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Memorial names newest 'Stars'

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport has named the recipients of the third quarter 2009 Star awards, Memorial’s highest honor. STAR, Service, Teamwork, Attitude and Respect, was developed to recognize outstanding customer service. STAR recipients are top row (L-R): Rosetta Miller, hospice; Gary Lunsford, diagnostic imaging; Lillian Cook, medical/surgical services; and, Dr. David Kuhlmann, NICU, Women & Children Services; middle row: James ...

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State Port welcomes Conn

The Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport announced that Joseph O. Conn, P.E., is its new director of disaster recovery. Conn will oversee the Port of Gulfport’s Restoration Program. Conn, a licensed professional engineer, has more than 30 years of experience in project management and construction, primarily with large military programs. From 1994-2009 he worked for the U.S. Army Corps ...

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Chiquita returns to West Pier at Port of Gulfport

GULFPORT — Operations for Chiquita Brands International Inc., a major importer of bananas, have returned to the Port of Gulfport’s West Pier, Berth 1. Chiquita’s vessel, the 666-foot long EUROS LISBON, docked at Berth 1 on the West Pier earlier this month, marking the first time in more than four years that the docking space was available for use. Chiquita ...

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Training center is earmarked for Gulf Coast

GULFPORT — The U.S. Department of Commerce will invest more than $2 million in a planned resort and hospitality training center at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) Jefferson Davis Campus in Gulfport, according to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). The Economic Development Administration (EDA), an agency within the Commerce Department, awarded the competitive grant to help construct a state-of-the-art ...

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SMEPA eyeing IGCC plant in Kemper County

GULFPORT — South Mississippi Electric Power Association (SMEPA) has signed a letter of intent to explore the acquisition of an interest in Mississippi Power’s proposed Kemper County Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Project. The companies are negotiating a combination of a joint ownership arrangement and a purchase power agreement, which would provide SMEPA with up to 20 percent of the ...

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MSWIN demonstrated successfully by Barbour

GULFPORT — Gov. Haley Barbour has conducted the first public demonstration of a new wireless emergency communications network designed to allow officials and first responders to communicate quickly and effectively in times of crisis. In a demonstration staged from the emergency operations center at the National Guard Headquarters in Gulfport, which would serve as the state’s forward operations center during ...

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Hughes earns LEED AP designation

Patricia Hughes, project coordinator for Broaddus & Associates in Gulfport, has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional title (LEED AP). Hughes has more than 25 years of management experience, specializing in construction and real estate development. A licensed contractor and real estate broker in Mississippi, she has worked in design and construction of commercial, educational, and ...

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HEAVY METAL

Metal roofs many advantages now have one more: energy tax credits   Metal roofs can last up to 50 years, are safer in storms and are more energy efficient than asphalt shingle roofs. And now with federal energy tax credits possible to cover about a third of the cost of the metal roof materials up to $1,500, metal roofs are ...

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Construction program returning to Coast

GULFPORT— Beginning in September, Roy Anderson Corp, the Mississippi Development Authority, the Surety & Fidelity Association of America and the South Mississippi Contract Procurement Center will present the Model Contractor Development Program in Gulfport. The Model Contractor Development Program is designed to teach small construction contractors the good business practices they need to improve their company’s operations, increase their bonding ...

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