Hancock Chamber of Commerce http://www.hancockchamber.org Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:42:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Palazzo Votes to Remove Private Flood Insurance Barriers http://www.hancockchamber.org/palazzo-votes-remove-private-flood-insurance-barriers/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:42:34 +0000 http://www.hancockchamber.org/?p=5575 Washington, DC – Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) released the following statement after supporting House passage of H.R. 2901, the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act: “Flood insurance should be available and affordable. This bill takes a step in the … Read more

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Washington, DC – Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) released the following statement after supporting House passage of H.R. 2901, the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act:

“Flood insurance should be available and affordable. This bill takes a step in the right direction by removing artificial barriers for the private flood insurance market, giving consumers more options. It gives more power back to the states and will help lead to a robust and stable private flood insurance market.”

H.R. 2901 clarifies that state insurance regulators can have the responsibility to determine the acceptability of insurance companies and flood policies in their state, the same power they have with regard to homeowners and other insurance products. It does not push any policyholders out of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), but allows someone to choose a private sector flood insurance policy is if they get a better product or price, or both.

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COCHRAN COMMITTEE-PASSED BILL INVESTS IN MISSISSIPPI HIGH-TECH INDUSTRY http://www.hancockchamber.org/cochran-committee-passed-bill-invests-mississippi-high-tech-industry/ Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:56:04 +0000 http://www.hancockchamber.org/?p=5555 Senate FY2017 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill Funds NASA, Scientific Priorities, UAS Research WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today supported committee approval of a FY2017 funding bill that will provide for … Read more

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Senate FY2017 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill Funds NASA, Scientific Priorities, UAS Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today supported committee approval of a FY2017 funding bill that will provide for enhanced science and technology research and development throughout Mississippi.

The FY2017 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Act, which was approved on a bipartisan 30-0 vote, contains funding important for continued NASA rocket engine testing at the Stennis Space Center, an additional research vessel for the Gulf Coast, and increased research and testing of unmanned aircraft systems.

“Mississippi is well-positioned to continue its leadership in cutting-edge research. From the Stennis Space Center to our universities, Mississippians are making important contributions to developing technologies that benefit the entire nation,” Cochran said. “I’m pleased that this appropriations bill will increase the federal government’s support of these important programs.”

The FY2017 CJS Appropriations Bill is now available for consideration before the full Senate. The bill provides funding for NASA, the U.S. Department of Commerce, which includes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Department of Justice, the National Science Foundation, and other related agencies.

Items of interest to Mississippi include:

Space Launch System – $2.15 billion, $920 million more than the budget request, for the Space Launch System. The total amount provided will allow all facets of the launch vehicle to maintain their schedule for its upcoming launch. Within this program, main engine testing for the Space Launch System remains ongoing at the A-1 test stand at the Stennis Space Center and will eventually utilize the refurbished B-2 test stand.

Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle – $1.3 billion, $247 million more than the budget request, for the crewed vehicle that will be launched with the Space Launch System.

Unmanned Aerial Research – $5 million for NASA to conduct further aeronautics research at six Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) six test sites in collaboration with the FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence, which is led by Mississippi State University.

Regional Class Research Vessels — $159 million, an increase of $53 million over the budget request, for the design and construction of three Regional Class Research Vessels. The budget request included funding for two vessels. A third ship will allow the National Science Foundation to dedicate a research vessel for the Gulf of Mexico

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MEC Priority Issue Update http://www.hancockchamber.org/mec-priority-issue-update/ Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:40:28 +0000 http://www.hancockchamber.org/?p=5551 10-Year Phase-Out of Corporate Franchise Tax to Begin in 2018 An MEC priority issue for a long-term phase-out of the corporate franchise tax was approved by the Mississippi Legislature this week and awaits Governor Phil Bryant’s signature. The franchise tax … Read more

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10-Year Phase-Out of Corporate Franchise Tax to Begin in 2018

An MEC priority issue for a long-term phase-out of the corporate franchise tax was approved by the Mississippi Legislature this week and awaits Governor Phil Bryant’s signature.

