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City overrides Moss Point mayor’s attempt to stop pay cut

The Moss Point Board of Aldermen has overridden the mayor’s attempt to veto a policy that would limit his travel and cut at least 15 percent of his salary. The Sun Herald reports the Moss Point Board of Aldermen voted 5-3 Tuesday to override Mayor Mario King’s veto. Alderman Sherwood Bradford proposed the new policy as lawsuits mount against King, ...

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Instagram resume pays off for college dropout turned chef

By NICK WOOTEN / Sun Herald BAY ST. LOUIS — There’s some science and design planning to the dishes that come from the mind of Lauren Joffrion. Every detail is planned, examined and thought about carefully. It’s a product of the professional fields she almost chose. Joffrion was once a student at Mississippi State, torn between majoring in biology or ...

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3 teenagers drown in Mississippi’s Biloxi River

A Mississippi coroner has identified three 14-year-olds who drowned in the Biloxi River. Harrison County Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer confirmed that Travis Roberson, Javonte Johnson and Eric Smith Jr. were pulled from the water Thursday evening. Their deaths were determined to be accidental drownings. Gulfport Fire Chief Mike Beyerstedt told news outlets that witnesses said the boys appeared to be ...

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‘Dead zone’ reduced by Hurricane Barry but still 8th largest

Scientists say this year’s Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” is the eighth largest on record. Every summer, a large underwater area with too little oxygen to sustain marine life forms off Louisiana. Scientists had predicted a near-record 7,800 square miles (20,200 square kilometers) this year because of nitrogen and other nutrients carried by Midwestern flooding. However, this year’s research cruise ...

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Mold problems addressed at military residential meetings

Officials at Keesler Air Force Base and the contractor in charge of base housing have met with residents to address problems they’ve faced there, including recurring mold. WLOX-TV reports the base in Biloxi held two meetings this week. The contractor, Hunt Companies, had been accused of failing to improve poor living conditions. U.S. Air Force Col. Paul Fidler is deputy ...

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Bonnet Carre Spillway shut down as river falls below flood stage

By JACK WEATHERLY The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the weekend completed the shutdown of the Bonnet Carre Spillway north of New Orleans, starting a process that will lead to the return of normal saltwater conditions in the Mississippi Sound. The river at New Orleans fell below flood stage over the weekend. The return to normalcy in the Sound ...

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Red snapper fishing season reopens off Mississippi coast

One of Mississippi’s most popular saltwater fishing seasons is reopening. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources says red snapper season will resume Monday and run seven days a week. Spokeswoman Charmaine Schmermund says the department hopes to keep the season open through Sept. 2. Officials say the season will close early if recreational or for-hire boats catch their quotas early, ...

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NASA engine test for Space Launch System to be in Mississippi

NASA says it will conduct the “Green Run” rocket testing campaign for the new Space Launch System rocket at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Officials say when completed, the SLS will be “the world’s most powerful rocket” and is the linchpin within NASA’s Artemis deep space exploration program, which hopes to bring American astronauts back to the moon by 2024.

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Developer gets approval for casino on Mississippi Gulf Coast

A plan to build a casino on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast is one step closer to becoming reality. WLOX-TV reports the Mississippi Gaming Commission gave site approval Thursday to the Cure Land Co. The local developer plans to build the casino in Lakeshore, a community near Bay St. Louis. In March , the developer submitted a legal notice to build the ...

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Assistant tax collector indicted on in-county travel pay

The Mississippi auditor is demanding that an assistant tax collector pay more than $19,800 to the county where she works. Auditor Shad White says in a news release Monday that a Harrison County grand jury has indicted Denise Gill on four counts of submitting false statements to defraud the government. An auditor’s demand letter says Gill is accused of improperly ...

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