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Hearing dates set for former airport administrators

TUPELO — Job discrimination lawsuits filed by two former administrators at Tupelo Regional Airport will be heard in federal court in 2013. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports former airport executive director Terry Anderson and former operations director Reid Dawe have sued the airport. Anderson’s case is set for April 8, 2013, in federal court in Oxford. Dawe’s trial is ...

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Louisiana AG appealing oil spill payment ruling

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell is asking a federal appeals court to throw out a judge’s order that could allow plaintiffs’ attorneys to receive a portion of any money the state recovers from BP PLC over the 2010 Gulf oil spill. Last Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier said up to 6 percent of many settlement ...

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Airport looking for fixed base operator

TUPELO — Officials at the Tupelo Regional Airport say they are looking for a private company to run the operations of its fixed base operator. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the airport is asking for proposals for a private firm to take over staffing of Tupelo Aviation Unlimited. The airport would retain the assets of the fixed base operator. ...

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BP oil spill payments resume after judge rules

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Payments to those damaged by BP’s massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico resumed yesterday, a day after administrators of the $20 billion fund stopped the flow of money, saying they were unclear on how to assess a 6 percent fee for lawyers handling claims. Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier said payments made after ...

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City to ask for funds for new casino infrastructure

D’IBERVILLE — The city of D’Iberville will apply for a grant of up to $8.5 million to fund infrastructure improvements for CanCan Casino. The Sun Herald reports originally the cost of the new streets, water and sewer infrastructure for the proposed casino was estimated at $6 million. City Manager Michael Janus said at yesterday’s council meeting the actual cost was ...

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Katrina-destroyed Coast restaurant being rebuilt

BAY ST. LOUIS — Nearly 6 1/2 years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed it, a Bay St. Louis waterfront restaurant is about to reopen on the beachfront. WLOX-TV reports Trapani’s Eatery has been rebuilt from the ground up. The two-story restaurant is expected to open in about a month. It will be the second restaurant to open on the Bay St. ...

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Blues Archive gets memorabilia of Mayfield, Fulson

OXFORD — The memorabilia of two legendary bluesmen has found a home in the Blues Archive at the University of Mississippi, thanks to two patrons who generously donated the materials. Thousands of items once owned by singer-songwriters Percy Mayfield and Lowell Fulson were donated by Mick and Molli Kolassa to the archive housed in UM’s J.D. Williams Library. The collection ...

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Traffic remains flat at Meridian Regional Airport

MERIDIAN — Passenger numbers have been flat for the past six months at Meridian Regional Airport. Airport Authority president Tom Williams tells WTOK-TV compared to the rest of the state the numbers are good. Williams says such steady numbers mean Meridian might not be faced with a change in air service. He says Tupelo, Greenville and Laurel/Hattiesburg are trying to ...

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Construction underway on Bayou Caddy Marina

HANCOCK COUNTY — A Hancock County marina that was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina is well on its way to a comeback. Construction has started on a new harbor master building at Bayou Caddy Marina to replace the one destroyed during the storm. WLOX TV reports the new building towers over docking spaces. “Before the storm the Harbor Master building ...

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Pine Belt airport still looking for replacement carrier

HATTIESBURG — It is still a wait-and-see situation at the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport when it comes to which commercial carrier will provide service to local residents. For the past three years, Delta Airlines has provided commercial air service at Hattiesburg-Laurel. In July, the airline announced it was discontinuing service to 24 of its smaller markets, including the Jones County airport. ...

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