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USM scientists determine Katrina had minimal impact on Pearl River

HATTIESBURG — An article in a recent issue of the “Journal of Hydrology” details how a team of scientists headed by researchers from the University of Southern Mississippi found that Hurricane Katrina had minimal long-term impact on the water quality of the East Pearl River in southwest Mississippi. Led by Alan Shiller, professor of marine science and director of the ...

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Port gets grant for two improvement projects

BURNSVILLE — The Yellow Creek Port Authority has received a pair of state grants for a pair of improvement projects at the Northeast Mississippi Waterway Industrial Park. Officials tell the Daily Corinthian the rail spur project is the first step in connecting the nearby Norfolk Southern line with the barge terminal. The first phase is expected to be completed prior ...

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MDEQ finally lifts Pearl River advisory following fish-kill

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has lifted an advisory for a section of the Pearl River in Pearl River County. The section extended from Highway 26 near Poplarville south to I-59 near Nicholson. MDEQ issued a water contact and a fish consumption advisory Aug. 14 due to a massive fish kill on the Pearl River ...

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Maritime Administration awards grant to Tenn-Tom

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is welcoming the award of a $1.76-million grant to support a Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority project to increase the container barge capacity between the Port of Itawamba and the Port of Mobile. The funding was announced tby the Maritime Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation, as part of its America’s ...

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