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Warm waters could mean storm development as the Gulf Coast braces

The area of tropical moisture being monitored in the western Caribbean could develop to bring flooding rain to the Southeast by the end of the week. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Erin has formed over the eastern Atlantic. Tropical development in the Caribbean and Gulf has been a concern since early this week, with numerous scenarios still in play. However, meteorologists continue ...

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Outlets of Mississippi reveals tenant line-up with addition of 19 newly-announced brands

JACKSON, Mississippi — Outlets of Mississippi, a 325,000 square foot outlet shopping destination that will celebrate its grand opening beginning November 14, is announcing a collection of 19 additional merchants that have joined its tenant roster, the Mississippi Business Journal first reported Thursday. “As we near the completion of construction, we are delighted to welcome the newest members of our ...

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Financially strapped schools vote to increase taxes

AMORY — The financially troubled Amory School District has voted to raise taxes. Superintendent Tony Cook tells WTVA that the money will help the school district stabilize. The district has faced financial difficulty for years and so sought a 7 percent increase in property tax rates. Amory’s current millage rate is 27, well below the statewide average of 42. The ...

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Tropical Storm Erin forms in Atlantic; forecast to strengthen

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Erin has formed in the eastern Atlantic, southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. The storm’s maximum sustained winds early today are near 40 mph with additional strengthening forecast during the next few days. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the southern Cape Verde Islands of Maio, Santiago, Fogo and Brava. The storm is centered ...

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Public Works director suspended, ordered into anger management counseling

OCEAN SPRINGS — Public Works director Andre Kaufman has been suspended for three days without pay, ordered to attend anger management counseling and placed on six months’ probation by the mayor and Board of Aldermen. The Sun Herald reported that Mayor Connie Moran and the board met about three hours behind closed doors Wednesday to discuss action against Kaufman. Moran ...

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Delayed by high water, mat sinking unit prepares to launch

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) is scheduled to begin laying articulated concrete mats on the banks of the Mississippi River Aug. 26. The MSU is the only one of its kind in the world and performs one of the most important jobs in the Corps’ river stabilization program. ...

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MDEQ lifts two beach advisories on Coast

BILOXI and OCEAN SPRINGS — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted two water contact advisories issued Aug. 10 for the two stretches of beach. The cleared beaches are: • Station 12B — Porter Avenue Beach in Biloxi (from St. Peter Street east to Dukate Street) • Station 14 — Front Beach in ...

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