Posts Tagged ‘Gulf Coast’

62 trees going down, store, 57 trees going up in Biloxi

BILOXI — Sixty-two protected trees in north Biloxi are coming down for construction of a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Store. After the store is built, Wal-Mart will plant 57 trees to replace those lost. The Sun Herald reports the Biloxi Planning Commission on Thursday approved a plan to develop a vacant 5-acre lot. No one objected to […] [...]

Preliminary hearing set in Stone Co. murder-for-hire case

by Published: February 20,2015

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

WIGGINS — A preliminary hearing is set for March 18 for three people arrested in a Ramsey Springs murder-for-hire killing, one of whom is the wife of the slain businessman. The hearing will be before Stone County Justice Court Judge Ricky Farmer. Jody Robert Parks, 21, is charged with capital murder in the Jan. 24 […] [...]

Opening doors for entrepreneurs — State’s development centers offer free consulting, coaching and training

By LISA MONTI  The Mississippi Small Business Development Centers, a network of resource centers throughout the state, help entrepreneurs open and grow their businesses with free consulting, coaching and training programs. The resource centers serve as a one-stop shop to help owners do the groundwork for starting out in business and operating profitably once the […] [...]

Mississippi rapper Afroman arrested for punching fan

by Published: February 18,2015

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

BILOXI — Mississippi rapper Afroman has been arrested for misdemeanor simple assault after punching a fan at a Tuesday night concert in Biloxi. The 40-year-old rapper, whose real name is Joseph Foreman, was released by Biloxi police after posting $330 bond. A video posted on various news outlet websites appears to show a female fan […] [...]

Clear water on tap for city of Gautier

By Tammy Leytham The city of Gautier is in the middle of constructing the state’s only ion exchange filtration plant and is receiving accolades for not only the project, but the way it has been funded. Ion exchange is a new water filtration technology that has gained popularity in recent years in Florida, said Gautier […] [...]

Anti-terrorism training at Gulfport Seabee base this week

GULFPORT — The Naval Construction Battalion Center says an anti-terrorism exercise may cause traffic delays this week on roads near the Gulfport Seabee base. It’s part of a national exercise called “Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield, running from Monday through Friday, Feb. 13. WLOX-TV reports that this Friday, the Gulfport base’s gates will be closed from 8 […] [...]

2 Mississippi oysters reefs reopen

BILOXI — State officials say two Mississippi oyster reefs are reopening for tonging. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources says the St. Joseph’s Reef and the southern portions of the Pass Christian Reef open Monday. The DMR say all rules and regulations remain in effect. Anyone needing more information can call the Mississippi Department of […] [...]

Anadarko argues against $1B penalty in 2010 Gulf oil spill

NEW ORLEANS — An energy company that invested in the ill-fated Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico is arguing in court that it should not face steep federal Clean Water Act penalties for the 2010 BP oil spill. The government has suggested a penalty of more $1 billion for Anadarko Petroleum Corp. Anadarko lawyers […] [...]

Corso family business built on hard work

Frank P. Corso, a hard working Italian immigrant who arrived in Biloxi at age 8, likely would have approved of how his family and their employees marked the wholesale distribution and vending company’s 90th anniversary. Everybody worked as normal, filling customer orders, stocking vending machines and generally taking care of the business he started in […] [...]

D’Iberville man sentenced for oil spill fraud conspiracy

GULFPORT — A 34-year-old D’Iberville man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud. U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden this week also ordered Jason Richard Woodcock to pay $105,383 in restitution to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility and $17,092 to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. […] [...]

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