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Calgon Carbon investing $185 million, adding 38 jobs in Hancock County

Calgon Carbon, manufacturer of activated carbon products, is increasing production capacity at Port Bienville in Hancock County. The project represents a corporate investment of $185 million and is creating 38 jobs.  “Aptly positioned on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Calgon Carbon’s innovative products help industries and communities clean their air and water to protect our precious natural resources,” Gov. Tate Reeves ...

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Monti named vice president at Community Bank

Amanda Monti has recently joined Community Bank’s Downtown Gulfport office as Vice President. Monti, a native of Bay Saint Louis, has been in banking for twelve years. In her new role, Monti will be responsible for management, business development and lending in the Hancock County area. Monti is a graduate of Spring Hill College with a Bachelor in Finance and ...

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Waveland looks to boardwalk, marina to bring back Coleman Avenue

By LISA MONTI Coleman Avenue, the historic heart of Waveland’s retail district, was wiped out by Hurricane Katrina, and after 15 years, the first few blocks of the low-lying street remain vacant. City officials led by Mayor Mike Smith are working to bring businesses and people back to Coleman Avenue with what they call a bold new plan centered around ...

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NASA accountant ‘extremely proud’ of work at Stennis Space Center

E.J. Toomey is understandably excited to be working at Stennis Space Center as the site tests the rocket engines and core stage that will return humans to the Moon through NASA’s Artemis Program. The lunar return will serve as a matching bookend for the lifelong Gulf Coast resident. Toomey’s earliest space-related memory was watching the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. ...

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IP Casino Resort Spa to re-open on Thursday

IP Casino Resort Spa today announced it will reopen to the public on Thursday. Casino gaming will resume at 11 a.m. on Thursday, along with a limited number of amenities. “As we reopen our doors, the health and safety of our customers, our team members and the community will be our highest priority,” said Vince Schwartz, Senior Vice President of ...

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NASA takes preliminary steps to resume SLS core stage testing

NASA resumed Green Run testing activities this week on the first flight stage of its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, with the return of limited crews to perform work at the agency’s Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis. “This is an important step toward resuming the critical work to support NASA’s Artemis program that will land the first woman ...

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Buras named Public Works Director for Hancock County Port & Harbor Commission

The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission recently announced that James Buras has been named Director of Public Works. In his role, he is responsible for a variety of duties to include overall responsibility for facility life cycle planning, permitting, design, engineering and construction, and maintenance of HCPHC assets. He will also manage all Port & Harbor grant programs on ...

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For Engineer, work at Stennis Space Center ‘one of the coolest things’

Thom Rich is too young to remember when the first humans walked on the Moon in July 1969, but he does remember the space-related toys he played with as a child. He also remembers the launch of the first space shuttle – Columbia – in April 1981. “I was in the sixth grade, and they brought in televisions for us ...

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Mississippi woman gives $1,200 stimulus check to food pantry

A woman donated the $1,200 relief check she received from the federal government to a Mississippi food pantry amid the coronavirus pandemic. Sheron Lambert gave the one-time stimulus payment to the Hancock County Food Pantry, WLOX-TV reported Tuesday. The checks are part of the $2.2 trillion economic recovery bill that will give a $1,200 payout to individuals and $2,400 to married couples. ...

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Waveland manufacturer pivots from storefronts to face shields

By LISA MONTI Infinity-AP, the custom storefront fabrication company in Waveland that manufactures custom storefronts for major retailers such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria’s Secret and the PINK chain of stores, is now manufacturing face shields for medical workers. The production of the face shield – both the bracket that attaches to the head and the shield itself – began ...

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