Posts Tagged ‘Gulf Coast’

Love of the water leads to Ocean Springs SUP business for Coast native

by Published: December 4,2014

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

By Tammy Leytham It’s almost like walking on water” is how Mississippi Gulf Coast native Amanda Mavar-Schmidt describes standup paddleboarding, a cross between surfing and paddling. She’s enjoyed the waters of the region her whole life and says it’s in her blood to be on the water. After Hurricane Katrina, Mavar-Schmidt moved to the Florida […] [...]

Singing River to liquidate employee pension fund

PASCAGOULA — Singing River Health System has frozen its employee pension plan and announced there will be no further employee or hospital contributions to it. In a letter this week to employees, CEO Kevin Holland said the plan will be liquidated in the company months. Holland’s letter gives “key decisions” employees have been waiting to […] [...]

Gulfport takes steps to develop aquarium

by Published: December 3,2014

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

GULFPORT — The city of Gulfport will spend $14 million on 10 acres where could be located one of the largest aquariums in the country. Mayor Billy Hewes envisions an aquarium that will be interactive, educational and fun — and link downtown to Jones Park with a skyway over U.S. Highway 90. The development will […] [...]

Isle Of Capri Casinos, Inc. announces fiscal 2015 second quarter results

by Published: December 2,2014

Tags: Business, casinos, gaming, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, NEWS

ST. LOUIS — Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISLE) (the “Company”) today reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 ended October 26, 2014 and other Company-related news. Virginia McDowell, the Company’s president and chief executive officer, commented, “Approximately a year ago, we undertook a comprehensive review of our business practices and implemented bold changes to […] [...]

Waveland settles pier suit with construction firm

by Published: December 2,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Hancock County, Mississippi, NEWS, Waveland

WAVELAND — The city of Waveland has settled a long-standing lawsuit related to Hurricane Katrina repairs of the Garfield Ladner Pier. City Attorney Gary Yarborough said the city and Malouf Construction have settled the lawsuits each filed against the other. In 2009, Malouf was awarded a $3.8 million contract to renovate the pier. At issue […] [...]

Ingalls: union members ratify contract extension

PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Industries says unions have approved a three-year contract extension with Ingalls Shipbuilding division in Pascagoula. The company says in a news release that the contract includes two 60-cent raises on the journeyman rate, with a 75-percent raise in the third year. All qualified represented employees on the active payroll will get […] [...]

Rec season for gag grouper closing Wednesday

by Published: December 2,2014

Tags: BILOXI, Business, fishing, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, NEWS, sports

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources says the recreational season for gag grouper will close in Mississippi state waters at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. A news release says the season will reopen July 1.   [...]

(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. […] [...]

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