Posts Tagged ‘recreation’

City awards contract for harbor project; repairs piers

PASS CHRISTIAN —The city of Pass Christian has awarded a $13.8 million contract for the final phase of its harbor expansion project. The Sea Coast Echo reports the board of aldermen awarded the contract to Silverton Construction of Jackson. Mayor Chipper McDermott says work on the 10-month contract is expected to begin immediately since Silverton […] [...]

Former state park now owned by Coast city

GAUTIER — Shepard State Park in Gautier has 395 acres abounding with trees and wild flowers, bike and nature trails, 28 developed campsites and an 18-hole disc golf course. It now belongs to city of Gautier and will remain open according to an agreement with Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. “A revitalized Shepard […] [...]

After two-year-closure, state lake ready for re-stocking

SALTILLO — It may not look ready, but according to state wildlife officials, Lake Lamar Bruce is ready to be stocked with fish — very small bluegill and redear sunfish as well as catfish fingerlings. “Tupelo Fish Hatchery and Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks have partnered to raise the fish to put back […] [...]

Coast city begins dredging for harbor project

by Associated Press Published: November 29,2012

Tags: boat, boater, boating, city, community development, fishing, government, harbor, municipal, municipality, outdoors, recreation, water

BAY ST. LOUIS — Dredging has begun on the Bay St. Louis Harbor and Marina project The Sea Coast Echo reports a barge began dredging sand this week from the Mississippi Sound about 500 yards from the foot of Main Street. The dredging is the first phase of the $22 million harbor project. City officials […] [...]

University wants to buy old Whirlpool plant for $20M

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi wants to spend $20 million to transform the former Whirlpool plant into a recreation facility and transportation hub. The Oxford Eagle reports the project is part of a $95-million wish list Ole Miss has presented to the state College Board. Ole Miss bought the 69-acre site for $3.4 million […] [...]

Mid-South Fair attendance continues to dwindle

by Associated Press Published: October 5,2012

Tags: attendance, carnival, entertainment, fair, fun, location, recreation, relocation, rides, tourism, tourist, vacation, visitor

SOUTHAVEN — An estimated 66,000 attended the 2012 Mid-South Fair in Southaven. The Commercial Appeal reports the attendance was not as good as past fairs in Mississippi but still a number that fair officials consider a success. The event ended Sunday in Southaven, where the 156-year-old fair has been held for the past four years […] [...]

Supervisors OK plan for Ocean Springs Harbor

OCEAN SPRINGS — Jackson County supervisors have approved a plan for the Harbor Commission to manage and lease parking and boat slips that will be created when the state removes a boat shed and restaurant from the county’s Ocean Springs Harbor. County leaders said the Department of Marine Resources will need to first remove the […] [...]

Judge’s ruling means fight to continue over marina site

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Murphy family’s legal battle over the future the marina site in Bay St. Louis will continue now that Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s motion to dismiss has been denied. Hancock County Circuit Judge Lisa P. Dodson ruled the secretary of state did not properly support the motion to dismiss the […] [...]

Officials extend bidding deadline for Coast marina project

BAY ST. LOUIS — The deadline for bids on the Bay. St. Louis marina project has been extended to Aug. 8. Officials tell the Sea Coast Echo the two-week extension was granted so other interested contractors could bid on the project. Engineers say 71 bid packets have been sent out. The entire project, including the […] [...]

MDMR extends Katrina Key fishing reef near Deer Island

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ (MDMR) Artificial Reef Bureau has completed another extension of the fishing reef, Katrina Key. The key has been extended westward by about 500 to 600 yards and divided into two segments. The segments will provide two gaps for current flow, which will allow additional foraging […] [...]

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