The franchise tax imposed on a business’ capital puts jobs and opportunities at risk and places Mississippi at a competitive disadvantage. A practical, common-sense approach to phasing out the franchise tax will ensure Mississippi is in the place of greatest opportunity. As part of Lt. Governor Tate Reeves’ “Taxpayer Pay Raise Act,” the corporate franchise tax would be eliminated over a 10-year period beginning in 2018. The legislation also calls for a five-year phase-out of the three-percent individual income tax, and will cut self-employment taxes.

An Economic Competitiveness Study, conducted in conjunction with the Mississippi Development Authority and the Mississippi Economic Council, shows Mississippi is one of only a small number of states that still imposes the franchise tax, and the elimination of the tax would boost economic development efforts. The study, a recommendation of Blueprint Mississippi, was funded by MEC’s M.B. Swayze Foundation.

The franchise tax is one of the most unfair taxes placed on corporations. It taxes a company for capital investments made in the state or the capital a company holds each year. In essence, the company is being taxed just for the right to do business in the state, and not on the company’s profitability. Studies show elimination of this tax will grow Mississippi’s economy, allowing companies to reinvest and create new jobs.

The Mississippi Manufacturers Association and Mississippi Banker’s Association are to be commended for their work in assuring passage of this vital legislation.

Governor Signs Bill to Appoint All Superintendents

Image removed by sender.A measure to appoint all Mississippi superintendents of education, a long-standing position of MEC and a 2016 priority issue, has been signed by Governor Phil Bryant. The law states that beginning in 2019 all local superintendents will be appointed by the district’s school board. This allows districts to have the best leadership possible.

The legislation has been championed by Lt. Governor Tate Reeves since he was elected and had passed the Senate every year since 2012, only to fall short in the House. This year, with the strong support of Speaker Philip Gunn, the House overwhelmingly approved the measure, which was authored by Senate Education Chairman Gray Tollison and backed by House Education Chairman John Moore.

MEC first began supporting the move to appointed superintendents in the 1970s. In the past decade this issue has gained more attention, as Mississippi had become one of only three states to still have any of its superintendents of education elected.

New Funds for Workforce Training Approved

Image removed by sender.The Mississippi Works Fund act, a major initiative for Governor Phil Bryant, gained quick legislative approval during the 2016 session. The law creates dedicated funding for training for new jobs and the retention of jobs.

In 2015, more than 450 MEC members showed their support for additional funding and a more streamlined system for workforce development. MEC used the member responses to form a symbolic “Ribbon of Red Tape” that was taller than any building in Mississippi to show Legislative leaders the importance of creating the Mississippi Works Fund. These dollars will be used to strengthen Mississippi’s workforce.

The support of Lt. Governor Tate Reeves and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn allowed for the legislation to move smoothly through both chambers. The bill was authored by Senate Finance Chair Joey Fillingane and backed in the House by Ways and Means Chair Jeff Smith and Workforce Development Chair Donnie Bell.

The Mississippi Works Fund:

  • Will be funded by reducing the state’s unemployment rate and using a portion of the reduction for workforce training.
  • Provides $10 million in the first year of the program.
  • Provides $5 million each year thereafter.
  • Creates up to a $20 million reduction in the state’s unemployment tax.

Attention Focused on Crumbling Roads and Bridges

Image removed by sender.MEC continues to significantly raise the awareness of the importance of maintaining and replacing the state’s crumbling roads and bridges. The Excelerate Mississippi initiative has grown public awareness of the problem. Polls show a growing number of Mississippians support a reasonable increase in taxes or fees if the money is dedicated to road and bridge repair. A March 2016 poll show 61 percent of Mississippi voters support the increase, up 8 points from a December 2015 poll.

