Mardi Gras

Feb. 9, 5:30 p.m, Krewe of Gemini

The Krewe of Gemini, a 47-year-old Gulfport Carnival organization, is the only one to sponsor two parades -- a daylight procession on the Saturday before Mardi Gras and a night procession on the big day.

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Tire executive: Mississippi plant will make mix of tires

A Continental AG tire executive said Monday that the company is likely to make a mix of heavy truck and passenger vehicle tires at the $1.45 billion factory it plans near Clinton, saying the company has been unable to satisfy demand in North America despite rapid expansion in recent years.

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Fix in works for Pismo Beach ‘stairway to nowhere’

Plans to repair the staircase and reconnect it with the cliff-side will go to the Planning Commission on Tuesday

Owner of the nearby Ventana Grill has requested a permit to refurbish the structure and make some other improvements

The staircase was temporarily dismantled in November amid worry that it could collapse

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