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Guice remembered for service

Wade Guice, who saw the Mississippi Gulf Coast through Hurricane Camille in 1969 and fostered public awareness of the need to evacuate when a hurricane threatens, was recently honored when his is the first name to be placed on a wall of remembrance for civil defense leaders. Guice was Harrison County’s Civil Defense director for 35 years. He died in ...

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No oil or business

Gulf Coast beaches are fine for now, but tourism business is not   GULFPORT — For the most part so far, the only thing the BP oil disaster has done to the Mississippi Gulf Coast is hurt businesses dependent on tourism dollars. Residents and experts alike can only speculate about when and how much oil from the still-gushing Deepwater Horizon ...

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Still rebuilding but planning for future

    The current mood of tourism on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is a mixed bag. There’s optimism, caution, forward-thinking excitement and some apprehension. As this publication prepares to go to press, the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico remains unabated and its consequences for Mississippi unknown. At this time, no oil has reached state waters and ...

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What’s the Coast to do?

  If oil spill reaches Mississippi beaches, tourism, seafood harvesting could be devastated Connie Cuevas looked out over the water on a beautiful spring day and hoped that it heralded a bounce-back summer for the Coast. General manager of the Holiday Inn Express on Beach Boulevard in Long Beach, Cuevas said with an improving economy and continued recovery from Hurricane Katrina, ...

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Keesler puts impact at $1.1B-plus

BILOXI — Keesler Air Force Base’s total economic impact for fiscal year 2009 has been calculated at more than $1.1 billion. The figure was finalized as base officials completed the annual process of data assimilation and validation. “We’re proud that Keesler continues to have a significant positive impact on the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s economy,” said Brig. Gen. Ian Dickinson, commander, ...

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Commission approves site for casino

D’IBERVILLE — The Mississippi Gaming Commission has approved the site for the proposed Can Can Casino in D’Iberville. The five-acre site is east of Interstate 110 and on the Back Bay. The resort will have a 60,000-square-foot casino with 1,800 slots and 40 table games, four restaurants, a French spa, 250 hotel rooms and suites and two retail outlets. It ...

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Ex-FEMA worker charged with fraud

JACKSON — A former Federal Emergency Management Agency employee and her cousin have been charged with allegedly stealing more than $721,000 in Hurricane Katrina money that was meant for storm victims. Former FEMA worker Lashonda Booker and her cousin, Peggy Hilton, were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud Jan. 8 in a criminal information in U.S District Court in ...

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Tidelands funds presented to CMR

GULFPORT — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann recently presented a check for $7,046,853 to the Commission on Marine Resources (CMR), dollars generated from tidelands leases and assessments. The tidelands lease revenue was collected on leases on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the fiscal year that ended June 30. The tidelands assessment revenue is a result of House Bill 44, passed ...

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Insurance costs falling on Coast

More insurance companies entering the market is seen as the prime reason for a change in costs   A post-Katrina surge in the cost of insurance on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has begun to fall as more insurance carriers begin to re-enter the market in Mississippi, insurance officials said. According to information provided by the Mississippi Insurance Department (MID), property ...

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