Pellet facility gets final funding piece

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- The Port of Pascagoula got the last funding piece in place for its wood pellet facility. The $196 million bond bill approved during the legislative session that ended in April includes $10 million that will round out the money needed for the $30 million project....

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Barge, tug christened

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- VT Halter Marine and Crowley Maritime celebrated a partnership Thursday morning with the christening of a tug and a barge. VT Halter built the 600-foot long barge, called 750-3, which has the capacity to hold 330,000 barrels of petroleum products. The companion...

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Drone sale to S. Korea OKd

SEOUL, South Korea -- The United States approved the sale of four Global Hawks to South Korea, eight years after its request, Seoul's acquisition agency said Thursday. But the purchase may be reconsidered due to the cost. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration said it has...

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Hybrid squadron introduced

SAN DIEGO -- The Navy Thursday introduced its first squadron combining manned and unmanned helicopters. Helicopter Maritime Strike 35, "the Magicians," with 140 sailors, will combined eight manned MH-60R Seahawks with 10 unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scouts and will work off coastal combat...

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Ingalls shareholders get update

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Huntington Ingalls Industries shareholders got an update Wednesday on company plans to continue improvements on aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford, get started on two new carrier programs and sign a construction contract for aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy. In...

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Ingalls to build 6th USCG NSC

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that the U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a $487 million, fixed-price-incentive-fee contract to its Ingalls Shipbuilding division to build the sixth National Security Cutter, Munro (WMSL 755). NSCs, the flagships of the...

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Ingalls called fit-friendly

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Huntington Ingalls Industries said Monday that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a Platinum Award in the American Heart Association's Fit-Friendly Worksite program. This is the highest level recognized by the AHA for companies that demonstrate...

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GCRL, education center growing

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. -- The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Laboratory is growing. Near-term plans call for opening an 8,300-square-foot, four-classroom and lab addition in May and long-term plans call for erecting an $18 million Marine Education Center, the...

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OS Main Street wins award

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. -- Ocean Springs Main Street received a national honor for its commitment to historic preservation and revitalization of downtown. The organization was one of three in the country presented with the "Great American Main Street Award" Sunday. Mayor Connie Moran...

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Incubator businesses doing well

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- A survey by the city of Pascagoula in February shows Anchor Square businesses doing well. In an effort to gauge the economic impact of the small businesses at Anchor Square, the city's Community and Economic Development Department administered the survey. Anchor...

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Contract: Ingalls, $7M

Ingalls Shipbuilding of Pascagoula, Miss., was awarded a $7,016,664 cost-plus-fixed fee contract for post-delivery planning yard services in

DHS picks Mississippi

Mississippi State University in Starkville was chosen by the Department of Homeland Security as a base of operations for drone research. Research

B&D expands, creating 35 jobs

B&D Plastics, LLC is expanding in Gautier, Miss., a $750,000 corporate investment that will create 35 jobs. B&D Plastics is one of the

Northrop expanding in Moss Point

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems Center will expand its operation at Trent Lott International Airport in Moss Point,

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