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Pascagoula will vote on 2% restaurant tax to promote recreation

Pascagoula goes to the polls Tuesday about a 2 percent tax for restaurant, fast food and other prepared food bills. The money will go to city recreation improvements. The support is from a grassroots campaign fueled by people with children in recreational sports. A spokesman says it can be a hard sell to those who are against adding taxes to anything.

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Ocean 7 TV station coming to Ocean Springs

A television station is coming to Ocean Springs. Edward Saint Pe', who runs a successful company producing on-the-air weather reports for television stations around the country, bought out WKFK in Pascagoula and is moving the studio to downtown Ocean Springs. He bought a building. It will be called Ocean 7.

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Vancleave couple’s unique love story is etched in stone

In the summer of 1979, Calvin Williams was searching the Protestant Cemetery in Rome for the graves of Keats and Shelley when he came upon a statute that took his breath away. Williams, a construction manager for oil companies, decided then he would build a memorial to his wife and it would include a replica of the angel. The idea found its way to form recently in Vancleave’s Jim Ramsay Road Cemetery.

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Bousillage? See how traditional mud walls are made

Dale Pierrottie is an expert at building traditional mud walls such as the bousillage used in the western section of the La Pointe-Krebs House in Pascagoula. Watch as he explains the process of making and applying bousillage, which is a combination of clay and cured Spanish Moss.

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Matt Roberts rehearses with NIX

Matt Roberts, a co-founder of 3 Doors Down, rehearses "It;'s Not My Time" with NIX for a charity show in Wisconsin that benefitted Honor Flight. Roberts' father, Darrell, shot the rehearsal, the last time Roberts played before he died, the morning of the charity show.

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Pastor Wayne Myers spoke with authority, gave his all

The Rev. Wayne Myers, a pastor for 50 years on the Coast, died Thursday at his home in Vancleave. He was pastor of Larue Baptist Church and the First Baptist Church of D’Iberville, which was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina in 2005, before becoming pastor of Ramsay Hills Baptist Church in Vancleave. For more than 20 years, he preached each Friday at Home of Grace for recovering addicts and alcoholics in Vancleave.

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Bousillage? See how traditional mud walls are made

Dale Pierrottie is an expert at building traditional mud walls such as the bousillage used in the western section of the La Pointe-Krebs House in Pascagoula. Watch as he explains the process of making and applying bousillage, which is a combination of clay and cured Spanish Moss.
Amanda McCoy Sun Herald
Bousillage? See how traditional mud walls are made 1:24

Bousillage? See how traditional mud walls are made

Matt Roberts rehearses with NIX 1:15

Matt Roberts rehearses with NIX

Patriotic crowd braves rain to send off Ingalls ship 0:46

Patriotic crowd braves rain to send off Ingalls ship

Alligators draw tourists to Jackson County 0:56

Alligators draw tourists to Jackson County