Tag Archives: Gulf Coast

Southern Automotive Conference begins with an upbeat message

October 4, 2013

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By Lisa Monti  The annual Southern Automotive Conference in Biloxi began Thursday sessions with an upbeat economic presentation and wound down with the Mississippi blues. In between, participants heard about workforce, something and something. Peter Ricchiuti, founder and director of the Burkenroad Reports at Tulane University, opened the two day meeting at Beau Rivage by […]

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Tax sale takes in nearly $2 million

September 18, 2013

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HANCOCK COUNTY — The annual tax sale in Hancock County brought in a total of $1,885,797 for 3,053 parcels, Tax Collector and Assessor Jimmie Ladner said the weak economy and insurance uncertainties in the coastal county contributed to the sale volume. Ladner said 1,182 parcels in the county went into state ownership, erasing $140,000 in revenue […]

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Ochsner Health System takes over Hancock Medical Center

September 18, 2013

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BAY ST. LOUIS — The operation of Hancock Medical Center is in the hands of Ochsner Health System for 90 days. The board of supervisors signed a contract with Ochsner to improve how the county-owned medical facility performs. Supervisors terminated the management contract with Quorum Health Resources, which had run the hospital for several years. […]

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Green Canyon Outfitters opens store front on Gulf Coast

September 18, 2013

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GULF COAST — A high-end outdoor store is now open on Beach Boulevard in Old Town Bay St. Louis. Green Canyon Outfitters carries brands such as Patagonia, The North Face, Hard Tail, Olukai, Costa Del Mar, Ray Ban and Maui Jim. The locally owned business also sells camping, boating, hiking and other outdoor merchandise online and […]

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Old school to new hotel? Developer set to take ownership in Bay St. Louis this month

September 18, 2013

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BAY ST. LOUIS — The long awaited sale of Second Street Elementary School to New Orleans developer is scheduled to close Sept. 25. The deal has been more than a year in the making. Developer Jim MacPhaille has been informally polling city officials and residents of the Second Street neighborhood to see what kind of […]

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Biloxi City Council wants economic study on planned stadium

August 7, 2013

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Proposed Biloxi minor league baseball stadium (Courtesy of Dale Partners)

By Frank Brown Mississippi Business Journal BILOXI, Mississippi — The Biloxi City Council wants to know what it’s paying for before it OKs a $21 million investment to build a minor league downtown baseball stadium. The Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to commission an economic analysis on the impact of the $36 million stadium that […]

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New restaurants opening in Ocean Springs; Maison de Lu moves

July 26, 2013

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Ocean Springs, the restaurant capital of South Mississippi, is adding two more. PHO Vietnamese Restaurant (1504 Government St.) offers traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Owner Tien Vu promises an elegant dining experience. There’s outdoor dining in a covered courtyard with a fountain and Koi pond. 228-327-8686 Vestige (715 Washington Ave.) serves seasonal American dishes. Alex Perry is […]

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New owner to publish Pass Christian’s Gazebo Gazette weekly

July 25, 2013

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Jace Ponder, the new owner and publisher/editor of the biweekly Gazebo Gazette in Pass Christian, will return the community newspaper to a weekly schedule and pump up coverage of local news and sports. He also wants to add the city’s and school district’s legal notices to keep residents informed. Ponder said weekly publication will resume […]

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Wildlife tourism a $19 billion industry to Gulf of Mexico states

July 8, 2013

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The wildlife tourism industry in the Gulf of Mexico states is a $19 billion industry and generates 2.6 million jobs, according to a report released today by Datu Reseach, an economic research firm. The study was funded by Environmental Defense Fund with support from the Walton Family Foundation. “Wildlife Tourism and the Gulf Coast Economy” concluded […]

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Ingalls shipbuilding apprentice class graduates

July 1, 2013

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PASCAGOULA: Huntington Ingalls Industries held graduation ceremonies for Ingalls Shipbuilding’s Apprentice School on Saturday. The ceremony, held at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention Center, celebrated the accomplishments of 60 students representing Ingalls’ various crafts. Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann was the keynote speaker and acknowledged the graduates’ commitments. “In addition to the commitments you’ve made to Mississippi, Ingalls and your […]

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