Posts Tagged ‘Hancock County’

Organizers want new festival on Gulf Coast to go regional

by Lisa Monti Published: March 21,2014

Tags: Bay St. Louis, Business, entertainment, Gulf Coast, Hancock County, Mississippi

Organizers of ArtsAlive! 2014 are billing their March 22 multimedia event in Bay St. Louis as a new sort of arts festival in this festival-rich coastal region. The daylong program will showcase a blend of art, music, food and literature throughout the historic downtown area, drawing artists and art lovers from all directions. Response to […] [...]

Plans for beach green space unveiled on Mississippi Gulf Coast

by Ross Reily Published: March 20,2014

Tags: BILOXI, Business, Gulf Coast, Hancock County, Mississippi

BILOXI — Land south of U.S. Highway 90 where Harrah’s Entertainment planned to build the original Margaritaville Casino would become green space under a proposal presented this week to Biloxi officials. Jason Wald, a project manager with Yates Construction, met this week with members of the city’s development review committee. Wald said Harrah’s officials want […] [...]

John Ferrucci’a perfect voice is perfect for the Silver Slipper Casino

by Lisa Monti Published: February 28,2014

Tags: Business, casinos, gambling, gaming, Gulf Coast, Hancock County, Mississippi

John Ferrucci keeps a high profile as the general manager of Silver Slipper Casino on the beach in Hancock County, but he’s probably better known for his Jersey-tinged voice in the casino’s radio and TV commercials. The ad’s catchy jingle to “Come on down to the Silver Slipper. Pass a good time at the Silver […] [...]

The last FEMA project — Municipal pier in Bay St. Louis had been put off for years

by Lisa Monti Published: January 17,2014

Tags: Business, FEMA, Hancock County, Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi, Politics

When the Jimmy Rutherford Pier is completed in the next month or so, it will have the distinction of being the last FEMA project on Bay St. Louis’s long list of almost 70 post-Katrina projects worth around $80.5 million. Mayor Les Fillingame said, “It is very exciting to get to the point where we are […] [...]

New owners renovating Waveland cinema

by Lisa Monti Published: January 10,2014

Tags: Business, entertainment, Gulf Coast, Hancock County, Mississippi, Waveland

John Watzke remembers standing in a long line back in the late 1970s to see the action comedy film Smokey and The Bandit at the movie theater in Waveland. He’s hoping the public response is as enthusiastic when he and his brother Charles reopen the cinema they bought last year and are working to restore […] [...]

Work on Bay harbor, pier heading for spring completion

by Lisa Monti Published: November 15,2013

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Hancock County, Mississippi

Work on the $22-million harbor and pier project in downtown Bay St. Louis is in its final stages, headed for completion in May. Boaters already are asking about slip rentals, said Mayor Les Fillingame, who expects the harbor to “create that destination by the sea that has never existed in Bay St. Louis.” Buz Olsen, […] [...]

State acquires marshland property in Hancock County

HANCOCK COUNTY — The state of Mississippi has acquired 2,483 acres of marshland located at the mouth of the Pearl River in Hancock County, according to a release from Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “For the second time this year, we were able to acquire heritage properties for the Tidelands Preserve on behalf of the […] [...]

Hancock County’s Edwards ready to get to work on new port job

by Lisa Monti Published: October 4,2013

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Hancock County, Mississippi

By Lisa Monti The Hancock County Board of Supervisors still has to vote to finalize the hiring of Ashley Edwards as director of the Port and Harbor Commission but Edwards already has a list of things he wants to accomplish. One of his first goals will be to create a certified-development ready site list and […] [...]

Trial rescheduled of Alabama man accused of wetlands violations

HANCOCK COUNTY — The trial date has changed for William R. Miller, a Fairhope, Ala., real estate developer accused of wetlands and Clean Water Act violations in Hancock County. U.S. District Judge Walter J. Gex III recused himself from hearing the case in July for unspecified reasons. The Sun Herald reports Judge Louis Guirola Jr. […] [...]

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

by Ross Reily Published: September 20,2013

Tags: Bay St. Louis, Business, Gulf Coast, GULFPORT, Hancock County, Mississippi, Regions Bank

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 […] [...]

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