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EDP to match grant dollars for airport improvements

WIGGINS — The Stone County Economic Development Partnership (EDP) board of directors has agreed to provide the local match dollars for a federal/state grant to improve the Dean Griffin Memorial Airport. The airport, located in Wiggins, serves the entire Stone County area. The facility, jointly owned by the city of Wiggins and Stone County, is open to the public and ...

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MDA receives comments on proposed regulations for offshore drilling leases

GULF OF MEXICO — Mississippi officials say they have received 185 comments on proposed regulations to lease state waters in the Gulf for the drilling. Mississippi Development Authority spokesman Dan Turner told The Mississippi Press just a handful of the comments addressed the draft rules and regulations on offshore seismic surveying and leasing. “There were some emails that said, ‘drill ...

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Casino developers to send lease agreement with city to commission

NATCHEZ — Roth Hill casino developers have been asked to send a copy of their finalized lease with the city of Natchez to the gaming commission because the recently proposed lease amendment ties the lease to the funding of the casino. The Mississippi Gaming Commission deputy director Eddie Williams tells The Natchez Democrat Natchez Gaming Enterprises, LLC is not required ...

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NTS nears approval for new stimulus-funded transit facility

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Transit Service is in the final stages of approval to build a new transit facility as part of a $3 million stimulus package to upgrade transportation services in Natchez and surrounding areas. NTS executive director Sabrena Bartley tells The Natchez Democrat she will meet with representatives from the Mississippi Department of Transportation and Federal Transit Administration ...

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Delta airport receives bids from two more airlines

GREENVILLE — Two more airlines have filed bids with the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide service the Greenville Mid-Delta Airport. The Delta Democrat Times reports the bids came from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based Sun Air and Dallas-based Blue Sky Airlines. The companies are hoping to get a federal subsidy to provide air service through the USDOT’s Essential Air Service program. ...

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