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Tropical Storm Chantal heading to Lesser Antilles

CASTRIES, St. Lucia — Fast-moving Tropical Storm Chantal raced toward the small islands of the Lesser Antilles on Tuesday, with residents of St. Lucia shuttering schools and preparing to close the island’s two airports as it neared. The storm was centered about 45 miles (70 kilometers) north-northwest of Barbados around 8 a.m. EDT Tuesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in ...

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Wildlife tourism a $19 billion industry to Gulf of Mexico states

The wildlife tourism industry in the Gulf of Mexico states is a $19 billion industry and generates 2.6 million jobs, according to a report released today by Datu Reseach, an economic research firm. The study was funded by Environmental Defense Fund with support from the Walton Family Foundation. “Wildlife Tourism and the Gulf Coast Economy” concluded that wildlife tourism is extremely ...

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Not enough eligible businesses are filing for BP oil spill settlements

Billions of dollars have been set aside by oil giant BP Oil to compensate businesses damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. You don’t have to be in the seafood business or even a business on the Coast to qualify. Businesses throughout the state that show a pattern of less revenue during the period when ...

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Carville, Matalin agree on new home in Bay St. Louis

The property that so many Bay St. Louis residents knew as New Orleans musician Pete Fountain’s place now belongs to a couple well known for their politics. Political commentators and consultants James Carville and Mary Matalin have bought the Beach Boulevard property and plan to build a home there starting early next year. It will be a getaway for the ...

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Ingalls-Built Arlington (LPD 24) Successfully Completes Navy Acceptance Trials

PASCAGOULA —  Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that the amphibious transport dock Arlington (LPD 24) returned from successful U.S. Navy acceptance sea trials on Friday. The company’s eighth ship in the LPD 17 class returned to Pascagoula following three days of at-sea demonstrations and testing. “We have now completed successful sea trials on eight LPDs, and our sea trial team continues to perform ...

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Making Sense of Health Care Data for Mississippi

By: Mark A. McComb, CQE, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Management Science Mississippi College School of Business At the time it was hard to adequately assess the extent of the damage caused by Katrina, but seven years later — at an estimated cost of approximately $105 billion (2010 adjusted dollars) — Katrina would become the most expensive natural disaster in U. ...

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Number left without power by Isaac rises to 90,000+

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A tow truck driver was killed this morning in Pearl River County when a tree fell on his truck, the first death in Mississippi from Isaac. The death of the unidentified driver on a Picayune street came during heavy rain and wind from Isaac, said Pearl River County Emergency Management director Danny Manley. Manley said a tree ...

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Isaac pushing toward Big Easy; coastal flooding widespread

GULF COAST — Hurricane Isaac is lashing New Orleans as it approaches and pushing flood waters over a rural levee south of the city, where authorities believe some people may be trapped. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm’s center early this morning was about 50 miles south-southwest of New Orleans and moving slowly. Authorities say a storm surge ...

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State wants Bay St. Louis marina lawsuits dismissed

BAY ST. LOUIS — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has asked a judge to dismiss two lawsuits over beach front property involving in the ongoing Bay St. Louis marina project. Hosemann filed the motions in Hancock County Circuit Court. The city of Bay St. Louis has joined in the motions. A judge has not ruled on the motions. The Murphy ...

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