Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Gulf Coast’

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 Wally Northway 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 Lynn Lofton 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 […] [...]

Downtown donations part of Pascagoula makeover

PASCAGOULA — The donation of two downtown Pascagoula buildings to the Pascagoula Redevelopment Authority could boost efforts to revitalize that Gulf Coast city’s downtown area. The Heidelberg Steinberger Colmer & Burrow law firm donated the former Parker Jewelry and Parsley’s Barber Shop buildings to the Redevelopment Authority on Thursday. The authority will market the properties […] [...]

State casino revenue drops $6 million in September

September was a down month at Coast casinos. The year started with slow but steady growth. Revenue increased in five of the first seven months, and despite slipping in August and September, remains $5.8 million ahead of last year’s pace. August’s $10 million drop in gross casino revenue was followed by a $6 million decrease […] [...]

Shrimp processors fighting proposed H2-B pay raises

Shrimp processors along the Mississippi Gulf Coast have filed for injunctive relief in federal court in an effort to block a proposed rule change by the U.S. Department of Labor in determining wages paid under the department’s H2-B guest-worker program. A late September decision by the Labor Department to delay the new wage-determining rule has […] [...]

Guice remembered for service

by MBJ Staff Published: September 11,2011

Tags: civil defense, Mississippi Gulf Coast, Wade Guice

Wade Guice, who saw the Mississippi Gulf Coast through Hurricane Camille in 1969 and fostered public awareness of the need to evacuate when a hurricane threatens, was recently honored when his is the first name to be placed on a wall of remembrance for civil defense leaders. Guice was Harrison County’s Civil Defense director for […] [...]

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