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Isaac-damaged piers may not be repaired by summer

GULFPORT — Gulfport officials say piers along the Gulf Coast that were damaged by Hurricane Isaac in August may not be repaired before summer. The Category 1 storm that hit Aug. 29 tore up slats, pilings and jetties from Biloxi to Pass Christian. Officials say the repairs and improvements must be approved by FEMA and […] [...]

MDEQ lifts two more Coast beach advisories

BAY ST. LOUIS and OCEAN SPRINGS — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted two water contact advisories for Gulf Coast beaches. They are: • Station 4 — Bay St. Louis, from the box culvert to Ballantine Street • Station 14 — Front Beach, from Yacht Club to […] [...]

MDEQ lifts three beach advisories, issues new one

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted several Gulf Coast beach water contact advisories. The advisories were lifted for: • Station 1 — Lakeshore, which extends from the Sliver Slipper Casino east to the jetty west of Poinset Avenue • Station 2 — Buccaneer […] [...]

MDEQ issues warning but does not close beaches

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has issued water contact advisories for three sampling stations. These segments of beach are not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in those areas. MDEQ reports it is working closely with local […] [...]

MDEQ lifts beach closure following sewage spill

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted a beach closure issued Oct. 13 in Biloxi. The closure extended for a section of beach from Mockingbird Lane on the west to Edgewater Drive on the east and included Beach Station 11A-Edgewater Beach. Last Saturday, the City of […] [...]

MDEQ lifts numerous beach closures; issues new one

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has lifted several post-Hurricane Isaac beach closures on the Coast, but issued a new one for a stretch of beach in Biloxi. MDEQ has lifted beach closures issued August 31 for the following monitoring stations in Hancock and Harrison counties: • Station 1 — […] [...]

Report: City dumping billions of gallons of sewage into river

JACKSON — The city of Jackson released more than 2.8 billion gallons of minimally treated sewage — enough to fill four NFL stadiums — into the Pearl River system over the last four years, the Environmental Protection Agency says. Analysis of reports filed with the state Department of Environmental Quality indicate that Jackson bypassed treatment […] [...]

Officials delay decision on contract for marina/harbor

BAY ST. LOUIS — Officials have delayed for at least two weeks a decision on awarding a contract for a $21 million marina and harbor project. The Sea Coast Echo reports the bids for the harbor project were accepted six weeks ago. The low bidder was Gill’s Crane and Dozer Service of Slidell, La., with […] [...]

Construction getting underway on new aquatic center

TUPELO — Work crews are putting up a temporary fence this week around the construction site of Tupelo’s new aquatic center. A groundbreaking was held last Tuesday for the $11 million facility being built near the entrance to Veterans Park. Officials say construction will take about 14 months with a grand opening of the nearly […] [...]

MDEQ lifts numerous post-Isaac beach closures

HARRISON COUNTY and JACKSON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has lifted numerous beach closures issued Aug. 31 in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac for monitoring stations in Harrison and Jackson counties. The reopened beaches in Harrison County are: • Station 8-Gulfport West — west end at Marie Avenue to the east end […] [...]

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