Posts Tagged ‘Bay St. Louis’

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 […] [...]

Treutel receives special award

Angelyn Scardino Treutel, CPA, vice president of Treutel Insurance Agency in Bay St. Louis, received a special designation to honor female insurance executives who have made a significant impact on their businesses. The 2010 winners were recently recognized at the Women In Insurance Leadership Forum in Chicago. The two-day conference, held in conjunction with the […] [...]

Bay St. Louis Remembers Hurricane Katrina

BAY ST. LOUIS- MBJ-TV photojournalist Stephen McDill witnessed and wrote about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in Bay St. Louis five years ago this week. He recently returned to the western edge of the Mississippi Gulf Coast where the recovery continues. [...]

A thoughtful pause

Coast cities reflect and recover with multiple projects Many residents and officials will pause to observe Sunday’s fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Among them will be mayors of the Coast’s 11 municipalities who can measure the progress of recovery by looking back at the tremendous tasks after Aug. 29, 2005. Pascagoula Mayor Robert Maxwell says […] [...]

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