Plans move forward on mall money

GAUTIER, Miss. - Gautier city leaders voted to move forward with the application process to request funding for the Singing River Mall property Tuesday. The city and Jackson County Board of Supervisors will submit an application for funding through the Gulf Coast Restoration Fund...

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VT Halter expanding yard, workforce

Because of a new contract with the U.S. Coast Guard, VT Halter Marine will invest $37.5 million to expand operations in Pascagoula, Miss. The project is expected to create 900 jobs over the next five years. The $745 million contract is for the design and construction of a Polar...

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Contract: Boeing Co., $13.4M

The Boeing Co., Huntington Beach, Calif., is awarded a $13,353,939 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously-awarded contract (N00024-18-C-4103) for design agent and technical services for the AN/USQ-82(V) family of systems consisting of the Data Multiplex System, Fiber...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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