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Judge: Kemper appeal decision in 2 weeks

By Amy McCullough GULFPORT – While lawyers prepared for the hearing upstairs, more than 20 Gulf Coast residents rallied in the lobby of the Harrison County Chancery Court on Feb. 14, as Mississippi Sierra Club director Louie Miller explained a lawsuit with a pair of flip flops. Miller held up a pair of the popular beach sandals with the names ...

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City officials: Marina project 'off the table'

WAVELAND — Waveland officials say plans to build a $6-million marina are off the table. Mayor David Garcia told the Sun Herald over the weekend that funding from the Mississippi Development Authority for the project is no longer available. However, Garcia says the city and MDA are looking at a possible $1-million project to add improvements to the area that ...

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House passes Jackson State stadium legislation

JACKSON — House Bill 1158, passed by the Mississippi House of Representatives to transfer the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium to Jackson State University, represents a “win-win” for JSU and the people of Mississippi, according to the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. The agreement to transfer the stadium property, effectively shepherded by the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration, will enhance ...

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Katrina-wrecked harbor may open ahead of schedule

GULFPORT — The Gulfport Small Craft Harbor may be making its Hurricane Katrina comeback earlier than expected. City leaders say they’re looking to get the harbor open in the spring, which is months ahead of what was originally projected. Gulfport leaders tell WLOX-TV that the restoration of the harbor is so close that the city has started asking boat owners ...

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Court asks for briefs in Learmonth's damage cap case

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has asked parties in a federal lawsuit to file briefs by Feb. 28 on whether a state law that limits non-economic damages in civil cases is constitutional. The issue was raised by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans in January. The 5th Circuit asked the Supreme Court about the constitutionality ...

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