Posts Tagged ‘GULFPORT’

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 […] [...]

Commissioners welcome Roberts

by Published: October 7,2012

Tags: E.J. Roberts, GULFPORT, Mississippi State Port Authority

The Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport announced E.J. Roberts has been appointed by the City of Gulfport to a five-year term on the MSPA board of commissioners. Roberts is the owner of E.J. Roberts State Farm Insurance in Gulfport. He has been a member of the State Farm’s Chairman’s Circle, which honors the top […] [...]

Number left without power by Isaac rises to 90,000+

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A tow truck driver was killed this morning in Pearl River County when a tree fell on his truck, the first death in Mississippi from Isaac. The death of the unidentified driver on a Picayune street came during heavy rain and wind from Isaac, said Pearl River County Emergency Management director Danny […] [...]

Isaac pushing toward Big Easy; coastal flooding widespread

GULF COAST — Hurricane Isaac is lashing New Orleans as it approaches and pushing flood waters over a rural levee south of the city, where authorities believe some people may be trapped. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm’s center early this morning was about 50 miles south-southwest of New Orleans and moving slowly. […] [...]

Man gets prison for oil-spill fraud

GULFPORT — A 28-year-old Gulfport man has been sentenced to prison for 37 months and ordered to make restitution of $27,000 for fraud involving an oil-spill recovery claim. Moses W. Keys was sentenced Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. also ordered three years of probation. Keys had received an emergency check for $23,200 on […] [...]

Gulfport casino development denied

JACKSON — The Mississippi Gaming Commission has asked casino developer Rotate Black to try again. The commission, in a 3-0 vote Thursday, again rejected the company’s plan for the Harbor Town Casino on the waterfront in Gulfport. In April, the commission asked developers to add more to their proposal, hoping the additional investment would bolster […] [...]

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