Posts Tagged ‘water sports’

City divides harbor project after higher-than-ecxpected bids

by Associated Press Published: November 2,2012

Tags: bid, boat, boater, boating, builder, building, city, construction, contract, government, habor, municipal, municipality, outdoor, water sports

PASS CHRISTIAN — The city of Pass Christian has split its harbor improvements project into three parts. Mayor Chipper McDermott tells WLOX-TV the decision was made after bids came in higher than expected on the $33-million project. McDermott said the phase one dredging work is already finished and phase two, which involves concrete pilings, is […] [...]

Officials delay decision on contract for marina/harbor

BAY ST. LOUIS — Officials have delayed for at least two weeks a decision on awarding a contract for a $21 million marina and harbor project. The Sea Coast Echo reports the bids for the harbor project were accepted six weeks ago. The low bidder was Gill’s Crane and Dozer Service of Slidell, La., with […] [...]

Construction getting underway on new aquatic center

TUPELO — Work crews are putting up a temporary fence this week around the construction site of Tupelo’s new aquatic center. A groundbreaking was held last Tuesday for the $11 million facility being built near the entrance to Veterans Park. Officials say construction will take about 14 months with a grand opening of the nearly […] [...]

State-owned lake to reopen after six-year closire

BOLIVAR COUNTY — State wildlife officials say Lake Charles Capps in Bolivar County will reopen in September. The Bolivar Commercial reports the lake was closed in 2006 by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks for renovation. Dennis Riecke, a fisheries biologist with the MDWFP, said that one of the main reasons that the […] [...]

Trinity Yachts expanding into military, commercial vessels

by Associated Press Published: May 30,2012

Tags: boating, boats, expansion, manufacturer, manufacturing, military, outdoors, recreation, water sports, yachts

GULFPORT — Trinity Yachts is diversifying its business — expanding with military and commercial vessels. The Gulfport company’s president tells WLOX television the move was needed after the 2008 economic crash reduced demand for luxury vessels. Now, John Dane says, the company needs welders and pipefitters for about three years’ worth of work. The changes […] [...]

City says new marina project moving forward despite lawsuits

by Associated Press Published: April 26,2012

Tags: boating, boats, construction, l courts, lawsuits, marina, municipal government, outdoors, slips, water sports

BAY ST. LOUIS — Though there have been lawsuits over the project, city officials said if all goes according to the plan the new $21 million marina could be built by the end of 2013. The 163-slip harbor will be just north of the CSX railroad bridge. Workers have begun on some construction related to […] [...]

MDEQ closes beach due to pump station overflow

by MBJ Staff Published: March 20,2012

Tags: beach, environment, outdoors, pollution, state agency, tourism, tourists, vacations, visitors, water sports

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has closed a section of beach in Biloxi. This preemptive closure includes Station 11A (which extends from Eisenhower Drive westward to Debuys Road) and also continues west to Mockingbird Lane.  MDEQ advises people to not swim or engage in any other […] [...]

Coast harbor expansion to get underway next month

by Associated Press Published: November 16,2011

Tags: boating, boats, construction, harbor, outdoors, recreation, water sports

PASS CHRISTIAN — Dredging for a $33-million harbor expansion begins Dec. 15, a year after Pass Christian received the grant to make the project possible. Yesterday, the Commission of Marine Resources voted unanimously to allow a permit for harbor modifications, the last hurdle for the project. When bids came in $4 million to $5 million […] [...]

Council approves construction of aquatic center

by Associated Press Published: October 19,2011

Tags: aquatic center, community development, construction, diving, municipal government, sports, swimming, water sports

TUPELO — Officials in Tupelo have approved construction of a proposed $11.3-million indoor aquatic facility at Veterans Park. City Council members voted 5-2 yesterday in favor of the measure, which launches the project into the next phase. Architects will spend several months finalizing details on the proposed facility before soliciting bids for its construction. Tupelo […] [...]

Corps reopens renovated boat ramp at Sardis Lake

by Wally Northway Published: February 27,2011

Tags: environment, fishing, Nature, outdoors, recreation, tourism, water sports

PANOLA COUNTY — The US Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District has reopened the Wyatt Crossing boat ramp at Sardis Lake. The boat ramp and surrounding area was closed in March 2010 for renovations. The renovations and upgrades include a new parking lot, four newly resurfaced boat ramps and a new restroom facility. These projects […] [...]

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