As the push for marijuana legalization reaches the Deep South, expanding legal pot in places like Mississippi and Georgia are led mostly by conservative white men. African-American, black voices are missing from the effort.
St. Patrick’s Day 2019 in Coastal Mississippi includes Biloxi’s Grillin on the Green, parade, plus Krewe of Blarney Halfast Walkin’ Klub Parade in Pass Christian, and on Government St in downtown Ocean Springs.
With millennials leaving Mississippi in “brain drain,” economic developers believe the state should focus on small businesses and entrepreneurs. Here’s a look at what happened in Water Valley, near Oxford MS.
In what is being described as a “brain drain,” millennials are leaving Mississippi faster than any other state except Vermont. Factors include economic well-being, income, recovery from recession. MS Coast is not losing millennials as fast.
The MS Coast is seeing “brain drain,” the loss of millennials, but the problem is worse in rural areas of Mississippi. The Gulf Coast Business Council is working on an economic development plan to keep and attract young people.
Chef Alex Perry, of Vestige in Ocean Springs, was nominated for a James Beard Award, Best Chef South, has the restaurant phone ringing for reservations at the farm-to-table restaurant in Coastal Mississippi.
A proposed shooting range at Dad’s Super Pawn in Gulfport on the MS Gulf Coast had City Council, residents facing off about new zoning changes that were ultimately approved to allow gun ranges in some areas in Gulfport.
Rod Stokes, a native of Moss Point on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, chose country singer Blake Shelton to be his coach on season 16 of “The Voice” on NBC. John Legend and Adam Levine also turned around for Stokes.
The former Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau has rebranded itself as Coastal Mississippi and created a new slogan to bring in more visitors: "Coastal Mississippi: The Secret Coast."