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Mississippi State Senate Passes Buffett Beach Bill

April 3rd, 2016


The Mississippi State House has already passed a bill to name the Pascagoula beach after Jimmy Buffett, and now the State Senate has followed suit:

Now, a bill moving through the state legislature combines George’s love of Buffett and the beach. The measure would rename the three-mile stretch of sand in Pascagoula “Buffett Beach”.

City leaders say the move would put Pascagoula on the tourism map.

“I want them to Google “Buffett Beach” and for Pascagoula to pop up on the map, and for us to be on Google Earth and everybody say, ‘Oh man, we need to go check that out.’ That would be really exciting for us,” said Steinberger.

Many agree renaming the beach just blocks from Buffett’s childhood home would be a fitting tribute to a native son who never forgot his roots.

“I think it’d be awesome. I think it would be great for the town,” said Laurie Lambard of Pascagoula.

If the bill becomes law, the city hopes to hold the dedication ceremony on May 6, 2017. May 6 is “Jimmy Buffett Day” in Pascagoula, and also his parents’ wedding anniversary.


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