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Gulfport aquarium design team moving forward with plans

GULFPORT — The team hired to design a waterfront aquarium are in Gulfport this week to discuss plans. The Sun Herald report PGAV Destinations of St. Louis, Missouri — which designs aquariums, theme parks and other attractions — is expected to have a master plan in place by the end of January. The Mississippi Aquarium will be located on 12 ...

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Solar projects approved for Mississippi Power

MBJ staff The Public Service Commission unanimously approved on Tuesday three solar power projects that will produce just over 105 megawatts of electricity for customers of Mississippi Power Co. Mississippi Power ratepayers will not bear any costs in the construction of the plants, which will be located in Hattiesburg, Sumrall, and Gulfport. Mississippi Power expects the plants to ultimately help ...

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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

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

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

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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