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Judge ‘leaning in favor’ of approving class-action settlement of oil spill

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge in New Orleans said yesterday he is leaning in favor of granting preliminary approval to a proposed class-action settlement that would resolve billions of dollars in claims against BP over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The development comes despite objections from a BP contractor on […] [...]

Commission approves site for proposed Coast casino

D’IBERVILLE — The D’Iberville Planning Commission has approved the site plan and variances for a $370 million resort proposed by Land Holdings. The Sun Herald reports the city council will vote on the project at its May 1 meeting. About 50 people who live around the casino site east of Interstate 110 turned out to […] [...]

Judge set to preside over oil spill settlement; Halliburton objects

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge in New Orleans is set to preside over a hearing on a proposed class-action settlement that would resolve billions of dollars in claims against BP over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP PLC and a team of plaintiffs’ attorneys are seeking U.S. District Judge Carl […] [...]

Fisher: Two post-oil spill restoration projects moving forward

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Two Mississippi projects aimed at restoring marine resources damaged in 2010 by the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Oil Spill are moving forward as part of Phase I of the DWH Early Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment (Phase I plan), according to Mississippi trustee Trudy D. Fisher, executive director of the Mississippi Department of Environmental […] [...]

Shell says oil slick is not coming from its Gulf operations

GULF OF MEXICO — Royal Dutch Shell says it is confident a 10-mile oil sheen spotted in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast did not originate from its operations in the area. In a statement today, the company says it found no sign of leaks and ruled out any well-control issues associated with […] [...]

Study: Ballet competition brought $10.2M into Capital City

JACKSON — The USA International Ballet Competition’s economic impact leaped into double-digit millions for the first time when it was last in Jackson, with the event’s $10.2 million impact on the state, a recently released study shows. Compiled by the University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Economic and Workforce Development, the numbers offer an “apples […] [...]

Coast city looking to quiet late-night bars, restaurants

OCEAN SPRINGS — Ocean Springs city attorney John Edwards says it would be possible to have a draft of a noise ordinance for the city within two weeks. He said he could have something by the next Board of Aldermen meeting, but he cautioned city leaders many cities take their time adopting such an ordinance. […] [...]

Alderman wants referendum on bringing in gaming

LONG BEACH — Long Beach alderman Leonard Carrubba has suggested putting a nonbinding casino referendum on the November ballot. Carrubba tells WLOX-TV he wants to know if Long Beach voters are for or against a casino in their city. Long Beach voters have turned down gaming before — during two countywide votes. They rejected a […] [...]

Councilmen vote to lease land for proposed Oyster Bay Casino

D’IBERVILLE — The city of D’Iberville will share in the profits of Oyster Bay Casino if the resort is built. The city council yesterday agreed to lease the waterfront land on the Back Bay near the Jackson County line. City Manager Michael Janus told The Sun Herald the city’s parcel is needed to make the […] [...]

Nevada firm looking to buy Silver Slipper Casino for $70M

HANCOCK COUNTY — Full House Resorts of Las Vegas, Nev., has entered into definitive agreements with Silver Slipper Casino Venture, LLC to acquire all of the outstanding membership interest of the entity operating the Silver Slipper Casino in Hancock County. The purchase price is $70 million, exclusive of estimated cash, net working capital balances, fees […] [...]

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