Archive for 2013

Parts of Katrina-damaged pier to finally come down

WAVELAND — The city of Waveland intends to tear down storm-damaged parts of the Garfield Ladner Pier. The board of aldermen is reviewing bids submitted earlier this month for the work. Coming down are the concession stand, ranger’s house, and a bathroom. The work is necessary, officials said, because the structures don’t meet current Federal […] [...]

BP appeals judge’s ruling over spill claims

NEW ORLEANS — BP is appealing a judge’s rejection of its argument that claimants who can’t trace their losses directly to the company’s 2010 Gulf oil spill shouldn’t receive payments through a multibillion-dollar settlement with a team of private plaintiffs’ lawyers. BP attorneys filed a notice of appeal yesterday, two days after the ruling by […] [...]

Family looks to spur downtown revitalization

MCCOMB — The revitalization of downtown McComb is a long process requiring time, dedication and funds, but a local father-and-sons team plans to add a few new businesses to the block within the year. Benton, Greg and Neel Gibson bought the West Harlan Building on State Street in May to use for office space and […] [...]

PEER critical of agency’s handing of shelter funds

JACKSON — A legislative committee is criticizing state health officers for what it says is failure to distribute $1.6 million to domestic violence shelters across Mississippi. Deputy state health officer Mike Lucius told The Clarion-Ledger that a state law enacted in 1983 limits the amount any one shelter may get to $50,000 per fiscal year. […] [...]

Gaming Commission to decide fate of harbor casino

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Gaming Commission is scheduled to meet in Gulfport on Dec. 30 to decide whether developers can build a casino at the Gulfport harbor. The commission will meet at city hall. Rotate Black is the group proposing a $112-million casino resort on private property next to Jones Park. The Sun Herald reports […] [...]

Jury rules against city; utility to get $8M

GULFPORT — A Harrison County jury has awarded Dedeaux Utility Co. $8.06 million in its dispute with the city of Gulfport. The fight dates back to when the city seized the utility as part of its 1994 annexation of the Orange Grove area. Jurors set a fair market value of $7.08 million for the water […] [...]

Willoughby: Collaborative leadership

At year end is when a lot of people think about charitable giving. In fact, 25% of all giving occurs in the last two months of the year. One of the resources in this state for charitable giving is the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson (CFGJ). The CFGJ was established in 1994 with a little […] [...]

Teaching more on economic education

A team of middle school students from Columbus, Mississippi are ready to serve as trade ambassadors in our global economy. They have the certificate to prove it. Coached by Columbus Middle School teacher, Sylvia Collins, this team and other teams from Columbus loaded up on a bus at 5 am to make the three hour […] [...]

Camp Shelby looks to future in cyberspace, drones

by Published: December 27,2013

Tags: Camp Shelby, CYBERSPACE, drones

As Camp Shelby’s role as the National Guard’s largest mobilization center is winding down, its leaders are focusing now on a future in cyberspace and drones for the facility. Camp Shelby will be in the center of a research project just getting under way that will bring together the Army, Navy, Air Force and Department […] [...]

MBJ December 27th Digital Edition

by Published: December 26,2013

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