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USDA describes $328M oil spill restoration plan for Gulf

CARRIERE, Miss. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it’s focusing conservation programs along the Gulf of Mexico in a $328 million plan to help recovery from the 2010 oil spill. Undersecretary Robert Bonnie says the agency will use that focus through 2018 as it helps coastal producers plan improvements to improve water quality and improve coastal ecosystems under several ...

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Biloxi budget approval vote set for Sept. 20

The Biloxi City Council has questioned the budget for the coming year that has the city spending $60.4 million while taking in revenue of $57.3 million. The Sun Herald reports Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich said Tuesday the administration expects to start the fiscal year Oct. 1 with a $5 million balance. Gilich expects to end the fiscal year with $1.9 million ...

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Developers look at Long Beach for new casino

Developers are looking at Long Beach as a possible casino site and have made an offer to buy the city’s yacht club. The Sun Herald reports the company was registered with the Secretary of State in May and lists James Parrish, owner of The Inn at Magnolia Alley in Bay St. Louis and other businesses in South Mississippi, as manager. ...

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Bay St. Louis council considers restrictions on bars

While the Bay St. Louis City Council considers a noise ordinance and other restrictions on the entertainment district, bar and tavern owners are worried they may be put out of business. The Sun Herald reports dozens of residents attended the council’s workshop Monday, many of them airing grievances with the city’s liberal policy on loud music, lights and hours of ...

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The ‘Blue Economy’ to get a boost with $10M Marine Science Facility at Port of Gulfport

By BECKY GILLETTE GULFPORT — It has been estimated that 35 percent of the Coast’s economy is based on maritime businesses like shipbuilding, transportation, fishing and tourism. And now what has been dubbed the “Blue Economy” will get another boost with the construction of a new $10-million Marine Science Facility that will be built by the Port of Gulfport for the University of ...

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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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