Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane Katrina’

Construction date set on new wharf face for Port of Gulfport

by Ted Carter Published: May 31,2013

Tags: GULFPORT, Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi State Port Authority, 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 […] [...]

Offensive launched against bogus contractors

A new anti-contractor fraud campaign is underway with a two-fold goal — educate Mississippi consumers on the best practices when choosing a contractor, particularly in the wake of a natural disaster, and give would-be bogus contractors a stern warning that preying on vulnerable homeowners will not be tolerated. “In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in […] [...]

OUR VIEW: Jeopardizing a visitor industry for little in return

The Mississippi Business Journal over the years has chronicled the exodus of Mississippi corporations, trade associations and non-profit groups to Alabama’s Orange Beach and Gulf Shores and Florida’s Panhandle for their conventions and trade shows. While we lamented the loss of hospitality dollars to our state, we conceded the lure of the sparkling sand beaches […] [...]

Retro fit program finds takers on Gulf Coast

The Coastal Retrofit Mississippi program, funded by $27 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, covers about 90 percent of the retrofit costs. MEMA’s Mike Ferdinand said the program has about 1,354 active applicants and about 100 retrofits have been completed. Sixty-five homes are awaiting final FEMA approval before going to construction. Thirty retrofits are […] [...]

Act now before storm season

If you think preparing for storm season only means stocking up on extra drinking water and food or filling your gas tank, you are missing a very important step in your preparations. You should get to know your insurance policy. Knowing what’s covered and what’s not can save you a world of trouble and possibly […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Offsets needed for Palazzo hypocrisy on Hurricane Sandy relief

by MBJ Staff Published: January 11,2013

Tags: disaster relief, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, Steven Palazzo

That’s Mississippi, always looking out for the rest of us. So goes the cynical commentary after two-term Rep. Steven Palazzo embarrassed Mississippi with his vote last week against federal aid for Hurricane Sandy recovery. As the national media has been quick to point out, Palazzo is a taker but not much of a giver. Rep. […] [...]

January 11, 2013- Chuck McIntosh

by Chuck McIntosh Published: January 11,2013

Tags: Harry Reid, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, storm damage

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Gary Reed oversees the Gulfport Branch of SBA with servant’s heart

by Becky Gillette Published: November 30,2012

Tags: Gary Reed, Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi Gulf Coast, Small Business Administation

You are unlikely to find anyone who is a more passionate cheerleader for small businesses taking advantage of the programs of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) programs than Gary Reed. After about 15 years working to market SBA programs in Mississippi, Reed was appointed in February 2011 to be manager of the Gulfport SBA […] [...]

New Orleans developers look to Bay St. Louis ties

by Lisa Monti Published: November 30,2012

Tags: Bay St. Louis, Hurricane Katrina, residential developer

New Orleans developers Jim and Catherine MacPhaille are counting on the strong ties between Bay St. Louis and the Big Easy to attract buyers for their new beachfront project playfully named The Recess Club. It’s seven houses on six acres with shared recreational amenities geared toward quick family getaways. Several years ago the couple bought […] [...]

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