Boat and RV show opens in Biloxi
The Biloxi Boat and RV Show is under way at the Coast Coliseum.
The show promises to be better than ever with a selection of the 2014 boat models, motors, personal watercraft, RVs, campers and marine and RV accessories.
In addition to a huge selection of boats and RVs, there are great special events for the whole family to enjoy, including the Fetch and Fish Tub and dog show, fishing seminars, mammal experience, and Dauphin Island Sea Lab hands-on marine exhibit featuring species of animals native to our local waters.
The show runs 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Coast Coliseum, U.S. 90, Biloxi.
Tickets are $8 at the door for adults (13 and older). Kids 12 and under get in free with purchase of adult ticket.
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Seabee wife advances in Spouse of Year competition
GULFPORT -- Tammy Meyer has advanced once again.
The Seabee wife learned Thursday she was picked as the Navy's representative from the round of 18 and is now one of six finalists for the Military Spouse of the Year award.
Meyer, the wife of Cmdr. Gordie Meyer at the Naval Construction Battalion Center, is a life coach and started the Gulfport chapter of In Gear Career to help military spouses network.
"For military spouses and families, there really should be opportunities and not challenges," she said earlier this month. "If their career journey has been impacted by a military lifestyle in any way, they can consider themselves supported."
The national vote will be March 4. The Military Spouse of the Year awards will be announced May 9. Military Spouse Magazine sponsors the contest.
-- Patrick Ochs
Gulfport street will be named for pastor
GULFPORT -- The city will name 34th Street after Bishop Jonathan Tate during a ceremony at 2 p.m. today in front of The Anointed Temple A.O.H. Church of God, which he has pastored for the past 51 years.
Political, religious and civic leaders are expected to attend, including Mayor Billy Hewes, Robin Midcalf, Jonathan Daniels and Frances Fredericks.
The church is at 3575 34th St.
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Broken water mainforces switch to well water
MOSS POINT -- Mayor Billy Broomfield said a main water line broke Thursday night at the reverse-osmosis plant, causing the city to switch to well water.
Broomfield said the brown tint in the water is due to the well system.
Repairs began on the line Friday and Broomfield expects them to be completed no later than 5 p.m. today, at which point all residents will be removed from well water.
"I'm just trying to make sure we get clean water back to the citizens expeditiously," he said.
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