Joe Sanderson, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Sanderson Farms Inc., led the effort by chairing the Blueprint Mississippi Transportation Infrastructure Task Force, which conducted an 18-month study on the state’s transportation needs. The independent research, compiled by the University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi State University and Cambridge Systmatics, shows a minimum of $375 million is needed annually for state and local transportation.

Senate Finance Chair Joey Fillingane, Senate Transportation Chair Willie Simmons, House Ways and Means Chair Jeff Smith, and House Transportation Chair Charles Busby worked throughout the 2016 session to find solutions to funding transportation. MEC will continue to work with legislative leadership to move this issue forward, as all Mississippians deserve a safe and reliable transportation system.

Other Key Legislation

Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Approved

The MEC “Blueprint Mississippi Healthcare: An Economic Driver” study recommended making requirements for physician licensure easier for out-of-state doctors. The strong leadership of Dr. Clay Hays, who serves as chair of the Mississippi Healthcare Solutions Institute and as chair of the Mississippi Medical Association helped ensure passage of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, the first step toward accomplishing this goal. The Mississippi Medical Association worked closely with Public Health and Human Services committee chairs Senator Dean Kirby and Representative Sam Mims to gain legislative approval.

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact offers an expedited pathway to licensure for qualified physicians who wish to practice in multiple states. This will increase access to health care for Mississippi patients in underserved or rural areas and allow them to more easily connect with medical experts through the use of telemedicine technologies. While the Compact makes it easier for physicians to obtain licenses to practice in multiple states, it also protects patients by enhancing the ability of states to share investigative and disciplinary information. Mississippi is one of more than 12 states to adopt the Compact.

The bill is awaiting Governor Phil Bryant’s signature.

Historic Tax Credits Extended

The amount of historic tax credits has been increased for projects in Mississippi for improvements to historic buildings, under legislation passed during the 2016 session.

The costs and expenses incurred in the rehabilitation of qualifying historic structures are eligible for the tax credit. The total amount of tax credits available is limited to $12 million per year for a project. Among structures eligible for the tax credit is property that is on the National Register of Historic Places or listed as a Mississippi Landmark by the Department of Archives and History.

The bill is awaiting Governor Phil Bryant’s signature.

Achievement School District Established

Legislation was passed to create a Mississippi Achievement School District designed to improve chronically under-performing districts. By creating an Achievement School District, failing schools can avoid being placed under state conservatorship.

If a district is rated F for two consecutive years they would be placed into the statewide Achievement School District. The state board of education would be responsible for adopting the rules and regulations governing the transfer of a local district to the achievement school district. The district can be returned to local control once the school district is rated C for five consecutive years.

The bill is awaiting Governor Phil Bryant’s signature.

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SENATE ACCEPTS COCHRAN AMENDMENT TO STREAMLINE DRONE RESEARCH EFFORTS http://www.hancockchamber.org/senate-accepts-cochran-amendment-streamline-drone-research-efforts/ Tue, 19 Apr 2016 21:39:57 +0000 http://www.hancockchamber.org/?p=5544 UPDATE: U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today voted with the Senate to approve the FAA Reauthorization Act. The measure passed 95-3. The Senate bill includes a Cochran amendment that would place added focus on the work of the FAA Center … Read more

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UPDATE:

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today voted with the Senate to approve the FAA Reauthorization Act. The measure passed 95-3. The Senate bill includes a Cochran amendment that would place added focus on the work of the FAA Center of Excellence on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, led by Mississippi State University. The Cochran amendment improved the underlying bill by preventing duplicative research efforts on unmanned aircraft systems and their successful integration into commercial airspace. The importance of this research was underscored by recent reports that a drone recently interfered with a commercial aircraft at London’s Heathrow Airport.


FAA Reauthorization Bill Important to FAA Center of Excellence Led by Mississippi State University

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate has approved an amendment authored by U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) to ensure greater public and private sector coordination of research and policy development for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), the mission of the center of excellence headed by Mississippi State University.

The Cochran amendment has been adopted as part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act (HR.636) being debated by the Senate. The amendment would prevent duplicative research efforts and strengthen existing UAS research programs at the FAA, including the FAA Center of Excellence on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (COE) and existing tests sites.

