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Public to weigh in on proposed harbor

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will hear from the public Jan. 21 as the City of Bay St. Louis seeks permits for a $17.9 million project to build a new harbor. According to The Associated Press, Mayor Les Fillingame says the harbor will be fully funded with state and federal money. Plans call for a ...

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EPA penalizes Coast homebuilder

WAVELAND — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined a former Hancock County builder $100,000 for illegally filling wetlands in 2004. EPA officials say Rodney O. Corr was cited for violations when he owned the property of the failed Cameron Bay development on Highway 603. Waveland Mayor Tommy Longo tells the Sea Coast Echo that the 14-acre site was originally ...

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Disaster loan forgiveness program established

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Federal regulations have been finalized that will allow Mississippi communities to apply to have loans associated with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita forgiven. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has completed its work to establish a loan forgiveness program for the Gulf Coast, as authorized by Congress, after it became apparent that loan forgiveness was not included ...

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Abby relocating, adding jobs

ASHLAND — Abby Manufacturing, a fabricated structural metal manufacturer, is expanding its operations into a county-owned building in Benton County. The expansion, a nearly $556,000 investment by the company, will create approximately 35 new jobs at the Ashland facility. Twenty-five of those jobs are already in place. “In the current economy, it’s particularly important that we focus on creating jobs ...

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Delta city seeing successful businesses

GREENWOOD — What do a restaurant serving doughnuts and tamales, a luxury hotel and a spa and a farmers’ market have in common? Probably nothing, unless you are in Greenwood, where these businesses have found success. And those are just a few. Over the past decade a host of new restaurants and merchants have established themselves in Greenwood and have ...

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Lakes eyeing former Isle property

TUNICA — Lakes Entertainment Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary, Lakes Tunica Casino Management, LLC, has entered into a development services and management agreement with Abston-McKay Ventures, LLC, wherein Lakes agreed to perform certain development and management services for a potential casino located at the former Isle of Capri site in Tunica. Terms if the deal were not disclosed. Lyle Berman, CEO ...

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Idled auto plants present challenges

WIXOM, Michigan (AP) — Henry Ford’s great-grandson arrived at the shuttered auto plant to brag about a plan to revive the vast empty space: Investors would transform it into a modern factory to make solar panels and high-tech energy systems instead of Town Cars and Thunderbirds. “I can’t imagine a better way to reuse the facility,” Bill Ford said during ...

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Magnolia expands with Prime acquisition

HATTIESBURG — Magnolia State Bank is opening a new location in Hattiesburg, and also has acquired Prime Mortgage Inc. for an undisclosed sum. The new, full-service bank is set to open Jan. 19 at The Village shopping center on Weathersby Road. Magnolia State Bank removed a wall between the two locations in order to combine space with its new partner, ...

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AllState rethinks rate hike petition

Officials say Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Co. will temporarily withdraw its petition seeking a 65 percent increase hike in Mississippi, according to The Associated Press. The company’s decision came Jan. 8, a day after Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney rejected Allstate’s request. Allstate spokeswoman April Eaton says the company will evaluate and address Chaney’s concerns. She said another request ...

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County buying flooded property

PASCAGOULA — A program to buy oft-flooded properties in Jackson County may be moving forward after years of delays, The Associated Press reports. After Hurricanes Georges in 1998 and Katrina in 2005, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency offered to purchase properties that repeatedly flooded. Planning Director Michele Coats told the Mississippi Press the county is ...

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