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Sunday, June 05, 2011

Nicole Grundel

County opens new Harbor Office in Ocean Springs

A “Ribbon Cutting Ceremony” on June 7 opened the new Harbor Office at the Jackson County Small Craft Harbor in Ocean Springs.

“This project marks one of the largest renovations in the harbor’s history,” District 5 Supervisor John McKay said. “This office is more than a replacement project; this facility is built with the future development of the harbor and surrounding areas in mind.”

Twenty-eight concrete pilings make up the foundation of the new Harbor Office which was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina’s storm surge. The office’s floor is 20 feet above “mean sea level” which is eight feet above ground level at the site.

It took 11 months of construction to complete the 3,000 sq. ft. floor plan which includes office space, a large meeting room, and storage. This $830,000 project is being paid fully through FEMA recovery funds.

“This office will serve our recreational and commercial boaters but just as importantly; this office serves as another example of our recovery from Katrina,” McKay said.

The Small Craft Harbor is operated and maintained by the Board of Supervisors through the Harbor Commission and provides 165 boat slips to private and commercial vessels. The harbor is located on the waters of the Mississippi Sound inside the City of Oceans Springs.

The ceremony was attended by County Supervisors, City Officials, Harbor Commissioners, FEMA representatives, project managers, and community leaders.

Pictured on Front Row (L to R): Brad Lemon, Harbor Commissioner; Tom Mcllwain, Harbor Commissioner; Supervisor John McKay, Board of Supervisors; Mayor Connie Moran, City of Ocean Springs; Alderman Chic Cody, Harbor Commission/City of Ocean Springs; and Alderman Troy Ross, City of Ocean Springs.



Posted on Sunday, June 05, 2011 by Nicole Grundel

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Road Advisories in Jackson County

Portion of Hwy 613 in big Point closed July 14-21

Highway 613 near the Temple Baptist Church will be closed to traffic due to railroad restructuring. The work began today, July 14th and is scheduled to be completed late on July 21st.  Drivers are asked to drive slowly in the work area and remain alert. The repairs were requested by the Jackson County Board of Supervisors and is being paid for by the State of Mississippi.

Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Highway 57 between Hwy 90 and Old Spanish Trail closed July 15-21

Highway 57 between Highway 90 and Old Spanish Trail will be closed beginning Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 6:30 a.m. through Monday, July 21, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. A county contractor will be performing street repairs associated with the Old Highway 57 Project.

Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014