Posts Tagged ‘Jackson County’

Mississippi Coast leads in urban economic growth in 2013

JACKSON — The economy along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast grew rapidly in 2013, while growth slowed in the state’s other metropolitan areas. The figures, released Tuesday 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 […] [...]

Congressional delegation backs county’s bid for FEMA reimbursement

JACKSON COUNTY — Mississippi lawmakers representing South Mississippi are throwing their support behind an effort by Jackson County to be reimbursed for nearly $1 million spent on disaster recovery projects undertaken after Hurricanes Katrina and Isaac. U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), have sent a letter supporting […] [...]

Air conditioning problems shut down Coast government complex

PASCAGOULA — Three Jackson County government buildings will be closed until at least tomorrow while workers repair air conditioning systems. About 100 workers were sent home yesterday. The shutdown affects the county courthouse, the courts building and the county services complex. County administrator Brian Fulton says a backup “chiller” went out Sunday while the main […] [...]

Coast officials have concerns over definition of ‘waters’

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County officials fear a newly proposed federal definition of “waters” could require them to get permits to clean out ditches and drainage areas and delay responses to neighborhood flooding. The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are seeking to clarify which waters or wetlands would trigger federal requirements, […] [...]

County leaders hire company to provide health care to inmates

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have hired a private company to handle medical, mental health and dental care for inmates at the jail. Supervisors say the $650,000 annual contract covers health care services to inmates at the adult and juvenile detention centers. The company is offering primary care, mental health and 24-hour, on-call service. Board […] [...]

First phase of Coast highway project almost completed

JACKSON COUNTY — Work is nearing completion on the first phase of a comprehensive highway reconstruction project beginning at the U.S. Highway 90 interchange of Highway 63 and Highway 611 in Jackson County. The $21-million phase one project was awarded to Tanner Construction Company and included construction of a new interchange for the intersection. Mallette […] [...]

County loses revenue from pipeline, Section 42 housing

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County is taking an unexpected hit in revenue with a recent drop in the assessed value of a major pipeline and a loss in tax revenue from federally subsidized housing. The Sun Herald reports a state tax appeals board ruled in favor of the owners of the Destin Pipeline, and lowered its […] [...]

Troy Ross, Barry Cumbest selected as Jackson County officers

by Published: January 17,2014

Tags: Business, government, Jackson County, Mississippi

Jackson County supervisors have elected Troy Ross to lead the board as president for the coming year and Barry Cumbest to be vice president. Ross represents the west side of the county — parts of Ocean Springs, St. Martin and Latimer. Cumbest represents Vancleave and the northeast Jackson County.   [...]

Supervisors hire team for addition to Ingalls’ training complex

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have hired an engineer, an architect and a grant administrator to design and handle a $1.3-million addition to the new Haley Reeves Barbour Maritime Training facility at Ingalls shipyard. The Sun Herald reports the addition has been ordered before the Barbour building was put into use. It is called the […] [...]

Supervisors open bids — again — for new jail

PASCAGOULA — The Jackson County Board of Supervisors will open bids for a new 750-bed county jail tomorrow. The Sun Herald reports the bids are expected to be in the range of $30 million including fixtures and some furnishings. The structure will include room for 60 additional beds. Last summer, the county threw out all […] [...]

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