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Crews in race to clean barrier islands

GULF OF MEXICO — BP and the federal Park Service have brought in some heavy machinery to remove oil debris on Mississippi’s barrier islands before shifting winter tides bury it too deep. Gulf Islands National Seashore superintendent Dan Brown tells The Mississippi Press that people using small sifters and hand shovels continue to work on the islands. The cleanup comes ...

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Deer Island finally getting Katrina repairs

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The job of repairing hurricane damage to Deer Island has begun. WLOX-TV reported today that a Louisiana company will spend the next five months filling in the gap Hurricane Katrina cut in the island, just off shore in Biloxi. Sand is being dredged from a barge about a mile west of the island and is being ...

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NOAA reopens federal waters to fishing

GULF OF MEXICO — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has reopened federal waters adjacent to Mississippi waters to commercial and recreational fishing previously closed in response to the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The re-opened area was originally closed because oil was present in the area; however, no oil has been documented in the area since July 12 and ...

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Country music star opens bar in Delta casino

TUNICA — Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill has opened at Harrah’s Tunica. The new bar and restaurant featuring country music, dancing and sports on high-definition flat screen and projection screen TVs, officially opened for business Aug. 24. Named after the singer/songwriter’s hit single “I Love This Bar,” the 15,000-square-foot restaurant features live music every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday ...

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Barbour: Jones County casino bad for environment

SANDERSVILLE — Gov. Haley Barbour has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to halt construction of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’ proposed casino in Jones County after he says the agency found several environmental deficiencies. The tribe’s proposed wastewater system will negatively impact groundwater in the area, according to Barbour, who is strongly opposed to the project and refers ...

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Judge expected to rule on Jones County casino

SANDERSVILLE — Judge Jeffrey Webb is expected to rule later on a request by three Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indian members to force an election for the new casino project in the Bogue Homa community of Jones County. Webb, a tribal judge, heard both sides of the argument earlier this week. An attorney for the three Tribal members told the ...

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Council approves site for another Greenville casino

GREENVILLE — The Greenville City Council has agreed to allow the former Chicago Mills Property to become the site of a third casino. Now, the developers of the Delta Blues Casino must get approval from the Mississippi Gaming Commission to proceed. Plans call for the casino to grow from an initial gaming vessel on Lake Ferguson, to a land-based facility ...

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Coast leaders: It could have been worse

Effects of BP spill appear minimal on Mississippi According to some business and industry leaders, the manmade disaster that has been BP’s runaway oil well might not have been as disastrous as first feared. Jack Norris, president of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Business Council, says the organization’s most recent regional brief is not all doom and gloom. “Yes, we are ...

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Coliseum wraps up renovation project

BILOXI — Construction and remodeling are complete at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center. A 50-foot-long ribbon will be cut tomorrow at 5 p.m. In less than three years the existing Biloxi convention center was completely remodeled, and a convention center expansion built along with a parking garage. The Coliseum has new doors and windows, a new electronic scoreboard, ...

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Voters to decide on alcohol sales tomorrow

BOONEVILLE — Voters in Booneville, which bills itself as the City of Hospitality, will decide tomorrow whether to welcome sales of beer and light wine. The proposed ordinance defines light wine as less than 5 percent alcohol — about the usual amount for beer and for wine coolers. Gary Walker’s group “Citizens for New Business and Growth” launched a petition ...

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