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Coast beaches closed by Isaac finally reopen

HARRISON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted beach closures issued Aug. 31 in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac. The closures were lifted for the following monitoring stations in Harrison County: • Station 9 — Gulfport Harbor Beach near Pratt Avenue; from 20th Avenue east to […] [...]

Apparel company now says it will layoff workers, not close plants

COLUMBUS — An apparel company that’s losing a military contract to the federal prison system says it plans to lay off 50 workers in Alabama and Mississippi rather than idling two plants. American Power Source Inc. says the layoffs in Fayette, Ala., and Columbus are due to the government’s decision to shift an Air Force […] [...]

Courthouse noted for historic civil rights trials to close

MERIDIAN — The federal judiciary says it will close the courthouse in Meridian where trials were held for Ku Klux Klansmen on charges in the 1964 deaths of three civil rights workers and where James H. Meredith filed his lawsuit in 1961 to integrate the University of Mississippi. The Meridian building is among six courthouses […] [...]

Art Horizons closes; owes county, city and planning district

BATESVILLE — A Batesville company that made framed pictures has closed as government entities and a bank fight over the bankrupt firm’s assets. James Curcio, executive director of the North Delta Planning and Development District, says Art Horizons Inc. closed in late August. According to a filing with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, Art […] [...]

Bayou Cassotte reopened after large fish kill

JACKSON COUNTY — State agencies say it is once again okay to fish and swim in Bayou Casotte and the adjacent waters of the Mississippi Sound. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources closed the Jackson County area to fishing and water contact last Sunday, after investigating a fish […] [...]

More than 80,000 without power from Isaac; Coast residents assess damage

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Utility companies say they are working to restore power to nearly 89,000 customers in south and central Mississippi. Many utility crews were called in Wednesday night after winds from Isaac got too strong. Crews were back out early yesterday. Entergy officials say there were 38,250 customers without power and nearly 700,000 outages […] [...]

MDEQ lifts nearly week-old Coast beach closure

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted beach closure issued July 19 for Station 12A. The station is located on Biloxi West Central Beach near Rodenburg Avenue. The closure was from Travia Street east to Iberville Drive. Water samples show the area has attained acceptable bacteria […] [...]

NPS closing section of Natchez Trace due to ‘major safety hazard’

CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI — An eight-mile section of the Natchez Trace could be closed for a year. WAPT-TV reports a major safety hazard will lead to the closure near milepost 94.8 between Ridgeland and Clinton. The National Park Service says the closure will begin today between Interstate 55 and U.S 49. Engineers say there’s the potential […] [...]

MDEQ issues warning following mysterious fish kill

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is working with Pearl River County to advise residents that a precautionary water contact closure has been issued for a section of the Pearl River in Pearl River County. The section extends from Highway 26 near Poplarville south to I-59 near Nicholson. MDEQ, along with other state and […] [...]

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