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Supervisors turn down CVB’s offer to join tourism promotion group

JACKSON COUNTY — Jackson County supervisors have turned down the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau offer to add Jackson County representatives to their board to form a tri-county entity in support of Mississippi Coast tourism. Supervisor John McKay said yesterday he supported the move because it’s important for the Coast to speak with […] [...]

Groups pool funds to conduct study on possible entertainment district

TUPELO — Five Tupelo groups have partnered to pay for a market analysis that will target the possibility of building an entertainment venue in the Fairpark District. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the Tupelo Redevelopment Agency said it has joined with the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Coliseum Commission, the Community Development Foundation […] [...]

MDEQ issues warning, but doesn’t close, Coast beaches

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

Coast CVB invites county to join in promoting tourism

JACKSON COUNTY — The Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau has invited Jackson County to join Harrison and Hancock counties in tourism promotion. Beth Carriere, executive director of the bureau, presented a memorandum of understanding to the Board of Supervisors yester, according to The Mississippi Press. “We would hope that Jackson County would want […] [...]

Barbier schedules trial to hear non-class action claims

NEW ORLEANS — The federal judge who will decide whether to approve a class-action settlement of claims against BP PLC has scheduled a January 2013 trial for other claims spawned by the deadly blowout of the company’s deepwater well in the Gulf Mexico. After meeting yesterday behind closed doors with attorneys, U.S. District Judge Carl […] [...]

Auditor’s Office tells city to put tax money in escrow

HORN LAKE — The state Auditor’s Office says Horn Lake needs to place money collected from an unauthorized hotel-motel tax into an escrow account until the issue is resolved. City officials told The Commercial Appeal yesterday they have already been doing so. The issue stems from a $2 per night tax on hotel and motel […] [...]

FAA awards $9.7M in grants to state airports

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Airport improvement projects in Mississippi will receive more than $9.7 million in Federal Aviation Administration funding. The announcement was made by Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss. Cochran said the announcements came after final congressional approval to legislation that reauthorized federal aviation programs such as the AIP, the Small Community Air Service Development Program […] [...]

Caesars pulls plug on construction of unfinished casino

BILOXI — Casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corp. says it won’t continue construction of the unfinished casino on the beach in Biloxi, Miss. The company took a $167.5 million non-cash impairment charge on the project, writing off the money spent on the casino before stopping work in 2008. Caesars spokesman Gary Thompson tells the Sun Herald […] [...]

Officials expect Coast beach to renourished by July

by Associated Press Published: May 4,2012

Tags: beaches, county government, outdoors, sand, tourism, tourists, vacation, visitors

HANCOCK COUNTY — With the seawall barricades and sand re-nourishment projects, about 40 percent of Hancock County’s seven miles of beaches are under construction or not easily accessible. But county officials expect the re-nourishment projects could be completed by July. The beaches need sand pumped in every 10 years or so, county engineer Geoff Clemens […] [...]

Barbier gives preliminary approval to BP oil spill settlement

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge yesterday preliminarily approved 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. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier’s ruling allows the settlement process to proceed, but he will hold a “fairness hearing” on Nov. 8 […] [...]

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