“The nation most needs a strategic, coordinated research effort to explore important questions safely integrating about unmanned aircraft systems into our airspace and economy. My amendment would allow that to occur by keeping the focus on the FAA Center of Excellence established last year instead of establishing duplicative programs,” Cochran said.

Established in May 2015, the COE is a public-private partnership headed by a consortium led by Mississippi State in coordination with 21 other leading universities with expertise in UAS research and development. More than 100 industry partners provide matching funding to support the COE research related to integrating UAS technology into the national air space. The COE coordinates with the six UAS test sites established by the FAA in 2012 to prevent duplication of efforts.

The Cochran amendment was cosponsored by Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.).

The underlying Senate bill would reauthorize the FAA and specified programs through the end of FY2017. Related to unmanned aircraft use, the bill includes provisions that would:

  • Require the Government Accountability Office to review privacy issues and concerns associated with the operation of unmanned aircraft in the national airspace system;
  • Require the Department of Transportation to issue guidance for the operation of public drones;
  • Require the FAA to carry out a pilot program for airspace hazard mitigation at airports and other critical infrastructure;
  • Require the FAA to have a Senior Advisor for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration.

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Two Opportunities to Support Gulf Coast Passenger Rail http://www.hancockchamber.org/two-opportunities-support-gulf-coast-passenger-rail/ Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:09:14 +0000 http://www.hancockchamber.org/?p=5534 1) SIGN ON TODAY:  FAST ACT APPROPRIATIONS Sign On to the Support Letter – DEADLINE THIS WEEK The recently passed federal surface transportation bill, the FAST Act, included two programs which need to be funded that critically assist with restoring … Read more

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1) SIGN ON TODAY:  FAST ACT APPROPRIATIONS
Sign On to the Support Letter – DEADLINE THIS WEEK

The recently passed federal surface transportation bill, the FAST Act, included two programs which need to be funded that critically assist with restoring passenger service along the coast as well as improve existing services throughout the nation. The Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program and the Restoration and Enhancements Grants programs promote project development and capital construction as well as fiscally responsible operating assistance for new, restarted, and expanded service. 

PLEASE SIGN ON THIS WEEK to ensure these programs receive adequate funding, SRC urges your support for $50 million or more for the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program and full funding for the Restoration and Enhancements Grants program at $20 million in the T-HUD Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2017.

CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR ORGANIZATION TO THE LIST OF SUPPORTERS

2) NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY

Passenger Rail Station and Surrounding Area Planning and Construction

The Southern Rail Commission (SRC) is soliciting applications from communities within Alabama and Mississippi along the designated federal Gulf Coast High Speed Rail (HSR) corridor (see map here) that are planning for the restored or improved passenger rail service and have identified needs and improvements to stations and station areas that will ensure safe access and better connectivity to and from the station, improves conveniences for riders, develops new facilities, and leverages the economic opportunity that comes with station redevelopment.

This grant opportunity is for $1.45 million and will allow communities to effectively plan for strategic investments in existing and proposed station assets and surrounding area development that can improve ridership potential and expand the region’s economic well being. Pre-proposal conference call on March 13th.  Applications are due May 20th.

 CLICK HERE FOR MORE ABOUT ELIGIBLE PROJECTS AND APPLICATION

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Hancock County and Pearl River County Flood Risk Open House April 13 http://www.hancockchamber.org/5523-2/ Thu, 07 Apr 2016 19:37:56 +0000 http://www.hancockchamber.org/?p=5523 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2016 (Jackson, Miss.) — The Mississippi/FEMA Risk MAP Team will host a Flood Risk open house from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the Hancock County Emergency Operations Center located … Read more

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2016

(Jackson, Miss.) — The Mississippi/FEMA Risk MAP Team will host a Flood Risk open house from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the Hancock County Emergency Operations Center located at 18333 Highway 603 in Kiln.

