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Pascagoula tops in construction job growth

Some contractors in Pascagoula, particularly those who were members of the local Associated General Contractors (AGC), were unhappy and were quick to let the local chapter know it in 2010 when a national AGC report had the Coast city losing the most construction jobs of any metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the entire country. Three […] [...]

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>>INGALLS TURNS 75 Building ships for the Pentagon is the economic crown jewel of the Gulf Coast- by Lisa Monti Also in this week’s paper: >> LAW Appeals court rules state’s tort cap doesn’t violate separation of powers- by Clay Chandler >>KEMPER UPDATE Mississippi Power files Kemper rate recovery plan- by Clay Chandler >>CONSTRUCTION Commercial contractors are still […] [...]

Ingalls marks 75th anniversary of shipbuilding

Ingalls Shipbuilding marks its 75th anniversary of building ships in Jackson County this year. Over the years workers have produced and made repairs to countless ships and the company remains a pioneer in the production of warships for the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. Starting in 1938 as Ingalls Iron Works, the yard […] [...]

Old Pascagoula High lives on as senior housing

Time may not have always been on developer Steve Nail’s side in his 14-year quest to transform the 74-year-old Pascagoula High School into Bayside Village Senior Apartments. But it certainly came to his aid June 21. At mid morning, he flew from Jackson to Pascagoula for the ribbon-cutting for Bayside Village. After the ceremony at […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Huntington Ingalls gets $2.38 billion Navy contract

JACKSON — The U.S. Navy has awarded a $2.38 billion contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries to build an amphibious assault ship. The future USS Tripoli will be built at the company’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division in Pascagoula. The Defense Department announced the contract Thursday. The shipyard earlier won a contract to order advance materials. The Tripoli’s […] [...]

Jackson County advances ad valorem tax fight

The fight over ad valorem tax revenue in Jackson County isn’t quite over. Jackson County supervisors last week directed their attorney to file a motion for rehearing after the Mississippi Supreme Court voted April 12 to strike down a law that dispersed portions of ad valorem tax revenue collected within Pascagoula’s city limits to every […] [...]

Gulf Coast Research Lab honors McIlwain

The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory has honored former longtime marine fisheries scientist Tom McIlwain with an endowed chair in the Department of Coastal Sciences. Officials say McIlwain was a key figure in fisheries management. A native of Pascagoula, McIlwain earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Southern Mississippi. His doctorate was in […] [...]

Ingalls training facility contract OKs expected

PASCAGOULA — Construction could start as early as January for Jackson County’s maritime training facility to be built on Ingalls Shipbuilding property. The Board of Supervisors and the Port Authority’s Board of Commissioners are expected to award a $15.6 million contract on Monday to Ben M. Radcliff Contractor Inc. of Mobile. Leaders said it would […] [...]

Todd Trenchard named new chairman at Jackson County Chamber of Commerce

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce installed Todd Trenchard as chairman of the organization for 2011-2012 at the Chamber’s Annual meeting. Trenchard is a senior vice president and the public relations and business development director of Merchants & Marine Bank in Pascagoula and executive director of the Bacot McCarty Foundation. He has served on the […] [...]

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