Posts Tagged ‘Gulf Coast’

(UPDATE) Appeals Court upholds awarding of CON for hospital

BILOXI — Harrison HMA, owners of Gulf Coast Medical Center, has won a lawsuit challenging the state’s approval of its plan to build a new hospital in Biloxi. The Mississippi State Department of Health issued a certificate of need for the project in 2012. Mississippi requires a CON in a process designed to avoid duplication […] [...]

National Hurricane Center unveils storm surge-risk map

GULF COAST — A new online mapping tool from the National Hurricane Center shows the risks of storm surge from Texas to Maine. The hurricane center launched the interactive map Tuesday. It allows residents along the East and Gulf coasts to evaluate their vulnerability to storm surge by showing how far inland the water can […] [...]

Precision is hallmark of Ocean Springs optics maker

by Published: October 30,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, Ocean Springs, optics, technology

Fred Ferson, an amateur telescope and prism maker, was able to parlay his hobby and the knowledge he gained from it into a business in the late 1940s that has prospered into its third generation of family ownership. Ferson Optics started out in a shop over Loveless Drug Store in the heart of Ocean Springs. […] [...]

New Anchor Square store in Pascagoula offers kid’s gifts at reasonable prices

by Published: October 30,2014

Tags: books, Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, NEWS, Pascagoula

By TAMMY LEYTHAM  PASCAGOULA — Business at the newly opened Whimsy Books & Toys is going “unexpectedly” well. Tracy Jackson-Wilson opened the store with her mother-in-law Cathy Johnson in August. It sits in a Katrina cottage in Pascagoula’s Anchor Square, a shopping and dining complex on the west end of Delmas Avenue that serves as […] [...]

It’s all about the customers at Delo’s House of Coffee in Gautier

by Published: October 30,2014

Tags: Business, coffee, Gautier, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

By TAMMY LEYTHAM GAUTIER — Ask Delorise Nettles what makes a business successful and she doesn’t hesitate to answer. “Relationships.” It’s all about knowing your customers, said Nettles, owner of Delo’s Heavenly House of Coffee in Gautier. And it’s obvious she does. She chit chats with customers, asks about their school work, encourages their artistic […] [...]

Mississippi Phosphate files Chapter 11; no layoffs yet

by Published: October 28,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, manufacturing, Mississippi

PASCAGOULA – Mississippi Phosphate’s 241-member workforce remains intact after the longtime fertilizer company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Gulfport Monday. A shortage of raw materials led the fertilizer manufacturer to curtail production of diammonium phosphate at its 40-acre plant late last week. But the company kept most of its production going, it said […] [...]

New owners adding bistro to historic Bay St. Louis Main St. building

by Published: October 6,2014

Tags: Bay St. Louis, Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

BAY ST. LOUIS – The new owners of the brick facade building at 111 Main St. will enhance the retail space on one side, open a coastal bistro on the other and rebrand the new development as The Shops at Magnolia Alley. Also in the plans is construction of exclusive apartments behind the building. The Parrish […] [...]

Mississippi Coast leads in urban economic growth in 2013

JACKSON — The economy along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast grew rapidly in 2013, while growth slowed in the state’s other metropolitan areas. The figures, released Tuesday by the U.S. Commerce Department, show that gross domestic product expanded by 4 percent in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula metropolitan area in 2013. That’s a big pickup from 0.1 percent growth in […] [...]

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College honors its Board of Trustees

by Published: September 9,2014

Tags: Business, education, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Four Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Board of Trustees members were recently recognized for years of service at the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College Trustees Conference. Don Massengale and Harry Roberts, both representing Jackson County, were honored for 25 years of service. Mike Andrews, representing Harrison County, and Jay Fletcher, from Jackson County, […] [...]

Margaret Miller honored by Mississippi Main Street

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Margaret Miller, executive director of the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau, was recently honored for more than 25 years of leadership within the community at the Mississippi Main Street Association Awards Luncheon and National Main Street Conference. During the Mississippi Main Street Association’s Annual Award Luncheon, Miller received a round of applause for […] [...]

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