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ALAN TURNER: Farewell to the orange and blue of Southwest Airlines

As we reported previously, Southwest Airlines has left Jackson for greener pastures. Most of us in Jackson are probably sorry to see those orange and blue planes fly away and not return, because it’s bound to limit our travel options, potentially increase costs, and generally take away some measure of convenience.  A great airport is essential to the growth and ...

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McDermott International locates at Port of Gulfport, creating 100 jobs

GULFPORT — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from the Port of Gulfport and McDermott International announced today the company is locating pipeline finishing operations on the East Pier of the port. The project will create 100 full-time jobs in addition to the longshoremen that will be employed while vessels are at the port. McDermott represents the first major jobs announcement ...

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Ship Island Excursions: A captain’s job is constant

It rained part of opening weekend for Ship Island Excursions spring season, briefly interrupting ferry trips between Gulfport and the popular barrier island. Weather — anything from high wind to a hurricane — can disrupt the Skrmetta family business that dates back to 1926. “We’re constantly watching the weather,” said Capt. Louis Skrmetta. “We don’t want to take people out ...

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Two new casinos like the odds on Mississippi Gulf Coast

UPDATE APRIL 2: Two proposed Coast casinos miss financing deadline ‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) Two new casinos are on the horizon for the Gulf Coast; good news for the sluggish gaming industry and the state’s economy in general. Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort will be the first gaming property for ...

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Corps allots more funding to projects in Mississippi

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will dedicate an additional $14.4 million to Mississippi this year to support additional dredging, flood control and other construction and maintenance projects, according to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). The Army Corps of Engineers has decided to direct additional Mississippi River & Tributaries Project (MR&T), general construction, and operation and maintenance ...

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MDEQ lifts water contact advisory for Coast beach

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted a water contact advisory that was issued Feb. 12 for a Coast beach. MDEQ lifted the advisory for Station 11-Gulfport East, which extends from Teagarden Road east to Anniston Avenue. Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria levels.  

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NEW ORLEANS SAINTS MOVING — Mississippi company has the task of moving the football team

Before the New Orleans Saints take the field, John Fayard Moving and Warehousing crews have to deliver the footballs, uniforms, video equipment and tons of other black and gold equipment from the team training facility to the Mercedes Benz Superdome. For out-of-town games, Fayard hauls equipment to the New Orleans airport and a second crew drives to the hosting stadium. ...

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Josh Coyne named vice president, consumer sales manager for Regions Bank in Gulfport

Regions Bank has named Josh Coyne as vice president, consumer sales manager in Gulfport. He is responsible for the overall sales performance and skills development of the branch managers and sales teams in the Mississippi Gulf Coast region, and for creating and expanding business development activities. A banking industry veteran with more than eight years of experience, Coyne previously served ...

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State Port director disputes union numbers on jobs

GULFPORT — The state port has responded to complaints its job numbers appear inflated. New executive director Jonathan Daniels said the port employs the equivalent of 103 full-time longshoremen, not the 388 union workers the port previously publicized. Daniels said the new number came from the local International Longshoremen Association. He said the union also provided the higher figure. Daniels ...

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Company lands contract to build 40-plus offshore vessels

GULFPORT — Edison Chouest Offshore says it will build more than 40 new vessels to meet growing demand for offshore oil and gas support in the Gulf of Mexico, the Arctic and Brazil. New Orleans CityBusiness reports the new vessels continue a build campaign the Galliano-based company launched in 2011. Edison Chouest did not disclose the cost of the newest ...

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