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Federal audit finds millions in grants misspent at MDMR

BILOXI — A federal audit has found millions in grant money administered by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources was misspent. The government said MDMR and the counties of Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson were awarded 100 Coastal Impact Assistance Program grants from the U.S. Department of Interior totaling $99.8 million from fiscal year 2009 through […] [...]

MSU study: Residents willing to pay for coastal restoration

GULF COAST — A new survey Mississippi State University finds more than 60 percent of Americans are willing to pay to restore Louisiana’s rapidly eroding Barataria-Terrebonne estuary. The Courier reports the survey found that respondents were willing to pay between $909 and $1,751 per household for coastal restoration projects. Added up, that could generate between […] [...]

Retiring DMR exec to turn over some duties to new deputy

BILOXI — Mississippi Department of Marine Resources executive director Bill Walker says new deputy director Danny Guice will take over some of his responsibilities as Walker prepares to retire. Walker told the Sun Herald he plans to retire by June of 2013. Gov. Phil Bryant would name his successor. “What the governor needs is someone […] [...]

Sales tax collections rose on Coast in July

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — July sales were up in most cities across South Mississippi and topped $1 million for the third straight month in Biloxi. The Sun Herald reports Mayor A.J. Holloway attributed the increases to the opening of the new Walmart Supercenter, Margaritaville Casino and Sharkheads souvenir shop since spring. The August report released […] [...]

Cochran questions returning unused CIAP funding

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is questioning the justification behind the Department of the Interior budget request to rescind $200 million in funding intended to pay for conservation projects in Mississippi and other Gulf Coast states. Cochran participated in a Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to review the FY2013 budget request […] [...]

Manning to open restaurant in New Orleans

by Published: October 8,2010

Tags: Coast, hospitality, Manning, restaurant, tourism

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning will open a restaurant in association with the Harrah’s Hotel and Casino complex in downtown New Orleans. The Times-Picayune reports the restaurant, called Manning’s, will have a bar and courtyard. It is scheduled to open in fall 2011. Manning, a Mississippi native, starred at […] [...]

Life on the Coast: Five years of the new normal

by Published: August 22,2010

Tags: Coast, five years, Katrina, Lynn Lofton

Has it really been five years since Hurricane Katrina roared across Mississippi?  It’s easy to think it was just yesterday but at the same time feel it’s been 50 years since life for so many people changed. On the Mississippi Gulf Coast, things changed radically. Even a casual observer who doesn’t live here can drive […] [...]

Travelers executive presents Coast plan

by Published: April 9,2010

Tags: Coast, hurricanes, insurance, natural disasters, real estate

GULFPORT — Greg Toczydlowski, president of personal insurance for The Travelers Companies Inc., participated April 8 on behalf of The Travelers Institute in a roundtable discussion in Gulfport hosted by Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.). The session convened insurance industry experts, business scholars and elected officials at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College to explore long-term solutions […] [...]

Interest spikes in new Coast casinos

by Published: March 31,2010

Tags: casinos, Coast, gaming, hospitality

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — As Gulf Coast casinos continue to rebound from Hurricane Katrina, the Mississippi Gaming Commission is seeing more developers wanting to enter the game. “We have had more interest in the past 30 days for new operators than in the past 12 months,” said Gaming Commission member John Hairston, “so the future […] [...]

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