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Official: La movie credit cap may send business to Ga, Miss


BILOXI — Louisiana’s new cap on film tax credits could send more movie business to Georgia and Mississippi, says the Mississippi Film Office’s Gulf Coast project manager. As one of the top film locations outside of California, Georgia is likely to get some of the business that might otherwise have gone to Louisiana, sometimes called “Hollywood South,” Bill Webb said. ...

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State port’s Katrina relief jobs costly, slow to materialize


GULFPORT — The federal government is giving the state of Mississippi more time to create jobs promised in exchange for more than $566 million in Hurricane Katrina-relief funds. The state Port at Gulfport has used the federal money to restore and expand its West Pier, a project that will not be completed before late 2016 or possibly early 2017, port ...

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Casino industry veteran named GM at Beau Rivage


BILOXI — A casino industry veteran with Gulf Coast ties has been named general manager of the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. Marcus Glover will be responsible for overseeing daily operations of the casino resort and provide direction and leadership. That’s according to a release from MGM Resorts International received by The Sun Herald. Glover most recently served as senior ...

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Search for Coast Coliseum director down to 4

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BILOXI — Four candidates remain for the jobs of executive director of the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center. The Coliseum Commission on Thursday whittled the applications down from 18 to four. The new director will replace Bill Holmes, who is retiring in August. The names of the four candidates have not been released. Commission member Mark Mavar told The ...

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Bryant announces broadband investment of $15M

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GULFPORT — Gov. Phil Bryant is pledging $15 million for development of a broadband corridor along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Multiple news sources report Bryant made the announcement this week at a meeting of business and community leaders in Gulfport. Bryant says the money will come from BP and other companies responsible for 2010’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Officials say ...

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Jackson County voters to consider 2 percent tourism tax


PASCAGOULA — Jackson County voters will decide Tuesday whether to levy a 2 percent tax on hotel stays to pay the local share to support the work of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau. The tri-county tourism group — encompassing Harrison, Hancock and Jackson counties — was created to promote the whole Gulf Coast. The Sun Herald ...

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USM interim vice president to lead Gulf Park campus

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LONG BEACH — Steve Miller, interim vice president at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, is the new leader of the school. USM President Rodney Bennett announced the appointment Tuesday. Miller had been interim vice president of the degree-granting campus for a year. “When this position first became available last year, I had every intention ...

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MGM Park will not open for first baseball game June 6


BILOXI — The Biloxi Shuckers’ stadium won’t be ready for what would have been the first home game on June 6. Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich said Wednesday the city, the team and Yates Construction are hoping the stadium will be ready sometime before Aug. 4. Tickets for home games went on sale May 13, and those that have been sold ...

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Once vilified, BP now getting credit for gulf tourism boom

In this Wednesday, May 13, 2015 photo, tourists line the beaches in Gulf Shores, Ala., a prime spot along the Gulf of Mexico for conventions. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — With the Memorial Day holiday here, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls and scared away visitors in 2010 is being credited, oddly, with something no one imagined back then: An increase in tourism in the region. Five years after the BP disaster, the petroleum giant that was ...

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Bill will open more of Gulf to energy exploration

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JACKSON — Mississippi Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker are supporting legislation to expand energy exploration in the Gulf of Mexico. The Republican lawmakers have joined as sponsors of a bill that will also provide additional revenue for Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Texas. The legislation, introduced by U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., would amend a 2006 law to open parts ...

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