Posts Tagged ‘Pascagoula’

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Mississippi Main Street honors Pascagoula’s Davis

The work of Rebecca Davis in helping Pascagoula gain new life after the destruction of Katrina won her Mississippi Main Street Association’s Charles O. Beasley Scholarship Award, an annual honor that goes to a Main Street manager who has shown outstanding service to the community and program. Davis received the award at the Mississippi Main […] [...]

Work begins on new assault ship at Ingalls

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding has begun construction on LPD 26, the Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship. The Mississippi Press reports the vessel is named for U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha, the long-serving Pennsylvania Democrat who died in February 2010. Murtha also spent time in the U.S. Marine Corps. In April, the shipyard in Pascagoula was […] [...]

Maritime trades academy building design changes

PASCAGOULA – A future multimillion dollar school aimed at educating shipbuilders in South Mississippi is being scaled down to stay within its budget. The $20 million federally funded Jackson County Maritime Trades Academy is meant to provide a skilled work force and help Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding expand its two- to four-year apprentice program from 610 […] [...]

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