- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

D’IBERVILLE, Miss. (AP) - The city of D’Iberville has issued $16.5 million in building permits since the beginning of the year, which Hank Rogers, community development director, says is four times the amount by April 15 last year.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1hUfdb4 ) Rogers told the mayor and council Tuesday that demolition has started on the old Kroger building to make way for a new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Store, and $2.3 million will be spent at the Wal-Mart Supercenter too repair and pave the parking lot and for drainage.

Additional fill work has begun at the site of the Scarlet Pearl Casino, although the developers weren’t able to meet the deadline for getting financial approval from the state Gaming Commission.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com