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Amtrak on track to return to Gulf Coast

BILOXI — Five weeks ago an Amtrak inspection train rolled across South Mississippi for the first time since Hurricane Katrina. On Wednesday, The Sun Herald reports officials met in Biloxi to move along the dream of restoring passenger rail service across the Gulf Coast. Mark Murphy, general manager of long distance service for Amtrak, says lawmakers want to see a ...

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Casino deal no sure bet for Gulfport Harbor

GULFPORT — The latest casino plan for the Biloxi’s harbor is far from a done deal. The Sun Herald reports the developers — Virginia attorney Robert Lubin and Kentucky casino-company owner Kevin Preston — still have to raise the money to build the casino. Lubin and Preston also must satisfy Mississippi Gaming Commission demands that any casino built in the state ...

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Gulf Coast ophthalmologist helps first responders

By LYNN LOFTON  Like many Americans, Rainna Bahadur, M.D., was moved by the courage of first responders in the tragedy of the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York City. The Gulf Coast ophthalmologist and partner of Eye Associates of the South wanted to find something she could do for local first responders. An idea presented itself one night as ...

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Biloxi a ‘refresh’ city

Biloxi is one of seven U.S. cities that has been selected as a demonstration site by The National Main Street Center, Inc., to implement its refreshed approach to comprehensive community revitalization and preservation-based economic development. Biloxi; Philadelphia, Penn.; Milledgeville, Ga.; Detroit, Mich.; Gary, Ind.; Lexington, Ky.; and Miami, Fla. were named by the NMSC to be part of an ambitious ...

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Biloxi City Council calls meetings about infrastructure work

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council will meet twice Tuesday. On the agenda for the 4:30 p.m. workshop are HNTB, the company hired to oversee the $365 million infrastructure project, and Oscar Renda, the company doing the work north of the tracks in East Biloxi. The Sun Herald reports the council also will discuss the South Contract, for which bids ...

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Dispute over Medicaid payments kicked back to chancery court

JACKSON — A long legal battle between the Mississippi Division of Medicaid and a dozen hospitals is headed back to chancery court. The dispute is about payments Medicaid made to the hospitals for outpatient services in 2001. Medicaid said in 2010 that it had mistakenly overpaid hospitals nine years earlier because it used an outdated payment formula. The hospitals, in ...

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Biloxi council agrees to legal fees for BP claims

BILOXI — Following a meeting behind closed doors, the Biloxi City Council accepted a $200,000 offer to settle a dispute over fees charged by the law firm that fought for the city’s $4.9 million oil spill claim. The Sun Herald reports the city council unanimously approved two resolutions Monday reducing the 20 percent cut owed to lawyers who spent more ...

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Biloxi council negotiating over BP legal fees

BILOXI — The city of Biloxi hasn’t yet received its $5.9 million settlement from BP from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill but city officials are trying to get attorneys to reduce the 20 percent contingency fee. The Sun Herald reports a special meeting was called Thursday to discuss the 2012 contract with Biloxi law firm Page, Mannino, Peresich and McDermott. ...

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Biloxi Beachfront restaurants standing all in a row

By LYNN LOFTON  In recent years, a group of restaurants has been built close together along a section of beachfront property in East Biloxi. The restaurants, built in the beach shack style made popular in Florida, stand in a row at water’s edge, leading some observers to refer to them as Restaurant Row. The moniker is not official; nor was ...

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