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Northrop Grumman locating new aerospace work in Jackson County, creating 60 jobs

Northrop Grumman is adding a mix of new work to its Unmanned Systems facility in Jackson County, including sub-assembly work for the F-35 program. This $3.7 million investment will create 60 jobs in the coming years. Moss Point is an important manufacturing center for Northrop Grumman, where Gulf Coast employees manufacture rotary and fixed-wing autonomous systems, such as Fire Scout ...

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Gulf Coast anglers plan protest against fishing limits

Recreational anglers along the Gulf Coast are planning a floating protest against strict federal limits on red snapper fishing that they say are hurting businesses throughout the region. Demonstrations are being organized in fishing ports in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi for June 4, with boat owners and captains planning to gather in marinas and passes to show their opposition to ...

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State season for Red Snapper opens May 26

Mississippi’s recreational anglers will be allowed to harvest Red Snapper in state waters from May 26 through Sept. 4. Mississippi territorial waters will be open from 12:01 a.m. Friday, May 26, through 11:59 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4. The bag limit will be two Red Snapper per person per day with a minimum size of 16 inches. Also on Tuesday, NOAA ...

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NASA’s Stennis Space Center earns agency’s Small Business Administrator’s Cup Award

NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis has been awarded the agency’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 NASA Small Business Administrator’s Cup. The award is presented annually to recognize the NASA center that has the best overall small business program. It is the second time Stennis has earned the cup in the award’s eight-year history. Stennis first received the cup ...

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Mississippi seafood cookoff to be held Thursday

Twelve of the top chefs from across the state will compete Thursday, May 25, to be the king of Mississippi seafood. The eighth annual MS Seafood Cookoff will be held from 6-9:30 p.m. at CLIMB CDC, 1316 30th Ave. in Gulfport. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Each chef will present a signature dish featuring fresh, sustainable Mississippi Gulf seafood to a ...

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Silver Slipper honors employees

Silver Slipper Casino recognized its April 2017 Employee and Supervisor/Manager of the Month Nominees and announced the winners at a luncheon in their honor at the Blue Bayou Bar & Grill on May 18.  Nominees with John Ferrucci, GM, from left to right are: Brian Ladner – F&B Manager; Pauline LaBauve – Table Games Shift Manager; George Williams – Beverage; ...

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SRHS Foundation helping ‘the neediest of the needy’

By ALEXIS WILLIAMS Recently, a gentleman receiving hospice services from Singing River Health System, was living his final days by candlelight.  This circumstance was not by choice, but because he could not afford to reconnect his electricity and pay his electric bill.  Fortunately, the Singing River Health System Foundation stepped in, helped him reconnect his power and ultimately helped him keep ...

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Oyster farmers learning the basics

By LISA MONTI Future farmers of oysters in Mississippi will be getting some lessons and hands-on training this summer on the fundamentals of oyster farming in neighboring Alabama. What they bring back and put into practice in coastal waters is designed to give Mississippi’s lagging oyster industry “a jumpstart,” said Jason Rider, oyster extension agent for the state Department of ...

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Spot a shrimp, use the My Gulf Coast app

Still wondering about the curious Shrimp Signs along Highway 90 intersections? Haven’t received a definitive answer from anyone throughout the region? Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast is here to help! In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week, taking place May 7-13, the Mississippi Gulf Coast now has a free travel app available for iOS users via the App Store and ...

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MDMR begins program to rebuild oyster reefs

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources this week began a program to rebuild and revitalize oyster reefs in the western Mississippi Sound. Employees and contractors started a multi-phase project to plant 350 acres of cultch material on several reefs over the next few weeks. “The purpose of this project is to restore Mississippi’s oyster reefs and increase future production,” said ...

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