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$3.9 million in federal grants to benefit Gulfport

The city of Gulfport and Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport have been awarded almost $3.9 million in federal grants. Officials say the funds are intended for airport improvement and community development. The Sun Herald reports the airport will receive by far the bulk of the funds — more than $3 million from the Federal Aviation Administration Improvement Program for runway improvements to ...

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Developers of Gulfport Harbor casino want lower rent

The developers of a proposed harbor casino don’t want to pay their full rent of $80,000 a month. The Sun Herald reports Mississippi Coast Entertainment LP will request a rent reduction to $40,000 for August and September. Steve Hendrix, attorney for property owner Gulfport Redevelopment Commission, says the city council is expected to consider the request Tuesday. Virginia attorney Robert ...

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Ingalls awarded $13.7 million Navy contract

Ingalls Shipbuilding has been awarded a $13.7 million contract to perform design work for the U.S. Navy newest amphibious warship, the LX(R). Ingalls president Brian Cuccias said in a news release the LX(R) is intended to replace the Navy’s Harpers Ferry- and Whidbey Island-class dock landing ships. He says they will employ the same hull as the San Antonio class, ...

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New Gulfport Harbor casino could be delayed

Developers of a Gulfport Harbor casino want to delay by two months the timeline they told city officials they would meet for final Gaming Commission approval and the start of construction. The Sun Herald reports the Gulfport Redevelopment Commission, which owns a portion of the harbor property where the casino would be built, will consider the request at a meeting ...

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Pascagoula votes no on 2 percent restaurant tax

A referendum for a 2 percent restaurant tax to fund citywide recreation in Pascagoula has failed. The Sun Herald reports Tuesday’s unofficial results placed the tally at 757-589 in favor of the tax. The 56.2 percent fell just shy of the 60 percent majority required to push the measure through. The biggest proponents of the tax on restaurant and fast-food ...

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Developer plans condo-hotel on Bay St. Louis beachfront

By LISA MONTI A condo-hotel development on Court Street at Beach Boulevard in Bay St. Louis has conceptual approval from the Historic Preservation Committee and is awaiting the city’s final approval before its developer can start construction. Charles Webb, the owner, developed several properties in the Florida Panhandle before moving back to his hometown of Gulfport. Bay St. Louis has seen ...

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Pascagoula will vote restaurant tax to promote recreation

Pascagoula voters will decide next week whether to add a 2 percent restaurant tax that would fund citywide recreation. Stan Flint, a marketing expert hired to get Tuesday’s referendum passed, tells The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/2biuPtH) the biggest proponents of the tax on restaurant and fast-food bills are the parents and recreation-league presidents who want to see improvement to ballfields. He ...

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