Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans’

American Queen to dock in Greenville through ’18

GREENVILLE — The American Queen, which last month took on Greenville as a regular port of call, has extended the relationship another three years. The Delta Democrat-Times reports the city council has signed off on the long-term docking agreement with the flagship of Memphis, Tennessee-based American Queen Steamboat Co. The American Queen so far has […] [...]

‘Free State of Jones’ movie begins filming in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — The Civil War drama “Free State of Jones,” starring Matthew McConnaughey, has started shooting in Louisiana. McConnaughey plays Newton Knight, who rebelled against Confederate authority in Mississippi’s Jones County. Other actors include Gugu Mbatha-Raw who appeared in “Belle” and “Beyond the Lights;” Keri Russell, who has appeared in “Felicity” and “The Americans” […] [...]

New Orleans congestion keeps Chiquita Gulfport port

GULFPORT — Chiquita containers filled with paper arrive by truck and rail at the State Port in Gulfport where they are stored for later movement to New Orleans for southbound shipment. Along with its own cargo, Crowley Liner Services is shipping into Gulfport northbound Chiquita containers loaded with produce. Chiquita moved to New Orleans in October […] [...]

First NBC Bank buying State-Investors Bank for about $51M

by Published: December 31,2014

Tags: Business, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Orleans, NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — First NBC Bank Holding Co. says it’s buying State-Investors Bank and expects to pay about $51 million to stockholders of State Investors Bancorp Inc. A news release says First NBC expects to pay about $49 million for 2.3 million shares of stock and about $2 million for 221,600 stock options outstanding as […] [...]

Katrina whistleblower case set for arguments

JACKSON — State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. has appealed an order that it pay legal fees and damages of $3 million in a whistleblower lawsuit. A jury in Mississippi found the insurer defrauded the government in a policyholder claim after Hurricane Katrina. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled oral arguments for Feb. 5 […] [...]

Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto are dotting every ‘i’ and crossing every ‘t’ in the development of Seafood R’evolution, which is set to open in November

Let there be no doubt, chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto have every intention of opening the finest, nicest and best restaurant Mississippi has ever seen. The two recently sat down with the Mississippi Business Journal to discuss their vision for the 10,000-square-foot Seafood R’evolution with seating for 317 which is set to open in […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Digging into reasons we’re happy, or not

by Published: July 18,2014

Tags: books, Business, Louann Lofton, Mississippi, New Orleans

What makes you happy? What’s likely to make you happy in the future? The answers may seem obvious to you, but Daniel Gilbert’s Stumbling on Happiness will show you that they’re actually anything but. This lively book is not a self-help manual, but a work of psychology written for a popular audience. It’s a book […] [...]

Seafood R’evolution set to make Mississippi ‘the new culinary epicenter of the South’

by Published: April 23,2014

Tags: Business, Madison, Mississippi, New Orleans, Ridgeland, seafood

During a press conference today in Ridgeland, chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto unveiled plans for Seafood R’evolution, an upscale restaurant offering a cultural fusion of foods and flavors that have shaped the Gulf Coast culinary landscape for generations. Seafood R’evolution, with a select menu of items paying homage to Mississippi’s rich culinary heritage, will […] [...]

Carter Church — Being a Carnival designer is a year-long occupation

by Published: January 17,2014

Tags: Bay St. Louis, Business, Louisiana, Mardi Gras, Mississippi, New Orleans

Carter Church’s talents as a costume designer keep him busy working with Carnival krewes in Mississippi and Louisiana all year long. “I’ve always enjoyed Mardi Gras,” the Jackson-born and New Orleans-raised Church said. “It’s a fun time, and it’s fun to watch somebody transformed from one life to somebody else.” But the creative demands under […] [...]

BOOK BIZ: A look at New Orleans charter schools

Anyone interested in the effort to establish charter schools in Mississippi, may want to read this book written by veteran education reporter Sarah Carr about the charter schools in New Orleans. Rather than take a broad look at the whole system, she offers a look at three specific schools in the aftermath of the re-organization […] [...]

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