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Gulfport City Council strikes harbor casino deal

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The Gulfport City Council has unanimously approved a 60-year lease for a harbor casino that would be developed by partners who run a casino and hotel in Natchez. The Sun Herald reports one of the partners, Virginia attorney Robert Lubin, also has extended a contract with a private owner to buy the rundown Markham Building downtown by June 30. His ...

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Connecticut tribe among partners in $265M Mississippi casino

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A Connecticut Indian tribe will contribute $2 million toward the construction of a projected $265 million casino on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast and operate it once it’s built. Developers of the Biloxi casino hope the entry of the Mashantucket Pequot tribe into what will now be called the Foxwoods Resort Casino at Biloxi Pointe will entice other investors as well as ...

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Tropical Storm Colin gains strength as it nears Florida

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Tropical Storm Colin was gaining speed and strength Monday on its way to strike Florida, threatening rains forecasters said could cause some serious flooding along much of the state’s Gulf coast. A large portion of Florida’s western and Panhandle coast was already under a tropical storm warning when the National Hurricane Center announced that a quickly moving depression had become ...

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Settlement reached in hospital’s failed pension plan


More than 200 retirees wanted to pursue lawsuits against Singing River Health System over its failed pension plan. But U.S. District Court Judge Louis Guirola Jr. has signed off on a settlement proposed by attorneys for 17 other pension-plan members. The Sun Herald reports the settlement applies to all 3,173 current and former employees who participated in the pension plan, ...

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Katrina whistleblower suit to be heard by U.S. Supreme Court


By JACK WEATHERLY An appeal of a whistleblower suit ruling against State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance Co. over wind and flood damage linked to Hurricane Katrina will be heard, the U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday. The 5th  U.S. District Court of Appeals in New Orleans on July 13 reversed the U.S. District Court in Gulfport ruling denying the plaintiffs ...

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Keesler getting aeromedical evacuation squadron


The U.S. Air Force will move an aeromedical evacuation squadron to Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, bringing 122 people. Members of Mississippi’s congressional delegation said Friday that the move should be complete by this fall. The squadron has 40 officers and 82 enlisted people, and they transport patients from military operations and disasters. They also provide humanitarian aid. No ...

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Ingalls will christen amphibious transport dock Portland


Ingalls Shipbuilding will formally christen LPD 27 — the Portland — during ceremonies set for Saturday at the Pascagoula shipyard. The Mississippi Press reports LPD 27 is the 11th amphibious transport dock built by Ingalls and is the third ship to carry the name Portland. The first USS Portland was the lead ship of a new class of heavy cruisers. ...

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Alaska corporation buys Selex facility in Hancock County

Tyonek Services Group will install and maintain sophisticated avionics systems at its newly acquired facility at Stennis International Airport in Hancock County.

By LISA MONTI  Tyonek Services Group Inc. announced May 10 the acquisition of Selex Galileo’s avionics system integration facility at Stennis International Airport in Hancock County for an undisclosed amount. The company said Tyonek Services Overhaul Facility – Stennis will install state-of-the-art technology into aircraft and is expected to create at least 26 jobs over the next two years. Selex ...

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SBA Small Business Person of the Year helps other veterans find success starting a small business

Mike Pornovets of Everything Kayak.

By BECKY GILLETTE Mike Pornovets, owner of Everything Kayak (www.everythingkayak.com) on the Gulf Coast, started paddling when he was only about 11. But what he likes most about his business that he launched on Sept. 10, 2011, isn’t that he gets to be involved promoting a sport that he loves. What he likes the most is creating jobs. Pornovets, the 2016 ...

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D’Iberville eyes BP money to build conference center


D’Iberville has outgrown its civic center and wants to build a new downtown conference center. City planner Jeff Taylor says city has applied for BP oil spill money to do so. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1XmfWdS) the city council voted Tuesday night to commit $5,000 in matching funds for a study of the project. City Manager Bobby Eleuterius says the ...

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