The open house will provide the public with an opportunity to review the recently completed preliminary Flood Insurance Study and its accompanying preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) that include base flood information and identification of areas subject to flood hazards. The new preliminary maps covering portions of the Cities of Picayune and Poplarville, and unincorporated areas of Hancock and Pearl River Counties will also be available for viewing, after the meeting, on the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality web site at: msc.fema.gov/portal/advanceSearch

The team, which includes representatives from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Mississippi Geographic Information LLC, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will be available to address questions from the public. Local and state officials will also be present to provide information about flood risk, flood insurance, floodplain development requirements, and the process used for floodplain mapping.

The new studies were limited to riverine flooding sources. There are no new updates to the coastal zones or coastal flood elevations. Once the preliminary FIRMs become effective, these maps will be used by floodplain permit officials, builders and developers, lenders, realtors, insurance agents, and the general public to determine flood risk.

Property owners, realtors, lenders, and insurance agents are encouraged to attend and take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about flood risk and hazard mitigation. Contact a community Floodplain Administrator to learn if a home or business is located within a special flood hazard area which will require flood insurance if there is a federally-backed loan.

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Mississippi Reaches Landmark Agreement in BP Oil Spill Disaster Case http://www.hancockchamber.org/mississippi-reaches-landmark-agreement-bp-oil-spill-disaster-case-2/ Tue, 05 Apr 2016 18:51:27 +0000 http://www.hancockchamber.org/?p=5516 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 4, 2016 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE CONTACT: Clay Chandler:  clay.chandler@governor.ms.gov (601-576-2802) Knox Graham:  knox.graham@governor.ms.gov (601-576-2811) ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE CONTACT: Rachel Ring:  rring@ago.state.ms.us (601-359-3279) MDEQ CONTACT:   Robbie Wilbur:  rwilbur@deq.state.ms.us (601-961-5277)   Mississippi Reaches Landmark Agreement in BP Oil … Read more

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2016

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE CONTACT:
Clay Chandler:  clay.chandler@governor.ms.gov (601-576-2802)
Knox Graham:  knox.graham@governor.ms.gov (601-576-2811)

ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE CONTACT:
Rachel Ring:  rring@ago.state.ms.us (601-359-3279)

MDEQ CONTACT:  

Robbie Wilbur:  rwilbur@deq.state.ms.us (601-961-5277)

 

Mississippi Reaches Landmark Agreement in BP Oil Spill Disaster Case

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Gov. Phil Bryant and Attorney General Jim Hood announced today that the federal court in New Orleans approved a settlement among the Gulf States, United States, and BP totaling approximately $18.7 billion related to claims arising from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  As a result of the settlement, an additional $1.5 billion will come to Mississippi for natural resource damages and civil penalties under the Clean Water Act. These funds will be distributed to the state over the next 17 years and are in addition to $659 million of early funding already received.  In all, Mississippi is receiving a total of nearly $2.174 billion in compensation.

Under the settlement, Mississippi will receive approximately $183 million in additional Natural Resource Damage Assessment payments and approximately $582 million in Clean Water Act penalties to be distributed via the RESTORE Act.

“This is the culmination of a years-long effort to secure rightful compensation that will allow for the restoration of our unique ecosystems and our economy on the Gulf Coast,” said Gov. Phil Bryant.

Attorney General Jim Hood added:  “Under the terms of this settlement, BP must pay $150 million of the state’s $750 million economic damages recovery to Mississippi within 90 days. My office has worked cooperatively with the Governor’s Office, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, and other affected state agencies to ensure that BP is held accountable for this disaster. The finalization of this settlement is part of the continuing process of restoring our environment and natural resources, as well as compensating our state and coastal communities.”

