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Officials say shipyard fire was arson, offer reward for info

A recent fire at a vacant Mississippi Gulf Coast shipyard is now considered arson and officials are offering a $10,000 reward for information on who set the blaze. Two large buildings burned at a VT Halter Marine site in Moss Point on Sept. 11, causing an estimated $2.5 million in damage. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ...

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Official: Stranded dolphins may be related to hurricane

An official with the nonprofit Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Mississippi says the stranding of rare dolphins on the Gulf Coast may be related to Hurricane Michael. IMMS director Moby Solangi tells The Sun Herald of Biloxi that a stranded pantropical spotted dolphin was brought to the center in critical condition Tuesday night. It was found near Theodore, Alabama. ...

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Mississippi city condemns apartment complex for violations

A city in Mississippi has condemned an apartment complex because of a number of problems. WLOX-TV reported the city of Pascagoula condemned the Frances Street Apartments on Thursday, saying the complex was unsafe and posed a health problem. The city also noted electrical problems and theft of utilities. Property manager Brittany Robinson says the condemnation makes 23 people homeless. Inspectors ...

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New developer takes over mall site that has state tax aid

A new developer is taking over a plan to build a large shopping center on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Local news outlets report that Rise Partners has taken over development in D’Iberville with plans to begin construction next summer and complete the first phase in summer 2020. The new company, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, says it has agreed with landowner ...

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Deep in debt, Mississippi city considers selling city parks

A Mississippi city trying to dig out of a deep budget gap is considering selling some of its parks for residential or commercial development instead. Pascagoula’s city staff is researching the idea to help close a $14 million budget shortfall. The Sun Herald reports that’s one of several ideas up for debate, along with raising taxes, cutting services or raising ...

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Mississippi city laying off 10 employees as it faces deficit

A Mississippi city says it’s laying off 10 full-time employees as it struggles with a $14 million shortfall. News outlets reported that officials in Pascagoula said the layoffs will take effect Sept. 1. A recent audit uncovered the shortfall. The auditor told city council members that nothing indicated money had disappeared or that anyone personally profited. City manager and attorney ...

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Tourism numbers up on Mississippi coast

Tourism has been growing on the coast of Mississippi. A survey conducted for Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast and released Wednesday shows a 6.3 percent increase in visitors between 2015 and 2017. But the tourism group’s CEO Milton Segarra said he would like to see an increase in the number of people who visit the beaches for more than a day. ...

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Mississippi military shipbuilding firm to hire hundreds

A shipbuilding firm in Mississippi is hiring hundreds of skilled workers after it was awarded several contracts for the U.S. military. The Sun Herald of Biloxi reported Thursday that Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula is searching for test engineers, first class welders, pipefitters, pipe welders and shipfitters. Company spokesman Bill Glenn says Ingalls is planning to hire 500 people by the end of ...

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Mississippi city wrestles with budget problems

A Mississippi city is wrestling with budget problems after an audit showed a $14 million shortfall. WLOX-TV reported that Pascagoula Mayor Dane Maxwell said he’s working with the governor, the lieutenant governor and the state auditor on how to deal with the money problems following the release of a forensic audit. Maxwell says the focus is on making sure that city ...

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Long-time Mississippi mayor announces his retirement

The long-time mayor of a Mississippi city has announced his retirement. News outlets report D’Iberville Mayor Rusty Quave announced at the State of the City address Wednesday that he will not run for an eighth term in 2021. He was elected in 1993. Quave is noted for rebuilding the city after Hurricane Katrina, and during his tenure as mayor the ...

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