Posts Tagged ‘Jackson County’

Supervisors OK with regional tourism, but questions remain

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors say they are sold on a regional concept for attracting visitors to the Coast. But there are still details to work out about how the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau will serve the county, how the county will pay and what will be a reasonable contribution. The […] [...]

Bids under review for demolition of facilities at harbor

OCEAN SPRINGS — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is awaiting a review of 10 bids for the demolition and removal of a vacant boat storage shed and a restaurant at the Ocean Springs Harbor. MDMR spokeswoman Melissa Scallan tells The Sun Herald that the bids ranged from $119,000 to $433,000. Scallan said the bids […] [...]

SBA disaster assistance available due to rain, flooding

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Mississippi as a result of excessive rain and flooding beginning Jan. 1, 2013. The disaster declaration […] [...]

DMR to let bids for demolition at Coast harbor

OCEAN SPRINGS — The state Department of Marine Resources plans to open bids next week for the demolition of the Harbor Landing boat shed and restaurant at the Ocean Springs Harbor. The Sun Herald reports the city lost its bid to have the state agency swap the property and buildings for land on Back Bay […] [...]

Supervisors reject architect’s bill for new jail design work

PASCAGOULA — The Jackson County Board of Supervisors has denied a claim by the jail architects they fired last week. Both the board attorney and the president of the board said yesterday the company, The Goldberg Group, billed the county for services that hadn’t been completed. The Sun Herald reports instead of paying a $68,000 […] [...]

Pipeline cutting through wetlands to Chevron plant

JACKSON COUNTY — Heavy machinery is cutting wide ditches through 41 miles of wetlands in Jackson County. The Sun Herald reports that Plains Southcap ,LLC of Mobile, Ala., is getting its two-foot-wide pipeline for crude oil into the ground rapidly. The pipeline’s path runs from 10 miles northwest of Mobile through eastern Jackson County to […] [...]

Mississippi Gasification decides against $2B plant on Coast

MOSS POINT — Mississippi Gasification will not build a $2 billion plant on the former International Paper Co. site in Moss Point. The decision came in an announcement yesterday that the company would not renew a lease for the plant site. Mississippi Gasification, owned by New York-based Leucadia National Corp., planned to turn petroleum coke, […] [...]

Oyster Bay Casino developers choose operator

D’IBERVILLE — Developers of the proposed Oyster Bay Casino have signed a management agreement and hope to start construction of the $170 million resort by the end of the year. Tom Moore says that he and business partner Duane Lewis, a developer from Birmingham, Ala., hired Falcon Gaming of Gulfport to manage the daily operations […] [...]

Explosion at Pascagoula plant; 1 dead, 2 injured

PASCAGOULA — One person is dead and two injured in an explosion at the Mississippi Phosphates plant in Pascagoula. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd tells the Associated Press that the explosion occurred about 7:15 a.m. Friday and was a steam explosion. >> RELATED STORY: Phosphates Corp. loses $1.1 million in first quarter of 2012 The […] [...]

Jackson County backs 3 county tourism marketing

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County Supervisors have voted to support the creation of a singular, regional tourism marketing group along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. On April 9, Harrison County Supervisors voted to create the public-private marketing group, and Hancock County Supervisors passed a resolution of support Friday. Jackson County leaders voted unanimous Monday to endorse the […] [...]

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