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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 […] [...]

Mississippi/Louisiana tourism summit to showcase creative economy

by Associated Press Published: July 27,2012

Tags: arts, convention, creative economy, event, meeting, regionalism, summit, tourism, tourist, vacation, vacationer, vacationing, visitor

NATCHEZ — Officials say the Miss-Lou Regional Tourism Summit next month will showcase cultural arts as magnets for attractive visitors. The sixth-annual summit, focusing on tourism in Louisiana and Mississippi, will be held in Natchez Aug. 7-9. Topics will include the film industry, entrepreneurship, culinary arts and marketing and public relations. Rachael Carter, project manager […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Revenues were flat at state’s casinos in June

by Associated Press Published: July 25,2012

Tags: casino, gambler, gambling, gaming, revenue, state agency, tourism, tourist, vacation, vacationer, vacationing, visitor, winnings

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s casino revenues were basically flat in June, as a recovery at gambling halls along the Mississippi River barely made up for losses on the Gulf Coast. Overall revenue rose less than 1 percent from June 2011, to $186.9 million, according to Mississippi Department of Revenue figures. Statewide revenue was basically flat […] [...]

City council approves tax incentive for new Hard Rock hotel

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has authorized a seven-year tourism tax incentive for a new hotel tower at Hard Rock Casino Biloxi. The Sun Herald reports the incentive means the hotel will pay no ad valorem tax on the improved value for the seven-year period. The tower will be built north of the swimming […] [...]

Oil spill panel: BP missed systemic hazards, lax on overall safety

WASHINGTON — BP focused too much on the little details of personal worker safety instead of the big systemic hazards that led to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and wasn’t as strict on overall safety when drilling rigs involved other companies that they hired, a government safety panel concludes. Eleven workers were killed […] [...]

City sets new all-time high in tourism-related tax collections

OXFORD —Tourism-related taxes hit an all-time high in April in the city of Oxford. Figures presented at a recent Oxford Tourism Council meeting showed the hotel and motel tax for April 2012 climbed 27 percent compared to the month of April in 2011 with $22,838 in taxes collected. April tends to be one of the […] [...]

Rotate Black signs letter to build four-star hotel at casino

GULFPORT — Casino company Rotate Black has signed a letter of intent with Hemingway Hotels and Resorts to operate a four-star hotel at the casino it wants to build at the Gulfport harbor. The Sun Herald reports Dual Cooper, the president of Rotate Black, said the 205-room hotel will have outdoor saltwater swimming pools and […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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