Posts Tagged ‘recreation’

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 […] [...]

Spurs nearly complete connecting trail with city’s downtown

HATTIESBURG — The pieces that will link downtown Hattiesburg and the Longleaf Trace finally are falling into place. The spurs that eventually will connect Kamper Park/Hattiesburg Zoo and the Hattiesburg Train Depot to the spear of the Trace nearly are complete. Construction on the main bike path-walkway that will run from just west of U.S. […] [...]

Plans coming to repair horse track, but no funding

by Associated Press Published: July 20,2012

Tags: engineer, entertainment, funding, funds, harness racing, horse, horse racing, park, racing, recreation, repairs, sports, track

STARKVILLE — Mississippi Horse Park director Bricklee Miller says a local engineer is currently developing plans to repair the facility’s damaged harness racing track, but funding is needed to go forward on the project. Once repair plans and cost estimates are finalized, Miller said she would approach the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors about funding […] [...]

MDEQ closes beach; lightning could have caused contamination

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has issued a precautionary beach closure for one sampling station in Harrison County. The area of the closure is at Station 12A, Biloxi West Central Beach near Rodenburg Avenue.  The extent is from Travia Street east to Iberville Drive. The city […] [...]

As renovations wrap up, officials unsure of use for hatchery facility

TUPELO — Officials say they’re about halfway through $1.2 million in renovations at the Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery in Tupelo, but have not yet decided how to use the Victorian-era house there once the work is done. It might be used to house state or federal workers or for hatchery volunteers, or it […] [...]

With control going to landowners, how will Reservoir rules change?

Ross Barnett Reservoir soon will gain control of the 33,000-acre lake that was funded primarily with Hinds County and Jackson tax dollars and is now a draw to 2.5 million visitors annually. Residents living on reservoir property will soon have a majority vote on the board of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, outnumbering […] [...]

Marine Resources releases new edition of saltwater fishing guide

by MBJ Staff Published: July 3,2012

Tags: angling, fish, fisherman, fishing, guide, outdoors, publication, recreation, regulation, rules, saltwater, state agency

GULF OF MEXICO — The 2012-2013 edition of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ (MDMR) Guide to Mississippi Saltwater Fishing Rules and Regulations is now available at the MDMR office located at 1141 Bayview Avenue in Biloxi and will soon be available at bait shops all along the Coast. It can also be downloaded at […] [...]

State opposing Louisiana’s bid to extend water boundaries

by Associated Press Published: July 3,2012

Tags: boat, boater, boating, boudary, fish, fishing, outdoors, recreation, saltwater, ship, shipper, shipping, state government, water

GULF OF MEXICO — The state of Mississippi will oppose Louisiana’s effort to extend its state water boundaries out to 10.4 miles. The Sun Herald reports the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources on Monday unanimously passed a resolution opposing Louisiana’s plan. In June, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission in June voted to extend state […] [...]

Percy Quin lake to be drained for dam, spillway repairs

by Associated Press Published: June 27,2012

Tags: boat, boating, dam, fish, fishing, outdoors, park, recreation, spillway, state park, swimm, swimming, tourism, tourist, vacation, vacationer, vacationing, visitor

MCCOMB — Visitors to Percy Quin State Park will see a rare sight this fall — the bottom of the lake. Park manager Will Busby said the lake would be lowered an estimated six feet to 10 feet for repairs to the dam and spillway valve. Busby said the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and […] [...]

Trinity Yachts expanding into military, commercial vessels

by Associated Press Published: May 30,2012

Tags: boating, boats, expansion, manufacturer, manufacturing, military, outdoors, recreation, water sports, yachts

GULFPORT — Trinity Yachts is diversifying its business — expanding with military and commercial vessels. The Gulfport company’s president tells WLOX television the move was needed after the 2008 economic crash reduced demand for luxury vessels. Now, John Dane says, the company needs welders and pipefitters for about three years’ worth of work. The changes […] [...]

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