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DMR gives go-ahead to new Coast marina

WAVELAND — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has issued a permit for the city of Waveland to build a harbor/marina. Mayor Tommy Longo says the city has applied for a permit with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for final approval. The city has applied for about $6 million in Community Development Block Grant funds for the marina project. ...

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Beach closings, health warnings soar

GULF COAST — Gulf beaches from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle have been closed or slapped with health warnings nearly 10 times more often this summer than last because of oil from BP’s massive deepwater leak, according to a report yesterday by a national environmental group. While many beaches were spared, more than 2,200 closings, health advisories or notices were ...

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City earns first Entertainment District designation

MERIDIAN — Meridian Mayor Cheri Barry, along with Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, announced yesterday Meridian’s designation of an Entertainment District. The City of Meridian is the first city in the State of Mississippi to receive the designation. Under the Entertainment District Act, a local governing body may apply for an area to be deemed as an entertainment district through ...

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Westjet to begin Toronto-New Orleans flights

KENNER, La. — Canadian low-cost carrier Westjet is starting nonstop flights between Toronto and the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The seasonal service will operate four times per week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. It begins Oct. 31 and will run through May 8. The route previously was run by Air Canada, but discontinued after Hurricane Katrina in ...

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Oil forces state's first beach closure

HANCOCK COUNTY — State officials have closed the beach and parts of Beach Boulevard in Waveland because a significant amount of tar balls has washed ashore and on the road. Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality director Trudy Fisher told WLOX-TV there’s so many tar balls you cannot walk across the beach without stepping on them. Fisher says the water is ...

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Beach advisory extended again due to oil

HARRISON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) and the Mississippi State Department of Health extended the existing beach advisory in Harrison County. The new advisory extends to the west from Third Avenue (Henderson Point) in Pass Christian on the west to Azalea Avenue in Biloxi on the east. This area ...

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Buffet concert cancellation deals tourism another blow

GULF SHORES, Ala. — Realty companies and hotels on Alabama’s oil-stricken coast were hit with another wave of cancellations and lost business yesterday after the free beachfront Jimmy Buffett concert was postponed because of the threat of Tropical Storm Alex. With coastal tourism business already off by about half because of the huge BP oil spill in the Gulf of ...

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First oil spill-related beach advisories issued

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) and the Mississippi State Department of Health has issued beach advisories for two locations in Jackson and Harrison counties today. This marks the first oil spill-related beach advisories issued in Mississippi. The affected areas were observed to have significant amounts of tar ...

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Tennessee looking to draw visitors with moonshine

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Tennessee tourism officials see gold in them there hills where moonshiners once hauled illegal whiskey in fast cars. A new self-guided tour includes a network of roadways that span hundreds of miles across nine counties in northeast Tennessee and has been given the name “White Lightning Trail.” Tourism officials launching the promotion today in Knoxville, Tenn., are ...

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Tunica RiverPark featured in atlas

TUNICA — The best places to stop in America when taking a road trip have been named, and the Tunica RiverPark came out on top. Rand McNally, America’s most trusted source for maps, directions and travel content, has chosen Tunica over millions of locations as a unique travel destination for the prestigious Best of the Road award program. “The river ...

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