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PASCAGOULA, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Pascagoula leaders are considering how to make up a funding gap and complete the interior restoration of the Round Island Lighthouse, a last step before the beacon can be opened to the public.

Community and Economic Development Director Jen Dearman went before the city council this week to ask leaders to approve going out for bid on the work and to consider allocating about $51,200 in city funds to finish it.
    
The city has about $145,000 in Tidelands funds and $10,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds to finish out the interior, which would include masonry work, a radial staircase and handrails, service platform, ladder to the gallery, electrical service and lighting the lantern.
    
City leaders put off a decision until June 17.
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