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In Gulfport, it’s hot but there’s no oil

Magnolia Marketplace took a trip to the Mississippi Coast this past weekend to watch the wife compete in a tennis tournament.

Here’s what we know: It’s as hot as I can ever remember it being this time of year. But that’s about as bad as the news got as far as the conditions in Gulfport, where we stayed. The beaches are clear. The water of the Mississippi Sound is murky but it always has been. There was no oil that I could see anywhere — in the water or on the beach. There was no smell of oil that I detected.

So take that for what it’s worth.

This oil spill mess is going to affect just about every industry and its interests in Mississippi, and it will affect them for a long time, not unlike Katrina.

So this week we’re continuing our look at how some of those industries are adjusting their game plans and preparing for if/when oil reaches the Mississippi Sound or our beaches.

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