Sites & Bites: Don’t forget the ‘Rez’ when looking for summer fun, delicious food

July 14, 2022

By Kara Kimbrough for the Dispatch Here’s a suggestion: Don’t just drive through the Capitol City and adjacent counties in search of beaches, mountains and attractions in other states. Instead, slow down, stop and enjoy the natural beauty, scenic water views and wonderful places and sites to experience on and near the Barnett Reservoir. The 33,000-acre Reservoir, or “Rez” as it’s called, and 17,000 surrounding acres with 105 miles of shoreline offer natural beauty and opportunities for boating, fishing, camping and dining. Two of my favorite spots are scenic Lakeshore Park and Shaggy’s on the Rez, a sprawling eatery on the water featuring stunning views and outstanding food. To work up an appetite, first visit Lakeshore Park, located on the southeastern shore…

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Shaggy’s Angler Camp returns to USM Marine Education Center

June 29, 2022

Shaggy’s is teaming up with USM Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s Marine Education Center to offer an angler camp for teens. Students will get to do a lot more than just reel in some fish. Here with more is Collin Caranna, the marketing director for Shaggy’s, and Lacy Lindsey with the USM Marine Education Center.

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Owners Of Shaggy’s Restaurants Announce New “Home Buyer” Program That Includes Cash Assistance For Down Payments

October 5, 2021

GULFPORT, Miss., June 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — During an employee breakfast at the Mississippi Aquarium, Shaggy’s owners Ron Ladner and Rimmer Covington Jr., announced a new program to help Shaggy’s employees purchase their first home and get back on their feet financially. “We are creating real careers for people and making long-term dreams come true!” “We decided that as we continue to strengthen our ‘culture of appreciation,’ we wanted to do even more for our people,” says Covington. “So Ron and I are introducing the Shaggy’s staff to our team at Bancorp South, in a partnership, to help them reach their dreams.” Chris Romano, Market President for BancorpSouth, brought along a contingent of representatives who specialize in second-chance checking, secured credit cards, savings, auto…

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Louisiana evacuees get free burger and beer at Shaggy’s

September 22, 2021

As Louisiana evacuees make their way to our coastal cities, one local business has decided to try to make our neighbors feel more at home with a free hot meal and a cold drink. Thursday and Friday, Shaggy’s will be giving all Louisiana residents a cheeseburger and draft beer on the house. All residents have to do is show their I.D. at one of the four Shaggy’s locations along the Gulf Coast or their restaurant in Brandon. Shaggy’s simply wants to welcome those who have been displaced from their homes. Shaggy’s Co-owner Rimmer Covington said, “We’re no strangers to natural disasters here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. And you know, we understand what it’s like to have to deal with…

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Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts ‘Season Their Holidays’ upcoming events

March 30, 2021

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting the “Season Their Holiday” festivities which begin at the beginning of December.‘It’s time’: Mariah Carey smashes pumpkins to kick off Christmas season  LIGHTED BOAT PARADE “Seasons Their Holidays” begins Saturday, Dec. 4 with the Lighted Boat Parade. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. The parade will begin at Sabine Marina make its way around the Santa Rosa Sound and finish at the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. Leading up to the boat parade a kid’s party will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at Shaggy’s Pensacola Beach. Following the boat parade, Santa will make his way to the Quietwater Shell on the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk to greet the…

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