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Looking toward a ‘liveable, walkable’ downtown Gulfport


GULFPORT — Officials in Gulfport say they want to take the next step in recovery from Hurricane Katrina by making the downtown area a place where people want to live. Before the end of the year, a project will begin to turn upper floors of a building on 27th Avenue in Gulfport into apartments, with commercial interests on the bottom ...

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Memorial’s RevUp provides monitoring after hospital stay

By LYNN LOFTON Often patients are released from the hospital with a fistful of instructions and a bagful of medications. What then? For more than two years Memorial Hospital at Gulfport looked for ways to do more care coordination to help patients have better followup and quality of life and to prevent having to re-enter the hospital. “Care coordination has ...

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Biloxi Beachfront restaurants standing all in a row

Shaggy’s was one of the first restaurants along a stretch of beach in East Biloxi, and recently has been joined by four other properties — Salty Oyster, Baja Beach, Beach Bums and The Reef . Some are still under construction.

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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Deeper ship channel stalled at Gulfport’s state port


GULFPORT — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says a deeper ship channel has been scrapped as part of a study on future expansion at the state port. The Corps undertook an expansion study in 2011 that was modified in 2013 to include deepening the ship channel from 36 feet to 42-47 feet. Channel deepening is seen as a key ...

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Gulfport accepts $4.4 million settlement from BP

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GULFPORT — The city of Gulfport is accepting $4.4 million from BP as part of a group settlement of local government claims for economic losses caused by the 2010 BP oil spill. Multiple media outlets report that Mayor Billy Hewes and the city council made the announcement Monday following a closed-door session. Earlier this month, BP and five coastal states ...

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Airport aims to reverse declining passenger numbers

The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport received $3.4 million for noise mitigation measures for residences around the airport.

GULFPORT — Officials at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport have so far been unable to stem a four-and-a-half year trend of falling passenger numbers but they are hopeful new grants and partnerships can attract more travelers. In the first five months of 2015, the number of passengers flying into and out of the airport fell by 5.9 percent compared to the ...

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Harvey Gulf Marine acquiring shipbuilders in La., Miss.


NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans-based Harvey Gulf International Marine is entering the shipbuilding business with the acquisition of Trinity Yachts in New Orleans and Gulf Coast Shipyard in Gulfport, Mississippi. The company said Thursday it created a new affiliated company, Harvey Shipyard Group, to manage its shipbuilding assets. The purchase price was not disclosed. The Advocate reports the shipyards in ...

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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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Former state lawmaker, Roger Ishee, dead at 85


GULFPORT — Former state Rep. Roger G. Ishee, who served 15 years in the Mississippi House, has died at the age 85. The Mississippi Supreme Court announced his death Monday. Ishee was the father of Court of Appeals Judge David Ishee. The elder Ishee died Sunday in New Orleans. The cause of death was not released. Ishee was born in ...

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Helicopter crash survivor sues for unspecified damages

GULFPORT — A Montana man injured in a helicopter crash in the DeSoto National Forest in south Mississippi has sued the manufacturers of the helicopter and the engine. Named as defendants are Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., the helicopter’s manufacturer, and Rolls-Royce Corp., which makes and distributes the 250-C30P turbo-shaft engine. Both are based in Delaware. “Our initial investigation, which included ...

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