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Coast city begins dredging for harbor project

BAY ST. LOUIS — Dredging has begun on the Bay St. Louis Harbor and Marina project The Sea Coast Echo reports a barge began dredging sand this week from the Mississippi Sound about 500 yards from the foot of Main Street. The dredging is the first phase of the $22 million harbor project. City officials hope the dredging will be ...

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Boat facility to be razed after land swap proposal fails

OCEAN SPRINGS — The state Department of Marine Resources is going to tear down and remove the large boat storage shed it owns in Ocean Springs Harbor. The Sun Herald reports it will not be swapped for land on Back Bay in Biloxi. Bill Walker, head of the DMR, said Wednesday they couldn’t work out the legalities of a land ...

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Officials delay decision on contract for marina/harbor

BAY ST. LOUIS — Officials have delayed for at least two weeks a decision on awarding a contract for a $21 million marina and harbor project. The Sea Coast Echo reports the bids for the harbor project were accepted six weeks ago. The low bidder was Gill’s Crane and Dozer Service of Slidell, La., with a bid of $21.6 million, ...

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Supervisors OK plan for Ocean Springs Harbor

OCEAN SPRINGS — Jackson County supervisors have approved a plan for the Harbor Commission to manage and lease parking and boat slips that will be created when the state removes a boat shed and restaurant from the county’s Ocean Springs Harbor. County leaders said the Department of Marine Resources will need to first remove the structures, leaving room for additional ...

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Judge dismisses family's lawsuit over marina construction

BAY ST. LOUIS — A judge has dismissed a Bay St. Louis family’s lawsuit it filed against the city and the state over the future use of their property as a marina. Kenneth F. Murphy, Ray J. Murphy and Audie R. Murphy, who own the beachfront site where the popular Dan B.’s tavern and restaurant stood before Hurricane Katrina and ...

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Coast harbor expansion to get underway next month

PASS CHRISTIAN — Dredging for a $33-million harbor expansion begins Dec. 15, a year after Pass Christian received the grant to make the project possible. Yesterday, the Commission of Marine Resources voted unanimously to allow a permit for harbor modifications, the last hurdle for the project. When bids came in $4 million to $5 million too high last year, Thompson ...

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Another property owner sues state over waterfront property

BAY ST. LOUIS — A second waterfront owner has filed a lawsuit against the state seeking return and restoration of his beachfront property in Bay St. Louis. Some downtown waterfront owners have been at odds with the city and the state over the plans widen Beach Boulevard and build a downtown harbor. They say it infringes on their property rights. ...

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Supervisors approve major harbor improvements

OCEAN SPRINGS — The county-owned Ocean Springs Harbor is about to get a $3.5-million structural makeover that also will include quaint street lights, landscaping, a wide sidewalk and aesthetics that city leaders requested. The Sun Herald reports funding for the project will come to Jackson County from FEMA for repairing Katrina damage at the harbor and from leftover repair money ...

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DMR holding meeting about harbor project

PASS CHRISTIAN — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) will hold a public hearing on a proposed project to expand the existing Pass Christian Harbor. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Pass Christian City Complex court room. The City of Pass Christian has filed an application with the DMR requesting permission to expand the ...

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Construction on new harbor master office to begin tomorrow

OCEAN SPRINGS — Construction will begin tomorrow on the 3,000-square-foot office for the Ocean Springs harbor master and staff. It will replace the house that had been converted to an office and then destroyed by Katrina. Officials will hold a pile-driving ceremony on the site at 9 a.m. to kick off the rebuilding that is expected to take about a ...

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