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Looking toward a ‘liveable, walkable’ downtown Gulfport

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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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Biloxi council agrees to legal fees for BP claims

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BILOXI — Following a meeting behind closed doors, the Biloxi City Council accepted a $200,000 offer to settle a dispute over fees charged by the law firm that fought for the city’s $4.9 million oil spill claim. The Sun Herald reports the city council unanimously approved two resolutions Monday reducing the 20 percent cut owed to lawyers who spent more ...

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Owner seeks $12.5 million for Pass Christian home

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PASS CHRISTIAN — The Pass Christian home of Charles and Nancy Ramsey is the most expensive MLS-listed house in Mississippi at $12.5 million. “There are a lot of fine qualities to the home,” realtor Liz Hanson told The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/1WckjXZ ). “They have a sitting room with a fireplace and an Italian carved mantel that’s just beautiful. The library has ...

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Biloxi council negotiating over BP legal fees

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BILOXI — The city of Biloxi hasn’t yet received its $5.9 million settlement from BP from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill but city officials are trying to get attorneys to reduce the 20 percent contingency fee. The Sun Herald reports a special meeting was called Thursday to discuss the 2012 contract with Biloxi law firm Page, Mannino, Peresich and McDermott. ...

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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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North Harrison County Industrial Park nears completion

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GULFPORT — Workers are putting the finishing touches on the new North Harrison County Industrial Park. WLOX TV reports county supervisors agreed Monday to allocate $1 million for infrastructure work at the complex. The park will offer large parcels for potential business and industry. In the current industrial park, 35 acres is the largest space available. Along with size, there ...

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Deeper ship channel stalled at Gulfport’s state port

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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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Chemours silos rising at state port in Gulfport

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GULFPORT — New silos going up at the Chemours’ operation at the state Port of Gulfport will streamline the ore handling process and double the port’s existing storage capacity. Chemours, formerly known as DuPont, will store ilmenite ore and other raw materials in the silos. At its DeLisle plant, Chemours produces titanium dioxide pigment, used as a whitening agent in ...

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Biloxi settles with BP for $4.9 million

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BILOXI — The city of Biloxi is accepting $4.9 million from BP as part of a group settlement of local government claims for economic losses caused by the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Last week, BP and five coastal states announced a deal to provide $18.7 billion in new money to the states. The company said ...

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