Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Gulf Coast’

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 […] [...]

Louisiana firm chosen to manage DMR conservation program

BILOXI — A Louisiana firm has been awarded a $1.2 million, three-year contract to manage a coastal conservation program headquartered at the Mississippi Department of Resources. The Sun Herald reports CSRS, a Baton Rouge-based firm headed by architects and engineers, will manage the final stages of the Coastal Impact Assistance Program, the subject of a […] [...]

Research group completes first-ever land use survey on Coast

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Over a 10-month period, a group of University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students and their geography professor conducted a parcel-based land use survey by coding more than 200,000 parcels of land across the three coastal counties of south Mississippi. Dr. David Holt, assistant professor of geography at the Southern Miss […] [...]

New CVB targets trash, blighted property to boost tourism

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Members of the new Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau are developing a vision and plan to increase tourism, starting in part by cleaning up South Mississippi. John McFarland, Tourism Partnership chairman, says a report presented by members of the Gulf Coast Regional Tourism Partnership showed the No. 1 negative […] [...]

Rebuilding piers, bulkheads and bridges is Vancleave company’s niche

Building piers, bulkheads and bridges is a construction specialty that’s a good match for Mississippi’s coastal counties where there’s boating and fishing as recreation and business and roadways must cross bodies of water. Parnell Construction, based in Vancleave, stays busy with this niche construction. The company recently completed the $270,000 Magnolia Street bird-watching pier in […] [...]

TURNER: Even hurricanes couldn’t keep Christi and Mike Alise down

Talking to Christi and Mike Alise, president and vice president of Gulf Coast Produce, one is led to marvel at just what determination, teamwork, and dedication can achieve. The Alises have been in the produce business for most of their adult lives, having grown up in Louisiana and then moving to the Mississippi Gulf Coast […] [...]

Confidence up among Coast CEOs, business owners

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Gulf Coast Business Council Research Foundation has released its quarterly CEO and Business Owners Confidence report for the second quarter of 2013, and the numbers are encouraging. “Our CEO’s and business owners have not expressed this level of confidence in the local economy since the first quarter of 2011,” said […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Museum chooses Roosa

The Walter Anderson Museum of Art has appointed Rosemary Roosa executive director. The Sun Herald reports Roosa was named interim director Aug. 2o. She replaces Linda Bloom, who resigned as executive director to return home to Hilton Head, S.C., for family reason. Roosa has been involved with other nonprofits, including the Brown Condor’s Mississippi Aviation […] [...]

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