recap: County tax sale bidders love Old Town

Here’s the recap of this year’s tax sale which began the last Monday in August: Bidders registered: 152 Parcels for sale: 3,607 Parcels sold: 2,867 Parcels turned over to state: 740 Amount bid: $2,484,336.52 Amount of excess bid: $101,365.91 Hancock County’s annual tax sale wasn’t the largest but it did add more than $100,000 in…

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Bay Council to take action on budget

The Bay St. Louis City Council will hold a special meeting today (Sept. 15) at 5:30 p.m. to discuss and take action on the 2015-2016 Budget.

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Mural makeover

Thanks to a grant from the Pati Bannister Foundation, the mural on Hancock Bank’s west wall in downtown Bay St. Louis is on the way to being restored to its original glory. The 16-foot by 98-foot mural depicting Hancock County’s history was painted by local artist John McDonald in 1997. “The Promenade” quickly became a…

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Second Saturday recap: No wine but a 6 pack of parrots

By my account, Second Saturday turnout was great, with a strong showing by Louisiana visitors. And I drank a glass of low alcohol wine, just because. The most unusual sighting was in front of Trapani’s where we spotted a couple with a stroller full of parrots. Now we all have seen the woman who walks…

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