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Town hall on BP economic damages coming to Diamondhead

Sun Herald

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns in the Gulf of Mexico south of Gulfport in 2010.
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns in the Gulf of Mexico south of Gulfport in 2010. AP

The second opportunity is just around the corner for Coast people to weigh in on how Mississippi should spend the $700 million-plus it will get for economic damages from the BP oil disaster.

The next meeting will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Diamondhead City Hall, 5000 Diamondhead Circle.

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who has said he would like to see the majority of the money spent in South Mississippi, set up the town hall meetings to gather ideas about how to spend $750 million over 15 years.

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