Tag Archives: Gulf Coast

SpaceX to bring more innovation to Stennis

October 31, 2013

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SpaceX is bringing a new engine rocket testing program to Stennis Space Center along with an incredible background thanks to its forward-thinking chief, Elon Musk. Musk, the billionaire founder of PayPal, is CEO/CTO of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla Motors. Bloomberg Businessweek called Musk “the 21st century industrialist.” Most recently he made headlines with his […]

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Southern automotive industry salutes National Manufacturing Day

October 7, 2013

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“Happy Manufacturing Day to you,” Melanie Stover of The Manufacturing Institute greeted participants on the closing day of the 2013 Southern Automotive Conference at Beau Rivage in Biloxi. “It’s my favorite holiday.” Stover and her fellow conference participants laughed at the line but couldn’t be more serious about the importance of manufacturing and its economic […]

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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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