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Research group completes first-ever land use survey on Coast

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Over a 10-month period, a group of University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students and their geography professor conducted a parcel-based land use survey by coding more than 200,000 parcels of land across the three coastal counties of south Mississippi. Dr. David Holt, assistant professor of geography at the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus, and 29 ...

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New CVB targets trash, blighted property to boost tourism

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Members of the new Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau are developing a vision and plan to increase tourism, starting in part by cleaning up South Mississippi. John McFarland, Tourism Partnership chairman, says a report presented by members of the Gulf Coast Regional Tourism Partnership showed the No. 1 negative perception of tourists is the ...

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Rebuilding piers, bulkheads and bridges is Vancleave company's niche

Building piers, bulkheads and bridges is a construction specialty that’s a good match for Mississippi’s coastal counties where there’s boating and fishing as recreation and business and roadways must cross bodies of water. Parnell Construction, based in Vancleave, stays busy with this niche construction. The company recently completed the $270,000 Magnolia Street bird-watching pier in Pascagoula and has the Lowery ...

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Confidence up among Coast CEOs, business owners

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Gulf Coast Business Council Research Foundation has released its quarterly CEO and Business Owners Confidence report for the second quarter of 2013, and the numbers are encouraging. “Our CEO’s and business owners have not expressed this level of confidence in the local economy since the first quarter of 2011,” said Jack Norris, president of the ...

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Retro fit program finds takers on Gulf Coast

The Coastal Retrofit Mississippi program, funded by $27 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, covers about 90 percent of the retrofit costs. MEMA’s Mike Ferdinand said the program has about 1,354 active applicants and about 100 retrofits have been completed. Sixty-five homes are awaiting final FEMA approval before going to construction. Thirty retrofits are underway. “Some are relatively new ...

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Museum chooses Roosa

The Walter Anderson Museum of Art has appointed Rosemary Roosa executive director. The Sun Herald reports Roosa was named interim director Aug. 2o. She replaces Linda Bloom, who resigned as executive director to return home to Hilton Head, S.C., for family reason. Roosa has been involved with other nonprofits, including the Brown Condor’s Mississippi Aviation Heritage Museum, of which she ...

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Guichet named VP

Paul Guichet has been named vice president of business development at The Peoples Bank. Guichet, a New Orleans native and longtime resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, has been in banking for three decades, including positions in retail banking, personal trust and commercial product development. He has experience in comprehensive financial services, mergers and acquisitions, communications, investor relations and business ...

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