Posts Tagged ‘Hancock County’

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Social Chair rocks Bay St. Louis

After Hurricane Katrina tens of thousands of Coast residents needed to replace their home furnishings. But about the only place open near Bay St. Louis for a while was Walmart. That is when interior decorator Yuki Northington, who owns the firm Art & Interiors in Bay St. Louis, decided to open Social Chair to help […] [...]

Infinity lifts off at Stennis Space Center on the Gulf Coast

BAY ST. LOUIS: The towering sculpture of a soaring eagle greets motorists as they turn into the massive gravel parking lot just off Interstate 10 in Hancock County. Crafted from hurricane-battered timber and scrap metal from a nearby rocket test stand, the lone eagle is the first to welcome visitors to the new Infinity Science […] [...]

Post-Katrina funds bring wealth of public buildings to the Mississippi Gulf Coast

There are many vacant lots on the Coast’s post-Katrina landscape where homes, businesses and churches once stood. However, a number of public facilities have been constructed to replace those lost in the 2005 hurricane. A combination of funds through the Mississippi Development Authority, federal Community Development Block Grants, FEMA and insurance proceeds were used to […] [...]

Cartoon — February 6, 2012

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Work continues on water park in Hancock County

BAY ST. LOUIS — Work has begun on a wave pool and water park at Buccaneer State Park in Hancock County. “We are very excited about beginning the final phase of our recovery projects. This will make us whole again,” Park Manager Stu Rayburn told the Sea Coast Echo. Rayburn said that construction began in […] [...]

Change on Tap? Beer legislation supporters are being cautiously optimistic

Lawmakers and grassroots organizers who have unsuccessfully pushed for legislation to modernize Mississippi’s beer and brewing laws are optimistic their efforts stand a better chance of paying off this session. As he has the past few sessions, Rep. David Baria, D-Bay St. Louis, has filed bills that would increase the state’s alcohol-by-weight limit in beer, […] [...]

2011 SBA Prime Contractor of the Year

by Published: May 11,2011

Tags: construction, Hancock County

HANCOCK COUNTY- Meredith Anderson, managing member of Can’t Be Beat LLC, shares her company’s story and her own work ethic with MBJ-TV. [...]

Putting the pieces back together on the Coast

On May 5, a group of approximately 40 volunteers – all women – turned out to help build one home and renovate another in Bay St. Louis for the Bay-Waveland Area Habitat for Humanity. These projects represented yet another step toward recovery for the town that was "ground zero" for Hurricane Katrina in 2005. "You […] [...]

Northern Gulf Institute to receive federal money

HANCOCK COUNTY — Two federal grants worth more than $8.5 million have been awarded to expand the scope of the Northern Gulf Institute (NGI), a research collaborative led by Mississippi State University (MSU). U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) announced that a $4.49-million grant has been issued to the Mississippi State University Research and Technology Corp. […] [...]

Skylla wins contract, this time with Stennis

by Published: September 21,2009

Tags: Hancock County, Skylla Engineering, SSC, Stennis Space Center

HANCOCK COUNTY — Skylla Engineering recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Stennis Space Center (SSC) operations and the win of its second contract. Skylla Engineering won its first SSC contract with the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS’) Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility (HIF) in July 2008. The second contract, as a subcontractor to SAIC supporting the National […] [...]

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