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SPECIAL REPORT: Rising sea levels pose business challenges for the Mississippi Gulf Coast

By BECKY GILLETTE Sea levels around the world are rising at greater rates that were initially predicted. What does that mean for coastal areas like the Gulf Coast? Rising sea levels make the Gulf Coast more vulnerable to storm surge associated with hurricanes, said Dr. Torbjorn Tornqvist, chairman of the Tulane University Department of Earth and Environmental Science, who has ...

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Markham in Gulfport set to be modern hotel as apartment idea scrapped

NATCHEZ — The tallest building in Natchez could once again become a hotel. A developer tells the Natchez Board of Aldermen that he may reopen the former Eola Hotel instead of converting it into apartments. The Natchez Democrat reports owner Robert Lubin was asked to appear Tuesday by Mayor Darryl Grennell to discuss concerns about the empty building’s condition. Lubin bought ...

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Casino developers reapply to build 2 new casinos along coast

An official says that developers have reapplied to build two casinos along the Mississippi Gulf Coast whose proposed sites were previously rejected by gaming commissioners. Allen Godfrey, executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, tells The Sun-Herald that developers RW Development and Jacobs Entertainment have reapplied. RW Development proposed building South Beach Casino on the northeast side of Veterans Avenue ...

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Federal study to examine proposed George County lakes

Regulators are set to begin scrutinizing a plan to build two lakes on a tributary of the Pascagoula River. The Sun Herald reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has created a website and plans a public meeting in late January at the beginning of the environmental impact study process. That study is likely to take at least two years. ...

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