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Houses passes bill blocking lease charges for residential piers

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi House has given final passage to a bill that would block Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann from charging for leases for residential piers bordering state waters. Gulf Coast residents and their legislators have been tangling with Hosemann over his claim that landowners bordering state waters must pay yearly lease fees to build docks. Hosemann ...

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Casinos voice concerns about offshore drilling leases

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Mississippi casino operators say they trust state leaders that exploration and drilling would be low-key for natural gas and out of sight of most of the mainland. However, the operators say in a letter to the Mississippi Development Authority, that they don’t want tourist areas overrun by industrial equipment, boats and workers. The Sun Herald reports ...

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MDA receives comments on proposed regulations for offshore drilling leases

GULF OF MEXICO — Mississippi officials say they have received 185 comments on proposed regulations to lease state waters in the Gulf for the drilling. Mississippi Development Authority spokesman Dan Turner told The Mississippi Press just a handful of the comments addressed the draft rules and regulations on offshore seismic surveying and leasing. “There were some emails that said, ‘drill ...

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Interior Department to sell offshore gas leases in June

GULF OF MEXICO — The Department of Interior says it has set a June date for the next Gulf offshore oil and natural gas lease sale. The sale will include all available unleased areas in the Central Planning Area offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The sale will take place in New Orleans on June 20. The proposed lease sale includes ...

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City, Hosemann cannot agree on lease agreement for park

BILOXI — Development of the Point Cadet Waterfront Park is proceeding entirely north of the Biloxi Bay Bridge. The Sun Herald reports the Biloxi City Council has hired Dale Partners Architects to design a park around the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, which will be rebuilt on its original site. A boardwalk will connect to the fishing pier under construction, ...

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Old Capitol Green signs leases, calls on city to act

JACKSON — Carlton A. Brown, founding partner and COO of Full Spectrum South, yesterday announced the first retail business leases for the Old Capitol Green project in Jackson with 65 percent of the retail spaces committed as well as leases to fill 52 percent of the project’s first commercial office building. Full Spectrum of NY is the master developer of ...

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Dombrowski: Coast cities, not state, own harbors

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — A challenger in the race for Mississippi secretary of state says he is unhappy with the way first-term incumbent Delbert Hosemann is handling leases of public lands. Gulfport City Council member Ricky Dombrowski, 51, faces Hosemann, 64, in the Aug. 2 Republican primary. No Democrat is running for secretary of state. A Reform Party candidate is ...

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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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Parkway expects office vacancies to rise

JACKSON — Parkway Properties Inc. signed a total of 178,000 square feet of new leases, 594,000 square feet of renewal leases and 46,000 square feet of expansion leases during the fourth quarter of 2010. Key metrics associated with this activity will be disclosed in the Company’s fourth quarter 2010 earnings press release and supplemental package. Additionally, Parkway currently anticipates customers ...

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Offshore oil leases draw nearly $1B

GULF OF MEXICO — With oil prices up $30 a barrel from last year, energy companies issued $949.3 million in winning bids Wednesday for federal offshore petroleum leases off the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The Minerals Management Service said 67 companies submitted 642 bids on 468 tracts in the central Gulf of Mexico. Last year, oil was around ...

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