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Coast harbor gets payment from BP for oil spill

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission has received a $509,000 settlement with BP. Port and harbor director Jack Zink says the commission has agreed not to sue BP over the 2010 oil spill. Zink tells the Sea Coast Echo the damage did not come from the oil, but rather from activity at the Stennis Airport. ...

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Commission to mull plans for Gulfport harbor resort

GULFPORT — The Gulfport Redevelopment Commission will consider plans to bring a 12-suite resort and restaurant to the Gulfport harbor. The City Council voted unanimously yesterday to convey a piece of property at the harbor to the Redevelopment Commission in anticipation of approving a 15-year lease with Saltgrass Outdoors for the $2.5-million project. Buy-back provisions in the lease would allow ...

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Gulfport wants other cities to join harbor debate

GULFPORT — Gulfport wants three other Harrison County cities to join it in asking the Legislature to settle a dispute with Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann over who controls harbors along the Gulf Coast. Hosemann contends the 1989 Public Tidelands Trust Act gives him authority over the harbors and the cities need to sign leases and share revenue with the ...

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Katrina-wrecked harbor may open ahead of schedule

GULFPORT — The Gulfport Small Craft Harbor may be making its Hurricane Katrina comeback earlier than expected. City leaders say they’re looking to get the harbor open in the spring, which is months ahead of what was originally projected. Gulfport leaders tell WLOX-TV that the restoration of the harbor is so close that the city has started asking boat owners ...

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