Hospital renovations underway

JACKSON COUNTY – Renovations are underway at Singing River Health Systems hospitals in both Pascagoula and Ocean Springs. Ocean Springs Hospital's $17 million renovations include a three-floor tower expansion. The first floor will house the expansion of the pre- and post-surgical...

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The Shed becomes TV star

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. – The Shed, a popular barbecue restraurant north of Ocean Springs, will debut as television’s latest reality show Monday evening. The Food Network show will focus on the Orrisons, who run the barbecue. For eight weeks the family ran the restaurant while...

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Contract: Lockheed, $39.4M

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded a $39.4 million contract to provide flight test, technical, management, and process support services necessary to update and maintain operational software, vendor software, maintenance-related software, and...

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County's best asset: the people

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Ask a roomful of elected officials and business leaders what is the best asset Jackson County has to offer potential employers and they say it’s people. That’s the response Pascagoula Mayor Jim Blevins got Aug. 1 during a business roundtable with members of...

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LPD 27 keel authenticated

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- The keel of Ingalls Shipbuilding’s 11th amphibious transport dock ship Portland (LPD 27) was authenticated Friday at the company's shipyard. Bonnie Amos, wife of Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos, authenticated the keel of Ingalls' latest San...

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Signal to demolish old rig

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Signal International awarded a contract for the demolition of Mr. Gus II, an antiquated jack-up drill rig at the company’s west yard in Pascagoula. The contract was awarded to Houston-based E-Source Holdings. E-Source specializes in demolition of complex marine...

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Portions of DDG 1001 delivered

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Ingalls Shipbuilding has delivered the final aft peripheral vertical launch system assemblies for the Navy's second Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer, Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001). The PVLS distributes the missile launchers in separate four-cell launcher...

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Editorial - Jackson County attitude rooted in past

When the boom times of the past took a major economic hit, Jackson County officials realized that a different approach was needed. Gone were the days that too much reliance could be placed on one or two industries -- it was time to broaden the horizon and create an organization that...

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Navy gets upgraded Fire Scout

Northrop Grumman delivered the first upgraded version of the Fire Scout unmanned helicopter to the U.S. Navy earlier this month in preparation for ground and flight testing. The new MQ-8C delivered to the Naval Air Systems Command uses a Bell helicopter airframe, which is larger than...

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State might fund academy annex

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Ingalls Shipbuilding has applied for a $1.3 million Hurricane Katrina-related community development block grant to add a basic skills training annex to the nearly complete Haley Reeves Barbour Maritime Training Academy. The Jackson County Board of Supervisors...

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Halter Marine awarded fifth Navy berthing barge

Pascagoula, Miss., July 30, 2021 – Halter Marine, a company of ST Engineering North America, has been awarded a contract option for the U.S. Navy’s fifth Auxiliary Personnel

$6.7M grant goes for runway improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), and Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) today announced the

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