Mississippi shipyard rebuilds area hit by Hurricane Katrina

April 12, 2018 in Business

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) – A military shipyard that is one of Mississippi’s largest employers says it will rebuild part of its operation that was destroyed by 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. Virginia-based […]

Navy adds $57 million to pay for repair of damaged destroyer

April 4, 2018 in Business

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) – The U.S. Navy is adding another $57 million to what it’s paying a Mississippi shipyard to repair a destroyer damaged in a June collision that killed […]

Navy to pay Ingalls $1.46B to build amphibious assault ship

December 21, 2016 in Business

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) – The Navy will pay Huntington Ingalls Industries $1.46 billion to design and build an amphibious assault ship at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula. The contract, announced Monday, […]

Mississippi shipyard gets $44M addition to contract

November 28, 2016 in Business

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) – Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula has been given a nearly $44 million addition to a previous contract. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2fpjsa7 ) the contract is for […]

Ray Mabus, Navy Secretary and former Mississippi governor, racks up $4.7 million travel bill

November 19, 2014 in News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy secretary has spent more than a full year of his five-year tenure on overseas travel, racking up more than 930,000 miles on trips that cost […]

Louisiana man killed on I-10 in south Mississippi

July 9, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A Louisiana man was killed late Friday when he was standing on Interstate 10 in south Mississippi and was struck by an eastbound sport utility vehicle.

Mississippi Highway Patrol Cpl. Jason Gazzo says 30-year-old Demarcus K. Williams of Pineville, La., had pulled over and parked a Ford Explorer on the right side of the interstate, about two miles east of the Louisiana state line.

At about 10:30 p.m. Friday, Williams was struck by a 2007 Cadillac Escalade driven by a Florida man.

Williams was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ingalls to add 5,000 jobs over the next 2 years

November 26, 2012 in Business, News, Statewide News

Ingalls Shipbuilding President Irwin F. Edenzon said the company will hire more than 5,000 workers over the next two years.

Edenzon made the announcement at a recent career fair that drew more than 1,200 students from six counties. He said Ingalls will be hiring 1,200 people through the end of the year and another 4,000 next year. Most of those are craftsman positions.