- Associated Press - Saturday, March 15, 2014

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - A weekend ceremony in Biloxi was scheduled in honor of a barber who opened his first shop in the city 52 years ago.

Tyrone Burton was an ambitious young man from Louisiana when he opened his barber shop in Biloxi in 1962.

A Saturday night event honoring him for his years of success and leadership in the city was set for a community center near his business.

WLOX reports (https://bit.ly/1kSc9mQ ) that Burton, now 73-years-old, says he still enjoys working.

Biloxi City Councilman Felix Gines, who credits Burton with being one of the first business-owners to re-open in the area after Hurricane Katrina, is an organizer of the event, along with resident Kay Horne.


Information from: WLOX-TV, https://www.wlox.com

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