“This is a final hurdle bringing us closer to accessing all of the settlement funds for projects and initiatives to restore and enhance our natural resources and our economy.  Our agency has worked diligently since the spill response and in the recovery phase to strategically implement projects to help make the Mississippi Gulf Coast better than it’s ever been,” said Gary Rikard, Executive Director, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

The $1.5 billion consent decree includes:

  • Approximately $183 million in Natural Resource Damage Assessment payments, to be paid over 15 years, which will be used for environmental restoration;
  • Approximately $582 million in Clean Water Act penalties under the RESTORE Act. These funds will be paid over 15 years and used for environmental and economic restoration.
  • $750 million in economic damages paid over 17 years to be paid into the Mississippi Budget Contingency Fund, which will be available for appropriation by the Mississippi Legislature.

Breakdown of $659 Million in Early Funding Already Received:

  • $112.557 million in Natural Resource Damage Assessment Early Restoration  payments;
  • $106 million in RESTORE Act payments
  • $356 million in National Fish and Wildlife Foundation payments;
  • $75 million in response actions/clean-up payments.

More funding information can be found at www.restore.ms.

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Culture Trip: The 10 Most Beautiful Towns in Mississippi http://www.hancockchamber.org/culture-trip-10-beautiful-towns-mississippi/ Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:13:40 +0000 http://www.hancockchamber.org/?p=5513 Bay Saint Louis listed as one of The 10 Most Beautiful Towns in Mississippi. Located on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, a few miles from the border with Louisiana, Bay St. Louis is an idyllic seaside town brimming with rich history, beautiful … Read more

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Bay Saint Louis listed as one of The 10 Most Beautiful Towns in Mississippi.

Located on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, a few miles from the border with Louisiana, Bay St. Louis is an idyllic seaside town brimming with rich history, beautiful sights and a lively cultural scene just begging to be explored. Named one of America’s Coolest Small Towns by Budget Travel Magazine in 2013, Bay St. Louis’s Old Town is the beating heart of the beachside community and home to a whole host of boutiques, classy and casual restaurants and events such as the Second Saturday Artwalk and Stella’s Blues & BBQ Festival, while its scenic stretches of coastline are ideal for escaping the hubbub of downtown.

Bay St. Louis, MS, USA

 

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Two Bay St. Louis Restaurants Battle for Best Poboy http://www.hancockchamber.org/two-bay-st-louis-restaurants-battle-for-best-poboy/ Mon, 28 Mar 2016 20:04:15 +0000 http://www.hancockchamber.org/?p=5503 The post Two Bay St. Louis Restaurants Battle for Best Poboy appeared first on Hancock Chamber of Commerce.

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Four were chosen, but two remain in the Eat MS Coast competition to find the Best Poboys on the Coast.  The two remaining restaurants in the Division 2 bracket going head-to-head is Lulu’s and Trapani’s. The winner in this bracket goes on to compete against other restaurants across the coast.

Who will win? Well, that depends on your votes over the next few weeks. Make sure to go to the eatmscoast.com website to vote.

WHO WILL WIN!

 

Trapani’s Eatery

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Lulu’s on Main

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Who Has The Better Poboy in Bay Saint Louis http://www.hancockchamber.org/vote-favorite-poboy-bay-saint-louis/ Thu, 24 Mar 2016 15:44:11 +0000 http://www.hancockchamber.org/?p=5495 The post Who Has The Better Poboy in Bay Saint Louis appeared first on Hancock Chamber of Commerce.

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Eat MS Coast is having a competition to find the Best Poboys on the Coast. Four of our Bay Saint Louis restaurants were in the top 32 placed in the competition. The restaurants are in the Division 2 bracket going head-to-head.

Who will win? Well, that depends on your votes over the next few weeks. Make sure to go to the eatmscoast.com website to vote. Here are the four restaurants going head-to-head for the best poboys: Cuz’s Restaurant, Lulu’s on Main, Trapani’s Eatery, and Rickey’s “Off The Tracks” Restaurant & Bar.

WHO WILL WIN!

 

Cuz’s Restaurant

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 Lulu’s on Main

Trapani’s Eatery

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 Rickey’s “Off The Tracks” Restaurant & Bar

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