Posts Tagged ‘GULFPORT’

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. […] [...]

Bennett: Mississippi has a lottery; it just needs to be enacted

From the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi, here’s what state Rep. Richard Bennett, chairman of the House gaming committee says about the state’s stance on lotteries. “A lot of people don’t realize that in 1992, there was a referendum for a lottery in Mississippi and it passed, and they amended the constitution. So it’s legal […] [...]

Gulfport engineer enjoys rich ‘retirement’ of fishing, writing, film making

“Why do old men wake so early? Is it to have one longer day?” Ernest Hemingway, “The Old Man and the Sea” At 62, Frank Wilem is still far from retirement especially in spirit. Consultant, motivational speaker, author, fisherman, diver and filmmaker are just some of the many titles that Wilem proudly wears as the […] [...]

Joffrion replaces Nichols

by Published: January 25,2013

Tags: BILOXI, David Nichols, Gary Joffrion, GULFPORT

The Gulfport City Council has approved the appointment of Gary Joffrion as the city’s urban development director. The Sun Herald reports Joffrion, an urban development department employee, fills the vacancy left open by David Nichols, who recently became Biloxi’s chief administrative officer. [...]

A general with a big heart

by Published: January 18,2013

Tags: Feed My Sheep, GULFPORT, non-profits, Ted Hearn

The growing number of homeless people in the Gulfport area touched Ted Hearn’s heart. Always active in community events, he became involved with a local soup kitchen, Feed My Sheep, as a board member and food server in the daily lunch line. He also worked with the Salvation Army and helped operate a cold weather […] [...]

Scaled-back port plan offers chance of timely completion

by Published: November 2,2012

Tags: GULFPORT, Hurricane Katrina, Panama Canal, Port of Gulfport

Eager to shorten the time frame for upgrading and enlarging the Port of Gulfport, port commissioners last Tuesday agreed to scale back plans to elevate the West Pier to 25 feet as part of a $500 million-plus restoration and expansion of Mississippi’s main seaport. The choice ahead is whether to elevate to 12 feet or […] [...]

Search firm likely to lead effort to fill port chief job

by Published: November 2,2012

Tags: GULFPORT, Mississippi Sound, Panama Canal, Port of Gulfport

The Mississippi State Port Commission expects to hire a search firm to recruit a replacement for Don Allee, who departed his post as executive director and CEO of the Mississippi State Port Authority Nov. 2. Allee ran the Port of Gulfport for 11 years, having previously served as a port executive in Freeport, Texas, and […] [...]

Memorial Gulfport staff officers elected

Memorial at Gulfport medical staff officers were recently elected, and they will serve through 2014. David Northington, D.O., was elected chief of staff. Northington was appointed to the staff in October 2003. He is the medical director of the hospitalist program at Memorial. He is a graduate of the University of Health Sciences College of […] [...]

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