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Confidence up among Coast CEOs, business owners

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Gulf Coast Business Council Research Foundation has released its quarterly CEO and Business Owners Confidence report for the second quarter of 2013, and the numbers are encouraging. “Our CEO’s and business owners have not expressed this level of confidence in the local economy since the first quarter of 2011,” said Jack Norris, president of the ...

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Retro fit program finds takers on Gulf Coast

The Coastal Retrofit Mississippi program, funded by $27 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, covers about 90 percent of the retrofit costs. MEMA’s Mike Ferdinand said the program has about 1,354 active applicants and about 100 retrofits have been completed. Sixty-five homes are awaiting final FEMA approval before going to construction. Thirty retrofits are underway. “Some are relatively new ...

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Museum chooses Roosa

The Walter Anderson Museum of Art has appointed Rosemary Roosa executive director. The Sun Herald reports Roosa was named interim director Aug. 2o. She replaces Linda Bloom, who resigned as executive director to return home to Hilton Head, S.C., for family reason. Roosa has been involved with other nonprofits, including the Brown Condor’s Mississippi Aviation Heritage Museum, of which she ...

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Gary Reed oversees the Gulfport Branch of SBA with servant's heart

You are unlikely to find anyone who is a more passionate cheerleader for small businesses taking advantage of the programs of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) programs than Gary Reed. After about 15 years working to market SBA programs in Mississippi, Reed was appointed in February 2011 to be manager of the Gulfport SBA branch that covers 12 South ...

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Guichet named VP

Paul Guichet has been named vice president of business development at The Peoples Bank. Guichet, a New Orleans native and longtime resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, has been in banking for three decades, including positions in retail banking, personal trust and commercial product development. He has experience in comprehensive financial services, mergers and acquisitions, communications, investor relations and business ...

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Bay St. Louis waterfront, downtown revitalization is defining moment

A municipal harbor, a project that’s been talked about here since the 1980s, will finally get under way when construction begins mid November. Mayor Les Fillingame is among backers who believe that the $21.1 million recreational harbor will come to define the city’s waterfront and revitalize the downtown that was wiped away by Hurricane Katrina. “Bay St. Louis has always ...

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Southaven mayor Greg Davis' court date set for Sept. 13

HERNANDO — Southaven Mayor Greg Davis’ court date on charges of unlawfully passing a school bus has been reset for Sept. 13. DeSoto County Justice Court Clerk Shirley Beshears said Monday the hearing in Justice Court was continued because a defense witness could not attend July 31. The charges of overtaking a school bus and illegal use of blue and ...

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Klansman Edgar Ray Killen says he didn't sign over land

JACKSON — Reputed Ku Klux Klansman Edgar Ray Killen claims in new court documents that he didn’t sign over power of attorney or ownership of 40 acres of land to a black former prisoner. James Stern served time with Killen at a Mississippi prison. He claims Killen, who is serving a 60-year sentence for civil rights-era killings, signed over to ...

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Ingalls Shipbuilding launches the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship America

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division launched the U.S. Navy’s next amphibious assault ship, America (LHA 6), from the company’s floating drydock on Monday. “Launching a large-deck ship is a significant milestone requiring several highly skilled shipyard crafts and a complex logistics plan,” said Brian Cuccias, Ingalls’ vice president, large deck amphibious ships. “As the ...

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