BP says the Gulf of Mexico is undergoing a "robust recovery"in the four years since the oil spill. The company released a report this week outlining the progress that's been made since the Deepwater Horizon accident in 2010. That report looks at tourism, fishing and the environment.

The BP report talks about record tourism numbers in the gulf region.

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BP says the Gulf is undergoing a "robust recovery" since the oil spill four years ago, due in part, to the company's ongoing support.

BP released a report outlining what it calls the significant progress that's been made since the Deepwater Horizon accident.

Read the full report here: http://bit.ly/P5Anfw

The report looks at tourism, fishing and the environment.

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After a $40 million restoration of Jones Park following Hurricane Katrina, the Gulfport park is very busy hosting a wide array of events.

Crews with the just concluded weekend yacht and boat show spent Monday morning packing up and moving out of Jones Park. The city of Gulfport will soon get to work preparing for Harbor Fest this coming weekend.

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Jones County Junior College men's basketball coach Jay Ladner, who led the Bobcats to an NJCAA national championship last week, will accept the head coaching position with Southeastern Louisiana, a source tells WLOX News.

Ladner led the Bobcats to a 28-5 record during the 2013-14 season, including eight straight wins concluded with an upset win in the NJCAA title game.

Entering the NJCAA tournament at No.

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A famous Biloxi palm tree that survived Hurricane Katrina, even while the house around it washed away, is now gone thanks to a chainsaw. The tree that once stood in the middle of the staircase at the Father Ryan House has been chopped down.

A WLOX viewer alerted us to the news Wednesday night. We went out to the property on Beach Boulevard in Biloxi and found it was true.

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Markham building being called an eyesore
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 19:00

What was once a historic building in downtown Gulfport has been vacant and deteriorating since Hurricane Katrina. The old Markham building has become a topic of discussion in the city.

The people of Gulfport are calling for action, but what's being done? Lenny Sawyer owns Sawyer Real Estate just across the street from the old Markham building.

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It's a look that is a far cry from the emptiness left behind by Hurricane Katrina in Point Cadet. There is a park with a green space, a huge pavilion, playground, splash pad and restrooms, not to mention a beautiful view of the waters of the back-bay.

Ashley Taylor is casting a line in the water right by the park on this chilly Wednesday morning.

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The old Twin Pines Skating Rink in Waveland that closed down after being heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina will soon get new life.

A New York developer recently purchased the building and is now in the process of renovating it. The building is being transformed into a multi -purpose entertainment venue.

Richard Paterson is about to make a dream come true by transforming a place where generations of residents had roller skated into family entertainment of a different kind.

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Lenten season begins with Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 06:00

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS, LA (AP) - It is Ash Wednesday, which means the solemn season of Lent has started and the weeks of partying for Carnival have come to an end.

Police in New Orleans swept through Bourbon Street at midnight in the annual ritual of letting Mardi Gras revelers know the party is over - until next year.

Jim Baker, a Crescent City resident, said he usually dresses in costume for the holiday, but this year's wintry weather deterred him from practicing his normal custom.

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NEW ORLEANS – The merriment of Mardi Gras has ended and the solemn season of Lent has begun Wednesday.

New Orleans police swept through Bourbon Street at midnight in the city's annual ritual of letting Carnival revelers know the party is over — until next year.

Jim Baker, of New Orleans, said he usually dresses in costume for the Mardi Gras holiday, but the weather deterred him this year.

Baker said he chose to celebrate a little differently — sipping cocktails under the cover of a friend's French Quarter patio balcony while watching other costumed revelers brave the cold and rain.

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