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Mississippi coast casinos roll out best year since 2008

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D’IBERVILLE — The Dec. 9 opening of Scarlet Pearl Casino in D’Iberville helped push the Mississippi coast casinos to $1.14 billion in gross casino revenue for the year, squeaking revenue past the 2009 total of $1.11 billion. It was a 6 percent annual improvement over the $1.08 billion won in 2014. That’s according to a report Wednesday from the state ...

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Stylish beach cottages on the comeback along Coast

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GULFPORT — Stylish beach cottages are on the comeback along the Gulf Coast when a Gulfport couple took a chance when they incorporated Tidewater Homes in 2011. Michelle and Jeff Stanfill believed they could make their business work because enough buyers would care as much as they do about authentic architecture. The Sun Herald reports the Stanfills said their home-construction ...

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Early plans approved for townhouses in Ocean Springs

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OCEAN SPRINGS — A developer has received an early approval from Ocean Springs aldermen for a townhouse project on Front Beach that received approval from the Planning Commission. Lee Brumfield is proposing 41 individual townhouses on 5.6 acres. Before Katrina, the acreage held a 112-unit apartment complex. The Sun Herald reports Wednesday the new project would be a zero lot ...

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Chevron gets huge tax exemption on huge investment

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PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have given Chevron a mega tax break on a new base oil plant that cost the company $1.56 billion. The exemption means that instead of the Chevron refinery paying the county $14.3 million in taxes on that new piece of the refinery next year, it will pay $4.2 million. And that number will go down each ...

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Settlement proposed in Pascagoula hospital pension lawsuit

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PASCAGOULA — A settlement has been proposed in a lawsuit brought by several retirees against Pascagoula’s Singing River Health System when the pension plan was almost terminated last year. Local media outlets report the agreement says the health system will contribute $142 million to the floundering pension fund between 2016 and 2051. The county would give the system $13.6 million ...

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D’Iberville’s Scarlet Pearl on track for December opening

Contractors work on building the Scarlet Pearl Casino in D'Iberville, Miss., Wednesday Sept. 16, 2015. The casino is on track to open in early December, and will be the first in D'Iberville. (John Fitzhugh/The Sun Herald via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT: MISSISSIPPI PRESS OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT WLOX, LOCAL ONLINE OUT; GULFLIVE.COM OUT

D’IBERVILLE — The city of D’Iberville is working with developers of Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort to get the project open as soon as possible. Hank Rogers, community development director, says the facility should open the first week in December. The Sun Herald reports Rogers told city officials Tuesday the miniature golf course being built as part of the resort, however, many ...

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Pascagoula Beach preparing for $3.5 million dollar makeover

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PASCAGOULA — Pascagoula plans to spend $3.5 million giving its beach a face lift. The improvements are part of the city’s promenade project that began after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The city’s recreation Director Darcie Crew tells WLOX TV expanding the sidewalk more than a mile is on the to-do-list. The expansion will ensure that people who ...

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Jackson County approves hospital budget

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PASCAGOULA — The Jackson County Board of Supervisors approved the county hospital system’s $325 million budget without giving the system $2 million in tax dollars. In the budget, Singing River Health System administrators promised to put $1.2 million toward the failing employee pension and projected a $700,000 profit next year, but they also asked the county for $2 million. The ...

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Mississippi Phosphates pleads guilty in pollution case

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GULFPORT — A Gulf Coast fertilizer manufacturer has pleaded guilty to polluting waterways, killing fish and destroying marshy areas around Bayou Casotte in Pascagoula. Prosecutors said in a news release that lawyers for Mississippi Phosphates entered the plead Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. in Gulfport. Last October, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. A bankruptcy ...

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