Tag Archives: Gulf Coast

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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J-2X engine tests at Stennis Space Center highlighted in NASA video

May 22, 2013

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Engineers are installing the J-2X engine E10002 in the A-1 test stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The installation is in preparation for a new series of tests, where the engine will be gimbaled, or pivoted, during test firings. Gimbal tests are an important part of the design process. When […]

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Final mission planned for Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight

May 20, 2013

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It will be wheels up for the last time this October when the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight holds its final flight to honor World War II veterans. The organization announced that Honor Flight VI will depart from Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. The flight gives World II veterans from Mississippi a chance […]

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Coast casinos adding rooms, restaurants, venues

May 6, 2013

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There’s a 150-room hotel tower sprouting at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The Isle of Capri is undergoing a major transformation before it becomes the Golden Nugget Biloxi later this year. The Palace Casino in Bilxoi is renovating 236 rooms, and Island View Casino in Gulfport has a new entertainment venue. And there may […]

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AT&T switches on Gulf Coast 4G LTE

April 30, 2013

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AT&T has turned on its 4G LTE network in the Gulfport and Biloxi area, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. Benefits include: • LTE technology is capable of delivering speeds faster than many other mobile Internet technologies. Customers can stream, download, upload and games faster than ever before. • LTE-compatible devices, including […]

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Tunica casino revenues a concern for state gaming officials

April 18, 2013

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When Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Tuesday creating the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, John Hairston saw the occasion as more than a tourism bill for three coast counties. For the chairman of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, it is both a step in reviving the Tunica County casino and a preemptive […]

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C Spire celebrates 25 years in business

February 4, 2013

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Its been 25 years since New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning picked up the phone and called then Mississippi congressman Trent Lott. That historic call signaled the start of business for a little South Mississippi telephone company called Cellular South. The Ridgeland-based telecom now known as C Spire Wireless is celebrating a quarter-century as the […]

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