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Big bay dam trial starts next week

A trial over a dam break at Lamar county's Big Bay lake starts next week in Harrison county.

Nearly 100 homeowners downstream filed suit after a billions of gallons of lake water smashed into their houses. The trial was moved to Gulfport because of the publicity over the case in the Pine Belt. Among the defendants is big bay developer Chip Tatum. 

The dam was rebuilt under the watchful eye of state authorities.

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