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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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Suspect’s brother accused of helping him

The brother of a man accused of gunning down a police officer is accused of aiding him. Davian Lewanika Atkinson was booked into the Harrison County jail late Monday on accessory charges. Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania confirms to The Associated Press Tuesday that the 21-year-old Atkinson is accused of aiding his brother, 19-year-old Darian Tawan Atkinson. The younger brother ...

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Company to pay $3.5M after Mississippi, Alabama oil spills

An oil company has agreed to pay federal and Mississippi regulators $3.5 million in penalties and do more to prevent oil spills under a legal settlement filed last week. Federal and state regulators sued Denbury Resources of Plano, Texas, on Thursday, and filed a proposed consent decree at the same time. Members of the public have 30 days to comment ...

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Mississippi businesses say they are owed for work on dorm

Businesses on the Mississippi Gulf Coast say they are owed money for work they did on a dormitory that opened last year. The Sun Herald reports Phillips Building Supply is suing a Kentucky company for more than $109,000 for unpaid building materials. The Kentucky company, Encompass Develop, Design & Construct, was hired by a Mississippi company called Gulf Coast Student ...

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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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Mississippi Aquarium spurs development in downtown Gulfport

By LISA MONTI The $93 million Mississippi Aquarium is coming out of the ground on the East Beach service road in Gulfport, on track to open late this year or by early 2020. The attraction is expected to draw as many as 500,000 visitors a year and generate $340 million in annual revenue. It’s also gotten the attention of  developers, ...

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Renovation will turn former library into public transit hub

A former library on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is being turned into a public transit center. WLOX-TV reports the transformation of the old Harrison County Library in Gulfport should be complete by January, before the Mississippi Aquarium opens next door. Coast Transit Authority executive director Kevin Coggin says the $9 million renovation got off to a slow start. Officials had ...

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