Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Gulf Coast’

Casino regulators want to see more from developers

JACKSON — The Mississippi Gaming Commission on Thursday delayed approval of plans for Rotate Black’s Harbor Town Casino in Gulfport. WLOX-TV reports that commission members want Rotate Black to step back and look at what more could be added to the project. Commissioner Jerry St. Pe said the size and scope of the Gulfport project […] [...]

Dees named Mac’s Construction V.P.

Mac’s Construction Company Inc. has named Durward Dees as vice president of operations and business development. Dees comes from T.L. Wallace Construction, where he was the director of business development. Dees is a native of Mobile, Ala., and a 1974 graduate of University Military School in Mobile. Continuing his education at the University of South […] [...]

State’s largest planned community — Traditions — attracting growth with family and nature-friendly designs

There is no doubt that people are attracted to living on the water. But after Hurricane Katrina caused a huge amount of destruction along the coastline and waterways of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, a lot of people have opted to seek higher ground. Work had already begun on Tradition, Mississippi’s largest planned community, before Hurricane […] [...]

CONSTRUCTION — How do low-E windows work?

Low-emissivity (low-E) glass windows work by controlling the heat transfer through windows with insulated glazing. The windows reflect the heat during the summer, while allowing the heat in during the winter. “The angles of the sun control it,” said Todd Cantor, general manager of Window King in Gulfport. “The window is designed to allow the […] [...]

CONSTRUCTION — Keesler and Habitat for Humanity decide to ‘LEED and they will follow’

The $287-million project to replace family housing at Keesler Air Force Base after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was not only the largest housing construction project in Air Force history. It also became what was at the time the largest project in the country to receive Leadership in Environment Design (LEED) Silver certification for advances in […] [...]

Rep. Kevin McGee fined $50K, ordered to repay state $346,554

JACKSON — A Rankin County lawmaker has been ordered by the state Ethics Commission to repay the state $346,554 from public printing contracts that went to his family business. State Rep. Kevin McGee was also fined $50,000 for the dealings. McGee, a Republican from Brandon, owns — along with family members — Service Printers of […] [...]

Williams wins award

Dr. Janet Williams, R.N., Ph.D., dean of the Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing at William Carey University, was recently awarded a 2011 Woman of Achievement Award in the education category by the Lighthouse Business and Professional Women organization. Lighthouse BPW represents successful women in every sector of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s business community, […] [...]

‘Personhood’ prop splits Mississippi religious leaders

Mississippi religious leaders are split on a “personhood” initiative on next Tuesday’s ballot. Initiative 26 would amend the state constitution to declare life begins at fertilization. The state’s largest religious group, the Mississippi Baptist Convention, supports the proposal, as does the Tupelo-based American Family Association. >> RELATED STORY: Barbour votes for Personhood amendment after all […] [...]

Barrier islands’ health crucial to Gulf Coast economy

by Published: October 23,2011

Tags: Barrier Islands, Mississippi Gulf Coast, Ship Island

Two of the state’s four barrier islands, which are the keys to both the Coast’s ecology and economy, are in jeopardy, and state and federal agencies are now in a race with time and nature to reverse the damage. The operation is focused on the most threatened island, Ship Island, but authorities are also worried […] [...]

Walton brings a wealth of experience and community service to Coast banking position

by Published: October 23,2011

Tags: BancorpSouth, banking, John Walton, Mississippi Gulf Coast, profile

With an accounting background and more than 30 years experience in banking, John Walton says he’s exactly where he wants to be as the new division president, Mississippi Gulf Coast, with BancorpSouth Bank. “I love what I do,” he said. “One of the great aspects of my job is getting to meet a lot of […] [...]

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