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Bay St. Louis harbor needs $375,000 for wave screen

BAY ST. LOUIS — Bay St. Louis leaders may use an additional $375,000 to install a wave screen at the city harbor. Mayor Les Fillingame tells The Sun Herald a few boat owners have complained that waves coming into the harbor are bouncing their boats around. Chet Leblanc, who sat on the committee to study the original harbor proposal, said ...

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D’Iberville casino approved; Diamondhead site rejected

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is gaining one casino, but a second casino proposal was denied by the Mississippi Gaming Commission at its monthly meeting last week in Jackson. After receiving approval for its financing plan, Land Holdings 1 was given the okay to begin construction on the Scarlet Pearl casino, which will be located east of Interstate 110 on the ...

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Agency receives 20 bids for recreational fishing boats

BILOXI — The Department of Marine Resources has received 20 bids for two recreational fishing boats it wants to sell. Spokeswoman Melissa Scallan tells The Sun Herald the bids will be open today at the Commission on Marine Resources meeting in Biloxi. Scallan says officials will review the bids for about a week and could sell the boats as early ...

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Proposed Margaritaville marina gets DMR approval

BILOXI — Developers of the new Margaritaville Casino have received approval from the DMR to build a 27 slip marina as part of that project. WLOX-TV reports that authorization was given at Tuesday’s monthly meeting of the Commission on Marine Resources in Biloxi. The marina will be built adjacent to the casino project, near the foot of 5th Street on ...

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Miss. hopes to open brown shrimp season

BILOXI — State officials will test brown shrimp for petroleum hydrocarbons ahead of the anticipated opening of the season in June. William Walker, executive director of the state Department of Marine Resources, was given authority this past week to open the season when test trawls yield 68 shrimp per pound. Walker said a commercial shrimper will be hired to pull ...

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