Home » Tag Archives: Gulf Coast (page 2)

Tag Archives: Gulf Coast

Owner seeks $12.5 million for Pass Christian home

news-feature-1_rgb

PASS CHRISTIAN — The Pass Christian home of Charles and Nancy Ramsey is the most expensive MLS-listed house in Mississippi at $12.5 million. “There are a lot of fine qualities to the home,” realtor Liz Hanson told The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/1WckjXZ ). “They have a sitting room with a fireplace and an Italian carved mantel that’s just beautiful. The library has ...

Read More »

Biloxi council negotiating over BP legal fees

Deepwater Horizon

BILOXI — The city of Biloxi hasn’t yet received its $5.9 million settlement from BP from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill but city officials are trying to get attorneys to reduce the 20 percent contingency fee. The Sun Herald reports a special meeting was called Thursday to discuss the 2012 contract with Biloxi law firm Page, Mannino, Peresich and McDermott. ...

Read More »

Memorial’s RevUp provides monitoring after hospital stay

By LYNN LOFTON Often patients are released from the hospital with a fistful of instructions and a bagful of medications. What then? For more than two years Memorial Hospital at Gulfport looked for ways to do more care coordination to help patients have better followup and quality of life and to prevent having to re-enter the hospital. “Care coordination has ...

Read More »

Long Beach approves Katrina slab ordinance

Typical-S

LONG BEACH — In 30 days, Long Beach residents will have to remove any slabs left behind on their property from Hurricane Katrina. Mayor Billy Skellie told local media the ordinance was approved by the board of aldermen on Wednesday and takes effect in 30 days. After that, once property owners are notified, they have to take action immediately to ...

Read More »

VT Halter Marine marks expansion, breaks ground

news-feature-1_rgb

PASCAGOULA — VT Halter Marine has marked the completion of its dry dock expansion and broken ground on its new blast and paint facility in Pascagoula. VT Halter Marine chief executive officer Jack Predergast says the expansion is part of the company’s five-year plan to develop a full service repair facility. The $13 million project added 400 jobs at VT. ...

Read More »

Shrimp season interruption, low prices make tough year

Low prices and an unusual season are making it difficult for Mississippi fishermen to harvest the state’s shrimp crop. (Photo by MSU Extension/Dave Burrage)

BILOXI — Mississippi fishermen remain intent on harvesting this year’s shrimp crop in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico despite low prices and a season paused and restarted. Dave Burrage, Mississippi State University Extension professor of marine resources at the Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, said the shrimp season first opened June 3, closed June 19 when shrimp ...

Read More »

Mississippi Phosphates set to plead guilty in pollution case

news-feature-2_rgb

GULFPORT — A Gulf Coast fertilizer manufacturer will plead guilty Aug. 19 to federal allegation of violating the Clean Water Act by polluting waterways. The government said Mississippi Phosphates killed fish and destroyed marshy areas around Bayou Casotte in Pascagoula. James B. Tucker, an attorney representing Mississippi Phosphates, told The Sun Herald he will enter a guilty plea on behalf ...

Read More »

Public meeting to be held on Uber regulations

uber

GULFPORT — The Motor Vehicle for Hire Authority will hold a public hearing on proposed regulations for companies such as Uber. The regulations would apply to all so-called “transportation network companies,” but Uber, a ride-hailing service that has boomed in popularity across the country while irking traditional taxi companies, is the only one operating on the Gulf Coast. The company ...

Read More »

Biloxi settles with BP for $4.9 million

Deepwater Horizon

BILOXI — The city of Biloxi is accepting $4.9 million from BP as part of a group settlement of local government claims for economic losses caused by the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Last week, BP and five coastal states announced a deal to provide $18.7 billion in new money to the states. The company said ...

Read More »