Home » Tag Archives: Jackson County (page 10)

Tag Archives: Jackson County

BILL CRAWFORD: Ingalls’ next ship depends on Cochran’s clout

By Bill Crawford Who knew the House Appropriations Committee would rush to load the gun for Jackson County voters? Last week I wrote that Jackson County voters played Russian roulette with their economic future by voting for challenger Chris McDaniel over Senator Thad Cochran, the only member of Mississippi’s congressional delegation with enough seniority to fund ships for Ingalls Shipbuilding. ...

Read More »

BILL CRAWFORD: Jackson County vote for McDaniel risks Ingalls jobs

By Bill Crawford Wow! Jackson County went for Chris McDaniel over Thad Cochran in the Senate Republican primary, putting the jobs of relatives, friends, and neighbors at risk. Talk about killing the goose that lays the golden eggs. No county is more dependent on military spending than Jackson County. Think Ingalls Shipbuilding, the state’s largest private sector employer with approximately ...

Read More »

Air conditioning problems shut down Coast government complex

PASCAGOULA — Three Jackson County government buildings will be closed until at least tomorrow while workers repair air conditioning systems. About 100 workers were sent home yesterday. The shutdown affects the county courthouse, the courts building and the county services complex. County administrator Brian Fulton says a backup “chiller” went out Sunday while the main chiller was being repaired. Fulton ...

Read More »

Coast officials have concerns over definition of 'waters'

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County officials fear a newly proposed federal definition of “waters” could require them to get permits to clean out ditches and drainage areas and delay responses to neighborhood flooding. The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are seeking to clarify which waters or wetlands would trigger federal requirements, such as permitting and state ...

Read More »

County leaders hire company to provide health care to inmates

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have hired a private company to handle medical, mental health and dental care for inmates at the jail. Supervisors say the $650,000 annual contract covers health care services to inmates at the adult and juvenile detention centers. The company is offering primary care, mental health and 24-hour, on-call service. Board president Troy Ross has said ...

Read More »

Hilton Garden Inn in Pascagoula has opened its restaurant

The Hilton Garden Inn at 2703 Denny Ave. in Pascagoula, owned by LaFont Inn LLC, has opened its restaurant. The extensive menu includes breakfast (grits, oatmeal, link sausage, applewood smoked bacon, omelets, scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuit and gravy, French toast, seasonal fruit, assorted cereal) and also these items among lots of others: Southern BBQ pulled pork, grilled chicken, chicken ...

Read More »

Bad rap? County cancels contract for Lil Boosie concert

Folks planning on seeing rap artist Lil Boosie in a concert at the Jackson County Fairgrounds may be in for a disappointment An attorney for a spring break promotion group say they are still hoping to host a Lil Boosie rap concert at the Jackson County Fairgrounds despite a contract dispute with Jackson County. The county has canceled a contract ...

Read More »

Moss Point riding leading edge with Northrop Grumman

MOSS POINT, Mississippi — If you want an industry firmly entrenched in the future, it’s hard to pick one better than unmanned systems. And if you want a leader in the field, Northrop Grumman is at the front of the high-tech pack. Northrop Grumman, which builds some of the largest and most capable unmanned aerial systems in the world, established a key production ...

Read More »

First phase of Coast highway project almost completed

JACKSON COUNTY — Work is nearing completion on the first phase of a comprehensive highway reconstruction project beginning at the U.S. Highway 90 interchange of Highway 63 and Highway 611 in Jackson County. The $21-million phase one project was awarded to Tanner Construction Company and included construction of a new interchange for the intersection. Mallette Brothers Construction of Gautier was ...

Read More »

County loses revenue from pipeline, Section 42 housing

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County is taking an unexpected hit in revenue with a recent drop in the assessed value of a major pipeline and a loss in tax revenue from federally subsidized housing. The Sun Herald reports a state tax appeals board ruled in favor of the owners of the Destin Pipeline, and lowered its assessed value by about $1.5 ...

Read More »