More sections of Harrison County Sand Beach reopen

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The Harrison County Board of Supervisors announces additional sections of the 26-miles of Harrison County Sand Beach are now open.

Harrison County Sand Beach Director Chuck Loftis said a section of beach in Gulfport from Jones Park to Thornton Avenue opened Friday.  The beach from DeBuys Road to Briarfield Avenue in Biloxi has also reopened. The area is near Edgewater Mall.

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On Tuesday, the Harrison County Board of Supervisors approved hiring a contractor to clean up the environmental waste left along the shoreline from Tropical Storm Cristobal. The contractor started the cleanup on Wednesday.

A section of the beach from Oak Street to Porter Avenue in Biloxi was opened Thursday. Loftis said additional areas will be reopened as soon as the debris is removed.

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