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Rolls-Royce begins work on new jet engine test center at Stennis

Rolls-Royce broke ground Monday on a new $50 million jet engine test facility at the company’s outdoor testing site on the grounds of NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center. When fully operational, the coastal Mississippi facility is expected to create 35 skilled jobs. James M. Guyette, chairman, president & CEO of Rolls-Royce North America, said the state-of-the-art test facility will ...

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Oyster Bay Casino developers choose operator

D’IBERVILLE — Developers of the proposed Oyster Bay Casino have signed a management agreement and hope to start construction of the $170 million resort by the end of the year. Tom Moore says that he and business partner Duane Lewis, a developer from Birmingham, Ala., hired Falcon Gaming of Gulfport to manage the daily operations of the casino resort. With ...

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Crooked Letter sets sights on fall opening

During the last legislative session, supporters of Mississippi’s beer law reform bills listed as one of their benefits the possibility of new breweries opening. Raising the maximum alcohol content in beer from 5 percent alcohol by weight to 10 percent by weight, and letting breweries brew beer that would be illegal here for sale out-of-state, would encourage growth, they said. ...

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Yuki Northington to star in "HGTV Design Star"

Gulf Coast businesswoman Yuki Northington, a celebrated artist and owner of the Social Chair boutique in Bay St. Louis, will star in the upcoming next season of “HGTV Design Star.” Since 2006, the reality competition show has highlighted talented interior designers, stylists and artists as they compete to win their own HGTV show. The 12 competitors must create inventive designs ...

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Jackson County backs 3 county tourism marketing

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County Supervisors have voted to support the creation of a singular, regional tourism marketing group along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. On April 9, Harrison County Supervisors voted to create the public-private marketing group, and Hancock County Supervisors passed a resolution of support Friday. Jackson County leaders voted unanimous Monday to endorse the three-county effort, which has been ...

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Post-Katrina funds bring wealth of public buildings to the Mississippi Gulf Coast

There are many vacant lots on the Coast’s post-Katrina landscape where homes, businesses and churches once stood. However, a number of public facilities have been constructed to replace those lost in the 2005 hurricane. A combination of funds through the Mississippi Development Authority, federal Community Development Block Grants, FEMA and insurance proceeds were used to finance the buildings. In Long ...

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Work continues on water park in Hancock County

BAY ST. LOUIS — Work has begun on a wave pool and water park at Buccaneer State Park in Hancock County. “We are very excited about beginning the final phase of our recovery projects. This will make us whole again,” Park Manager Stu Rayburn told the Sea Coast Echo. Rayburn said that construction began in late December and the entire ...

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Change on Tap? Beer legislation supporters are being cautiously optimistic

Lawmakers and grassroots organizers who have unsuccessfully pushed for legislation to modernize Mississippi’s beer and brewing laws are optimistic their efforts stand a better chance of paying off this session. As he has the past few sessions, Rep. David Baria, D-Bay St. Louis, has filed bills that would increase the state’s alcohol-by-weight limit in beer, and potentially pave the way ...

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