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Could 'Project Crawfish' reel in promised state port jobs?

Could 'Project Crawfish' reel in promised state port jobs?

GULFPORT -- The president and CEO of global maritime company Edison Chouest, Gary Chouest, is expected to join Gov. Phil Bryant on Monday morning at state port offices to sign final agreements for expansion of Topship LLC's planned operations at the inland port, which the state says will create up to 1,000 jobs in exchange for millions in incentives, a state loan and federal Katrina funds.

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Gulf Coast completes sweep over East Central

PERKINSTON-- Mississippi Gulf Coast got a key MACJC South Division victory Thursday in Perkinston, completing a sweep of East Central with a 94-79 victory. The Bulldogs (16-3, 7-3 South) moved ahead of the Warriors (11-8, 6-4), and they remain in a second-place tie with Pearl River, a game back of Jones. Davion Cole-Johnson had 20 points. Anfernee Hampton had 18 points, with Deshawn Jones adding 16, Zach Parker 14 and Eliel Gonzalez 12.

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Beads, baubles light up the night at Ocean Springs parade

OCEAN SPRINGS -- Revelers of the night braved the chill air to celebrate Mardi Gras with the Ocean Springs Carnival Association's night parade downtown Friday. Children were bundled cozily with winter jackets, scarves and mittens and their parents wrapped them in blankets as they waited for the parade to begin.

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