Posts Tagged ‘Bay St. Louis’

USM breaks ground on business program building

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi is starting construction on a new home for its College of Business. >> Donor: $5 million gif to USM business college an investment — not a payback >> USM’s College of Business growing its expectations >> USM FUNDRAISING FOR COLLEGE OF BUSINESS REACHES A MILESTONE — Gift from […] [...]

Yuki Northington to star in HGTV’s “Design Star”

Gulf Coast businesswoman Yuki Northington, a celebrated artist and owner of the Social Chair boutique in Bay St. Louis, will star in the upcoming next season of “HGTV Design Star.” Since 2006, the reality competition show has highlighted talented interior designers, stylists and artists as they compete to win their own HGTV show. The 12 […] [...]

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Social Chair rocks Bay St. Louis

After Hurricane Katrina tens of thousands of Coast residents needed to replace their home furnishings. But about the only place open near Bay St. Louis for a while was Walmart. That is when interior decorator Yuki Northington, who owns the firm Art & Interiors in Bay St. Louis, decided to open Social Chair to help […] [...]

Infinity lifts off at Stennis Space Center on the Gulf Coast

BAY ST. LOUIS: The towering sculpture of a soaring eagle greets motorists as they turn into the massive gravel parking lot just off Interstate 10 in Hancock County. Crafted from hurricane-battered timber and scrap metal from a nearby rocket test stand, the lone eagle is the first to welcome visitors to the new Infinity Science […] [...]

Post-Katrina funds bring wealth of public buildings to the Mississippi Gulf Coast

There are many vacant lots on the Coast’s post-Katrina landscape where homes, businesses and churches once stood. However, a number of public facilities have been constructed to replace those lost in the 2005 hurricane. A combination of funds through the Mississippi Development Authority, federal Community Development Block Grants, FEMA and insurance proceeds were used to […] [...]

Donor: $5 million gift to USM business college an investment — not a payback

Chuck Scianna says he and his family had $5 million to invest. The stock market was an option but carried too little return for the risk, Scianna says. So they settled on investing the money in Scianna’s alma mater, the University of Southern Mississippi, specifically the College of Business. “It will be returned directly to […] [...]

Change on Tap? Beer legislation supporters are being cautiously optimistic

Lawmakers and grassroots organizers who have unsuccessfully pushed for legislation to modernize Mississippi’s beer and brewing laws are optimistic their efforts stand a better chance of paying off this session. As he has the past few sessions, Rep. David Baria, D-Bay St. Louis, has filed bills that would increase the state’s alcohol-by-weight limit in beer, […] [...]

Infinity Science Center complete, exhibition work continues, Spring 2012 opening

“Our goal is to really inspire the next generation of explorers.” That is the mission plan of the highly-anticipated Infinity Science Center at John C. Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis. Infinity development director John Wilson and the center’s non-profit foundation are going over ribbon cutting plans for the 72,000 square-foot, $42 million museum […] [...]

Commission honors Pullman

The Mississippi Transportation Commission honored long-time Hancock County Supervisor Rodrick “Rocky” Pullman at a recent Hancock County Board of Supervisors meeting in Bay St. Louis. The Transportation Commission presented Pullman with a decree for his “partnership, expertise and cooperation” with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). The Commission recognized Pullman for his legacy as a […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Mississippi has a Heisman to hold on to

While we understand what Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann meant when he said, “If Mississippi ever wins a Heisman trophy, we want to keep it,” there likely are many out there who don’t. Hosemann made the comments in connection with a story, saying a new law could help protect student athletes from sports agents who […] [...]

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