Posts Tagged ‘GULFPORT’

Ship Island Excursions: A captain’s job is constant

by Published: April 7,2014

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

It rained part of opening weekend for Ship Island Excursions spring season, briefly interrupting ferry trips between Gulfport and the popular barrier island. Weather — anything from high wind to a hurricane — can disrupt the Skrmetta family business that dates back to 1926. “We’re constantly watching the weather,” said Capt. Louis Skrmetta. “We don’t […] [...]

Two new casinos like the odds on Mississippi Gulf Coast

UPDATE APRIL 2: Two proposed Coast casinos miss financing deadline ‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) Two new casinos are on the horizon for the Gulf Coast; good news for the sluggish gaming industry and the state’s economy in general. Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort will be […] [...]

Corps allots more funding to projects in Mississippi

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will dedicate an additional $14.4 million to Mississippi this year to support additional dredging, flood control and other construction and maintenance projects, according to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). The Army Corps of Engineers has decided to direct additional Mississippi River & Tributaries Project (MR&T), general […] [...]

MDEQ lifts water contact advisory for Coast beach

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted a water contact advisory that was issued Feb. 12 for a Coast beach. MDEQ lifted the advisory for Station 11-Gulfport East, which extends from Teagarden Road east to Anniston Avenue. Water samples at this station show the area has […] [...]

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS MOVING — Mississippi company has the task of moving the football team

Before the New Orleans Saints take the field, John Fayard Moving and Warehousing crews have to deliver the footballs, uniforms, video equipment and tons of other black and gold equipment from the team training facility to the Mercedes Benz Superdome. For out-of-town games, Fayard hauls equipment to the New Orleans airport and a second crew […] [...]

Josh Coyne named vice president, consumer sales manager for Regions Bank in Gulfport

Regions Bank has named Josh Coyne as vice president, consumer sales manager in Gulfport. He is responsible for the overall sales performance and skills development of the branch managers and sales teams in the Mississippi Gulf Coast region, and for creating and expanding business development activities. A banking industry veteran with more than eight years […] [...]

State Port director disputes union numbers on jobs

GULFPORT — The state port has responded to complaints its job numbers appear inflated. New executive director Jonathan Daniels said the port employs the equivalent of 103 full-time longshoremen, not the 388 union workers the port previously publicized. Daniels said the new number came from the local International Longshoremen Association. He said the union also […] [...]

Company lands contract to build 40-plus offshore vessels

GULFPORT — Edison Chouest Offshore says it will build more than 40 new vessels to meet growing demand for offshore oil and gas support in the Gulf of Mexico, the Arctic and Brazil. New Orleans CityBusiness reports the new vessels continue a build campaign the Galliano-based company launched in 2011. Edison Chouest did not disclose […] [...]

Construction date set on new wharf face for Port of Gulfport

GULFPORT —Work is set to begin June 6 on building a new wharf face for the west pier of the Port of Gulfport, a project that marks a key phase in restoring the port nearly destroyed almost a decade ago by Hurricane Katrina. The Mississippi State Port Authority awarded Hattiesburg-based L&A Contracting a $55.8 million […] [...]

Gulf Coast group honors state’s surviving World War II veterans

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to reflect new fundraising figures different from those referenced in the May 24, 2013 print edition. It will be wheels up for the last time this October when the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight (MGCHF) holds its final flight to honor the state’s surviving World War II veterans. […] [...]

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