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Corps hires firm to finish post-Katrina beach restoration

PASCAGOULA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hired Tropical World to begin the final phase of Hurricane Isaac repairs to the Pascagoula Beach. The Sun Herald reports work began yesterday to further replenish sand and riprap, clean and restore the concrete mats, and correct filter fabric that is exposed. Jaci Turner, the city’s planning, building and engineering director, says ...

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Ingalls shipbuilding apprentice class graduates

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 families, Mississippi has made a commitment ...

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Mississippi Main Street communities accredited

The Mississippi Main Street Association announces the following cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®: Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Bay St. Louis/Waveland, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, ...

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Delegation praises $487 million Pascagoula contract to build Coast Guard cutter

WASHINGTON – Sen. Thad Cochran, Sen. Roger Wicker and Rep. Steven Palazzo are praising the award of a $487 million contract that will allow shipyard workers in Mississippi to provide the U.S. Coast Guard with its sixth National Security Cutter (NSC). The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded the “fixed-price incentive firm target contract” to Huntington Ingalls Industries for the NSC ...

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Pascagoula tops in construction job growth

Some contractors in Pascagoula, particularly those who were members of the local Associated General Contractors (AGC), were unhappy and were quick to let the local chapter know it in 2010 when a national AGC report had the Coast city losing the most construction jobs of any metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the entire country. Three years later, the community is ...

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Read March 1 issue of MBJ

>>INGALLS TURNS 75 Building ships for the Pentagon is the economic crown jewel of the Gulf Coast- by Lisa Monti Also in this week’s paper: >> LAW Appeals court rules state’s tort cap doesn’t violate separation of powers- by Clay Chandler >>KEMPER UPDATE Mississippi Power files Kemper rate recovery plan- by Clay Chandler >>CONSTRUCTION Commercial contractors are still struggling in state- by Wally ...

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Ingalls marks 75th anniversary of shipbuilding

Ingalls Shipbuilding marks its 75th anniversary of building ships in Jackson County this year. Over the years workers have produced and made repairs to countless ships and the company remains a pioneer in the production of warships for the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. Starting in 1938 as Ingalls Iron Works, the yard was bought by Litton Industries ...

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Old Pascagoula High lives on as senior housing

Time may not have always been on developer Steve Nail’s side in his 14-year quest to transform the 74-year-old Pascagoula High School into Bayside Village Senior Apartments. But it certainly came to his aid June 21. At mid morning, he flew from Jackson to Pascagoula for the ribbon-cutting for Bayside Village. After the ceremony at which he delivered the news ...

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Report deems 70,000 coastal Mississippi properties at risk to storm surge

Just under 1.8 million homes are at risk along the U.S. Gulf Coast for potential storm-surge damage, including more than 36,000 in the Gulfport-Biloxi area and another 34, 264 in metro Pascagoula, a new real estate research report shows. In all, the U.S. Gulf Coast is susceptible to storm surge damage of nearly $200 billion, says a report issued Thursday ...

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Explosion at Pascagoula plant; 1 dead, 2 injured

PASCAGOULA — One person is dead and two injured in an explosion at the Mississippi Phosphates plant in Pascagoula. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd tells the Associated Press that the explosion occurred about 7:15 a.m. Friday and was a steam explosion. >> RELATED STORY: Phosphates Corp. loses $1.1 million in first quarter of 2012 The identities of the dead and ...

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