Biloxi, MS. —On Friday, December 15th, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will open in Biloxi. The ships will be docked at Schooner Pier Complex, 367 Beach Boulevard until their departure early Tuesday morning December 19th. The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.” In 2005, the ‘Pinta’, also a caravel, was launched in Brazil and was the first ship to sight land in the New World. Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century. Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’ for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel’, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world. Before him, the Old World and the New remained separate and distinct continents and ever since their fates have been bound together for better or for worse.
An article by Robert Palmer, Staff Writer for the Times Daily, indicates that ALDOT (Alabama Department of Transportation) disappoints and angers citizens in Florence Alabama and St. Florian Alabama. Read the full article at:
Mayor David Baker announced today the appointment of Debra A. Hanbury, MMC, as City Clerk for the City of Semmes. Ms. Hanbury will be supervising the daily operations of the City Administrative Office, under the direction of Mayor Baker. In a Special Called meeting of the Council, Mayor Baker and the Council joined enthusiastically in voting to appoint Ms. Hanbury to this key leadership position in the Semmes City government.
City Of Semmes Fire Chief/EMA Director, Kevin Brooks, reports that crews have been surveying the city and police jurisdiction since a little before daybreak this morning and are reporting only minor damage. A downed power line was found in the Coleman Dairy Road area and was reported to Alabama Power. Power outages are scattered – some neighborhoods with power and others without.
Wiley B. Taylor, age 86 passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017. A wonderful husband and loving father who enjoyed life and his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by a son Larry Taylor, parents Ivy and Josie Taylor, 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Survivors include his loving wife Joyce Taylor, daughters Patricia (Mike) Jarvis, Lynn (Robert) Brannan, Donna (Todd) Watson, a sister Dorothy (Claude) Morgan.
August 21, 2017:
Start of partial eclipse: Noon
Maximum eclipse: 1:32 PM
End of partial eclipse 2:59 PM
UT or “Universal Time” is a single time standard that applies to all locations on Earth as opposed to your local time which will vary depending on your location (longitude). For all practical purposes, UT is equivalent to GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) which establishes a line of longitude that passes through Greenwich England (called the Prime Meridian) as the standard from which all other times are measured and UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) which is based on International Atomic Time (time measured very precisely as vibrations of a cesium atom). The following chart may be used to convert UT to your US time zone during the eclipse. Example: 18:23 UT = 12:23pm MDT
Millions of Americans will watch the Aug. 21 solar eclipse and have already purchased (or will) eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewers to do so. Some of these people may be at risk from counterfeit glasses and by disreputable vendors trying to cash in on this rare event. Watching the eclipse with fake protective gear can cause permanent eye damage, making this a community risk reduction issue. Only glasses and viewers verified by an accredited testing laboratory to meet ISO 12312-2 are safe to use when viewing the eclipse.
Devastating floods that swamped New Orleans last weekend have cost several officials their jobs. Twenty of the city’s 121 pumps were out of commission when nearly 10 inches of rain fell in three hours. DeMarco Morgan reports. https://youtu.be/6eQZo_znLXo
A father texts his son: “My dear son, today is a day you will treasure for all the days of your life. My best love and good wishes Your Father.” His son texts back: “Thanks Dad. But the wedding isn’t actually until tomorrow!” His Father replies: “I know.”
(StatePoint) With most Americans employed by small businesses, the success of these operations is crucial to drive the economy and grow the job market. But there are some obvious and not so obvious factors that can help small business owners and their employees thrive. When most people think of critical issues for business success, they gravitate to areas like improving marketing efforts or adopting new technologies. However, here are three surprising elements that can contribute to growing the bottom lines of small businesses in the U.S., according to market analysts. A Smaller Focus
Most small businesses think they need to do lots of things well to succeed.