Dear Friends & Supporters,
Yesterday, the Sun Herald Editorial Board bestowed upon our city a fabulous compliment in its editorial on the upcoming mayor's race.
"The coming elections -- May 7 primary, May 21 runoff and June 4 general election -- will shape the Coast for years to come.Ocean Springs is on a roll. It has a bustling downtown, an enviable nightlife, and it recently received a Great American Main Street Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Indeed we are! And with your help, we will keep Ocean Springs on a roll!
ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
This week, our campaign is rolling out our Meet-and-Greet
program beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, April 23rd. Graciously hosted by Traci James and Peggy Stowers for the residents of Fort Bayou Estates and Bramar, the Meet and Greet starts at 6:00 p.m. and will be held at 3805 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Fort Bayou Estates. One way you may wish to let us know that you intend to attend this event is to indicate so on the Facebook invitation. (Click here.) Volunteer to Victory
This coming Saturday, April 27th, we will have a volunteer meeting at 10:00 in the morning at 206 Washington Avenue. As always, I hope to see you there!
Remember, we are always eager to have additional volunteers
to ensure our victory on June 4th. Many hands make light work. :)
Please sign up here
or call our campaign phone number (228-238-0578) to help us put up yard signs or to host a meet & greet or share your enthusiasm in our neighbor-to-neighbor canvassing program or plenty of other activities on the campaign trail that lead to our election night victory on June 4th!
Connect with My Campaign
Lastly, be sure to follow my campaign on Facebook
! It's a very easy way for us to stay connected with each other and to share with you all the campaign happenings.
Thank you for your ongoing support. I so very much appreciate it!
Continuing the progress . . .
Mayor, Ocean Springs
PS Of course, if you are unable to attend this Saturday yet wish to participate, please sign up as a volunteer
to let us know how you would like to be involved. Thank you!
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
By Warren Kulo | The Mississippi Press/Gulflive.com | April 16, 2013
BILOXI, Mississippi -- State Auditor Stacey Pickering said Tuesday the Mississippi Marine Resources Foundation will transfer ownership of two fishing vessels valued at $1.74 million to the Department of Marine Resources within 7-10 days.
Pickering, speaking at a news conference at the Bolton Building in Biloxi, also said local and state officials found to have used the boats at taxpayer expense for fishing trips, birthday parties and other social outings could be held liable for that expense.
"Absolutely," Pickering said when asked if officials could be held accountable. "Today is strictly about discussing the dispensation of the boats, but if (officials) violated the public trust, they will be held accountable." Click to continue reading.
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By April M. Havens | The Mississippi Press
April 19, 2013
JACKSON COUNTY, Mississippi -- Three years after BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill, intermittent tar balls still wash up in Jackson County, and tourists still wonder if Gulf shrimp are safe to eat. Environmentally, it's mostly back to business as usual in Jackson County, Emergency Services Director Earl Etheridge said, but a few tar balls continue to wash up each month, mostly on Singing River Island.
According to BP, 227 miles of impacted shoreline in Mississippi have been cleaned, and only about 2 miles continue to be patrolled. Economically, however, recovery hasn't happened as quickly.
Ocean Springs Mayor Connie Moran said restaurant revenues in her city are down as the industry continues to battle the public perception that Gulf seafood is tainted. "There's been a decline in our recreational fishing tourism, a slight decline in restaurant revenue and the tourists who come in from outside are still reluctant to eat our seafood," Moran said. "And that's what we have - seafood. That's hitting us very hard, this perception issue."
The spill "definitely hurt the economy, and there's still a great deal of work to be done in terms of the long-term effects on our coastal economy," Moran said. "It'll be years before we can fully overcome it." Moran noted she is grateful that there is RESTORE Act funding in the pipeline, "and I'm proud of the coast wide effort to identify projects that we need to do to revitalize the coast." Click to continue reading.
In the issue
Meet & Greet for residents of Fort Bayou Estates and Bramar
State Auditor Stacey Pickering says officials who
used DMR foundation boats could be held accountable
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Three years after BP oil spill, Jackson County economy still hurt but fewer tar balls seen