Posts Tagged ‘Gulf Coast’

Joe Meadows appointed Harrison Co. supervisor

by Published: January 6,2015

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, law, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics

GULFPORT — Joe Meadows has been appointed to fill the seat of former Harrison County Supervisor Kim Savant, who resigned last month before pleading guilty on a federal bribery charge. Meadows, a retired lawyer who was the Harrison County Board of Supervisors’ attorney for almost 20 years, will serve the remainder of Savant’s term, which was set […] [...]

Speckled Trout World Championship moves to Gulfport Harbor

GULFPORT — The Speckled Trout World Championship is ready to move into bigger waters. The fishing tourney is scheduled for May 14-16 at Gulfport Harbor. John Rea, President of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Fishing Tournaments Inc., tells WLOX-TV in Biloxi that the tournament it has grown too big for the previous location at the Dock Bar and […] [...]

Birdwatching generates big bucks for coastal economy with room to grow

by Published: December 24,2014

Tags: birding, Business, Gulf Coast, Jackson County, Mississippi, NEWS, tourism

By Tammy Leytham Wildlife watching – including birding – contributes millions of dollars each year to coastal coffers and with the new Pascagoula River Audubon Center opening in 2015, the sky’s the limit. Because birders like to plan trips to areas where they can see multiple natural attractions, the coastal counties are poised for growth […] [...]

Boomtown adds daiquiri bar to welcome center

by Published: December 23,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Harrison County, Mississippi, NEWS

BILOXI — Boomtown Casino Biloxi will convert its Welcome Center property across from Beau Rivage into Fat Tuesday at Boomtown Daiquiri Bar and Welcome Center. The Sun Herald reports the target opening date is early February. The company said Monday Fat Tuesday will offer more than 12 varieties of New Orleans-style daiquiris. The bar and […] [...]

Jackson Co. occupancy tax gets board approval

by Published: December 23,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Jackson County, NEWS, Pascagoula, tax

PASCAGOULA — A proposed 2 percent occupancy tax to be levied in Jackson County has the support of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau board. The Sun Herald reports leaders with the organization had already made such a pitch to the Jackson County Board of Supervisors last week. Supervisors asked the officials to check […] [...]

State economic development leaders optimistic of 2015

State business and economic development leaders are optimistic that the sluggish economic recovery from the 2008 recession will kick into high gear in 2015. At 7.6 percent, Mississippi had the second highest unemployment rate in the country in November. But that is a significant improvement from rates of more than 10 percent in 2011, and […] [...]

‘Blue Economy’ important for Mississippi’s future

by Published: December 18,2014

Tags: Blue Economy, Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, shipping

A new study looking at Mississippi’s maritime industries spotlights the importance of shipbuilding, fishing, oceanography and marine technology as a dominant force in the state’s economy. The data show that in the three coastal counties, about 51,000 people – 35 percent of the entire workforce – are employed in so- called blue industries. And it’s […] [...]

Ingalls to lease former SRHS clinic in Gautier for employee medical center

by Published: December 16,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Ingalls, Jackson County, Mississippi, NEWS, QuadMed

By Tammy Leytham Ingalls Shipbuilding will locate its employee family healthcare center in a former Singing River Health System medical office on Old Spanish Trail in Gautier, officials announced Tuesday. The facility, expected to open mid-year in 2015, will cater to 11,500 Ingalls employees and their dependents, said Edmond Hughes, vice president of human resources […] [...]

Wesley Health Systems Federal Credit Union to merge with Keesler Federal Credit Union

by Published: December 16,2014

Tags: banking, BILOXI, Business, finance, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, NEWS

BILOXI –  Wesley Health Systems Federal Credit Union, located in Hattiesburg, will merge with Keesler Federal Credit Union on Feb. 28, 2015.  First chartered in 1968 to serve employees of the former Methodist Hospital, Wesley FCU now serves all of Forrest County and select employee groups in Forrest, Lamar and Marion Counties. Wesley FCU will […] [...]

Former Harrison County utility chief indicted on federal charges

by Published: December 16,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Harrison County, Mississippi, NEWS

GULFPORT — A former Harrison County supervisor is scheduled to plead guilty Tuesday to a federal conspiracy charge related to bribes prosecutors say he took from a contractor who was doing business with the local utility authority. Prosecutors say 65-year-old Kim Savant, who resigned earlier Tuesday from the board of supervisors, agreed to have criminal charges […] [...]

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