Posts Tagged ‘HATTIESBURG’

Hattiesburg improvement projects for 2015

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg’s Department of Public Works closed 2014 with a flurry of projects across the city, and Director Larry Barnes doesn’t expect the pace to slow in 2015. Barnes tells The Hattiesburg American that Hattiesburg will look like a cleaner city and a more attractive city. Barns says one of the largest projects on his department’s plate will […] [...]

Severe weather slams Mississippi; 4 killed

JACKSON — Severe weather slamming the southern U.S. two days before Christmas killed at least four people, flipped cars, knocked out power to thousands and damaged several homes and businesses. In Mississippi, Gov. Phil Bryant declared an emergency for two southeastern counties where officials say four people died in the storms and several more were […] [...]

Hattiesburg hires counsel to handle complaint

by Published: December 23,2014

Tags: Business, HATTIESBURG, Hilton Garden Inn, Mississippi, NEWS

HATTIESBURG — A long-lingering dispute between the city of Hattiesburg and commercial property owners over discontinued sewer service will go to trial in July of 2015 in Forrest County Circuit Court. The Hattiesburg American reports the city hired the Hicks Law Firm. The incident that led to a complaint filed by Bryan Saliba and Dennis Pierce dates […] [...]

State economic development leaders optimistic of 2015

State business and economic development leaders are optimistic that the sluggish economic recovery from the 2008 recession will kick into high gear in 2015. At 7.6 percent, Mississippi had the second highest unemployment rate in the country in November. But that is a significant improvement from rates of more than 10 percent in 2011, and […] [...]

4 companies honored with export awards

JACKSON — Four Mississippi companies have been honored for their success in maintaining or increasing export sales. The 2014 awards were presented Wednesday by Gov. Phil Bryant in Jackson. Columbus-based BankTEL Systems, provider of financial accounting and cash management software, received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting in the service sector. Hattiesburg-based BioSoil Enhancers, […] [...]

KiOR misses debt payment, Miss. doesn’t foreclose

JACKSON — Biofuel maker KiOR has missed its deadline for a $1.8 million loan payment to the state of Mississippi at midnight Wednesday, but instead of legal action, what has immediately followed is waiting. The state has not moved to foreclose, and the Pasadena, Texas, company has not declared bankruptcy. The wait could mean a […] [...]

Commerce Department: Some metro area economies grew faster than others

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The economy along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast grew rapidly in 2013, while growth slowed in the state’s other metropolitan areas. The figures, released by the U.S. Commerce Department, show that gross domestic product expanded by 4 percent in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula metropolitan area in 2013. That’s a big pickup from 0.1 percent growth in […] [...]

Laura G. Lofton joins Owl Drug Store

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Business, education, HATTIESBURG, healthcare, Mississippi

Laura G. Lofton, PharmD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic’s Owl Drug Store as a pharmacist. She earned her doctorate of pharmacy from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Lofton is a member of the Mississippi Pharmacists Association. She joins Debra V. Akers, RPh and Diane S. Ashley, RPh.   [...]

MBJ Special Report: Cities learn value of partnering for retail

Mississippi’s mayors and county supervisor chairs relish putting on hardhats and grabbing a shovel for groundbreakings on new retail developments. But to get to that point, communities are learning they must shape partnerships with developers instead of depending on a developer’s determination to walk over hot coals in bare feet to get a project built. […] [...]

USM makes administration changes; Dr. Bret Becton will serve as the college’s associate dean

by Published: August 19,2014

Tags: Business, education, HATTIESBURG, Mississippi

Several administrative changes have taken place in the College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi for the start of the 2014-2015 year. Dr. Bret Becton will serve as the college’s associate dean after Dr. Joe Peyrefitte returned to a faculty position. Becton will be in charge of operations and accreditation for the College […] [...]

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