Posts Tagged ‘GULFPORT’

New Orleans congestion keeps Chiquita Gulfport port

GULFPORT — Chiquita containers filled with paper arrive by truck and rail at the State Port in Gulfport where they are stored for later movement to New Orleans for southbound shipment. Along with its own cargo, Crowley Liner Services is shipping into Gulfport northbound Chiquita containers loaded with produce. Chiquita moved to New Orleans in October […] [...]

Mississippi Blues Trail to honor Gulfport musicians

by Published: January 12,2015

Tags: Blues, Business, Gulf Coast, GULFPORT, Mississippi, NEWS

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Blue Trail will unveil a new marker Tuesday honoring several Gulfport musicians, including Allman Brothers Band drummer Jaimoe. The dedication will be held at 3 p.m. at the “Four Corners” intersection of Arkansas Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The “Four Corners’ was a central location in the decades when […] [...]

209th Civil Engineer Squadron in Gulfport being renamed

GULFPORT — Maj. Gen. Augustus L. Collins, the adjutant general of Mississippi, will host a re-designation ceremony for the 209th Civil Engineer Squadron on Saturday in Gulfport. The unit will now be called the 209th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron. The 209th Civil Engineer Squadron began in 1969 with the activation and federal recognition of […] [...]

Judge proposes sharing juvenile records with schools

by Published: January 6,2015

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, GULFPORT, Mississippi, NEWS

GULFORT — A Harrison County youth court judge is supporting a new state law that allow school administrators access to juvenile records. State law presently makes all files and activities in youth courts confidential. Youth court judge Margaret Alfonso asked the board of supervisors Monday to support legislation — or a pilot program in Harrison […] [...]

Speckled Trout World Championship moves to Gulfport Harbor

GULFPORT — The Speckled Trout World Championship is ready to move into bigger waters. The fishing tourney is scheduled for May 14-16 at Gulfport Harbor. John Rea, President of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Fishing Tournaments Inc., tells WLOX-TV in Biloxi that the tournament it has grown too big for the previous location at the Dock Bar and […] [...]

State economic development leaders optimistic of 2015

State business and economic development leaders are optimistic that the sluggish economic recovery from the 2008 recession will kick into high gear in 2015. At 7.6 percent, Mississippi had the second highest unemployment rate in the country in November. But that is a significant improvement from rates of more than 10 percent in 2011, and […] [...]

Gulfport takes steps to develop aquarium

by Published: December 3,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, GULFPORT, Mississippi, NEWS

GULFPORT — The city of Gulfport will spend $14 million on 10 acres where could be located one of the largest aquariums in the country. Mayor Billy Hewes envisions an aquarium that will be interactive, educational and fun — and link downtown to Jones Park with a skyway over U.S. Highway 90. The development will […] [...]

Commerce Department: Some metro area economies grew faster than others

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The economy along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast grew rapidly in 2013, while growth slowed in the state’s other metropolitan areas. The figures, released by the U.S. Commerce Department, show that gross domestic product expanded by 4 percent in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula metropolitan area in 2013. That’s a big pickup from 0.1 percent growth in […] [...]

Mississippi Coast leads in urban economic growth in 2013

JACKSON — The economy along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast grew rapidly in 2013, while growth slowed in the state’s other metropolitan areas. The figures, released Tuesday by the U.S. Commerce Department, show that gross domestic product expanded by 4 percent in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula metropolitan area in 2013. That’s a big pickup from 0.1 percent growth in […] [...]

William Van Kirk wealth advisory firm in Gulfport

by Published: August 20,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, GULFPORT, Mississippi, wealth adviser

Wealth advisor F. William Van Kirk Jr. has opened Van Kirk Wealth Advisors, a full-service independent financial planning firm in Gulfport. Van Kirk and his team have transitioned their practice to Stratos Wealth Partners, an independent, partner-owned and operated Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firm with offices in 24 states nationwide. A former vice president of […] [...]

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