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Harrison Co. residents object to oyster farm proposal

A plan by the Department of Marine Resources to lease out a section of Bay of St. Louis to oyster farming is drawing concerns from Harrison County residents. Local media outlets report the county Board of Supervisors first heard from DMR executive director Jamie Miller before residents voiced concerns at Monday’s supervisors meeting. The DMR has proposed leasing a section ...

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Biloxi turns corner in economic recovery

By JACK WEATHERLY Biloxi has turned a corner in its long recovery from Hurricane Katrina, the recession and the BP oil spill. It has begun negotiating tougher deals in its economic rebuilding. Its first contract under new guidelines calls for construction of a 100-room hotel that will employ 45. In some cases,  the city had been giving 100 percent exemption ...

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Hurricane season expected to average

The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season forecast released Thursday from Colorado State University calls for the number of named storms and hurricanes to be near historical averages. A total of 12 named storms, five hurricanes and two major hurricane are expected this season, according to the forecast prepared by CSU, which is headed by Dr. Phil Klotzbach in consultation with long-time ...

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Casino properties add amenities to stay competitive in tourism industry

By LISA MONTI In its latest annual report on the state’s casino industry, officials with the Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association acknowledged the good and the bad for state casinos during 2015. The industry “drives tens of millions of visitors to our state each year, generating hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue for our state, employs thousands of great ...

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Mississippi plays host to tourists, business travelers by the millions

By LISA MONTI Leisure and business travelers arrive in Mississippi by the millions every year to play or work at the state’s wide ranging event and entertainment venues, historical sites, state parks and various attractions. For small groups and family reunions to major conventions, meeting planners can choose from a variety of outstanding attractions and accommodations across the state. Options are ...

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