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Groundbreaking ceremony kicks off Mississippi Aquarium construction

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Groundbreaking ceremony kicks off Mississippi Aquarium construction

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Groundbreaking ceremony kicks off Mississippi Aquarium construction
2018-05-11T19:12:33Z
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Mississippi Aquarium in Gulfport took place on May 11, 2018. (Photo Source: WLOX)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
One of Gulfport's most anticipated downtown revitalization projects is just getting started. 
Many gathered at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Mississippi Aquarium on Friday morning.
Even with seats in front of the main stage, many chose to stand in the nearby parking garage to get a good view of the project's first official moments. 
Dozens of people here for the kick off to construction for the MS aquarium in downtown @CityofGulfport . pic.twitter.com/Ky02nDrOj9
— Christina Garcia (@WloxGarcia) May 11, 2018
Officials including Mayor Billy Hewes,Congressman Steven Palazzo and Milton Segarra, CEO of Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast, addressed the crowd. During their speeches, they expressed their excitement on what this project will mean not only for the City of Gulfport, but for the entire state of Mississippi. 
Watch WLOX News Now at 6 p.m. for more in depth coverage of the groundbreaking ceremony of the Mississippi Aquarium. 
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Friday, May 11 2018 3:12 PM EDT2018-05-11 19:12:33 GMT
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Mississippi Aquarium in Gulfport took place on May 11, 2018. (Photo Source: WLOX)
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Mississippi Aquarium in Gulfport took place on May 11, 2018. (Photo Source: WLOX)
One of Gulfport's most anticipated downtown revitalization projects is just getting started. 
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Robert Richard Williams (Source: Jackson Co. Sheriff)
Robert Richard Williams (Source: Jackson Co. Sheriff)
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Students at Hancock High get a safety demonstration from American Medical Response on Friday. (Source: WLOX)
Students at Hancock High get a safety demonstration from American Medical Response on Friday. (Source: WLOX)
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Officials broke ground on the new front gate at Keesler Air Force Base on Friday. (Source: Facebook/Gov. Bryant)
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Police and emergency services responded to a shooting at a California high school Friday. One person was injured, and a suspect has been taken into custody.
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There will be no criminal charges against an Indianapolis daycare where a 1-year-old boy was injured.
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An Alabama man was bitten by a coral snake, similar to this one. (Public domain image, Wikimedia)
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