Weekly building permit report

Your building permit report for Oct. 9-13: The Hancock County Building Department issued nine permits totaling $400,171 in value and $2,380 in fees. Four permits were for commercial projects. Owner James Alison is converting an existing strip mall building into four single extended stay motel rooms. at 16331 Mississippi 603. Value is $50,000 with fees…

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Prayer vigil today

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Ribbon cutting Saturday at Tractor Supply

Stop by after the Farmers Market.

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Happy National Gumbo Day

Seriously.

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A month of Waveland building permits

The Waveland building department issued 33 permits during the month of September with a total valuation of $774,775 and fees of $9,256. Fourteen permits were for new residential construction totaling $642,875 in valuation and $6,232 in fees paid. Of the 14 permits, two are for new home construction. The others are for prepping for new…

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Hancock permits in, all beaches closed

Here’s the Hancock County building permit report for the week of Oct. 2-6: Two permits were issued totaling $244,699 in value and $1,087 in fees. Both were for residential projects: a pole barn on Kiln Picayune Road and a single family house on Runnymede Road. The Bay St. Louis report was not available. Look for…

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Before & post Nate

Thankfully those weather forecasts were over the top, and for that, everybody who wasn’t affected is grateful. Here are a couple of shots taken before the storm and one from this morning. Now let’s get back to October.  

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Update: Avocado’s Mexican restaurant

You may have noticed that the signs are up on the building where, hopefully, one day, Avocado’s restaurant will open. I talked with the folks there this week and they still don’t have an opening date. Waiting for inspections is what I was told. We first reported the new Mexican restaurant last December. We wrote, “The…

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Starfish Fest & Cruisin’ the Coast today

Music, food, vendors, fun.

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Bay Council recap: New police chief approved

Gary Ponthieux Jr. is the new police chief in Bay St. Louis. He comes to the job from the Gulfport Police Department. Ponthieux introduced himself at the Council meeting last night by saying, “I am a local guy” and said he is focused on good policy, good training and good leadership. His nomination by Mayor…

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