Census: Jackson County population up

Jackson County's population grew 2.6 percent between 2010 and 2018, according to population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The counties along the coast were among the few areas of Mississippi that experienced growth. Harrison County grew...


Contract: HII, $931.7M

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a cost-plus-award-fee contract with a potential total value of $931.7 million for planning yard services in support of in-service littoral combat...


WMSL 757 delivered

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivered the National Security Cutter (NSC) Midgett (WMSL 757) to the U.S. Coast Guard Wednesday. Midgett is scheduled to sail away in June and will be commissioned later this year.Ingalls has...


High schools make best list

Jackson County's Ocean Springs High School is among the 10 best high schools in the state, according to a 2019 ranking published by U.S. News & World Report in its annual list of best high schools in the U.S. Ocean Springs is ranked 7. Other Jackson County high schools in the...


Contract: VT Halter Marine, $745.9M

VT Halter Marine Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is awarded a $745,940,860 fixed-price incentive-firm contract for the detail design and construction of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Polar Security Cutter (PSC) (formerly the Heavy Polar Ice Breaker). The PSC program is a multiple year...


DDG 62 continues repairs pier-side

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) took another step toward returning to the fleet as a combat-capable ship. The ship achieved a milestone in its complex repair and restoration as it successfully launched and moored pier-side at...


Contract: HII, $28.4M

Huntington Ingalls Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is awarded a $28,375,637 cost-plus-award-fee modification to previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-2312 to exercise options for accomplishment of Follow Yard Class services for the DDG 51-class destroyer program. The contract provides...


LPD 29 keel authenticated

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding authenticated the keel of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29) on April 12. Ship's co-sponsors Shana McCool and Kate Oja, granddaughters of Richard M. McCool...


Contract: HII, $7.9M

Huntington-Ingalls Industries - Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss., is awarded a $7,889,490 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract N00024-17-C-2473 to exercise an option for the accomplishment of emergent work as required, including management and...


Education grants awarded

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Chevron on Friday handed out more than $92,000 in grants for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education as part of its Project Lead the Way initiative. The grants went to 17 schools in Jackson and George counties. Amy Brandenstein of Chevron...


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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