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Charming Gulf Coast town delivers

Shopping, art, museums and history attract visitors to this cool coastal community   Ocean Springs is a colorful coastal city with an abundance of activities for visitors. It has more than 1,100 rooms for lodging, including hotels and bed and breakfast inns, all located a short distance from the downtown shops and beach. “Ocean Springs is a great getaway for ...

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Barbour presses for more oil-fighting resources

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Gov. Haley Barbour says he’s pressing BP and federal officials to increase resources in Mississippi, where oil has reached the shoreline and continues to flow into the waters around barrier islands. “While command and control of on-water resources has improved, it must get much better and the amount of resources to attack the oil offshore must ...

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Scientists on the front line

  Tireless efforts could ease the impacts on environment and the area’s economy — ON THE GULF OF MEXICO The fight to stave off the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and protect the Gulf Coast’s delicate ecosystem was more than evident last week off the coast of Mississippi. Coast Guard aircraft crisscrossed the sky as a small ...

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NewsBreak: Boat with containment box at oil site

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO — With success uncertain, a boat carrying a 100-ton concrete-and-steel contraption designed to siphon off the oil fouling the Gulf of Mexico arrived at the scene Thursday in an unprecedented attempt to cap a blown-out well spewing hundreds of thousands of gallons a day. Another boat with a crane would start lowering the box to ...

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Giant dome for Gulf oil leak is next best solution

NEW ORLEANS — The best short-term solution to bottling up a disastrous oil spill threatening sealife and livelihoods along the Gulf Coast should be arriving on Wednesday in the form of a specially built giant concrete-and-steel box designed to siphon the oil away. Crews for contractor Wild Well Control were putting the finishing touches Tuesday on the 100-ton containment dome. ...

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Butler Snow attorneys make ranking

The law firm of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC, has 30 attorneys ranked in “Chambers USA 2010,” including one attorney in the firm’s Gulf Coast office and 21 in its Ridgeland office. Robert C. Galloway in the firm’s Gulf Coast office will be listed as a leader in General Commercial Litigation in Mississippi. The 21 attorneys in the ...

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State Farm and the Mississippi Gulf Coast

To say the state’s relationship with America’s largest insurer has been rocky would be an understatement   By NASH NUNNERY I STAFF WRITER nash.nunnery@msbusiness.com To say the relationship between Mississippi Gulf Coast residents and State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. has been rocky since Hurricane Katrina might be an understatement.        For the past four years, the battle ...

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New saltwater fishing guide released

BILOXI — The 2009-2010 edition of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ free booklet, “Guide to Mississippi Saltwater Fishing Rules and Regulations,” is now available at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) office located in Biloxi. The guide incorporates new and revised saltwater fishing regulations for the State of Mississippi. The 36-page fishing regulations book includes information on commercial ...

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