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Historical marker commemorates reported alien abduction

A historical marker has been placed near the river where two men in southern Mississippi said they were abducted by aliens in 1973. News outlets report the city of Pascagoula dedicated the marker Saturday at Lighthouse Park. Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker said they were on the shores of the Pascagoula River when what appeared to be aliens pulled them ...

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Toddler drowns in canal at Mississippi RV park

A 2-year-old boy has drowned at an RV and recreational park in Mississippi. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell says deputies responded to Presley’s Outing about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a drowning. First responders took over efforts to revive the child, who was ultimately airlifted to Singing River Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Coroner Vicki Broadus confirmed ...

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That vanilla smell? It’s the wastewater treatment plant

The air is a little sweeter now that a Mississippi Gulf Coast community is spraying a vanilla scent to mask the odor of its wastewater treatment plant. More than two dozen machines recently started blowing scented mist into the air 19 hours a day at the Pascagoula-Moss Point wastewater plant. The owner of a wig and jewelry boutique near the ...

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2 Ex-Mississippi workers face house arrest for embezzlement

Two former Mississippi employees will not serve prison time for stealing water bill fines. The SunHerald says Kenya Bowens and Lakeshia Benton will serve two years under house arrest and five years on post-release supervision for embezzling nearly $14,000 from the Moss Point water department. Judge Dale Harkey sentenced both women to a total of 12 years in prison Tuesday, ...

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Mississippi shipyard expanding for Coast Guard icebreaker

A shipbuilder is expanding on the Mississippi Gulf Coast after receiving a $746 million contract to make a heavy icebreaker for the U.S. Coast Guard. Mississippi officials say Monday that VT Halter Marine will invest $37.5 million at its Pascagoula shipyard and is expected to create 900 jobs the next five years. Mississippi Development Authority is providing a $12.5 million ...

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Ocean Springs will build beach sidewalk after legal battle

A city on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is moving ahead with plans to build a new sidewalk by a beach, after homeowners lost a legal battle to block the project. The Mississippi Press reports Ocean Springs is receiving $384,000 from the Mississippi Department of Transportation for the East Beach sidewalk. The city will contribute another $96,000, and work could begin ...

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Teenage brothers open seafood market, all on their own

Make no mistake, Drake and Chase Killingsworth are not your typical teenagers. Drake, 18, is a graduating senior at Gautier High School, where Chase, 16, is a freshman. They are also businessmen — successful ones, too. The brothers recently opened Killer Crab Company on Ladnier Road in Gautier. They own and operate two fishing boats and 1,000 crab pots, which ...

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Damaged warship leaves dry dock after 15 months of repairs

A U.S. Navy destroyer is afloat again as an overhaul continues following a 2017 collision off Japan that killed seven sailors. The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command says the USS Fitzgerald launched out of a dry dock Tuesday at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The Fitzgerald moored alongside a pier for work that Rear Adm. Jim Downey says will now ...

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Cottage in Ocean Springs could get reprieve from ex-mayor

A city on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has received state permission to tear down a cottage that dates back to at least the 1940s, but a former mayor says she would like to buy it. The Mississippi Press reports the cottage sits next to Ocean Springs City Hall. The city had been using it for its human resources department, but ...

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Group: Tourism has good year on Mississippi coast

A tourism group reports that 2019 looks promising for the Mississippi coast. Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast says that room reservations were up for 2018 and group bookings look strong heading into 2019. The Sun Herald reported the group bookings are for business meeting and sports teams visiting places like the Gulfport Sportsplex. Milton Segarra with Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast said ...

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